february, 2021

08feb(feb 8)7:00 am09(feb 9)12:00 pmAir Force Contracting Summit

Event Details

The 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin-Miramar Beach, FL, close to Eglin Air Force Base, Tyndall Air Force Base, and USAF Hurlburt Field, on February 8-9, 2021. View the Previous Year’s 2020 Summit Agenda here: AFCS 2020 – Event AgendaFor more information email us at marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org or visit www.defenseleadershipforum.org/airforcecontractingsummit.

The Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. Over 600 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officials, financing experts, and defense agencies from throughout the country registered for the 2020 Air Force Contracting Summit in Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida.

View the Previous Year’s 2020 Summit Agenda here: AFCS 2020 – Event Agenda
View the Video Summary of the 2020 Summit here: AFCS 2020 – Highlights
The 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors, subcontractors, and small businesses nationwide with the latest information on:
  • Historic Defense Budget Spending – FY2021 & 2022

  • Air Force Base Mission, Operations & Contracting Priorities

  • Federal Rapid Innovation Programs & Acquisition Strategies

  • Government Contract Financing

  • Military Construction & Reconstruction Contracting Priorities

  • Air Warfare & Armaments Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Electronic Warfare & Cyber Capabilities

  • U.S. Space Force Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Resilient Bases & Community Partnerships

  • Subcontracting Opportunities with Prime Defense Contractors

  • Teaming, Joint-Venture & Mentor-Protégé Arrangements

  • Government Small Business Contracting Resources

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 Sessions with Prime Contractors and Government Agencies; and an invitation-only VIP Networking Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers and Special Guests. The Summit will also provide an excellent opportunity for companies to explore teaming arrangements, plus extensive networking opportunities.

Air Force Contracting Summit
About the Defense Leadership Forum

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.

Special Summit Features

Defense Leadership Roundtable 

The Defense Leadership Roundtable is an invitation-only focus group discussion (no formal presentations, no audience) with Summit speakers and other special guests. Real issues and challenges will be discussed with military, government, congressional, and industry leaders while generating possible solutions in real-time. Summit attendees can submit questions on topics related to DoD Acquisition/Procurement/Contracting in advance. A brief summary of the discussion will be provided to all Summit attendees by the Summit Moderator at the beginning of the afternoon General Session.

Matchmaking Session

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, marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org.

Time

8 (Monday) 7:00 am - 9 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm

Location

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

4000 Sandestin Blvd S, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Organizer

Defense Leadership Foruminfo@defenseleadershipforum.org