VETCON 2017 Schedule
12:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Opening Ceremony & Lunch
Opening ceremony with the color guard, followed by a welcome address to veterans, attendees, sponsors, and vendors by Greg Rinckey, Read more
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Become Certified as a New York State Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
This session addresses the opportunities presented by New York State’s nation-leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Read more
Employment Policies to Protect Your Business
This session will discuss what you need to know to protect your business against employment related litigation and how to handle Read more
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
How to get on the GSA Schedule
This session will concentrate on how to get on the GSA Schedule (U.S. General Services Administration) and how to navigate through Read more
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
The State of VOBs (Veteran Owned Businesses) in Our Country
An overview of the state of the veteran-owned business community nation-wide and the tide of programs and opportunities available to Read more
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Growing Business Value
This seminar focuses on Business Value Development, a concept that involves education on business valuation, an overview of the latest Read more
03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Panel: Resources for Starting and Growing Your Business
A panel of experts from SBA, VBOC and SCORE will answer all your questions and define how they can assist your veteran owned business’s Read more
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Shaker Room
Panel: Educational Opportunities for Veterans
The panel will include representatives from higher educational and vocational teaching institutions who will outline & identify Read more
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Panel: Best Practices for Obtaining Contracts with NYS
This panel of experts will explain the best ways to position your business for success in obtaining contracts and sales with New York Read more
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Gearing Up Your Business for Success
This session will cover your options for setting up your business for success. Law firm partner, veteran and former small business Read more
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Desmond Hotel Bar
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakfast & Keynote Speaker
Breakfast buffet with the Keynote presentation by Brigadier General William C. Martin, followed by the second business plan competition Read more
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Veteran Business Legal Issues
Tully Rinckey PLLC attorney Greg T. Rinckey will discuss various labor-related issues veterans and veteran owned businesses face in the Read more
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Accelerate Your Growth: Tips & Tactics from Sandler Training
Join Lauren Valentine of Sandler Training to learn proven strategies & tactics for identifying, pursuing, qualifying, and closing Read more
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Working with Banks and the SBA
The presentation will provide a general overview of SBA lending programs available to small businesses. We will also review the factors Read more
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Understanding Prevailing Wage Requirements and Maximizing Fringe Benefits Under Public Contracts
Public work contracts can be a profitable area for contractors. However, compliance with the wage and benefit obligations can be a trap Read more
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SDVOB Best Practices
This session begins with the panel sharing what they have identified as their key success factors in obtaining contracts and/or sales Read more
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Becoming a Federally Certified SDVOB
This session will concentrate on how to obtain federal certifications for your SDVOSB. Multiple certifications will be discussed Read more
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
King Street Ballroom
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
King Street Ballroom
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
King Street Ballroom