Air Force Contracting Summit 2022

Feb 8 - 9, 2022 In-person
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About the Summit

The Defense Leadership Forum is a public service organization bringing together Congressional leaders, Pentagon officials, military base commanders, and business representatives to identify the best solutions to defend the United States.

We work closely with Congress; the Pentagon; local military bases throughout the U.S.; federal, state, and local government officials; industry; nonprofit organizations; and professional associations.

In its 7th year, the Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, 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 purpose of the Summit is to educate businesses nationwide about the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force, to identify the best innovative defense solutions from industry, to explain contracting procedures for small businesses, to connect businesses with federal contracting resources, and to help prime contractors identify new subcontractors.

The Summit Moderator is Howard Snow, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

The 2020 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 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: aircraft, missiles, ammunition, vehicles, R&D, electronics systems, communications systems, information systems, cyberdefense, 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.


Sponsorship Packages include benefits such as VIP Attendee Passes with access to the 2-Hour networking reception, speaking opportunities, advertisement space in the event booklet, an invitation to host a Matchmaking Session table, an invitation to participate in the invitation-only Leadership Roundtable Discussion, and more! Click the 'Sponsorship & Exhibit' button for details on all sponsorship levels and package benefits.


Exhibitor Areas include inside the General Session room, pre-function and registration areas. No carpeting or pipe & drape needed. This includes table-top exhibit space only.  A table and chairs will be provided. Standard Exhibit includes space up to 8ft wide for approved display items.

Large Exhibit includes space up to 10ft wide for approved display items. The use of Pop-Up Banners and Backdrops must be cleared with the event staff prior to registration.  Electrical service and other ancillary items such as internet connections are not included in exhibit registration. Complete details will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.

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Future and Past Event Dates
Date Location Atten Exhib
Feb 08, 2022 Destin, Florida - verified
Feb 01, 2021 Destin, Florida verified
Jan 30, 2020 Destin, Florida Estimated
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