Please note: This is not an attendee registration page.
The Federal Government Procurement Conference (GPC) is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses.
The GPC is the largest and longest running conference for Small Businesses looking to do business with the Government and its Prime Contractors. This unique one-day event attracts more than 3,000 people including:
•Over 500 government attendees representing 50 Federal, State and local agencies
•Over 2500 participants from all over the United States including: Government (Federal, State and Local), Industry (Prime Contractors and Small Businesses) and Academia
•Prime Contractors with teaming and mentor-protégé opportunities
•Hundreds of small businesses, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, 8a businesses and HUB-Zone businesses Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products and services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from federal agencies.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Ask your FBC Account Manager for details on how to increase your exposure.
Click here for more information on the GPC.
All small businesses, prime contractors and government agencies are welcome to exhibit.
You must complete an FBC Security Form and submit to FBC by the due date given below. Please click the link below to go to our GeoTrust® secured on-line security information form. You will also have the option of downloading our printable security form and submitting the information by fax. Admittance to the event cannot be guaranteed if we do not receive the information by the due date.
Government exhibitors must register all participants individually as government attendees (no charge).
Each industry exhibit package includes two representatives. Additional exhibitor representatives not included with your package must register as attendees. Please be sure to click YES to "Is your organization exhibiting at this event?" in the registration. The fee is $200 for pre-registration (open until 12 p.m. Sunday, April 17th) and $250 after this time and on-site at the conference.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be locked overnight. Security guards will be provided. However, it is a public building. We advise you to remove any small equipment (i.e. laptops, palm pilots, etc.) at the conclusion of your set-up. FBC as well as The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will not be liable for any loss, theft or damage to any equipment.
A coat-check/baggage check WILL NOT be available at the conference. Due to security reasons, participants cannot leave their bags/coats unattended or at the conference registration area for any reason. Please plan accordingly.
Exhibitors who fail to comply with the security requirements may be denied access to the event site by the hosting agency. FBC will not be responsible and will not provide refunds to exhibitors who are denied admission to or dismissed from the event site due to failure to comply with the security instructions.
Exhibiting companies may bring 2 on-site representative(s) to staff their exhibit booth.
•Registration for TWO (2) company reps*
•One 6' x 2.5' skirted exhibit table in an 10 ft (wide) by 10 ft (deep) exhibit space
•8' High Back Drape and 3' High Side Rails
•One company sign
•Access to seminars
•Access to exhibit hall – mix of small businesses, prime contractors and approximately 100 government booths
•Opportunity to participate in Matchmaking sessions while space is available
•Conference materials – conference program with contact information, conference badge, lanyard and tote bag
•Please note: In an effort to give our participants more choices, lunch is not included in the registration fee.
* Additional participants must pay Attendee Registration Fee. No exceptions.
Have you ordered your show supplies yet? To order event giveaway items, logo'd wearables, trade show materials or show printing, please contact Tricia Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-841-2203. For ideas please visit www.proforma.com/promolink. FBC has a special arrangement with Promolink to provide the highest levels of customer service, including special shipping to the show and discounts. A full array of government-friendly and green giveaway products are available.
Download the sponsorship contract here.
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship levels receive the following items):
Diamond Sponsor $13,000 (Only two available- One (1) exclusive Prime Contractor & One (1) exclusive Small Business)
Platinum Sponsor $11,000
Gold Sponsor $8,500
Silver Sponsor $6,500
Bronze Co-Sponsorships Options ($5,000 Each):
All the Bronze Co-Sponsorships Above Include:
Exhibit List Ad Full page - $1,500 (does not include table space)
Exhibit List Ad ½ page (horizontal) - $1,000 (does not include table space)
Exhibit List Ad ¼ page - $750 (does not include table space)
Please Note: All exhibitors must set-up between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th. Registration will take place outside of Exhibit Hall B on the Lower Level (Level L).
There will NOT be a separate registration for Industry Exhibitors vs. Industry Attendees. Please look for signs leading you to Industry Registration.
To view the floorplan and verify your table assignment, go to the EXHIBITOR LIST AND FLOOR PLAN.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from the new City Museum. The address is 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. We recommend taking the METRO, if possible. For detailed driving directions, METRO directions and parking click here.
DRIVING FROM MARYLAND:
From Points North: Take I-95 south to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (exit 22B) toward Washington. Take the Washington exit - US 50 West (on the right). US - 50 West becomes New York Avenue. Proceed on New York Avenue. New York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon Place. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.
