2013 Hawai'i Veterans and Small Business Forum & Expo: Do You Want to Do Business With the Government?

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Event Location
Hale Koa Hotel
2055 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815


Early Bird Registration through February 28 
*Register on line today* www.hiptac.org 

The 2013  Hawai`i  Veterans  and  Small  Business    Forum  &  Expo provides existing and  aspiring veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs and SDVOSBs) and small businesses an opportunity to learn, network and market their businesses. 

Who should attend?
All veteran businesses, prime contractors, small businesses, contracting officers and any   business interested in procurement  should attend the Hawai`i Veterans and Small Business   Forum & Expo. The event will feature breakfast and lunch keynote speaker Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard and presenters from VOSBs, SDVOSBs, prime contractors, state and federal agencies.

Breakout Sessions will include topics on:                                    
*Accounting Requirements for Federal Contractors
*How to Work With the Federal Government
*Davis Bacon Act and Service Contract Act 
* Joint Venturing—Affiliation Rules
* Certificate of Competency
* Getting a GSA Schedule
* SDVOSB Certification
* Ethics in Contracting

General Session—Panel Discussion 
Working with Prime Contractors

Small Business Exhibitor $375, (small as per SBA size standard) after Feb 28 - $450

  • Exhibit Booth
  • 1 Full Conference Registration
  • Business Card Ad in Event Program
  • Access to all workshops, general session 
  • Breakfast and Lunch keynote
  • Networking to DoD  and state agencies, prime contractors and all small businesses

Early Bird Forum Admission $100, after Feb 28—$150

  • Access to all workshops and general sessions
  • Breakfast keynote 
  • Lunch keynote
  • Networking to DoD and state agencies, prime contractors and all small businesses

Early Bird Forum Admission for Breakout Sessions Only $50, after Feb 28—$75

  • Access to all workshops and general sessions
  • Networking to DoD and state agencies, prime contractors and all small businesses

Featured Keynote Presenter

Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman 2nd District Hawai`i  and a Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Tulsi Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa in 1981, the fourth of five chil-dren. An advocate for environmental policy, Tulsi ran for the Hawai'i State Legislature in 2002 and became the youngest person ever elected. A year later, Tulsi joined the Hawai'i National Guard to serve Hawaii’s citizens and our country. 

In 2004, Tulsi voluntarily deployed to Iraq with her fellow Soldiers of the 29th Brigade eventually serving two tours of combat duty in the Middle East. Tulsi was awarded the Meritorious  Service  Medal  during  Operation  Iraqi  Freedom,  was the first female  Dis-tinguished Honor Graduate at Fort McClellan's Officer Candidate School, and was the first woman to ever receive an award of appreciation from the Kuwaiti military on her second  overseas  tour.  Tulsi  continues  to  serve  as  a  Captain  in  the  Hawai'i  National Guard's 29th Brigade Combat Team. 

In  2010,  Tulsi  ran  for  the  Honolulu  City  Council  and  served  as  Chair  of  the  Safety, Economic  Development,  and  Government  Affairs  committee  and  Vice  Chair  of  the Budget committee. Representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, Tulsi is one of the first two female combat veterans, first Hindu and first female of Samoan ancestry to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress.



Dana Lum

Faculty Support Specialist
(808) 956-5568