This week-long Veterans Day engagement provides great opportunities for direct access and exposure to contracting and programming specialists.


HeroZona & NaVOBA Annual Conference has created a multi-day networking event to improve America’s support of veterans through corporate matchmaking, networking, entrepreneurial connections, hiring event, development and seminars; culminated by various entertainment events including the Veterans Day Parade & Salute to Service festival, Honor Walk, NASCAR, NBA & other entertainment activities.


  • ASU Salute to Service Game

    • Saturday, Nov. 4

       

      Kick off HeroZona with by attending the Arizona State University Sun Devils vs Colorado Buffaloes football game. Arizona State University will honor America’s men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families during the annual Salute to Service celebration held across the university’s campuses Monday through Veterans Day.

      Sun Devil Stadium
      500 E Veterans Way, Tempe


  • Arizona Governor Proclamation

    • Tuesday, Nov. 7

       

      Governor Douglas A. Ducey will give a State of Arizona Proclamation for HeroZona. APS and Honoring Arizona’s Veterans (HAV) will host a special ceremony to recognize and honor the 2017 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshals at the Arizona Center.

      Arizona Center
      455 N 3rd St, Phoenix

  • Pro-AM

    Charles Schwab PGA Pro-AM

    • Wednesday, Nov. 8

       

      The Charles Schwab Cup Championship Pro-Am is the ultimate corporate entertaining experience and offers the opportunity to participate and enjoy the excitement of playing with a PGA TOUR Champion. Even to the casual golf fan, the chance to play a round of golf with a PGA TOUR Champions professional at a tournament venue, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

      Phoenix Country Club
      2901 n 7th St, Phoenix
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  • NaVOBA seminars

    NaVOBA Seminars

    • Thursday, Nov. 9

       

      Diversity professionals will provide seminars to educate veterans on topics to enhance their business acumen. Other seminars will be aimed at assisting diversity professionals with increasing their knowledge of leading supplier diversity programs.

      Phoenix Convention Center
      South Building
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix
      Register


  • Veteran Opportunity Panel

    • Thursday, Nov. 9

      A special luncheon panel exploring veteran business opportunities featuring: Sandra Watson, President & CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority, Debra Johnson, Director of Arizona Office of Tourism, Glenn Hamer, President & CEO of Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Deborah Ostreicher, Assistant Aviation Director of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

      Phoenix Convention Center
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix
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  • NaVOBA Matchmaker Event

    • Thursday, Nov. 9

       

      The Matchmaker Event allows NaVOBA to match veteran business owners with corporations, seeking partnership opportunities.

      Phoenix Convention Center
      South Building
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix
      Register


  • NaVOBA Awards Reception

    • Thursday, Nov. 9

       

      Lieutenant General Stanley E. “Sid” Clarke U.S. Air Force (Ret.) & Chairman of Armed Forces Insurance will be present to award the Vetrepreneur of the Year award to the top performing veteran owned business as well as the Military Friendly award given to the top corporation supporting veteran owned businesses.

      Herberger Theater
      222 E Monroe St, Phoenix
      Register


  • Phoenix Mayor Proclamation

    • Friday, Nov. 10

       

      Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will give a City of Phoenix Proclamation for HeroZona.


  • NaVOBA Business Fair

    • Friday, Nov. 10

       

      The business fair culminates a successful NaVOBA HeroZona conference. The event starts with a ribbon cutting ceremony then proceeds to a platform for veteran owned businesses to freely connect with exhibiting corporations searching for veteran partners.

      Phoenix Convention Center
      South Building
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix
      Register


  • Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment Hiring Event

    • Friday, Nov. 10

       

      The Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment Hiring Event will connect service members, veterans and family members to public and private sector employers. Candidates can register in advance online to be pre-matched for interviews. The event will also include a resource zone.

      Phoenix Convention Center
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix
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  • Veteran Business Panel & NaVOBA Awards

    • Friday, Nov. 10

       

      A special luncheon panel featuring top business professionals who have bravely served our country including Edward J. Robson – Founder of Robson Communities, Jason Rowley – President of the Phoenix Suns, Paul Smiley – Founder & President of Sonoran Technology and moderated by Major General James A. “Spider” Marks U.S. Army (Ret) plus NaVOBA’s 2017 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises recipients presentation.