From Points South: Travel Southwest on MD - Route 2. Make slight right onto MD Route 4N. 4 N becomes Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Take ramp toward I-395 and merge onto Southeast Freeway (I-395). Take 7th street exit. Proceed north on 7th Street 10 blocks and make left on Mt. Vernon Place. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.
From Points East: Take US - 50 West. US - 50 West becomes New York Avenue. New York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon Place. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.
From Points West: Take I - 270 to the Washington Beltway 495 West toward Northern Virginia. Take the George Washington (GW) Parkway exit to 395 North. Take the 12th Street exit. Proceed on 12th Street and then turn right on Massachusetts Avenue. Massachusetts Avenue will become Mt. Vernon Place. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your left.
DRIVING FROM VIRGINIA:
From Points North: Take I-495 to I-66 East. Take I-66 East to Washington, DC. Take Route 50/Constitution Avenue exit. Proceed on Constitution Avenue to 7th Street. Turn left on 7th Street. Proceed 9 blocks on 7th Street to Mt. Vernon Place. Turn left on Mt. Vernon Place. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.
WE RECOMMEND TAKING THE METRO, IF POSSIBLE! PARKING IS LIMITED IN THE AREA.
Click here for a map of the DC Metro system.
Equipment/materials that can be brought in on one cart may be hand carried into the convention center and brought into the Exhibit Hall. You may choose to park at a local parking lot and walk your equipment in (1-3 blocks). Another option is to carpool so that one person can unload the equipment on L Street while the other person parks the vehicle. Please bring your own handcart as there will not be one available for your use. Companies bringing in their own equipment will be responsible for delivering items to their own booths.
If you have a large display or materials that require shipping, you must ship through our decorator, Shepard Exposition. If you ship through the decorator your materials will be delivered to your booth. Vendors MAY NOT ship directly to the Convention Center. FBC and Shepard are not responsible for companies that do not follow this. After the event, if you are using an outbound carrier other than Shepard Exposition and that carrier fails to check in or refuses to accept your shipment by 6 p.m. on April 19th your freight will be rerouted to Shepard or returned to their warehouse pending further advice. Exhibitors will be charged accordingly for this service, and no liability will be assumed by Shepard Exposition as a result of such rerouting and handling. Once your shipment is packed and labeled and ready for pick-up, please obtain a material handling form (bill of lading) from the Shepard service desk and follow the directions provided by our service representative on site to ensure that your materials are loaded onto your designated carrier. Shipments left on the floor without a validated Shepard bill of lading will be returned to the warehouse or rerouted to Shepard at our discretion. Applicable charges will apply. FBC will not be liable for any loss, theft or damage to any equipment shipped through Shepard Exposition. Please refer to the Exhibitor Kit for detailed information on shipping, electricity, internet and lead retrieval. CLICK HERE FOR FULL EXHIBITOR KIT.
Please be aware that there is a cost difference between ordering electricity and additional booth items on-site vs. pre-show! Payment must be received 21 days in advance of the conference (Wednesday, March 29th) in order to receive the earlier incentive rates. Please limit your displays to items that can fit on a 6-ft. table or directly behind it. Spaces will be 10 x 10.
The Washington Convention Center has identified over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage attendees to use the public parking facilities, so that it does not impact the limited residential parking. There are also approximately 100 metered parking spaces within close proximity to the facility.
For a map of available parking in the area, CLICK HERE.
There is no parking available on-site and parking will not be validated for this event. There are twelve designated public parking spaces designated for vehicles displaying disability parking placards/permits or license tags in the following locations: North end of 7th Street between L and Mt Vernon Streets (3 metered spaces), South end of 9th Street between Mount Vernon Place and L Street (3 metered spaces), South end of 9th Street between L Street and M Street (3 metered spaces), South end of 9th Street between M Street and N Street (3 metered spaces).
Parking signs are posted indicating that the spaces are for two-hour parking from 7:00am - 6:30pm daily.
Please refer to the following links on the conference website for important information:
Tips for the Conference
There is not a room block for this conference. Please CLICK HERE to view a list of hotels in the area.
There is a cost difference between ordering electricity and additional booth items on-site vs. pre-show. We are offering lead retrieval again this year through MGL Management LLC. Full details can be found in the EXHIBIT KIT.
If you have questions about the logistics of this event ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT please contact the event manager Bob Jeffers at (800) 878-2940 ext. 226 or email email@example.com. You may also call the event manager's cell phone at (301) 535-4230. Prior to the day of the event please direct any questions to your FBC Account representative.
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