2021 Air Force Contracting Summit

February 2021

Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida


You are invited to attend the 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit, scheduled for February 2021 in Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida. Join defense contractors nationwide and attend one of the top annual military contracting events

View the 2020 Summit agenda here: AFCS20 Event Agenda

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 8th 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 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors and businesses nationwide with the latest information on topics such as:


  • 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; a VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests; and more.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550-4214

Special Lodging Information: TBD


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. 


Day 1

7:00AM - 8:00AM: Exhibit Move-In
8:00AM: Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00AM: On-Site Registration & Networking with Exhibitors
8:00AM: Sign-Up for Matchmaking Session I

8:30AM - 12:00PM: General Sessions

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

12:00PM - 1:00PM:  Defense Leadership Roundtable*

1:00PM - 3:30PM:  General Sessions

3:30PM - 5:00PM:  Matchmaking Session I

3:30PM - 5:00PM:  Networking with Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall

5:00PM - 7:00PM: VIP Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall*
*The Leadership Roundtable is invitation-only.

*The VIP Reception is for all VIP Business Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers & Special Guests.


Day 2

8:00AM: Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00AM - 12:00PM: Exhibit Hall Open
8:00AM: Sign-Up for Matchmaking Session II
8:30AM - 12:00PM: General Sessions
12:00PM - 1:00PM: Matchmaking Session II

12:00PM: Exhibit Move-Out

*Schedule 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. 

AFCS20 Top Sponsors



Bank of America






Gulf Power
InDyne, Inc.
LSQ Funding Group
Mohawk Valley Materials, Inc.
Swift Engineering, Inc.