Attending defense and government technology events provides your organization with benefits it would otherwise miss out on. It facilitates an environment where you can network with like-minded professionals and companies working in this industry sector. That aspect alone can increase the probability of finding businesses that could become valued partners with you upcoming government projects.

These events also allow for additional opportunity to learn about the latest technical innovations and their applications on the battlefield and beyond. Staying abreast of new defense technology is essential for your business’s future success by staying at minimum in line with, and at best, ahead of, your competitors. Take a look at these three government tech conferences worthy of your attention in 2019.

The 2019 AFA Air Warfare Symposium

This year’s Air Warfare Symposium is on the docket from February 27 to March 1 in Orlando, FL. Hosted by the Air Force Association, this is the 35th edition of the event. It brings together military leadership with defense industry organizations to discuss the various challenges facing the U.S. Air Force.

Exhibitors display their latest tech innovations aimed at enhancing American air superiority across the globe. It offers a great opportunity to showcase your work while networking with Air Force leadership.

AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium is a premier event for the aerospace and defense industry geared toward the professional development of Air Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, retirees, and veterans.

The annual symposium brings together the top leadership of the Air Force as well as academics, leaders in the industry, and government officials to discuss issues and challenges facing our Air Force and the aerospace community today and in the future.

The Air Warfare Symposium will include than 50 companies showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in air warfare capabilities. There will be plenty of time for networking during the welcome reception and outdoor BBQ for exhibitors, Air Force leaders and attendees.

This event provides a platform to showcase your innovative products to key Air Force decision makers and top defense contractors from the U.S. and around the world.

The 18th Annual C4ISR and Networks Conference

Arlington, VA is the location for this year’s C4ISR & Networks Conference, now known as the C4ISRNET Conference taking place on Thursday, June 6.

General Dynamics Mission Systems is the presenting sponsor for the event. The installation and operation of battlefield networks is one of the leading technical topics of the conference. Other IT areas to be covered include data analytics and AI as well as collaborative operations in contested environments.

An interesting business-related topic looks at forging partnerships with small companies servicing the government and defense sectors. It provides an opportunity to network with other small businesses as well as hear from senior level government leaders first hand regarding the technical challenges faced by the DoD and other agencies. All in all, it’s an event you likely need to attend.

Defense TechConnect Fall Conference and Expo 2019

Finally, the Defense TechConnect Fall Conference and Expo 2019 takes place in National Harbor, MD from October 810. This also provides copious opportunities for networking within the military technology sector. Covered topics include smart operations, autonomous systems, and battlefield technology infrastructure.

Defense TechConnect brings together senior military officials, technology leaders and procurement personnel to evaluate new technologies and solutions to meet the needs of today’s DOD and the warfighter.

You will have the opportunity to connect with over 1,000 delegates, including senior DOD leadership and top industry thought leaders, and learn about the DOD’s specific technology. This expo has sold out every year as technology and solution providers vie for the opportunity to meet with DOD leadership.

Take advantage of these networking opportunities to grow your company’s footprint within the defense industry. When you need an experienced organization as a partner for your technology projects, consider Entrust Solutions. Schedule some time with us soon.


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