~ Recap ~

2016 MCCC GovConNet
Procurement Conference

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2016 MCCC GovConNet Procurement Conference.

The 2016 MCCC GovConNet Procurement Conference was a great day of commerce!

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, hundreds of attendees took advantage of the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and meet directly with key purchasing agents from a variety of federal government agencies, prime contractors, and state and local agencies.

U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen served as the Honorary Chairman for the thirteenth year, noting the great opportunities that Maryland businesses have in the area of procurement goods and services.

Anne Rung, Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) at the White House Office of Management and Budget, provided keynote remarks. She shared her expertise on the procurement process from the perspective of the client – the Federal Government.

The opening ceremony also featured a keynote panel on small business regulation updates. The panel was moderated by Tony Franco, Senior Partner at PilieroMazza PLLC, and the panelists were John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Emily Murphy, Professional Staff Member and Counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services .

The 2016 MCCC GovConNet Procurement Conference featured

  • 259 One-on-One matchmaking sessions,
  • 85 Exhibitors,
  • 57 Speakers,
  • 18 Breakout Sessions,
  • 23 Federal agencies/departments,
  • 14 State & Local Government Departments, and
  • 10 Prime Contractors

To view a full list of breakout sessions, speakers, and descriptions visit the Breakout Sessions page.

Breakout Session PowerPoint presentations can be found below:



2016 MCCC GovConNet
Procurement Conference

MCCC GovConNet Procurement Confer


ence gives over 800 attendees the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and meet directly with key purchasing agents from a variety of prime contractors and federal, state, and local government agencies.

OPENING CEREMONY: Welcome remarks, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Panel discussions with key purchasing officers from federal, state, and local government.

MATCHMAKING: One-on-one sessions with federal, state, and local government representative and prime contractors. Note: application required by April 21 deadline.

EXPO HALL: Make one-on-one connections with hundreds of government and business representatives at the expo 85 booths.

“The Procurement Conference is a perfect intersection between information, education, and networking. There’s something for everyone.” – Lisa Firestone, President and Owner, Managed Care Advisors

“This was a good opportunity to meet a lot of potential sub-contractors for us. It’s been difficult to find people who can work abroad, and this event provided a great place to meet people who can fulfill our needs.” – Brianna Cole, Business Development, DAI

“This was an awesome setting in which to meet fellow business associates we would never otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. The Conference provided a venue for us to make key business connections in an open, honest, and friendly environment.” – Joe Faber, Business Development Manager, C2 Essentials, Inc.

For a list of 2016 participants, click here.


This event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC). To find out more about MCCC, including other upcoming events, visit www.mccccmd.com