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REGISTRATION OPEN | Business Engagement Center In-Person One-on-One Event


Business Engagement Center (BEC)

 In-Person Event

Date: Thursday April 27, 2027  

Location: 801 I Street NW | Washington, DC 20001

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In collaboration with large business stakeholders, the Direct Access Program will host an in-person event at the VA OSDBU Business Engagement Center (BEC).  Each Large Business Host will be on-site hosting 10 scheduled sessions with selected businesses.   

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.

 Large Business Host(s)

To Register for FTC  

https://Registration Link for FTC LLC.

To Register for GovCIO
https://Registration Link For GovCIO

Seats are limited 

ONLY 10 scheduled sessions available per LB Host . 

 NOTE: Registration does not guarantee a one-on-one meeting. 

Selections are at the sole discretion of the hosts. 


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