November 7-8, 2018 - Ridgecrest, CA


November 7-8, 2018


Kerr McGee Center - Ridgecrest, CA

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About the C-CAP Industry Days Expo

The California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement (CCAP) Industry Day Expo is your best chance to develop high-quality, industry business leads and meet with NAWCWD leadership as well as seasoned major prime contractors. Face-to-face time increases the impact of your marketing efforts and shortens your sales cycle. Nearly 500 participants and exhibitors will exchange ideas and network with more face-time than many other events.

The highlight of the expo will be a special presentation of the NAWCWD Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) where attendees will have a first-hand experience in the delivery of the LRAF information.

An extended option of opportunities will be with state and other federal agencies for those businesses who may need to develop their sales cycle before competing on other contracts. State contracting opportunities will also be unveiled with California Department of General Services, CALTRANS, California High Speed Rail, California State Parks, and many more!

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Event Schedule

Day two is the full day program which includes the Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) where NAWCWD shares information on opportunties for primes and subs which are essential to planning and compete analysis. We are also working with other federal and state agencies who will provide additional opportunities for attendees.

Day One
November 7, 2018

1100 Open Registration - Coffee and Light Refreshments

1200 Welcome Emcee Chris Balish of ABC’s On the Red Carpet
Introduction of Honored Guests
Host Welcome - RACVB, City of Ridgecrest

1215 Open Plenary Session Elizabeth M. Perez,
Deputy Secretary for Minority Veterans, California Department of Veterans Affairs

1300 Panel: Leveraging Veteran Experience into Entrepreneurship
Ms. Rachel Dearmore, She Marine Team
Mr. Peter Estrada, U.S. Small Business Administration
Mr. Wayne Gross, State of CA Department of General Services
Mr. Cameron Langner, Monterey Bay PTAC

1400 Exhibits/Networking

1700 Private VIP Reception (Invitation Only)


Day Two
November 8, 2018

0730 Open Registration Coffee and Continental Breakfast

0830 Welcome Emcee Chris Balish of ABC’s On the Red Carpet
Introduction of Honored Guests
Presenting of the Colors - Color Guard
Invocation - NAWCWD Chaplain
What to Expect Today - Derrick Hu, Deputy Director, NAVAIR OSBP
Host Welcome - RACVB

0900 Opening Plenary - Keynote Address Shannon C. Jackson,
Acting Director, Department of Defense OSBP

1000 Morning Networking Break

1030 NAVAIR Leadership Panel
Ms. Joan Johnson, NAWCWD Executive Director
Mr. Harlan Kooima, Director, Software & Mission Systems Integration
Mr. Collin Kyte, Director for Contracts

1130 Hosted Lunch/Exhibits Open

1300 Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF)
Meet the Primes Networking
Vendor Exhibits Ongoing
Panel – I Won A Contract! Now What Do I Do? Tips for Successful Contract Performance
Diane Foucher, NAWCWD Senior Analyst
Henry Frohlich, NAWCWD Contracting Officer
Sandy Scharn-Stevens, NAWCWD Deputy Director for Contracts

1600 Event Adjournment

Our Speakers

The California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement Industry Days Expo attracts high-level speakers experienced in working with small businesses that are looking for opportunities to work with government agencies. We value their experience, guidance and information to better prepare small businesses to engage and secure opportunities with a variety of services and agencies.

Sponsors and Supporters

The California Contracting/Acquisitions/Procurement Industry Days Expo is produced with the support of both local and national organizations and agencies.

Interested in sponsoring? For sponsorship inquiries, contact Matt Thomas at 760-375-8202 or email at

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the most frequently asked questions regarding the California Contracting/Acquisitions/Procurement (C-CAP) Expo.

Does this event replace what was formerly "Industry Day?"

Yes, this event has evolved from "Industry Day" and is expanded to encompass a wider variety of speakers and resources.

What is the attire of the event?

Business Attire for civilians. Uniform of the Day (Khaki) for military participants.

Will lunch be provided?

There will be a variety of meals that will be available from boxed lunches to hot buffet-style offerings.

Ticket Pricing

Space is limited so register early. Discounts go away on August 1, 2018 so act now and register. VIP tickets are limited to 75 attendees.

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