SWaMfest 2018 - BEYOND |Virginia's premier networking and educational event

Date: 03-Oct-18 to 04-Oct-18
Location: Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center / United States
Category: Banking, Finance & Investment Conferences & Trade Fairs

SWaMfest is the premier networking, educational, and professional development event for small, women and minority-owned businesses where you can explore the latest products and services from hundreds of SWaM businesses; engage with decision-makers from VASCUPP institutions, prime contractors, corporations; and attend exciting showcase workshops and networking opportunities. VASCUPP is committed to helping Virginia’s SWaM businesses remain strong, vibrant and successful.

There are 5 Powerful Drivers behind this year’s theme:

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Who is going to serve as captain of your organization? Are you positioned to on-board post-millennial leaders? What advanced training will your crew need in the next five years? We will address these questions and more.

STANDARD TECHNOLOGY
Today’s pocket calculator has more computing power than the computers used for Apollo 13 & 14 moon mission. Technology moves fast; some would say “warp speed”. We’ll explore the future of technology and how it will impact business.

MARKETING & SALES
Su·per·no·va
The biggest explosion that humans have ever seen. Each blast is the extremely bright, super-powerful explosion of a star.
What happens when you don’t have millions of dollars in your marketing budget or sales are not quite as expected? The energy you put on your efforts needs to yield supernova results. Learn from experts on how to make it happen.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
Supplier diversity has an ever-expanding definition and an almost infinite amount of complex decisions and considerations. It can be scary "to boldly go" where others have not been. So, we will uncover the future direction of supplier diversity.

LOGISTICS
In the constantly changing world of logistics, managing constrained inventory, optimizing warehouse space, and sending on-time deliveries can be as difficult as a mission to Mars. In a world where 2-hour delivery reigns supreme, discover what’s next on the horizon in logistics.

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