The annual Southeast Region FEDCON (Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental) Summit in Wilmington provides an opportunity for the architectural, engineering and construction community to connect and network with military construction leaders and discover lucrative new business opportunities.
This year’s summit on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Wilmington Convention Center is expected to bring together more than 700 representatives from the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Fort Bragg, Marine Corps Installations East, Seymour Johnson AFB, other Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps installations, US Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, other federal agencies, general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast of the United States, says North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) spokesperson Courtney Smedick.
The offices of Sen. Richard Burr, Sen. Thom Tillis and NCMBC are annual co-hosts of the event.
The FEDCON Summit includes:
- “Program and Requirements Dialogues” to address future projects and acquisition strategies, contractor experiences, teaming and supplier opportunities and other issues related to acquisition and execution of projects at military bases and government facilities throughout the Southeast. These sessions also include information on federal opportunities in environmental engineering and remediation, energy and horizontal infrastructure (including roads and intersections, water, wastewater, natural gas and other utilities);
- Other Summit sessions address supplier, service contract and public-private opportunities, small business programs and utilization, budget impacts, contracting processes and pre- and post-award legal issues for federal contractors;
- Summit “meet and greet” sessions allow businesses to meet one-on-one and market themselves to federal agencies and prime contractors that buy construction, public works, environmental and engineering services and products in VA, NC, SC and GA.
- Summit networking and trade show activities allow businesses to market their services and products to more than 700 general contractors, specialty contractors, engineers, architects and suppliers
In addition, pre-summit networking opportunities on Oct. 26 include a golf event hosted and organized by the Cape Fear Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, educational sessions, and an evening social event sponsored by Gregory Poole and Caterpillar at Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington.
For more information, see http://www.ncmbc.us/2016fedcon. North Carolina Construction News (NCCN) plans to be there.