      Phoenix Convention Center
      100 N 3rd St, Phoenix
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  • HeroZona Forgotten Heroes Appreciation Dinner

    • Friday, Nov. 10

       

      A special appreciation meal for the homeless heroes, honoring our local veterans.

      Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65
      1624 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix


  • HeroZona
    NBA Basketball Game

    • Friday, Nov. 10

       

      Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns

      Talking Stick Resort Arena
      201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix
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  • Veterans Day Parade

    Phoenix Veterans Day Parade
    21st Annual

    • Saturday, Nov. 11

       

      The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will be presented by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans on November 11th, 2017 at 11:00 AM. The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street and de-stages at Indian School Road.

      Downtown Phoenix
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  • HeroZona Salute to Veterans Festival

    • Saturday, Nov. 11

       

      Enjoy an outdoor music festival with live music and entertainment taking place at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix directly after the 21st Annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. HeroZona will also be honoring U.S. Senator John McCain with a Lifetime Service Award.

      Steele Indian School Park
      300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix
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  • Honor Walk

    Honor Walk

    • Sunday, Nov. 12

       

      The event will start and finish at the beautiful Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. Friends, families and loved ones will walk or run to personally recognize veterans of all generations. Participants are encouraged to arrive early for entertainment and a stirring pre-walk ceremony. Special guests along with vintage military aircraft fly-overs, music, color guards, the USS Arizona replica will set the tone for this year’s event.

      Talking Stick Resort Arena
      201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix
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  • Can-Am 500
    NASCAR semi-final

    • Sunday, Nov. 12

       

      Experience the intensity of the Playoffs – NASCAR style – at the CanAm 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Playoff Race

      Phoenix International Raceway
      7602 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale
      Buy Tickets

November 4-12, 2017 – Taking place in Phoenix and surrounding cities in the beautiful state of Arizona.

HeroZona will have events taking place in the cities of Avondale, Phoenix and Tempe.

The NaVOBA conference will call the Phoenix Convention Center South Building home Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.

 

NaVOBA Conference Schedule

Phoenix Convention Center

Thursday, November 9

  • NaVOBA Breakfast
    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Registration
    7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • NaVOBA Seminars
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Power Luncheon
    12:00 PM (Noon) – 1:00 PM
  • NaVOBA Matchmaker
    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • NaVOBA Vetrepreneur of the Year Reception
    6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday, November 10

  • NaVOBA Breakfast
    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Registration
    7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • NaVOBA Business Fair
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Vetrepreneur Panel Luncheon
    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Times and Schedule subject to change.

NaVOBA Convention Attendees

Gain access to more business opportunities and connections. Early Bird Registration pricing ends September 15th.

Attendee TypeEarly Bird RegistrationOpen RegistrationOn-Site Registration
Veteran Owned Small Business$249.00$300.00$450.00
Small Business / Nonprofit$249.00$300.00$450.00
Government$249.00$300.00$450.00
Large Company / Prime Contractor (NaVOBA member)$350.00$400.00$550.00
Large Company / Prime Contractor$600.00$650.00$800.00

NaVOBA Convention Exhibitor Packages

Gain access to more business opportunities and connections and have your business featured on the Exhibitor floor. Early Bird Registration pricing ends September 15th.

Exhibitor TypeEarly Bird RegistrationOpen Registration
Veteran Owned Small Business$1,025.00$1,100.00
Small Business / Nonprofit$1,025.00$1,100.00
Government$1,025.00$1,100.00
Large Company / Prime Contractor (NaVOBA member)$1,300.00$1,350.00
Large Company / Prime Contractor$1,500.00$1,550.00
Table Top Display$525.00$675.00

Register

Sponsors

  • Checkered Flag Run Foundation
  • nielsen
  • NaVOBA
  • Honoring Arizona's Veterans
  • Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
  • Golden Rule Live
  • AP & Associates
  • Lowe's
  • American Airlines
  • Domino's
  • Crescent Crown Distributing
  • Wells Fargo
  • Target
  • Shell
  • Herberger Theater & Center
  • Joe Foss Institute
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • City of Phoenix
  • Bank of America
  • Armed Forces Insurance
  • Heggs Auto Group
  • R Entertainment
  • Allstate Self Storage
  • Phoenix International Raceway
  • Penski Automotive
  • MEGA 104.3
  • 101.1 The Beat
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