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 0890 - 2010 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 

0890 - 2010 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 

Theme

"Accelerating the Force"

Event Number
0890

Event Date

6/15/2010
 to 6/17/2010

Event Location
Tampa Convention Center

Event Contact
Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP at mhawley@ndia.org or (703)247-9476

Introduction

The capabilities of our nation’s Special Operations Forces are continuously evolving with today’s ever-changing irregular warfare environment.  Getting the right capabilities at the right price and the right time to the Special Operations Operator is paramount to the success of the warfighter.  USSOCOM is focused on accelerating the force by improving the command’s acquisition agility and responsiveness; advancing science and technology development; developing, acquiring, and supporting USSOF specific equipment, materials, supplies, facilities, and services; and coordinating with and advocating for the Services’ procurement and sustainment.

This year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) & Exhibition will address business, leadership and acquisition challenges, opportunities, and initiatives the Special Operations Command is leading to ensure acquisition remains at the forefront of accelerating solutions to the Special Operations Forces.    


Senior Industry Executive Forum

Forum registration is NOW CLOSED. 

Industry participation is requested for a Senior Industry Executive Forum during SOFIC. The Forum will occur on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9:00am - 11:30am. Participation is limited to two Executive members from each company who carry the authority/ responsibility of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), or President.

The Forum will be held with USSOCOM to provide an opportunity for industry and USSOCOM to share their insights, perspectives and priorities relating to USSOCOM acquisition objectives and challenges.  The venue is designed to be an informative discussion, with audience participation, among leading industry and government leaders and experts.

Agenda

Download/Print/View the current agenda. -As of 6/4/10

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Mr. Shay Assad, Director, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy, OUSD(AT&L)
  • The Honorable Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics
  • Mr. James Cluck, Acquisition Executive, USSOCOM
  • ADM Eric T. Olson, USN, Commander, USSOCOM
  • Dr. Robert G. Spulak, Manager, SOF Program Office, Sandia National Laboratories

Senior Industry Executive Forum

Forum registration is NOW CLOSED. 

Industry participation is requested for a Senior Industry Executive Forum during SOFIC. The Forum will occur on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9:00am - 11:30am.  Participation is limited to two Executive members from each company who carry the authority/ responsibility of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), or President.

The Forum will be held with USSOCOM to provide an opportunity for industry and USSOCOM to share their insights, perspectives and priorities relating to USSOCOM acquisition objectives and challenges.  The venue is designed to be an informative discussion, with audience participation, among leading industry and government leaders and experts. 

PEO Breakout Sessions

Representatives from HQ USSOCOM Program Executive Offices, Program Management Offices and the Science and Technology Directorate will be available June 16 and 17, for Breakout Sessions to discuss current technology challenges, initiatives, desired capabilities and priorities.  This venue will allow for a more casual and personal discussion with the acquisition and science and technology personnel managing SOCOM’s portfolio of capabilities. 

Download/Print/View the PEO Breakout Session Schedule.


Golf Tournament

For information, please visit the golf tournament website.

Location

Conference & Exhibition
Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 274-8511

Tuesday Reception, Gala Dinner, Wednesday Lunch - Grand Ballroom
Thursday Lunch - Florida Ballroom
Marriott Waterside Hotel
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 221-4900

Lodging

Room blocks have been reserved at the below Tampa hotels.  To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly.  In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservation early and ask for the "SOFIC 2010 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2010)" room block.

Please contact Pat Sutherland at psutherland@ndia.org or (386) 626-5061 with any lodging inquiries.

Please note: Third party companies have not been contracted by NDIA to assist you in booking your reservation.  The only way to make your reservation is by directly phoning your hotel of choice.  Please contact mgeary@ndia.org if you have been approached by a third party company.

Please note: The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees.  ID will be required upon check-in.  Retired military ID's do not qualify.

SOLD OUT - Marriott Waterside Hotel
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 221-4900

SOLD OUT - Embassy Suites Tampa
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 769-8300

Hyatt Regency Hotel 
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 225-1234

SOLD OUT - Government Rate
Industry Rate of $165.00 Single/Double

SOLD OUT - Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel
200 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 223-2222

SOLD OUT - The Westin Hotel
725 South Harbour Island
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 229-5000

Crowne Plaza, Tampa Westshore
5303 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
(813) 289-1950
Please reference code "SIC" if using the National Reservation number (866) 676-0922

Rate of $121.00 Single/$131.00 Double
Complimentary Shuttle Service Daily to and from Tampa Convention Center
Complimentary Breakfast
Complimentary Shuttle Service to and from Airport

 

Registration

Gala registration is now CLOSED and will NOT be accepted onsite.

