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Feb 2016
Feb 2016


San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego , California 92101
Tel: (619) 525-5000
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WEST 2016 - Western Conference & Exhibition


Event Overview:

The premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, WEST is now in its 26th year of bringing military and industry leaders together. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, WEST is the foremost event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss and demonstrate their solutions in a single locale. To complete their missions successfully, more than 150,000 professionals in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard who live in the San Diego area depend on the open discussions and valuable networking WEST provides.

More than the operators benefit from participating in WEST. The event enables senior military and government officials to gain valuable feedback directly from sea service warfighters. Industry leaders learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers as well as operators in a professional environment away from the office.

One highlight of WEST 2016 will be a town hall discussion among Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard leaders. The program will feature the new Pacific Command and Pacific Fleet commanders, the Systems Command commanders and all three local three-star commanders as speakers. Other commands and organizations will also are featured.

In addition to the main program, WEST 2016 offers Engagement Theaters in which military, government and industry professionals will drill deeper into specific topics and issues.

Exhibit Information:

Reach and Sell to the Expanding Pacific Region 

With defense budgets shifting to the Pacific, you can’t afford to miss WEST 2016! 

The Western Conference and Exposition (WEST 2016) is the premier Sea Services event focused on operations in the Asia-Pacific region - showcasing emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations.

Now in its 26th year, WEST 2016 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government.

  • WEST attracts high-level military operational participation:
    • Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
    • Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
    • Chief of Naval Operations
    • Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
    • Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
  • WEST offers the opportunity to hear from top Pacific leadership, and discuss solutions with key influencers.
  • WEST provides the opportunity to engage with leadership at all levels of DoD and Government and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations.
  • More than 150,000 military and civilian government personnel are within 35 miles of San Diego. (source: San Diego Economic Development Corporation)
  • WEST continues to attract a large training audience; much of the content will provide Continuing Education (CEs).

WEST delivers a broad opportunity for industry to engage military exhibitors, attendees and speakers. This unique opportunity enables industry to understand military innovations, while discovering current capability needs.

Attendees are Looking for Your Emerging Technologies and Equipment

Sell Your Products and Services at the Largest Sea Services Event on the West Coast – Targeting a $10+ Billion Market

Aerial Targets

Air Countermeasures

Aircraft Components & Propulsion

Anti-Aircraft Systems

Anti-Submarine Systems

Bandwidth Compression and Synchronization

Battle Damage Assessment


Chemical/Bio Defense

Collaboration & Collaborative Tools

Combat ID Perimeter Security

Common Operating Picture (COP)

Data Architecture

Data Encryption

Data Manipulation and Analytical Tools

Data Mining & Warehousing


Display Systems & Software

Electronic Warfare & Detection

Electronic Warfare Equipment


Enhanced Education

Enterprise Architecture

Facilities Management

Global Positioning Systems


Information and Intelligence Fusion

Information Operations, Assurance and Security

Infrared Components & Systems

Interoperability – Joint and Coalition

Joint Deployment & Rapid Distribution

Knowledge Enabled Logistics

Knowledge Management & Leadership Decision-Making

Life Support Systems

Mine Countermeasures

Missile Systems

Navigational Systems

Network Centric Warfare

Night Vision Equipment

On-the-Move Voice and Data Comms

Power Conversion & Distribution

Power Sources

Propulsion Systems

Radar and Surveillance Capability Enhancements

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


Satellite Communications

Search & Rescue Equipment

Secure Comms – Voice and Data

Secure Tracker System Sensors

Shared Intel Databases at Multiple Security Levels

Ship Building & Maintenance

Simulation & Modeling

Streaming Video

Submarine Systems & Technology

Visualization Technologies

VTC – C2 System


Weapons Systems

Wireless Solutions, Networking and Security

About the Co-Sponsors:

AFCEA International

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. 

The U.S. Naval Institute
The U.S. Naval Institute is the Nation’s premier independent forum for critical thinking on issues of defense. Its books, Proceedings and Naval History magazines, professional conferences and other initiatives help service members and fellow citizens better understand modern security dilemmas. Visit us at Booth 930 for free magazines and to interact with authors who will inscribe your new USNI books.  Free on-line membership extended to Active Duty.




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