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Join defense contractors nationwide and attend the 3rd Annual West Coast Small Business Defense Contracting Summit which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

Federal regulations require that at least 23% of all federal contracting dollars be awarded to small businesses, including Women-Owned Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and HUBZone Businesses. The 2018 defense budget is $700 billion and is projected to significantly increase each year. Creating extraordinary business opportunities for America's small businesses and their owners and employees.

Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of more than 50 ships, 120 tenant commands, 13 piers stretched over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water, and more than 20,000 military personnel. In all, there are 32 military bases in California, including Vandenberg Air Force Base, Edwards Air Force Base, Travis Air Force Base, USMC's Camp Pendleton, 4 U.S. Army Bases, and 2 U.S. Coast Guard Bases.

The 2019 West Coast Small Business Defense Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • Air Force, Army, Navy, and USMC Small Business Contracting Opportunities and Procedures
  • Military Base Mission and Contracting Priorities
  • Subcontracting Opportunities with Prime Defense Contractors
  • Government Small Business Contracting Resources
  • SBIR/STTR Funding
  • Private Financing
  • Small Business Contracting Legal Guidelines

The Summit will consist of morning and afternoon general sessions; the latest details on new contracting opportunities; and a networking lunch with exhibitors. A VIP Networking Reception will be held for all VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests. Summit participants include Military Contracting Officials, Federal Government Officials, both Large and Small Defense Contractors and Businesses, and often Members of Congress and Senior Congressional Staff.

Matchmaking Sessions will take place on Day 1 and Day 2 of the Summit. If you are interested in hosting a Matchmaking Table to have the opportunity to have one-on-one time with subcontractors and small businesses, please contact Lindsey.Farmer@Usdlf.org for more information.

If your company will be sending more than one representative, please consider participating as a Summit Sponsor. Sponsorship packages start at $1,495 with multiple VIP Passes. For more details on Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunitiesemail marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org or call (202) 552-0179.

Please note that your credit card payment is being processed by Ultimate Events, LLC, the events management firm for the Defense Leadership Forum.

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.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Defense Leadership Forum