Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM CDT
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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 Army Contracting Summit, scheduled for June 18-19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. See a summary of a recent Army Contracting Summit here: 2015 Army Contracting Summit Highlights

In its 5th year, the Summit has outgrown its original venue and will be held in 2018 at the Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio in San Antonio (http://www.westinriverwalksanantonio.com/). Close to Joint Base San Antonio, the largest single DoD installation in the world.

The Army FY18 Budget Request for $137.2 billion includes $49.4 billion for operations and maintenance, $4.2 billion for Army Aviation, $9.4 billion for RDT&E, $58.3 billion for personnel, $1.1 billion to modernize M1 Abrams Tanks, $1 billion for the procurement and improvements or 48 UH-60 Black Hawks, $804 million for the 2,110 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, $996 million for Tactical Surveillance Systems, $675 million for Joint Communications Systems, $400 million for Combat Communications Systems, and much more.

The 2018 Army Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:
  • Army 2018 & 2019 Budgets
  • Army Innovation Contracting Priorities
  • Army Mission Priorities for Warfighting, Weapons, Facilities, Technology, Energy, and more
  • Army and Department of Defense Contracting Priorities
  • New Contracting Opportunities for Prime Defense Contractors
  • New Contracting Opportunities for Defense Subcontractors
  • Details on specific new military contracts in all areas of procurement, including but not limited to: tanks, helicopters, missiles, ammunition, vehicles, R&D, electronics systems, communications systems, information systems, information warfare, cyber defense, military construction, facilities, energy, intelligence, infrastructure modernization, 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 our Marketing and Sales Department 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.

Venue & Recommended Lodging
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
420 W. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 224-6500
Special Group Rate Deadline: 5/29/18
Lodging Start Date: 6/14/18
Lodging End Date: 6/23/18
Special Lodging Rate: $159.00 USD per night (Cityside) or $189.00 USD per night (Riverside)
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