The AFCEA NOVA Small Business Enterprise IT Day 2023 offers multiple networking opportunities to encourage attendees to collaborate and connect with sponsors and fellow attendees as well as government agency representatives and key prime contractors.

You MUST be registered for the event to participate in any of the networking activities.


One-on-One Matchmaking Sessions

Matchmaking is open to all registered attendees wishing to meet one-on-one with government agency representatives or large prime contractor representatives. To opt-in for Matchmaking, select the “Yes” on the question "Are you interested in Business Matchmaking?" option on STEP 3 of the registration page. If you are already registered and wish to add Matchmaking to your agenda, click here to modify your registration. 

Matchmaking sessions will begin every 15 minutes including a 10-minute meeting time and 5 minutes to allow small businesses to transition to their next appointment. Matchmaking meetings will be pre-scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to make the most of each meeting by attending free matchmaking training offered by PTAC, an APEX accelerator! 

Select a date and time and sign up for training.

April 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. HERE
April 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. HERE

The opportunity to request your matchmaking appointments is now OPEN. Attendees will be able to make changes until Tuesday, May 3rd. If changes are needed to be made after that time, there will be a Matchmaking Registration Table next to the Main Registration Table on-site. 

Participating Companies and Agencies: 

Government Participants:
Army, Office of Small Business Programs
Army Futures Command, Office of Small Business Programs
DISA, Office of Small Business Programs
Defense Logistics Agency J6
Department of the Air Force, Office of Small Business Programs (SAF/SB)
Services Acquisition Division, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management (SAF/MG)
Department of the Navy, Office of Small Business Programs
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Small Business Office
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock
UNO Deputy Branch Chief, U.S. Army Cyber Command

Large Primes / Teaming Partners:
American Systems Corporation
Software AG
Verizon Business


Check back periodically as new matchmaking sessions become available.

If you are a Government Agency or Large Prime interested in hosting a Matchmaking table, contact for a link to register. Table space is limited, so request early!




The Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the day for attendees to meet with our Event Sponsors and Exhibitors. View the event Agenda for dedicated networking break time slots.

Join us for the Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 3:30-5:15pm. 




Sponsor Profiles

Event Sponsors have the option to create a Sponsor Profile. Visit the Sponsor Profile page for company information and to review any collateral or informative links available. This is a great way to learn more about the Sponsor prior to visiting their Exhibitor Table on event day. 



Meetings with Conference Attendees

Upon registration confirmation, conference attendees will have access to the Registrant Directory to see who else is registered for the conference. This directory is available for attendees to request a meeting with other attendees either throughout the day or as a means to schedule a follow-up meeting. 

If you need assistance, please email or stop by the Registration Desk.