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Defense Leadership Forum’s 2024 Air Force Contracting Summit

February 22 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm EST

On behalf of the Defense Leadership Forum, a public service organization, in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency’s Federal Procurement Center,

Minority-owned Small Business Enterprises (MBEs) are specially invited to attend the 2024 AIR FORCE CONTRACTING SUMMIT.

The Summit will be held in-person in Orlando, Florida & also livestreamed to a virtual audience on February 22-23  and will present up-to-date opportunities for Small Businesses/MBEs to access & bid Defense contracts.

The Defense Dept. and Prime Contractor speakers will provide updated intelligence on new Defense Dept. contract opportunities for MBEs / Diversity Suppliers who can provide:

  • Cyber/IT/Software/AI Solutions
  • Air Force Facility Construction, Renovation & Repair
  • Weapon System Components, Maintenance & After-market Parts
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Shipping
  • On-Base Renewable Energy Projects – Etc.

In its 11th year, the 2024 Air Force Contracting Summit will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando in Orlando, Florida, close to MacDill Air Force Base, Patrick Air Force Base, United States Special Operations Command, and United States Central Command. The Summit brings together: Air Force Command & Base Officials, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, Financing Sources, and Business Leaders nationwide. Hundreds of Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Military Officials, Contracting Officials, Financing Experts, and Defense Agencies from throughout the country registered to participate in-person and virtually for the 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit last year,

Air Force Contracting Summit Details

Attending the 2024 Air Force Contracting Summit will provide Defense Contractors, Subcontractors, and Small Businesses with the latest information on:

  • Air Force FY2024 Budget – Major Procurement Developments
  • Air Force, Space Force and Department of Defense Contracting Priorities
  • Air Force Mission & Contracting Priorities for AI, Technology, Cyber, Aircraft, Air Warfare, Armaments, Avionics, Logistics, Facilities, Energy, Construction, Engineering, Space Defense, Special Operations and more
  • Latest on New Contracts from the Missile Defense Agency’s $10.9 Billion 2024 Budget
  • Air Force ‘Base of the Future’ and Energy Resilience Opportunities
  • Multi-Year Contract Vehicles – Prime Contractor & Small Business Tracks
  • 2024 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) – Subcontract Opportunities
  • OTA’s and Other Innovation Acquisition Strategies and Programs
  • New Pentagon and Air Force Cyber Protection/CMMC Strategies
  • Teaming, Subcontracting & Mentor-Protégé Program Opportunities
  • Public and Private Financing Sources
  • Small Business Resources
  • Matchmaking Sessions, Featuring Government Agencies and Prime Contractors

To learn more about the Defense Leadership Forum and our upcoming Defense Contracting Summits, visit our website for more information: www.usdlf.org

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL/ONLINE ATTENDANCE or IN-PERSON using the special MBDA 30% DISCOUNT LINKTo register using the Discount, just click on this link: www.eventbrite.com/e/805961230737/?discount=MBDA30 



February 22 @ 8:00 am EST
February 23 @ 5:00 pm EST
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Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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