Virginia PTAP Announces Chemonics as Gold Sponsor of Veterans International Small Business Conference


November 2, 2015

Fairfax, Virginia: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) at George Mason University (GMU) this year to host the 2nd Annual Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference (VISBOC).  The VISBOC conference is specifically designed to benefit Veteran owned small businesses.  This conference will take place on November 10, 2015 in Arlington, VA.

“We are proud to announce that Chemonics International signed on as Gold Sponsor for the VISBOC Conference. We appreciate their commitment to supporting veteran-owned small business.” Said Virginia PTAP Director, Anna Urman.

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For nearly 40 years, they have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.  Chemonics’ experience in more than 150 countries implementing successful projects that range from agriculture and private sector development to health and education will be a welcome and valuable addition to the VISBOC Conference.

Chemonics President and CEO Susanna Mudge said, “We are honored to be gold sponsors at the Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference and meet with veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Chemonics is committed to providing meaningful partnership opportunities to small businesses and working together to build lasting relationships.”

This year, VISBOC will draw nearly 200 participants, including small businesses, large primes, and several government agencies that operate in the international space, including USIAD, Department of State, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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