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You are invited to attend the

One of the Top Defense Events of 2023!

June 8-9, 2023
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Congress has passed and the President has signed the historic $858 Billion 2023 National Defense Authorization Bill.

Find out how $858 Billion in 2023 Defense Spending will translate into Contracting Opportunities for the Navy by attending the 2023 Navy Contracting Summit! Major funding in 2023 includes:

  • $31.9 Billion for shipbuilding, including 12 battle force shops: three DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class destroyers; two Virginia Class submarines; two Expeditionary Medical Ships; one Constellation Class frigate; one America Class landing helicopter assault ship; one San Antonio class amphibious transport dock; one John Lewis Class fleet replenishment oiler; and one Navajo Class T-ATS fleet tug

  • $5.9 Billion to continue construction of the Columbia Class ballistic missile submarine

  • $748 Million towards strengthening the submarine industrial base

  • $327 Million for the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan to recapitalize our Navy shipyards

  • $17.4 Billion for Facilities Sustainment, Restoration & Modernization

  • $1.2 Billion for Pacific Deterrence Initiative Military Construction

  • An additional $191 Million for critical U.S. Indo-Pacific Command capabilities

In its 9th year, the 2023 Navy Contracting Summit will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia near Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Naval Air Station Oceana, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, and more. The Summit brings together Navy Command & Base Officials, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, Financing Sources, and Business Leaders nationwide. Hundreds of Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Military Officials, Contracting Officials, Financing Experts, and Defense Agencies from throughout the country registered to participate in-person and virtually at the 2022 Navy Contracting Summit.

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To learn more about our Defense Contracting Summits, click the "2022 Navy Contracting Summit Highlights" button below.

The 2023 Navy Contracting Summit will provide Defense Contractors, Subcontractors, and Small Businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • $858 Billion 2023 Defense Budget

  • Navy FY2023 Budget - Major Procurement Developments

  • Navy Mission & Contracting Priorities for Weapons, Ships, Aircraft, Installations, Technology, Cybersecurity, Energy, Construction, Reconstruction, Military Health & Medicine, and more.

  • Navy Command Mission & Contracting Priorities, including United States Fleet Forces Command

  • Navy Base Mission & Contracting Priorities, including Naval Station Norfolk

  • USMC Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • USCG Mission & Contracting Priorities

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

  • Small Business Access to Foreign Military Sales (FMS)

  • OTA's and Other Innovation Acquisition Strategies and Programs

  • New Contracting Opportunities for Prime Defense Contractors & Subcontractors

  • New Navy Installation Resiliency Contracts

  • Teaming, Subcontracting & Mentor Protégé Opportunities

  • Public and Private Financing Sources

  • Small Business Resources

  • Matchmaking Sessions, featuring Government Agencies and Prime Contractors


The 2023 Summit features Pentagon Officials, Multiple Navy Commands, Multiple Navy Bases, Military Contracting Officers, Financing Sources, and Business Leaders nationwide.


To learn more about our upcoming Defense Contracting Summits, visit our website for more information:


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Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Phone: (757) 385-2000

Self-Parking: Complimentary

Website: Virginia Beach Convention Center


2023 Navy Contracting Summit Agenda

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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

Exhibitors: Stop by Registration to Pick Up Name Badge


Thursday, June 8, 2023

7:30 AM - 7:30 PM: Exhibit Area Open

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM: Additional Exhibit Move-In

7:30 AM: On-Site Attendee Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: In-Person Matchmaking Sign-up

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Morning General Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Networking Break with Exhibitors

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Morning General Sessions

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Afternoon General Sessions

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: In-Person Matchmaking Session I

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: VIP Networking Reception

The VIP Networking Reception is open to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, VIP Business Attendees, and Invited Guests.


Friday, June 9, 2023

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Exhibit Area Open

7:30 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: In-Person Matchmaking Sign-up

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Morning General Sessions

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM: Networking Break

10:50 AM - 12:15 PM: General Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: In-Person Matchmaking Session II

12:00 PM: Exhibitor Move-Out

Take Advantage of Great Early Registration Rates!

Registration Types

Business Attendee: Early Rate: $895 | Regular Price: $1,095

VIP Business Attendee: Early Rate: $995 | Regular Price: $1,195

Virtual Attendee: $195

Standard Table-Top Exhibit Package: Early Rate: $1900 | Regular Price: $2200

Large Table-Top Exhibit Package: Early Rate: $2400 | Regular Price: $2700

Sponsorship Packages: See Link Below for Pricing

Discounted Registration for Active-Duty Military and Government Officials

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Inquire about discounted multi-event Exhibitor and/or Sponsorship rates when you register now for the 2023 Navy Contracting Summit, 2023 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit, 2024 Air Force Contracting Summit, and the 2024 Navy Contracting Summit



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