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  • Automation Alley-Coffee and Contracting | Virtual
    8:30 am-9:30 am
    2021-02-04

    Date: February 4, 2021
    Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST

    Event Description:
    Join our PTAC Counselors via Zoom for an opportunity to discuss government contracting, procurement assistance and other relevant contracting topics informally and from the comfort of your own office.

    Register here: https://ptacofsc.ecenterdirect.com/events/5596

    More info? Call 734-462-4438 or email
    ptac@schoolcraft.edu

  • Bid Targeting System (BTS) Online Software Demo
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    2021-02-04

    Let the Bid Targeting System (BTS) find the right federal contract opportunities for your business. Grant funding is available to help you write a winning proposal.
    The Michigan Defense Center hosts free 60-minute online demonstrations and Q&A sessions on BTS for Michigan companies. We cover topics like how to efficiently navigate the site and find federal contract opportunities, explore various features, as well as answer your questions.
    There are grant dollars available to your company through the Michigan Defense Center’s Proposal Writing Services grant program, which can help fund the development of a winning federal contract proposal!
    If you are interested in an online demo, RSVP by emailing the Developer Team at Bid Targeting System frigy@michigandefensecenter.org.
    There is no cost or obligation.

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  • PTAC-State Contracting Overview – Webinar
    9:00 am-12:30 pm
    2021-02-11

    The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state’s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 800 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. In this training you will learn how the State of Michigan procures goods and services.

    Topics to be covered:
    • Doing Business with the State of Michigan
    • Navigating the State Contracting Process
    • How to research competitors – MI State Transparency Website Market Research Tool
    • Doing Business with MDOT

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

    No fee to attend,
    but registration is required.
    https://center-gateway.com/2/gateway/107000/events/event_detail;event_id=58137

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  • Financing Your Exports: A Trade Talk Tuesday Event, Presented by the US Commercial Service
    10:00 am-10:25 am
    2021-02-16

    Date: February 16, 2021
    Time: 10:00 AM – 10:25 AM EST
    Website: https://www.eastmichigandec.org/events/39/trade-talk-tuesday-export-finance

    Event Description:
    Do you want to increase your exports but avoid the pitfalls of international trade? Whether you’re struggling to find a bank to finance your overseas venture or worried about payment from a new overseas customer, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) are here to help!

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service, along with the East and West Michigan District Export Councils (DECs), for a 20-minute discussion on export financing.

    Register here: https://www.eastmichigandec.org/events/39/trade-talk-tuesday-export-finance

    Hear real-life examples and tips from Michigan firms who have used US-backed tools to increase exports.

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  • Tech Takeover: Facilities and Operations Resiliency Engineering
    8:30 am-10:00 am
    2021-02-17

    Date: February 17, 2021
    Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST
    Website: Automation Alley
    https://automationalley.memberzone.com/eventregistration/register/19772

    Event Description:
    Join us as we present and discuss Kelly’s Resilience Engineering product (F.O.R.E.)and how it can help companies build robust operations through COVID and beyond. Learn about Kelly’s consulting product to build resilient operations, create COVID safe environments, and get employees back to work safely, using its talent and expertise we have accumulated through our network across multiple environments.

    This event is perfect for individuals and teams responsible for operations, facilities, EHS & compliance.

    Kelly is a leading provider of talent across multiple sectors. Together with talent, we provide expertise and services for analyzing and improving plant operations.

    Speaker:
    Richard McCullough, Facilities & Operations Resiliency Engineering Principal, Kelly Services

    Richard has over 25 years of Global Engineering and Operations Management experience, servicing some of the largest OEM’s across multiple industrial market sectors (Aero, Auto, Medical, Energy/Power-Gen, O&G, Chemical). Other past experience includes Site General Management (P&L); R&D, IP and Process Engineering Management; Capital Project Management (industrial plant installations); Facility and Quality/EHS Compliance Management, Business Development.

    This event and all Tech Takeovers are sponsored by Manpower Group. For more information regarding Manpower call Nicholas Gasiorowski at 810-706-2554 or email, Nicholas.gasiorowski@manpower.com.

