Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Symposium & Exhibition

  • 8/14/2018 - 8/15/2018
  • Bethesda North Marriott
    5701 Marinelli Road
    Bethesda,  MD  20852
    Tel: (301) 822-9200
  • Theme : Modernizing to Meet New Threats
    Event Type : Symposium, Exhibit
    Event Code : 8950



Join us for the 2018 Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium & Exhibition (GESE), produced by NDIA in partnership with the EOD Warrior Foundation as we examine modernization of the force in light of the new national security and national defense strategies. This year’s symposium will focus on the theme “Modernizing to Meet New Threats.”


The symposium will feature:

  • Three sub-track professional tenets in counter improvised explosive devices, counter unexploded ordnance and combating weapons of mass destruction
  • Interagency speakers and panelists, including James McDonnell, Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for weapons of mass destruction; and Kirk Yeager, FBI’s lead forensic scientist
  • The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization’s Annual Technology Outreach event with senior JIDO leadership and program managers, including breakout sessions on hot topics
  • Service EOD future requirements and program manager’s acquisition briefings 
  • Presentations and updates from international partners, including NATO, Canada, the United Kingdom and Israel
  • Humanitarian Mine Action panel, including internationally recognized experts in the field, nongovernment organizations and representatives from the State Department
  • Update from the EOD Warrior Foundation on its ground-breaking assistance to the EOD community
  • EOD Warrior Foundation Silent Auction, featuring dozens of unique items and proceeds benefiting the foundation
  • Over 60 exhibiting companies


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.




Ms. Andrea Lane
(703) 247-2554

Trish Wildt
(703) 247-2586