Location: VDOT Hampton Roads Headquarters Office
Meet up to 20 serious buyers of small business vendors ‘products & services!
SPONSORSHIP & DETAILS:
COMMONWEALTH SPECIAL REMARKS
Christopher G. Hall, P.E.
Hampton Roads District Engineer
Christopher G. Hall, P.E. was named Hampton Roads District Engineer of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in April 2018. Hall oversees roadway construction, maintenance, and operations for nearly 10,000 lane miles in VDOT’s Hampton Roads District, which includes the counties of Accomack, Greensville, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, and York.
A licensed professional engineer in Virginia and Ohio, Hall has nearly 30 years of experience in leadership roles with the United States Army and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Hall recently served as the USACE District Commander for the St. Louis District, overseeing the maintenance and operations of strategic inland and navigation and water control infrastructure worth approximately $15 billion, as well as leading the execution of a $300 million construction program.
Hall earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute, a master’s degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.
LUNCHEON SPEAKER: TBD
Federal/ State/Local Government & Commercial Buyer EXPO with 15 Buyers * Round Robin Match Making * 2 Tract Procurement Speaker program * VIP Procurement Briefing Sessions * Financing Resources * Government Contracting Technical Assistance * Procurement Resources * Networking * Breakfast/Lunch * Small Company’s Explosive Growth Through Government Contracting * State and Federal SWAM - 8A-HUBZones + DBE Small Business Certification Counseling * Lesson in Innovation
WHY INNOVATION IS IMPORTANT:
One of the keys to any successful business is being able to come up with new ideas to keep operations, products and services fresh. The process of bringing those ideas to reality is called innovation. A recent study vby Accenture study by Accenture revealed thatmore than 90 percent of executives believe long-term success of their organization's strategy depends on their ability to develop new ideas.
In order to successfully innovate, businesses need to install the strategies that best fit their needs and goals.
Come learn about different types of innovation:
When trying to be innovative, businesses can choose from a variety of different strategies. Each offers advantages and disadvantages. Among the different types of innovation processes business can employ:
Open Innovation - Disruptive Innovation -
Incremental Innovation - Breakthrough Innovation.
7:30 am- 8:30 am: Vendor set up
8:30 am – 8:50 am: Registration – Breakfast with the Buyers
8:50 am to 9:00 am: Welcome- by VACC Founder and Chairman Mr. Tinh Phan
9:00 am to 9:15 am: Commonwealth Special Remarks
VODT Christopher Hall, Hampton Roads District Administrator - Confirmed
9:15 am to 9:30 am:
Rick Dwyer, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Deputy Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
Rick Dwyer serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal
Facilities Alliance, a public-private partnership dedicated to attracting, retaining, and growing federal facilities in the region.
Rick is a 1996 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also holds master’s degrees in
construction engineering and management from Virginia Tech, and military operational art and science from Air University.
A career Air Force officer, Rick served 20 years on active duty as a civil engineer and has served in a number of installation level, Red Horse (heavy construction unit), major command and
Headquarters Air Force engineer positions. As an Air Force civil engineer, he gained extensive experience working on facilities, infrastructure, environmental, housing, emergency
management, fire emergency services, and explosive ordnance disposal issues. He commanded three civil engineer squadrons within the continental United States and in the Southwest Asia
area of operations. As the Base Civil Engineer, Rick worked closely with surrounding communities on issues such as strategic planning, encroachment management and transportation
issues. He has also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, special operations throughout Southwest Asia, and Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan. Prior to his
retirement from military service in 2016, Mr. Dwyer most recently served on the Headquarters Air Combat Command and Installation and Mission Support Command.
9:30 am to 10:30 am: Opportunity Briefings Plenary Session
Facilitated by: TBD
10:30 am to 12:00 pm: EXPO – Round Robin Matchmaking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Luncheon Speakers Program:
* 12: 00 pm to 12:15 pm: Lunch is served
* 12:15 pm to 12:40 pm: Luncheon Keynote Speaker
KEY NOTE SPEAKER: TBD
*12: 40 pm to 12:55 pm: Special Motivational Speaker
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER: TBD
*1:00 pm: Lunch adjourns.
*1:00 p- 2:30 pm: EXPO- Match Making Networking continues
One on one meeting( Round robin style- appointments on site on a first come first served basis)- 1 on 1 Business certification - On site Booth
*2:30 pm: Door Prizes- Winners must be present to win-ProcureCon Hampton Roads
*2: 30 pm: Conference concludes