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Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando , Florida 32819
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AFA Air Warfare Symposium & Technology Exposition - Air Force Association

Attendees

2,000

Exhibitors

50

Register

$115 - $1,050

Overview

Event Overview:

The Air Force Association’s 34th Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition is one of the nation's premier events for defense and aerospace professionals from across the United States and abroad.  AFA brings together Air Force senior leaders including; the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff, Major Command Commanders, and many more.

Connect:

Get connected with the people that matter most.  Gain exposure to global perspectives from a group of attendees with diverse backgrounds and experience.

Engage:

Experience two days of discussions and gain unique insights on some of the factors that are transforming the defense market landscape.  Stay current on the most relevant issues:

·         Powerful agenda

·         The evolving nature of aerospace and air power

·         Shifts in the legislative arena

Expand:

Each year, we devise new ways for our attendees to share knowledge and access the most innovative information and ideas.  Our sessions provide a breadth of industry insight and forward-thinking outlooks.

·         Influential keynotes to address pressing topics

·         Networking opportunities for business contacts

·         Dozens of exhibitors to showcasing new technologies and solutions that are driving tomorrow’s industry landscape worldwide

Exhibitor Information:

Make Plans to Exhibit at the Air Force Association’s 34th Air Warfare Symposium & Technology Exposition

AFA's Air Warfare Symposium is a premier event for the aerospace and defense industry geared toward the professional development of Air Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, retirees, and veterans. The symposium annually brings together the top leadership of the Air Force as well as academics, leaders in industry, and government officials to discuss issues and challenges facing our Air Force and the aerospace community today and in the future. The theme for the 2018 Air Warfare Symposium is Innovation: The Warfighter's Edge. The Air Force is looking for industry to bring their most innovative and cutting edge products and technology to the symposium so they may keep and enhance air superiority. Exhibiting provides a great platform to bring Air Force decision makers and industry together in order to meet this goal.

The Air Warfare Symposium will boast over 27,000 square feet of space with over 50 companies showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in Air Warfare capabilities. Over the course of this three day event, the exhibition schedule will provide over 12 hours+ of exhibit time, 44% of which are non-compete hours. There will also be a welcome reception and outdoor BBQ for exhibitors and Air Force leaders to network and exchange ideas. The exhibit hall will also host breakfasts, lunches, and dessert and coffee breaks to provide even more opportunity to interact with attendees.

Exhibiting provides companies with exceptional networking opportunities and a platform to showcase your products to key decision makers within the Air Force. By exhibiting you will not only have access to Air Force leadership but to top defense contractors from the US and around the world.

A National Air Force Presence - Participate Among Experts and Leaders

Key Benefits:

  • Connect with 2000 + industry professionals and Air Force leaders
  • Network with key decision makers and influential leaders
  • Access to small businesses, government programs and top defense contractors
  • Increase visibility with aerospace, military and government
  • Plus, gain exposure and improve your business potential

Key Stats:

  • 100% of surveyed exhibitors said that the Air Warfare Symposium exceeded or met their expectations and that their participation will lead to future business
  • 86% of exhibitors rated their exhibit ROI as either excellent or good
  • 71% of exhibiting company would recommend this show to a non-competing company

About AFA:

The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA holds national symposia, publishes Air Force Magazine, and disseminates information through outreach programs. It sponsors professional development seminars and recognizes excellence in the education and aerospace fields through national awards programs. AFA presents scholarships and grants to Air Force active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members and their dependents; and awards educator grants to promote science and math education at the elementary and secondary school level.

Agenda

Feb 21   

10:30 AM

8:00 PM

Registration is Open

12:15 PM

 

Martin H. Harris Chapter Golf Tournament Shotgun Start

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Welcome Reception (Ticket Required)

Feb 22   

7:00 AM

8:00 PM

Registration is Open

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

8:05 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:05 AM

8:25 AM

State of the Force
The Honorable Heather Wilson

8:25 AM

9:10 AM

The Art of the Possible
Peter Wicher

9:10 AM

9:35 AM

Harnessing the Innovative Spirit of Airmen
CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright

9:30 AM

4:15 PM

Technology Exposition is Open

9:35 AM

10:05 AM

Coffee Break

10:05 AM

10:50 AM

Young Innovators Panel
Josh Marcuse (Moderator), MSgt Val Rivera, TSgt Tom Burden, Capt Joey Arora, Capt Michael Kanaan

10:55 AM

11:40 AM

Rapid Capabilities Panel
Randall Walden, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman

11:40 AM

1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM

1:55 PM

Defense Innovation Board Keynote
Milo Medin

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Mitchell Institute Panel

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

Developing Innovators
Lt Gen Steven Kwast

4:00 PM

5:20 PM

Spark Tank Final Competition
Judges: The Honorable Heather Wilson, Gen David L. Goldfein , Milo Medin, Jay Harrison

6:00 PM

7:45 PM

Backyard BBQ (Ticket Required)

Feb 23   

7:00 AM

11:30 AM

Registration is Open

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

8:20 AM

Welcome Remarks and Award Ceremony

8:20 AM

9:05 AM

Air Force Innovation
Gen David L. Goldfein

9:10 AM

9:55 AM

Digital Transformation Panel
Maj Gen Kimberly Crider, Leidos, Cisco, AT&T

9:55 AM

10:25 AM

Coffee Break

10:25 AM

11:10 AM

Keynote: Unleashing a Culture of Innovation
Dr. Jeffrey DeGraff

11:10 AM

11:55 AM

The Warfighter's Edge
Gen James M. "Mike" Holmes

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