2020 Air Force Contracting Summit

January 30 - 31, 2020

Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida


Join defense contractors nationwide and attend one of the top military contracting events of 2020. You are invited to attend the 2020 Air Force Contracting Summit, scheduled for January 30 – 31, 2020 in Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida.

View the video summary of the 2019 Summit here: AFCS19 Highlight Video

See additional highlight videos and photos of past Summits here:  Past Event Videos & Photos


About the Summit

In its 7th year, the Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, a magnificent resort on the sugar white beaches of Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. Close to Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, and USAF Hurlburt Field. The purpose of the Summit is to educate businesses nationwide about the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force, to identify the best innovative defense solutions from industry, to explain contracting procedures for small businesses, to connect businesses with federal contracting resources, and to help prime contractors identify new subcontractors. The Summit Moderator is Howard Snow, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy.


The 2020 Air Force Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on:


  • Air Force Budgets

  • Air Force Innovation

  • Air Force Mission Priorities for Aircraft, Weapons, Facilities, Technology, Energy, and more

  • Air Force and Department of Defense Contracting Priorities

  • New Contracting Opportunities for Prime Defense Contractors

  • New Contracting Opportunities for Defense Subcontractors

  • Details on specific new military contracts in all areas of procurement, including but not limited to: aircraft, missiles, ammunition, vehicles, R&D, electronics systems, communications systems, information systems, cyberdefense, facilities, military construction, energy, intelligence, infrastructure modernization, space defense, and much more.


This 2-Day Summit will consist of General Session presentations; Contracting Presentations from senior military contracting officials; the latest details on new Contracting Opportunities; a Networking Lunch with exhibitors; a Small Business Resources Workshop; Matchmaking Sessions with Prime Contractors and Government Agencies; an invite-only VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests.


If your company will be sending more than one representative, please consider participating as a Summit Sponsor. Sponsorship packages start at $1,000.  For more details on Sponsorship & Exhibiting, click the button above or send an email to marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org.


To register, please click the "Register" button or contact us at Marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org for a manual registration form. If you have any additional questions, please call our customer service center at (202) 552-0179 or email us at info@defenseleadershipforum.org.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550-4214

Phone Number: (850)267-9500

Group Name: Air Force Contracting Summit 2020

Group Rate:$94.00 (plus tax and discounted resort fee)
Discount valid on stays from 01/29/20 through 02/04/2020

Deadline Discount: January 17, 2020 (or until rooms are sold out)

Online Hotel Booking Link: Click Here!


Parking at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort:

Hotel Guests: Daily parking is included in your resort charge.
Non-Hotel Guests: Daily parking is free of charge.
Instructions: At the main security gate, indicate that you are attending an event at the Hilton. At the Hilton security gate, mention that you are attending the Air Force Contracting Summit. 

AFCS20 Updated Schedule:

January 29, 2020

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Exhibitor Move-In


January 30, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Additional Exhibit Move-In
7:30 AM: On-Site Registration & Networking with Exhibitors
8:00 AM: Sign-Up for Matchmaking Session I
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM: General Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: General Session
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Matchmaking Session I
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: General Networking with Exhibitors
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: VIP Networking Reception with Sponsors & Exhibitors
*Reception is Invitation Only: VIP Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers & Special Guests.

January 31, 2020
8:00 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 AM: Sign-Up for Matchmaking Session II
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM: General Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Matchmaking Session II
12:00 PM: Exhibitor Move-Out
*Schedule is subject to change.


Matchmaking Sessions consist of one-on-one meetings with Prime Contractors and Government Agencies. Space is limited and is first-come, first-serve. Sign up will occur at the times mentioned below near the registration area. 


Matchmaking Session I: 

January 30 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sign-Up Sheets will be available starting at 8AM on January 30. 

Matchmaking Session II: 

January 31 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sign-Up Sheets will be available starting at 8AM on January 31.

Alternate Lodging Recommendation: 

Visit www.sandestin.com or search for other nearby hotels in the Miramar Beach/Destin Area.