March 7 | MGM National Harbor | Oxon Hill, MD

Centre’s flagship event, Annual Review: Hot Issues in Federal Contracting, provides everything you need to know to stay current in the ever-changing field of government contracts. This one-day event serves as a refresher on the developments in contracting over the past year and as an opportunity to network with your peers. Our agenda hosts a series of distinguished speakers and panelists, both from government and industry, covering vital topics to help prepare you for business growth in 2019.

Targeted, interest-specific breakout sessions will fill the afternoon with topics covering GSA and VA Schedule updates, Trends in Bid Protests, Legal Compliance Issues, FAR Updates, and more.

2019 Agenda Includes:

  • Afternoon breakout sessions on specific subjects
  • New speakers, more discussions
  • Cocktail Reception at the conclusion of the event for more networking


  • Fearless Forecasts for 2019
  • Legal Compliance
  • Bid Protests and FAR Updates
  • GSA and VA Schedule Updates
  • Small Business Issues
  • More will be added!

Who Should Attend:

  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Government Procurement Professionals and Ordering Officers
  • Corporate and Private Counsel
  • Executives of Large and Small Businesses

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials
  • Cocktail Reception


About the MGM

The Destination: MGM National Habor

The MGM National Harbor is a luxury resort, retail, dining, entertainment and gaming experience just minutes from Washington D.C on the banks of the Potomac River. MGM National Harbor includes a 23-story hotel with 308 rooms, 135,000 square feet in gaming space, retail space, a spa, seven restaurants, a 3,000-seat theater with seven VIP suites, 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a parking garage for 4,800 cars.

The resort’s public spaces feature a permanent collection of art inspired by the Washington metropolitan area and developed in collaboration with Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council, Atlantic Arts, and RareCulture. Artists, sculptors, and photographers featured in the collection include Alice Aycock, Charles Hinman, Chul Hyun Ahn, John Safer, Liao Yibai, Margaret Boozer, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Sam Gilliam, and Terry O’Neill. The west entrance to the facility features a 25 foot by 15 foot iron archway composed of “found objects” such as farming tools, children’s toys, wheels and axes designed by Bob Dylan. 

Hotel Reservations


By Phone:  Make your reservation directly through the MGM National Harbor’s Reservation Office by calling 844.646.6847

Booking Website:
Room Reservations

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please check back in July for the 2019 sponsorship packet.



2018 Speaker Lineup Included:

Alan Thomas – Commissioner for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service

(see bio)



Keith Nakasone – Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition Management, within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)

(see bio)


Joanne Woytek – Program Manager for the NASA SEWP Program

(see bio)



John Verrico – Chief of Media Relations for the DHS’s Science & Technology Directorate

(see bio)



2018 Topics:

  • Fearless Forecasts for 2018
  • Federal Market Intelligence
  • Panel Discussion: Meet the GovCon Media
  • Panel Discussion: Types of Contract Vehicles
  • 2018 NDAA: Where is Acquisition Reform Headed
  • Legal Compliance
  • Bid Protests and FAR Updates
  • GSA and VA Schedule Updates
  • Small Business Issues



Book now!

Price: $650
Early Bird Rate: $550
Course Number: FC09