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 1590 - 46th Annual Armament Systems: Gun & Missile Systems Conference & Exhibition 

1590 - 46th Annual Armament Systems: Gun & Missile Systems Conference & Exhibition 


“Shaping Weapon Systems for Rapid Deployment: Development, Interoperability & Flexible Response”

Event Number

Event Date

 to 9/1/2011

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Miami

Event Contact
Allison D. McCloskey at or (703)247-2570

Onsite Registration

Online registration has closed, however onsite registration will open on Monday, August 29th at 12 PM.  The registration desk will be located in the Lower Promenade of the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Registration Hours:
Monday, August 29th - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 30th - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 31st - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 1st - 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The conference will provide a forum for discussing methods to enhance defense-related capabilities, not only through available technology, but also through development of personnel. A broad range of topics related to design and development of technology and training, and development of people in the gun and missile system industry will be presented.

The full scope of gun and missile tactical weaponry and related components will be discussed including: direct/indirect/precision fire systems, tactical rockets and missiles,
energetics, effectiveness, modeling and simulation, platform integration and emerging technologies. Representatives of the U.S. and International defense communities
including both goverment and industry members are invited to participate.




Download/Print/View the conference agenda. (Updated 8/19/11)

Download/Print/View the abstract descriptions for each presentation.

Keynote Speakers include:
--COL Michael Cavalier, USA, Program Executive Officer, Missile and Space, U.S. Army
Mr. Andrew K. Balding, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Mr. Anthony J. Sebasto, Senior Associate for Munitions, U.S. Army ARDEC

The following tutorial will be presented on Monday, August 29th:
--"Ready or not? Using Readiness Levels to Reduce Risk on the Path to Production"
Mr. Dan Chien, Vice President, Engineering, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products

Attendee Roster
Download/Print/View the current attendee roster - Sorted by Organization (Updated 8/18/11)
Download/Print/View the current exhibitor roster - Sorted by Organization (Updated 8/18/11)

Schedule At-A-Glance

Monday, August 29, 2011
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tutorials
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM Break in Exhibit Hall
10:35 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Concurrent Sessions
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM - 5:10 PM Concurrent Sessions
5:10 PM - 6:30 PM Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM - 8:10 AM Continental Breakfast
8:10 AM - 9:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:55 AM - 1:15 PM Awards Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:35 PM Concurrent Sessions
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes & Exhibitor Move Out
2:55 PM - 4:55 PM Concurrent Sessions
4:55 PM Adjourn

Thursday, September 1, 2011
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM - 12:40 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:40 PM Conference Adjourns


Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Ave
Miami, FL 33131-2197
Tel: (305) 358 1234

Travel Information:
From Miami International
Airport (8 miles):

Take 836 East, go through tolls and stay to right side. Take I-95 South Exit - Downtown. Once on I-95, stay in left hand lane and take Exit 2A / Biscayne Boulevard. Stay in right hand lane at the end of the ramp, the hotel will be on your immediate right side.

Super Shuttle service from Miami International Airport (fees apply):
24 hour service to hotel. $18.00 per person. The Super Shuttle station is located at the Van/Limo booth directly outside of the lower level baggage claim area near curbside pick-up.

Taxi from Miami International Airport:
Approximately $20.00-$25.00 one-way.

Valet parking charges:
0-2 hours $10.00,
2-3 hours $12.00,
3-4 hours $16.00,
4-5 hours $20.00,
overnight $30.00.

Valet parking charges include in and out privileges. No vans, trucks or large vehicles.

Self parking:
$12.75 with a validation sticker provided by the front desk staff upon request for the discounted rate. Self parking is in a garage with no in/out privilege.


Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, Florida, USA 33131-2197
Tel: (305) 358-1234   
Fax: (305) 358-0529

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Miami. In order to ensure the discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the “National Defense Industrial Association” room block.

Rooms will not be held after Friday, August 5, 2011 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.

Industry Rate - $149 (single/double)
Click here for dedicated online booking website for Industry Rate

Government Rate* - $104 (single/double) or the prevailing government per diem
Click here for dedicated online booking website for Government Rate

*The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees. ID will be required upon check-in.

Government Attendees
Any active U.S. Military attendee with ID and travel order will be tax exempt (subject to state’s regulation of tax exemption). Any U.S. Government employee paying with U.S. Government check or credit card will be tax exempt (with supporting documentation as required by some states). Check with the hotel for specific state and local requirements when booking hotel reservations. 


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Registration Fees






(Before 02/19/11)

(02/19/11- 08/19/11) 

(After 08/19/11)





Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member




Online registration has closed, however onsite registration will open on Monday, August 29th at 12 PM.  The registration desk will be located in the Lower Promenade of the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Registration Hours:
Monday, August 29th - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 30th - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 31st - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 1st - 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cancellation Policy:
  All cancellations before August 19, 2011 will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations after August 19, 2011. 

Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellations!  Please make your cancellation or substitution in writing to Allison Doherty at

Note: Please be sure you are registering with the correct credit card or form of payment, as a $25 fee will be applied to registrations switching credit cards or forms of payment. 

*Please do not fax or mail any registration forms in after August 19, 2011*


Please visit for information about exhibiting. Please contact Ms. Taryn Crowder, Exhibits Manager, or (703)247-2566 with any questions.

Cost to Exhibit:
Corporate Member Rate*: $24.50 / 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: $29.50 / sq. ft.

Membership Discount:
To qualify for the member rate on booths, or the small business package, your company has to join NDIA first as a Corporate Member. For more information on joining, contact Michael Kibler, 703-247-2571 or Erica Utegaard, 703-247-2549.

Exhibit Rate Includes:
* Networking social functions in the exhibit hall
* Food Functions and Receptions
* Two exhibitor/conference registrations for exhibit personnel, per 10' x 10' booth
* Company profile online
* 24 hour security
* Booth  7”x44” ID Sign and Fabric back and side walls

* Booths are sold in 10x10 sq. ft. increments  and multiples thereof
* NDIA does not charge for corner or island fees
* No "end cap" booths are permitted
* Booth furnishings are not included and floor covering is required unless the hall is carpeted

2011 Exhibit Schedule*:
*Schedule is subject to change, please check back periodically for updates.

Move In:
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:00am – 3:00pm (Must be set by 3:00pm)

Show Hours:
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:30am - 5:00pm (Breaks in Exhibit Hall) 
Tuesday Night Reception - 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Reception in Exhibit Hall)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:30am - 3:30pm (Breaks in Exhibit Hall)

Move Out:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm

For exhibit questions, contact Taryn Crowder at (703) 247-2566 or

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and Class B uniform or uniform of the day for military.

Special Needs

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should call Allison Doherty, Meeting Planner, at 703-247-2570 and refer to Event #1590 prior to August 19, 2011.

Sponsorship Information



BAE Systems


Increase your company or organization's exposure by becoming a Sponsor! With a Sponsorship of $5000, you will receive your organization's name on the back cover of the onsite brochure, a 350-word company description in the onsite brochure, main podium recognition, signage throughout the conference, and a hotlink right HERE to your organization's website.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Taryn Crowder at

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Allison Doherty, or (703) 247-2570.
NDIA Exhibits POC: Taryn Crowder, or (703) 247-2566.


Affiliate Associations

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