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Meet the Buyers Conference

Hosted by Nebraska PTAC, Meet the Buyers conference provides an opportunity for Nebraska businesses to meet with government agencies to pitch their products or services. Attendees can expect to:

  • Meet face-to-face with federal buyers and prime contractors to learn about their upcoming projects and business opportunities.
  • Network with buyers, primes and potential partners.
  • Find out whether your products, services and qualifications are of interest to a federal agency or prime.
  • Learn how to increase business sales through government contracting and how to improve the success of your proposals.
  • Learn about free consulting and market research services that will help you sell to the government.


Mammel Hall, UNO College of Business Administration | 6708 Pine Street | Omaha, NE 68106

Confirmed Agencies

Army Corps | City of Omaha Human Rights & Relations | GSA OSBU | GSA Building Maintenance and Operations | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Department of Veteran Affairs | NE Department of Administrative Services | Offutt Air Force Base | SBA/SCORE | Federal Aviation Administration | Koprince Law | DHS | JE Dunn | National Park Service | USDA Rural Development | Nebraska National Guard | USDA Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service


2020 Agenda:

Registration & Breakfast
Keynote: Van Deeb
"The Power of Asking: How to Ask Your Way to Success"
Van’s Power of Asking presentation will give you an injection of motivation and a sales boost from an outside, proven voice. Van has studied the victories and failures of business people all across the globe to find out how to ‘ask the right way’. You will hear real-life experiences from Van that elevated him to accomplish his goals and dreams and ways you can incorporate them into your own career.
Session I: Joshua Frank, RSM Federal

"Winning Strategies and Proven Best Practices for Government Prospecting"
Session II: Stephanie Shutt, GSA

"GSA Updates and Changes"
Lunch (provided) + Networking
Session III: John Mattox, Koprince Law

"Mentor-Protégé Program (and Joint Ventures)"
Panel – Disaster Recovery Planning
Confirmed panelists include: SBA, Offutt, USACE Omaha District, and USDA Rural Development

2020 Speakers

Van Deeb
Van Deeb | Motivational Speaker, Author, Success Coach
Van Deeb is a native of Omaha. After playing football at the University of Nebraska Omaha he attended a real estate specialty school in Dallas Texas. Van sold real estate in Dallas for 10 years before moving back home to Omaha to open up DEEB Realty in 1993. Van started his company with just himself out of his basement and grew it to one of the largest Real Estate firms in the Midwest with over 350 agents in only 15 years. Van sold DEEB Realty in January of 2009 and now travels the country inspiring and motivating sales and customer service people to be the best they can be.
A few of Van's credentials:
• Over 100 sales and business awards
• Former TV and Radio talk show host
• Author of 5 books on Sales and Customer Service
• Inducted into Burke High Hall of fame
• UNO man of the year in 2000
• Motivational and Inspirational speaker
• Omaha Planning Commissioner since 2009-2016