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 0780 - DLA Enterprise Supplier Conference & Exhibition 

0780 - DLA Enterprise Supplier Conference & Exhibition 


“Globally Responsive Forward Support”

Event Number

Event Date

 to 8/25/2010

Event Location
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Event Contact
Ms. Taryn Crowder, CMP at or (703)247-9478

Join us for a FREE service disabled, veteran-owned small business town hall on Wednesday, August 25 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. during DLA's Supplier Conference.

Town hall participants can attend this free session without having to attend and pay for the conference. During the town hall, service disabled, veteran-owned small business owners and employees can provide ideas on how DLA can maximize partnering with them.

To attend the free town hall, participants should plan to arrive between 2:00-2:30 p.m. and go to the registration desk, located in the Exhibit Hall C Foyer, to receive directions to the session.



This conference replaces the former Land and Maritime Supply Chains Business Conference and will include participation from all DLA activities to include DLA Troop Support, DLA Aviation, DLA Land and Maritime, DLA Energy, DLA Distribution, DLA Disposition Services, and DLA Logistics Information Service for a Defense Logistics Agency-wide conference.

This event will feature speakers from OSD and the Military Services, informative breakout sessions, and exhibits from DLA's headquarters, field activities and major suppliers. In addition, there will be panel discussions featuring recent DLA Support Team Commanders and their experiences with logistics challenges faced, part support issues, and the importance of timely delivery and distribution efficiency.

The theme of this year's conference is "Globally Responsive Forward Support", highlighting DLA's role in providing logistics support around the world and the need for continued collaborative leadership in support of the global supply chain.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mr. Shay Assad, Director of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP)
  • Mr. Alan Estevez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness
  • Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald, DCAA Director
  • The Honorable Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer
  • The Honorable Frank Kendall, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology
  • Gen Duncan J. McNabb, USAF, Commander, United States Transportation Command
  • VADM Alan S. Thompson, SC, USN, Director, Defense Logistics Agency


Download/Print/View the Conference Agenda (updated: 8/11/10)
*Please note that the agenda is subject to change

Download/Print/View the Breakout Descriptions

A networking room is available for the 2010 Defense Logistics Agency Enterprise Supplier Conference & Exhibition by appointment only for suppliers to network with DLA Land & Maritime buyers, administrators, product specialists, supply planners, etc.  Send your request to 

Your request will be coordinated with the person/s you requested an appointment with and you'll receive an email with the date and time of your appointment. 

Schedule of times for appointments:
Tuesday, August 24th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Wednesday, August 25th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm.


Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2099
Tel: (614) 827-2500

Directions from Port Columbus Int'l Airport:

  • Departing from the terminal at the Port Columbus International Airport, you are on International Gateway Drive.
  • Go through the traffic light at Stelzer Rd.
  • Follow the signs to Rte. #670 West.
  • Follow Rte. #670 West until you come to Third St./Convention Center exit.
  • Take the Third St. exit and follow to Chestnut St.
  • Turn Left on Chestnut St.
  • Turn Left on to Fourth St. Turn Left onto Nationwide Blvd.
  • Great Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Columbus are located on the right.



Crowne Plaza-Columbus Downtown

33 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza-Columbus Downtown. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly. In order to ensure the discounted, NDIA rate, you must ask for the "National Defense Industrial Association" room block.

Rooms will not be held after Tuesday, August 13, 2010 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.

Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center

88 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH, 43215

The Drury Inn & Suites has reached its capacity; therefore, NDIA has opened a new block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza-Columbus Downtown.

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Hyatt Regency Columbus has reached its capacity; therefore, NDIA has opened a new block of rooms at The Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center - Also, conveniently attached to The Columbus Convention Center.


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Onsite registration will be available in Columbus, OH in the Exhibit Hall C Foyer at the following times:

Monday, August 23, 2010: 8:30am-7:00pm
Tuesday, August 24, 2010: 7:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2010: 7:00am-3:45pm

Registration Fees






(Before 07/02/10)

 (07/02/10 - 08/13/10)

(After 08/13/10)





Small Business




Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member**




Please Note: You will receive an e-mailed confirmation immediately upon receipt of your payment, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations before August 13, 2010 will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations after August 13, 2010.  Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellations!  Please make your cancellation or substitution in writing to Taryn Crowder at


Please visit the exhibit's webpage for information. Please contact Mr. Dennis Tharp, Exhibits Manager, or (703)247-2584 with any questions.

Exhibit Rate Includes:

  • Two complimentary conference registrations for exhibit personnel (per 100 sq ft of exhibit space). 
  • All scheduled meal events including lunches, breakfasts, etc.
  • Networking social functions in the exhibit hall.
  • Company profile online.
  • 24 hour security.
  • Fabric back and side walls and 7" x 44" ID sign.

Cost to Exhibit:

  • Corporate Member Rate*: $23.00 / sq. ft. (Note: your corporate member dues must be current to be able to get the member rate).
    *Rate also applies to bona-fide government agencies
  • Non-Corporate Member Rate: $23.00 / sq. ft.
  • Membership Discount: To qualify for the member discount rate on booths, or the small business booth package, your company has to join NDIA as a Corporate Member, Contact Zoila Burbano, Assistant Director, Membership, at 703-247-2565
  • Purchase your booth in real time:

Exhibit Schedule*:
*Schedule is subject to change, please check back periodically for updates.

Move In:
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm. Booths must be set by 3pm.

Show Hours:
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception in Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Move Out:
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm (Please note overtime rates begin at 4:30pm)
Thursday, August 25, 2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am

For more information, please contact Mr. Dennis Tharp, Exhibits Manager, or (703)247-2584 .

Attendee Information

Attire: Conference attire is business casual for civilians and Class B uniform or uniform of the day for military.  In addition, your identification badge, received upon conference check-in, must be work at all times.

ADA: NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should contact Taryn Crowder at

Experience Columbus: With a lively entertainment scene, great shopping, professional sports and a thriving arts scene, there's always something fun happening in Ohio's capital city. Four of Columbus' top entertainment areas surround downtown, each packed with restaurants, shops and entertainment -- meaning you don't have to venture far to have a good time. For more information on how to truly experience Columbus, click here.

Sponsorship Information


 Lockheed Martin  SAIC

Many of the NDIA events offer category exclusive partnerships to fit your budget.  By enhancing your brand with a partnership at our events, you'll build a stronger perception from the audience and stand out from the crowd.

View the sponsorship menu in real time by visiting the exhibit's website.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Alden Davidson, CEM, Associate Director of Exhibits, at or (703) 247-2582.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA Conference POC: Taryn Crowder, or (703) 247-2566.
NDIA Exhibits POC: Mr. Dennis Tharp, or (703)247-2584.


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense