The 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin-Miramar Beach, FL,
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 Agenda. For more information email us at marketing@
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 Video Summary of the 2020 Summit here: AFCS 2020 – Highlights
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 (Monday) 7:00 am - 9 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm
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