MIST Small Business Summit

Thursday Jan 15, 2015 09:00 - 15:00 CST

John C. Stennis Space Center, MS
Building 1200
Room Millennium Hall
Stennis, MS 39529

January’s Lunch & Learn will be a change in our routine and will be presented by the Marine Industries Science & Technology (MIST) cluster. Once each quarter, the Lunch & Learn will transform into a five-part program to support small businesses looking for opportunities with the government, and specifically opportunities with those agencies and large companies that have a maritime-based mission. This series, the MIST Small Business Summit, will replace the MSET Lunch & Learn on a quarterly basis and focus on a different federal agency or group of agencies. The January event will focus on the Navy.

Attendees can sign up for all or selected parts of the Summit’s program. The five parts of the MIST Small Business Summit will be:

9:00am StennisTour: Buses will take interested parties for a windshield tour of Stennis Space Center to familiarize visitors with the many agencies and activities on the Federal City.

10:00am How to do Business Workshop: This workshop will provide information on doing business with federal agencies and large companies. Details for traditionally large contracts and small-business set-asides in and around Stennis will be provided.

11:30am Lunch/Networking: Lunch is available for $12 per person. Use this time to network with other attendees.

12:00 Federal and Large Contractor Exhibits: Meet briefly with Navy agency representatives and their large contractors. This part of the event is meant for small businesses to find their best connections to these organizations.

2:00pm MIST Small Business Stakeholder Meeting: MIST is currently funded by the Small Business Administration – this is the opportunity to help identify the types of support required from the cluster and to make it sustainable.

Register below for any or all parts of this event. Lunch will be available for $12 per person, payable at the door (cash or check only please).

By registering for the $12.00 provided lunch, you are making a commitment. If your attendance plans change please notify Belinda Gill at 228-688-3144 or by January 13 so the food order can be modified. Those that register and do not give a cancellation notice will be invoiced for the registration cost.

Please register no later than noon on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. This helps us determine our numbers for lunch and also ensure’s a visitor’s pass for those without a Stennis Space Center security badge.

Register for this event by clicking on “Register Now!” found below.

Interested in joining MIST? Visit the website and complete the online form. Or attend the Small Business Stakeholder meeting – forms will be available for those interested.

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If you have any questions on how to register please contact Belinda Gill in our office. Belinda can be reached by email at, or by phone at (228) 688-3144.

If you are with the media or are an elected official please notify our office in advance.

Foreign Nationals must register a month in advance.

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