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  • Bid Targeting System (BTS) Online Software Demo
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    2021-02-18

    Let the Bid Targeting System (BTS) find the right federal contract opportunities for your business. Grant funding is available to help you write a winning proposal.
    The Michigan Defense Center hosts free 60-minute online demonstrations and Q&A sessions on BTS for Michigan companies. We cover topics like how to efficiently navigate the site and find federal contract opportunities, explore various features, as well as answer your questions.
    There are grant dollars available to your company through the Michigan Defense Center’s Proposal Writing Services grant program, which can help fund the development of a winning federal contract proposal!
    If you are interested in an online demo, RSVP by emailing the Developer Team at Bid Targeting System frigy@michigandefensecenter.org.
    There is no cost or obligation.

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  • IDEX 2021 Abu Dhabi
    All day
    2021-02-21-2021-02-25

    https://idexuae.ae/
    THE INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE (IDEX) IS THE MOST STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT TRI-SERVICE DEFENCE EXHIBITION IN THE WORLD.

    IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.

    Patronage and Organizer
    IDEX is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organized by the Capital Events in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.

    Location
    IDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The IDEX exhibition takes over 100% of the state-of-the-art exhibition center, utilizing 133,000sqm of event space.

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  • Women in Defense Lunch & Leadership Series – February 2021 Event
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    2021-02-24
    Women in Defense Lunch & Leadership Series – February 2021 Event
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
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    EventBrite Link: Women In Defense Lunch Leadership Series February 2021 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-defense-lunch-leadership-series-february-2021-event-tickets-134911785783?aff=erelpanelorg

    Join WID-MI for a monthly virtual program that includes esteemed speakers and topics aimed to educate, motivate and inspire.
    About this Event
    February Featured Speaker: SFC Cristopher L. Jackson, U.S. Army TACOM & Leader of the Audie Murphy Club

    Join WID-MI for a monthly virtual program that includes esteemed speakers and change-makers covering personal and professional development topics aimed to educate, motivate and inspire.

    SFC Christopher L. Jackson serves as a 92A, Logistics Service NCO with TACOM HQ. He has been in the Army for over 16 years and has served in numerous assignments to include a 15 month deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom. SFC Jackson has served as a Small Group Leader, Drill Sergeant, and is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. A native of Houston, Texas, SFC Jackson has five children and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. SFC Jackson short-term goals are to win the Army Material Command Best Warrior Competition and earn promotion to Master Sergeant. His long-term goals are to become a Command Sergeant Major, a professional motivational speaker, and plans to open a community center in Houston, Texas to influence the youth in a positive manner, creating better opportunities for their future.

    Location Virtual Event
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  • PTAC-Army Contracting Command – Warren: Other Transaction Authority (OTA) 101 – WEBINAR
    9:00 am-12:30 pm
    2021-02-25

    The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state-of-the-art technology within a collaborative government/industry environment. Join U.S. Army Contracting Command from the Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) and U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), acquisition innovation leaders, as we walk through the new guidance, lessons learned, transition to production and the 10 USC 2371(b) statue for better understanding of these streamlined acquisition capabilities. In addition to hearing about how OTAs work, you will also hear about OTAs in action, multiple solicitation processes such as pitch, Panel Pitches, why they use White Papers and the Annual Plan process.

    PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101

    The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state-of-the-art technology within a collaborative government/industry environment. Join U.S. Army Contracting Command from the Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) and U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), acquisition innovation leaders, as we walk through the new guidance, lessons learned, transition to production and the 10 USC 2371(b) statue for better understanding of these streamlined acquisition capabilities. In addition to hearing about how OTAs work, you will also hear about OTAs in action, multiple solicitation processes such as pitch, Panel Pitches, why they use White Papers and the Annual Plan process.

    PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101

    No fee to attend, but registration is required
    https://center-gateway.com/2/gateway/107000/events/event_detail;event_id=58144

  • Tackling Manufacturing Process Variation: Post-process Monitoring
    12:00 pm
    2021-02-25

    Date: February 25, 2021
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Website: https://pg.info.renishaw.net/en-IM-webinar-registration-022521.html
    Event Description:
    Renishaw’s Productive Process Pyramid™ provides a framework within which you can identify and control variation in your factory. The framework is backed by innovative technology, proven methods and expert support.

    In this webinar, the final of a four-part series, we will review the Post-process monitoring level of Renishaw’s manufacturing philosophy, The Productive Process Pyramid™. The Post-process monitoring layer is focused on providing information at the completion of the machining process. This includes process logging to spot trends and identify process events, on-machine measurement to ensure quality and increase throughput, and off-machine measurement to provide comprehensive inspection of completed parts.

    Join Renishaw as we help you tackle your manufacturing process variations with actionable steps to keep you informed on the stability of your manufacturing process.

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