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Registration Closed - Business Engagement Center (BEC) In-Person Event

Registration CLOSED ! 


Business Engagement Center (BEC)  In-Person Event 

801 I Street NW | Washington, DC 20001

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) plays a large role in ensuring programs, services, and support resources reach the Veteran small business community. The Direct Access Program (DAP) offers unique opportunities for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) to build partnerships and maximize networking.

In collaboration with large business stakeholders, the Direct Access Program will host an in-person event on Friday, March 31, 2023 at the VA OSDBU Business Engagement Center (BEC).  

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET 

Agenda: 10 one-on-one meetings per Procurement Decision Maker    

Click link to register=> Registration/

 Large Business Host

as of 3/1/2023 

3110 Fairview Park Drive | Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042

Limited seats available. 

Check back for updates and access to registration links .  

NOTE: Registration does not guarantee a one-on-one meeting. Selections are at the sole discretion of the hosts . 


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