Monday May 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT
Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Norfolk, VA 23511

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Brett Bearty 
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Defense Leadership Forum 
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You are invited to attend the 2015 Navy Contracting Summit, scheduled for May 11-12, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia, home to the United States Fleet Command. This national conference is produced by the Defense Leadership Forum. A summary of last year's Navy Contracting Summit can be viewed on YouTube using "Navy Contracting Summit" or directly at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG2uBogd-VU 

The U.S. Navy is a major contributor in our fight against ISIS. Providing America's businesses with defense contracting opportunities is a major priority of the Defense Department, resulting in thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. The Navy Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:
  • Navy 2015 Budget
  • Naval Sea Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • Naval Air Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • Naval Supply Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • Marine Corps Systems Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • United States Fleet Forces Command 2015 Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • New Contracting Opportunities for Large Defense Contractors
  • New Contracting Opportunities for Subcontractors
  • Details on specific new military contracts in all areas of procurement, including ships, aircrafts, missiles, ammunition, vehicles, electronics systems, communications systems, information systems, energy, intelligence, cyber defense, military construction, facilities, military family housing, infrastructure modernization, and more. 

The Summit will consist of morning and afternoon general sessions on May 12, 2015, including contracting presentations from senior military contracting officials; the latest details on new contracting opportunities; and a networking lunch with exhibitors. A special Navy contracting workshop will be held from 3:00 - 5:00pm on May 11, 2015. A VIP Reception will be held on May 11, 2015 for all VIP Registrants, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Summit participants include Members of Congress; Senior Congressional Staff; Military Contracting Officials; and both large and small defense contractors and businesses. 

The recent defense conferences of the Defense Leadership Forum include the:

  • Air Force Contracting Summit at USAF Hurlburt Field in Mary Esther, Florida on January 12-13, 2015. 
  • Army Small Business Contracting Summit in Arlington, Virginia on November 25, 2014
  • Navy Small Business Contracting Summit in Jacksonville, Florida on October 28, 2014
  • National Small Business Defense Contracting Summit in Panama City, Florida on August 25, 2014
  • Navy Contracting Summit in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 20-21, 2014
  • Air Force Contracting Summit in Dayton, Ohio on March 25-26, 2014
  • Army Contracting Summit in Huntsville, Alabama on December 16-17, 2013 

If you are interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at the Navy Contracting Summit, please contact Brett Bearty at Brettbearty@Defenseleadership.org for more information. To register online and take advantage of the early registration discount, please click the "Register Now!" button on this page or visit the home page of www.Defenseleadership.org to be directed to the Registration Page.

There is a special discounted group rate at the Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base located on 8501 Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk, Virginia 23505. The price is $87.00 plus tax, and can be booked using this link: 


We look forward to seeing you at the Navy Contracting Summit on May 11-12, 2015.