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 2018
  • 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



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


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