8:00 – 9:00    Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30    Plenary Session

  Introductions and Overview     Sharon Pinder, CEO – CRMSDC

Roland Jones, Chairman of the Board - CRMSDC

  Featured Speaker                              Mr. Emmitt Smith, Chairman and CEO

E Smith Legacy Holdings

Entrepreneur, Author, NFL Hall of Fame, Former Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP and NFL Rushing Crown Winner - Dallas Cowboys – 2006 Winner of Dancing with the Stars    

 Featured Panel                                   The Future is Now

A fireside chat with Corporate Leaders who will help us connect the dots by providing a futuristic view of how technology will impact business and the way we live.

When we think about the not-so-distant future, we have visions about pilotless planes, autonomous cars, smart house automation, drone delivery services, etc. Technology is transforming society and creating the foundation for future enterprise growth, and extinction. This conversation by corporate innovators will help us connect the dots by providing a futuristic view of how technology will impact business and the way we live. More importantly how can today’s business owners position their businesses to thrive in the future?

Charles Johnson-Bey, Ph.D.
Director, Engineering and Technology, Cyber Center of Excellence
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin is a global leader delivering full spectrum cyber capabilities — supporting the offensive and defensive efforts of our defense and intelligence community customers. Cyber is ingrained in all aspects of the modern battlespace, and they have the expertise to help defend and exploit enterprise IT networks, radiofrequency spectrums, and military platforms on land, sea and air.

Carlota Tulloch
Vice President, HSM Brand Relations and FF&E Procurement • Hilton
Since its beginning, the hotel industry has constantly evolved and transformed to meet the changing needs of travelers. While the industry has always been innovative, the recent advancements in technology have catapulted the industry into unprecedented change. As the most recognized name in the industry, travelers all over the world have been saying “Take me to the Hilton” for almost a century. And because of their innovative approach to products, amenities

Douglas Terrier, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Technologist • NASA
What does the future of Space Exploration look like? What technology will allow humans to travel deeper into space? What technology does NASA use that has been incorporated in our everyday lives? What is the business model used to explore space? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace researach.

    10:30 – 12:30    Corporate Roundtable Sessions

Representatives from 50 of our member companies will serve as topic leaders during the Corporate Roundtable Discussion.  The 15 minute interval sessions consist of 6-8 MBEs per session eager to learn about industry trends, hot topics, and upcoming opportunities.  

    12:30 – 2:00    Lunch

    1:30 – 4:30     One-on-One Matchmakers Sessions – (Invitation Only)

The One-on-One Matchmaker session will take place from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Buyers from our Corporate Member Companies will have an opportunity to pre-select the suppliers for their meetings. MBEs are selected based on the proposed and immediate needs of the corporation. 

    2:00 – 3:30     The 8(a) Experience and Federal Opportunities

The 8(a) Business Development Program is an effective tool in the development of competatively viable minority businesses.  This discussion will by pass myth and go directly to revealing actual experience from two highly successful business owners,  In addition, we will hear from three industry leaders about opportunities in the federal space.


 Moderator                                          Tina Young

Quality, Compliance & Management (QCM) Consulting, Inc.

Eric Aldophe
Government Proposal Solutions (GOVPROP)

Angela Prentice
A. Ray Aprentice & Associates, LLC

Milton Slade, Jr.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Col. Sheri G. Bennington
USAF - Air Force, District of Washington

Eric Hayes
Archer Western Construction

    4:30 – 6:00     “Before You Hit the Beltway – Relax” Informal Reception

Join us in the lounge where you can relax, sip a libation, play pool, or converse with colleagues.  It is the time to wind down and recap the day before hitting the traffic.

Thursday , March 29, 2018

Located at:  Tommy Douglas Conference Center, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, 20903

  • Plenary Session  9:00 am - 10:30 am  Ballroom  Introductions and Overview nbsp... More details
  • Corporate Roundtable Discussions  10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Tommy Douglas Conference Center, Ballroom, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903  Representatives from of our... More details
  • One-on-One Matchmaker  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Ballroom  The One-on-One Matchmaker meetings... More details
  • Workshops  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Rooms 9222 and 9224,  Some of the region... More details
  • "Before You Hit the Beltway - Relax"  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm  Building 6 Lounge  Join us in the... More details