Online registration is now CLOSED. Registration will be accepted onsite.

Luncheon tickets will not be sold onsite AFTER Monday, June 14.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for full conference registration categories received by May 31, 2010 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 31, 2010.  Cancellations must be made in writing to mgeary@ndia.org.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Government, Industry Member, Industry Non-Member
Your purchase of ONE of the above registration categories includes only the following:

  • General Session
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Morning/Afternoon Networking Breaks
    Note: Lunches, Reception and Dinner are NOT included with the purchase of any of the above categories.  All food & beverage functions may be purchased on an "a la carte" basis.

ONLY Small Business Session, Exhibit Hall, Lunch, Reception, Dinner
Your purchase of ONE of the above categories allows admittance to that function ONLY and excludes the General Session, Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfasts, and Morning/Afternoon Networking Breaks.

Registration Fees (Select One Category)

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

Until 04/30/10 

05/01/10 - 05/31/10

06/01/10 On

Government/Academia

$285

$360

$435

Industry NDIA Member

 $385

$460

$535

Industry Non-NDIA Member

$445

$520

$595

ONLY Attend Exhibits Hall

$50

$50

$50

ONLY Attend Gala Dinner

$70

$75

$80

ONLY Attend Small Business

$40

$50

$60

ONLY Attend Tuesday Reception

$40

$45

$50

ONLY Attend Wednesday Lunch

$30

$35

$40

ONLY Attend Thursday Lunch

$30

$35

$40

Gala registration is now CLOSED and will NOT be accepted onsite.

Food & Beverage
All of the below food & beverage functions may be purchased on an "a la carte" basis.  Guest tickets may be purchased for each function, as noted below.

Session Fees (Select All That Apply)

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

Until 04/30/10 

05/01/10 - 05/31/10

06/01/10 On

Tuesday Reception

$40

$45

$50

GUEST Tuesday Reception

$40

$45

$50

Gala Dinner

$70

$75

$80

GUEST Gala Dinner

$70

$75

$80

Wednesday Lunch

$30

$35

$40

GUEST Wednesday Lunch

$30

$35

$40

Thursday Lunch

$30

$35

$40

GUEST Thursday Lunch

$30

$35

$40

Regular registration will close on Monday, May 31, 2010.  You must register onsite at the late registration rate after this date.  Payment must be made at the time of registration, and registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Exhibits

Please visit the exhibits webpage for information and to purchase your booth space in real time.  Please contact Misty Sutherland, Exhibit Manager, at msutherland@ndia.org or (256) 302-4180 with any questions.
 

Attendee Information

Attire
Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and uniform of the day for military personnel.

Gala Dinner Attire
Civilian: Black Tie/Formal
Army: Mess Dress or Dress Blues
Marine Corps: Mess Dress
Navy: Dinner Dress White Jacket
Air Force: Mess Dress

Formal Wear can be rented through Franks Formal Wear.  They will deliver and pick up at your hotel.

Franks Formal Wear
4335 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 286-7670

$59.95 for tuxedo, cumberbund, and shirt
$10.00 for formal shoes

ID Badge
Each attendee will be issued an identification badge.  Your badge must be worn at all conference functions.
 
Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  For more information, please contact NDIA and reference Event #0890. 

National Defense
Advertise in National Defense and increase your organization’s exposure at this event.  National Defense will be distributed to attendees of this symposium, as well as other NDIA events.  For more information, please contact Dino Pignotti, NDIA, at (703) 247-2541 or dpignotti@ndia.org.

Sponsorship Information

 

 Lockheed Martin   Mission Essential Personnel

 

 Northrop Grumman

  Raytheon
 SRA International, Inc.   Scientific Research Corporation
 

 

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. 
 
Download/Print/View the Sponsorship Menu for complete information.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Meredith Geary, CMP, mgeary@ndia.org or (703) 247-9476

Exhibit POC: Misty Sutherland, msutherland@ndia.org or (256) 302-4180

Lodging POC: Pat Sutherland, psutherland@ndia.org or (386) 626-5061

Sponsorship POC: Alden Davidson, CEM, adavidson@ndia.org or (703) 247-2582

 

Affiliate Associations

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