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You are invited to attend the 2020 Air Force Contracting Summit, one of the top military contracting events of 2020. In its 7th year, the Summit will be held on January 30-31, 2020 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, a magnificent resort on the sugar white beaches of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast.

Past speakers have included the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Commander of the Air Force Armament Directorate, the Commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, the Commander of the Air Force Research Lab, and numerous contracting officials. Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, was the 2019 Keynote Speaker.

More than 500 Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Military Officials, Contracting Officials, Financial Experts, and Defense Agencies throughout the country participated in the 2019 national event.

About the Summit
The 2020 Air Force Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • Air Force 2020 and 2021 Budgets
  • New Air Force MILCON Contracts, including Tyndall AFB Reconstruction
  • New Air Force Installation Resiliency Contracts
  • OTA's & other Innovative Acquisition Strategies & Programs
  • Air Force and Department of Defense Contracting Priorities
  • Air Force Mission Priorities for Aircraft, Weapons, Facilities, Technology, Energy, and more.
  • Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • Public and Private Financing Sources
  • New Contracting Opportunities for Prime Defense Contractors
  • New Contracting Opportunities for Defense Subcontractors

This 2-day Summit will consist of General Session presentations; Contracting Presentations from Senior Military Contracting Officials and Contracting Experts; the latest details on new Contracting Opportunities; a Networking Lunch with Exhibitors; a Small Business Resources Session; Matchmaking Session with Prime Contractors and Government Agencies; and an invitation-only VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests.

Matchmaking Sessions: The Matchmaking Session is an opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings with representatives from various government agencies, contracting services, and prime contractors, with the purpose to facilitate targeted information exchange and match needs with resources and solutions. A list of matchmaking table hosts will be provided prior to each event via email to only registered attendees. Session sign-up is available ON-SITE ONLY at each Summit near the registration area. Matchmaking session sign-up is first come, first serve. Meetings are not scheduled in advance due to no-shows, last minute changes, etc. Inquire about hosting opportunities via email, Lindsey.Farmer@Usdlf.org

Recommended Lodging
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
1 (850) 267-9500
Special Rate Details: $94.00 (plus tax and discounted resort fee)
Dates: January 29, 2020 - February 2, 2020
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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 Opportunities, email marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org or call (202) 552-0179. Select discounts may be available on Sponsorship Packages valid towards new registrations only. Contact us today!

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