MILCON Contracting Summit 

October 19-20, 2020

Washington, D.C. Area


You are invited to attend the 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit, scheduled for October 19-20, 2020 in Tysons Corner, VA.

At the 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit, meet key decision-makers and get the latest information on:

  • Military Construction Money in the 2020 and 2021 Defense Budgets, including the Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization account (FSRM)

  • The Military's Long-Term Infrastructure Modernization Strategy

  • New Contracts for Military Base Construction and Renovation

  • Base Operations Support (BOS) and Facility Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts

  • Public-Private Partnerships for Base-Community Projects

  • Building the Military Bases of the Future, including Assured/Resilient Energy, Advanced Facility Security Solutions, and Disaster-Proof Construction Strategies


The Summit will consist of General Session presentations; Contracting Presentations from senior military contracting officials and contracting experts; the latest details on new Contracting Opportunities; a Networking Lunch with Exhibitors; a Defense Leadership Roundtable; Small Business Resources Session; and an invitation-only VIP Reception for VIP Business Attendee, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, and Special Guests.


If you have any additional questions, please call our customer service center at (202) 552-0179.

Summit Schedule:

October 18, 2020

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Exhibit Move-In


October 19, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Exhibit Move-In
8:00 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 - 3:30 PM: General Sessions
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Matchmaking Session I
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Networking with Exhibitors
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: VIP Networking Reception

October 20, 2020
8:00 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 AM: Sign-Up for Matchmaking Session II
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM: General Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Matchmaking Session II
12:00 PM: Exhibitor Move-Out

Event Location & Lodging Recommendation

Tysons Corner Marriott

8028 Leesburg Pike

Tysons Corner, VA 22182

Phone: (703) 734-32001 



Group Rate: $179 (plus tax) 

Group Name: MILCON Summit

Cut Off Date: 09/28/2020

Reservations to be made directly with Marriott by calling 1(800)228-9290 or (703)734-3200

Parking: On-site garage self-parking, $18


Matchmaking Session Details:

The Matchmaking Sessions are a structured networking opportunity to participate in one-on-one meetings with representatives from various government agencies, contracting services, prime contractors, and other resources. The purpose is to facilitate targeted information exchange and match needs with resources and solutions. Space is limited and is first come, first serve. Sign-up will occur at the times mentioned below near the registration area. Advanced sign-up is not available.

VIP Networking Reception:

  • All VIP Business Attendees, Matchmaking Table Hosts, Speakers, Exhibitors, and Sponsors are invited to attend the Invitation-Only Networking Reception on the evening of Day 1 from 5PM to 7PM. Business Attendees may upgrade to "VIP Business Attendee" in order to receive access to the invitation-only VIP Networking Reception. 


Defense Leaders Forum Policies:

By completing this registration, you agree that no refunds will be issued. Event credit requests or attendee transfers must be received and confirmed no less than (10) business days prior to Day 1 of the Summit. If you would like to receive an event credit for a future event, please contact 

Coronavirus Policy Statement: By completing your registration, you agree that no sponsorship package, exhibit package, or attendee registration refunds will be given due to cancellations relating to the Coronavirus. Instead, an event credit may be applied towards a future Defense Leadership Forum event.

Complimentary registration is available to Active Duty Military, Government Officials, and Credentialed News Media only. You are required to present a valid ID or credential card to the registration staff in order to receive complimentary access. Please contact us after you register to confirm you are credentialed. Send an email to

By completing this registration, you agree to be photographed/recorded at the Summit and agree that all photography/videos are the intellectual property of the Defense Leadership Forum.


Please note that payments will be processed by Ultimate Events, LLC, the events management firm for the Defense Leadership Forum.



For all questions regarding your exhibit or sponsorship registration, email us at or call (202)552-0179. Thank you!