DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference & Exposition
6/19/2018 - 6/20/2018
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus,  OH  43215
Theme : Improving Warfighter Readiness by Strengthening Industry Alliances and Reforming Business Processes
Event Type : Conference, Exhibit
Event Code : 8780
IMPROVING WARFIGHTER READINESS
DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference & Exposition is a two-day event hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and DLA Land and Maritime to provide a forum for current and potential vendors to discuss future logistics support strategies, challenges and to streamline efforts to better support the Warfighter. The conference will be in Columbus, OH at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, June 19-20, 2018.
This year’s theme “Improving Warfighter Readiness by Improving Industry Alliances and Reforming Business Processes” speaks to the Secretary of Defense’s priorities to Restore Military Readiness as we Build a more Lethal Force, Strengthen Alliances and Attract New Partners and bring Business Reforms to the Department of Defense. DLA’s business model is evolving from a primarily transactional model to one that values long-term relationships. To help advance our evolution, DLA is executing an active Industry Engagement Plan that fosters innovation through research and development that fully supports the Secretary’s effort. Improving Alliances and Reforming Business Processes expands opportunity for all businesses, invites smarter and innovative ways of doing business and creates greater synergy with our service partners and industry to best support the Warfighter.
DLA welcomes new businesses that want to join the team and those businesses that have been working with us for years. Our shared conference goal is improving alliances and reforming business processes to continually improve Warfighter readiness.
The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.