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You are invited to attend the

2023 Air Force Contracting Summit

February 7-8, 2023

Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida

In its 10th year, the 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa near Destin, Florida, close to Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, and USAF Hurlburt Field. The Summit brings together: Air Force Command & Base Officials, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, Financing Sources, and Business Leaders nationwide. More than 700 Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Military Officials, Contracting Officials, Financing Experts, and Defense Agencies from throughout the country registered to participate in-person and virtually for the 2022 Air Force Contracting Summit.

To learn more, visit our website for more information:

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The 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors, subcontractors, and small businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • Air Force FY2023 Budget - Major Procurement Developments

  • Air Force Mission & Contracting Priorities for Aircraft, Air Warfare, Armaments, Avionics, Logistics, Facilities, Energy, Construction, Technology, Health, and more!

  • Air Force 'Base of the Future' and Energy Resilience Opportunities

  • OTA's and Other Advance Tech Rapid Acquisition Programs

  • U.S. Space Force Developments & Contracting Priorities

  • New Pentagon and Air Force Cyber Protection/CMMC Strategies

  • Multi-Year Contract Vehicles - Prime Contractor & Small Business Tracks

  • Small Business Access to Foreign Military Sales (FMS)

  • Teaming, Subcontracting & Mentor Protégé Opportunities

  • Public and Private Financing Sources

  • Small Business Resources

Take Advantage of Early Registration Rates

Registration Types

Business Attendee: $995 (Regular $1095)

VIP Business Attendee: $1,095 (Regular $1,195)

Virtual Attendee: $195

Standard Table-Top Exhibit: $2,100 (Regular $2,200)

Large Table-Top Exhibit: $2,600 (Regular $2,700)

Sponsorship Packages: See the Link Below for Pricing

Complimentary Registration for Active-Duty Military and Government Officials

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If you have any questions regarding our in-person and/or virtual registration, please email us at or visit our website for more details.

Exhibit Packages tend to sell out months in advance and often have a waiting list. Register to secure your spot as an exhibitor today!


Inquire about discounted multi-event exhibitor and/or sponsorship rates when you register now for the 2022 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit, European Defense & Energy Security Summit, 2022 MILCON Contracting Summitand the 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit.

Hybrid Event Information

The 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit is designed as a hybrid event for in-person and virtual attendance. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the LIVE Summit on their PC, Laptop, or Mobile Device. All registered attendees will be able to setup a virtual attendee profile for the Summit which will allow them to:


View the Summit Agenda, View & Download the Speaker Presentations, Ask Questions During Q&A, Participate in Virtual Meetups, Participate in Discussion Board Topics, Access Photographs Taken at the Summit, and Connect with Other In-Person and Virtual Attendees using the Application, Whova.


Instructions on accessing the 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit in Whova will be sent out to the attendee's registered email address one week before Day 1 of the Summit. When registered multiple attendees, please use a UNIQUE email address for each attendee as each email is assigned to an individual attendee profile within Whova. The email you use to register will be the email you use to access the Summit in Whova.


Access will be available for three months following the Summit!

The Defense Leadership Forum has produced 6 successful Hybrid Summits so far!


Rooms & Rates

1 King Bed Partial Beachview Room - $109.00

1 King Bed Deluxe Junior Suite Partial View - $109.00

2 Double Beds Partial Beachview Room - $109.00

2 Dbl Beds Deluxe Junior Suite Partial View - $109.00

Daily Resort Charge will be added to the room rate and includes: Wi-Fi; self-parking; fitness center; yoga classes at Serenity by the Sea Spa; transportation throughout resort & to Silver Sands; board & beach games; discounted resort activities; kids 12 and under eat free breakfast; shopping pass.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

4000 Sandestin Boulevard South

Destin-Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: (850) 267-9500

Website: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

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