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Join defense contractors nationwide and attend one of the top military contracting events of 2018! You are invited to attend the 2018 Air Force Contracting Summit, scheduled for January 29-30, 2018 in Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida. See a summary of this year's Summit here: 2017 Air Force Contracting Summit Highlights

In its 5th year, the Summit has outgrown its original venue and will be held in 2018 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (www.hiltonsandestinbeach.com), a magnificent resort on the sugar white beaches of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast. Close to Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, and USAF Hurlburt Field. 

The Air Force FY18 Budget Request fir $183 billion includes $15 billion for new aircraft, $25 billion to modernize existing aircraft, $49 billion for operations and maintenance, capacity funding to replenish munitions, a large jump in R&D funding for next-generation air dominance, and much more. 

The Air Force Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • Air Force Budgets
  • Air Force Innovation
  • Air Force Mission Priorities for Aircraft, Weapons, Facilities, Technology, Energy, and more
  • Air Force and Department of Defense Contracting Priorities
  • New Contracting Priorities for Prime Defense Contractors
  • New Contracting Priorities for Defense Subcontractors
  • Details on specific new military contracts in all areas of procurement, including but not limited to: aircraft, missiles, ammunition, vehicles, R&D, electronics systems, communications systems, information systems, cyber defense, facilities, military construction, energy, intelligence, infrastructure modernization, space defense, and much more. 

This 2-Day Summit will consist of General Session presentations; Contracting Presentations from senior military contracting officials; the latest details on new Contracting Opportunities; a Networking Lunch with exhibitors; a Small Business Resources Workshop; Matchmaking Sessions with Prime Contractors and Government Agencies; an invite-only VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests.

If your company will be sending more than one representative, please consider participating as a Summit Sponsor. Sponsorship packages start at $1,500 with multiple VIP Passes. Call (202) 552-0179 for more details and ask about our weekly discount offers!

To register, please click the "Register" button below or contact us at Marketing@Defenseleadershipforum.org for a manual registration form. If you have any additional questions, please call our customer service center at (202) 552-0179 or email us at Info@Defenseleadershipforum.org.

Recommended Lodging for the 2018 Air Force Contracting Summit
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

For a special group rate of US $94.00 (Plus Tax and Resort Charge) for Guestrooms, please call the hotel directly at (850) 267-9600 and mention "2018 Air Force Contracting Summit"
Special Lodging Price Cut Off Date - January 12, 2018

Resort Charge - Regular $25.00
Discounted Rate as Group Special Consideration - $10.00
Daily Resort Charge Includes:
* Daily Secured Self-Parking ($10/Day Value)
* Upgraded Guestroom Wifi
* Local and 800 Calls

* 24 Hour Access to Resort Fitness Center
* Children Under Age Ten (10) Receive Complimentary Breakfast in Sandcastles Restaurant with Paid Adult Breakfast Purchase

* Resort Tram Service
* Exclusive Shopping Discount Program for Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard that is Provided Only for Hilton Guests in the Resort
* Two Complimentary Bottles of Water During Your Stay

 Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Defense Leadership Forum