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 2890 - 2012 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 

2890 - 2012 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 

Theme

"Building the Global SOF Partnership"

Event Number
2890

Event Date

5/22/2012
 to 5/24/2012

Event Location
Tampa Convention Center

Event Contact
Refer to Contact Info /Inquiries/Questions tab

Introduction

To get a preview of what's in store, view the below YouTube videos from 2011 SOFIC!
Conference & Exhibition
Exhibit Hall Time Lapse

Attend the defense industry’s premier event focused on advancing defense industry technology solutions and building the global SOF partnership, attracting over 7,000 government and industry Attendees, featuring 350 exhibiting companies! 

  • Collaborate and network with national and international stakeholders

  • Hear USSOCOM Commander and Acquisition Executive discuss their perspectives on SOF’s current challenges, trends, and interests in support of SOF’s global missions with a vision toward forging global SOF partnerships
     
  • Gain enhanced knowledge, understanding, and awareness of key acquisition, requirements, operations, and technology issues in the context of SOF’s current missions from USSOCOM Component and Theater Commanders

  • Engage in:
    • USSOCOM Senior Leader Panels
    • Business Opportunities Sessions
    • Program Executive Office Breakout Sessions

Agenda

Download/Print/View the current Agenda.
- As of 5/15/12

Gala Reception and Dinner - SOLD OUT!

Please use the Tampa Convention Center's Franklin Street Entrance to access the Gala on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2012.  Your Gala ticket will be required for entry.  Gala tickets may be picked up at Registration check-in on the Mezzanine level, beginning on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Senior Industry Executive Forum - CLOSED!

This Forum has currently reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. 

Industry CEOs, COOs, and Presidents are invited to participate in a Senior Industry Executive Forum during SOFIC, to occur on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the Tampa Convention Center, Rooms 13-14. 

Advanced registration is required and must be received by Friday, May 4, 2012.  Space is limited.  Neither onsite registrations nor substitutions will be accepted.  Participation is limited to two Executive members from each company who carry the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), or President. 

U.S. Special Operations Commander, ADM William H. McRaven; Acquisition Executive, Mr. James W. Cluck; and the U.S. Special Operations Forces Component Commanders will have discussions with industry leaders on how government and industry can work better and closer together to provide Special Operations Forces around the world with the capabilities and support they need.  The Forum is designed to be an informative discussion, with audience participation, between industry and government leaders and experts. 

All registrations will be approved for inclusion on the final Attendee list.  You will receive an e-mail to confirm your participation in the Forum.

Golf Tournament

A golf tournament will be held on Monday, May 21, 2012.  For information, please visit the golf tournament website.

Location

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8511

Lodging

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 Ms. Pat Sutherland, Manager, at psutherland@ndia.org or (386) 626-5061 if you have been approached by a third party company.

SOLD OUT -
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
SOLD OUT - Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
SOLD OUT -
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore
SOLD OUT - Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center
SOLD OUT - Hyatt Regency Hotel 
SOLD OUT - Marriott Waterside Hotel
SOLD OUT - Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown
SOLD OUT - Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel

SOLD OUT - Tampa Marriott Westshore
SOLD OUT - Westin Harbour Island Hotel


 

Registration **PLEASE READ CAREFULLY**

Online registration is currently closed, but onsite registration will be accepted.

GALA - SOLD OUT
The Gala Reception and Dinner events are sold out, and the wait list has reached capacity.  Please note that there will be a Gala ticket board onsite, located on the Mezzanine level by main Registration, where you may post your information should you be in need of a ticket or have an extra ticket to sell.

QUESTIONS
Please direct all registration inquiries to Showcare Event Solutions:
EMAIL: SOFIC@SHOWCARE.COM  
PHONE: (514) 380-9375 or (866) 654-0917
Call center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, EST.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations and substitution requests must be made in writing, via email to: SOFIC@SHOWCARE.COM.  Cancellations for full conference registration categories received by May 11, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 11, 2012.  Substitutions for this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.  Please note: This policy does not apply to exhibit booth cancellations.

HQ USSOCOM
USSOCOM personnel (all HQ SOCOM, Component Command SOCOM, and TSOC military, government civilian, and contractor support) will be issued a USSOCOM SOFIC badge onsite at the USSOCOM registration table. Proper ID showing USSOCOM affiliation must be shown to obtain the badge. There is no need to pre-register for this badge.  Questions for USSOCOM personnel may be sent to the SOFIC Infoline at SOFIC2012@socom.mil.

