Federal Business Council
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.
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:
Sponsorship opportunities are available to increase your exposure!Register to Exhibit/Sponsor
Each Marketing Service Package Includes:
Note: Small Business Early Bird Registration ends on 12/31/2023 (price increases to $995 on 1/01/2024 )Register to Exhibit/Sponsor
All Bronze Co-Sponsorships include:
Bronze Co-Sponsorships Options ($6,000 Each):
All Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship levels listed below include:
Silver Sponsor $6,500
Gold Sponsor $8,500
Platinum Sponsor $11,000
Diamond Sponsor $13,000 (2 Available - Limited to 1 prime and 1 small business)
Matchmaking Sponsor $15,000 (Only 3 available)
Additional Program Exposure Opportunities (exhibit space NOT included):
All exhibitors must set-up between 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th. Registration will take place outside of Exhibit Hall C on the Concourse Level.
There will NOT be a separate registration for Industry. Please look for signs leading you to Registration.
To view the floorplan and verify your table assignment, go to the FLOOR PLAN. For carpet, electricity, and Internet (coming soon) to download the Exhibitor Kit.
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 $300 for pre-registration (open until 12 p.m. June 11th) and $350 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.
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.
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, May 22nd) 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.
There is a cost difference between ordering electricity and additional booth items on-site vs. pre-show.
Exhibit Staff:Exhibiting companies may bring 2 on-site representative(s) to staff their exhibit booth. Please call to request additional reps.
Federal Business Council
8850 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (301) 206-2940
Fax: (301) 206-2950
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