SOFIC is the defense industry’s premier event focused on advancing defense industry technology solutions and building the global SOF alliance, attracting over 9,000 government and industry Attendees, featuring 350 exhibiting companies!
2015 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) will be held May 19–21, 2015 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. This year’s conference theme, “Winning in a Complex World,” will provide a forum for military, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss current and future challenges and how to best support our Special Operations Forces (SOF) around the globe.
USSOCOM Commander, General Joseph L. Votel, USA, and USSOCOM Acquisition Executive, Mr. James F. Geurts, will provide their perspectives on SOF’s challenges, trends, and interests and how industry partners can help support these areas. The conference will include panels made up of USSOCOM’s Component Commanders, TSOC Commanders, and Senior Enlisted Advisors who will provide Attendees with an understanding of key acquisition requirements, operations, and technology issues in the context of SOF’s current component and theater missions.
Over the course of three days, Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with USSOCOM Program Executive Officers and Directors, Program Managers, the Office of Small Business Programs representative, the Technology & Industry Liaison Office representative, and other acquisition experts who will identify top priorities, business opportunities, and interests as they relate to USSOCOM acquisition programs. These open forums will enable conference Attendees to interact with USSOCOM Senior Leaders while collaborating on how to win in a complex world.
• Hear USSOCOM Commander and Acquisition Executive discuss their perspectives on SOF’s challenges, trends, and interests
• Acquire 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
• Engagement Opportunities:
o USSOCOM Senior Leader Panels
o Business Opportunities Session
o PEO Breakout Sessions
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