COMPLIMENTARY VISITOR BADGE TO EXHIBIT HALL
A complimentary VISITOR badge for access to the EXHIBIT HALL ONLY will be available onsite at the VISITOR registration booth, just outside of the main Exhibit Hall entrance.  VISITOR badges are limited to Active Duty, Law Enforcement, First Responder (EMT, Fire, Rescue, etc.), and Government Agency (CIA, FBI, HLS, DEA, etc.) employees. Contractors are not eligible for this complimentary badge, but may register for the Exhibit Hall Only badge (see rate structure below). Valid picture ID must be presented onsite in order to obtain the VISITOR badge. Please note: This badge does not allow conference access. Please register for a full conference category should you wish to attend any portion of the conference (see rate structure below).

ID BADGE
As you are registering for SOFIC, you may opt to have your paper conference ID badge with barcode mailed to you prior to the event for faster onsite Registration check-in, or you may pick it up at the event.  You will be issued a colored badge lanyard holder at onsite Registration check-in, allowing access to the events for which you have registered.  Badge lanyard holders will only be available for pick up onsite and must be worn at all conference functions.  Please note: If you have only purchased a Gala ticket, you will
not be issued a badge and will simply need to present your ticket upon entry at the Gala Reception and Dinner.

PRESS
Please direct all Press inquiries to Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP of Advertising, at dpignotti@ndia.org or (703) 247-2541.

NOTES
Payment must be made at the time of registration, and registrations will not be taken over the phone.  Please be sure to register with the correct form of payment. A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment. 

Registration Fees

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

(Until 4/6/12)

(4/7/12- 5/11/12) 

(5/12/12 On)

Government/Academia
(Includes Conference, Tues. Business Opps., Exhibit Hall, Breakfasts, Tues. Reception)

$350

$400

$450

Industry NDIA Member and
Affiliates (AFEI, NTSA, PSA, WID)
(Includes Conference, Tues. Business Opps., Exhibit Hall, Breakfasts, Tues. Reception)

$450

$500

$565

Industry Non-NDIA Member (Includes Conference, Tues. Business Opps., Exhibit Hall, Breakfasts, Tues. Reception)

$525

$580

$655

Tuesday Business Opportunities ONLY
(Includes Tues. Business Opps., Exhibit Hall, Tues. Reception)

$115

$125

$135

Exhibit Hall ONLY
(Includes Exhibit Hall, Tues. Reception)

$100

$100

$100

 

Exhibits

Exhibit Hall Sold Out!
Please visit the exhibits website for information.  Please direct wait list inquiries to Ms. Tinia Allen, Exhibits Manager, at tallen@ndia.org or (229) 269-9902, or Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, at lhoffman@ndia.org or (703) 247-9460.

Attendee Information

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

GALA DINNER ATTIRE
Civilian: Black Tie/Formal
Army: Mess Dress or Dress Blue
Marine Corps: Mess Dress
Navy: Dinner Dress White Jacket
Air Force: Mess Dress

ID BADGE
As you are registering for SOFIC, you may opt to have your paper conference ID badge with barcode mailed to you prior to the event for faster onsite Registration check-in, or you may pick it up at the event.  You will be issued a badge lanyard holder at onsite Registration check-in, allowing access to the events for which you have registered.  Badge lanyard holders will only be available for pick up onsite and must be worn at all conference functions. 

SPECIAL NEEDS
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  For more information, please contact Ms. Meredith Geary, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, at mgeary@ndia.org or (703) 247-9476 and reference Event #2890. 

ADVERTISING AND MEDIA/PRESS
Advertise at SOFIC to increase your organization’s exposure and reach a distinct target audience composed of decision-makers in the defense marketplace.  For more information, please contact Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP of Advertising, at dpignotti@ndia.org or (703) 247-2541.

Sponsorship

L3-STRATIS
 
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman  

Sponsorships Closed!
Please contact Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, at lhoffman@ndia.org or (703) 247-9460 with any inquiries.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

CONFERENCE
Ms. Meredith Geary, CMP, Associate Director, mgeary@ndia.org or (703) 247-9476

EXHIBITS
Ms. Tinia Allen, Exhibits Manager, tallen@ndia.org or (229) 269-9902
Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, lhoffman@ndia.org or (703) 247-9460

SENIOR INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE FORUM - CLOSED!
Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP, Director, Operations, cmason@ndia.org or (703) 247-2586

SPONSORSHIPS
Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, lhoffman@ndia.org or (703) 247-9460

LODGING
Ms. Pat Sutherland, Manager, psutherland@ndia.org or (386) 626-5061

ADVERTISING AND MEDIA/PRESS
Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP of Advertising, dpignotti@ndia.org or (703) 247-2541

 

Affiliate Associations

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