Find out what it takes to thrive in today's competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state & local representatives at the 16th Annual SMART PROC. Since 2002 SMART has provided a low-cost conference with no barrier for small business to participate that has attracted over 10,000 attendees from government, industry and academia with 50 annual exhibitors in this intimate venue located near Fort Detrick, Maryland.


If you are an Exhibitor, please visit the Exhibitor Page for SMARTPROC 2018

Network and talk business with major purchasing agents as you meet among more than 800 construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders lined up to attend. The 2-day event offers valuable insights from procurement experts in government, business, and academia that will benefit large contractors, small businesses, minority- and women-owned concerns, and businesses run by service-disabled veterans.

Doors open Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Noon & 7:00 AM Friday, November 30, 2018

Thursday and Friday will each feature a networking reception at the close of the day.

Thursday's networking reception will include a silent auction benefiting Easter Seals Veterans' Programs

* Your attendee registration includes:

Acess to workshops, breakout sessions, super-sessions and exhibitor floor

To register as a Government or Military attendee you must be an active government/military member and have a .mil/.gov email address. You will need to present a government/military ID to pick up your badge.


Over 100 industry leaders will be speaking on small business development, cyber-security, health-care, military and academia.

Dress Code

Business Casual


The agenda for SMARTPROC 2018 can be found here.


Questions regarding the event can be submitted to Deborah Burrell

Hotel Information

Special hotel rates will apply for this event.
Please contact the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center for further details at 301-694-7500