The Conference opens each day with a special performance from Tonya Khakazi.
Tonya Khakazi is a versatile singer with both classical, and jazz vocal training.
Tonya attended The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and performing Arts
and studied Jazz Voice at Howard University. While at Howard, Tonya was a member
of the universities premiere vocal jazz ensemble ‘Afro Blue ‘.
She was the recipient of two Downbeat Awards, and performed with music greats
Billy Taylor, Carmen Lundy, and Marvin Hamlisch.
The success of our small business program can be directly attributed to our continued efforts to promote open dialogue with both private industry and government personnel. This is being done in several ways, most notably through our outreach and conferences that provide training to all Army acquisition personnel. Forums with government personnel provide an opportunity for us to discuss the most recent policies and procedures affecting the program with those responsible for implementing and awarding contracts. Outreach events and conferences such as this 3rd Annual B2G Conference & Expo with private industry personnel allow us to discuss how to conduct business with the Army.
Government sessions conducted by The Office of Advocacy-SBA, Fort Meade BRAC BBI, BRAC Arlington County Economic Development, DIA-DISA OSBP, US Army OSBP, DC PTAC, Md. PTAP and more.
A host of business and training sessions TBA.
In addition to the free Lecture Series and seminars is a trade show exhibition filled to capacity with some of America's finest defense contractors, and military suppliers ready to show off their latest advances.