December 9 – 10, 2021

The Westin Crystal City, Virginia

2021 MILCON Contracting Summit

You are invited to attend the

In its 3rd year, the 2021 MILCON Contracting Summit brings together Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. More than 250 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 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit.

The 2021 MILCON Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors, subcontractors, and small businesses nationwide with the latest information on: 
  • Military Construction Money in the FY2022 Defense Budget including Facilities Sustainment Restoration. and Modernization Account (FSRM) 

  • The Military's Long-Term Infrastructure Modernization Strategy

  • Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force Installation & Procurement Priorities

  • Upcoming Contracts for Military Base Construction, Reconstruction, and Renovation

  • Pacific & European 'Deterrence Initiatives' and 'Distributed Operations' Strategies Driving Theater Infrastructure Improvements

  • What to Expect from the $21 Billion/20-Year Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program Building the Military 'Base of the Future', including Assured/Resilient Energy, Advanced Facility Security Solutions, and Disaster-Proof Construction Strategies

  • New Types of Multi-Year Contract Vehicles - Installation Resilience Operations Center (IROC), 'Digital Twins', Consolidated Remediation

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

  • Public-Private Partnerships for Base-Community Projects

  • Small Business-Prime Contractor Teaming Opportunities & Mentor Protege Programs

  • Contract Financing & Bonding


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

3:00PM – 6:00PM: Exhibit Move-In


Thursday, December 9, 2021

7:00AM – 8:00AM: Additional Exhibit Move-In

7:30AM – 5:00PM Exhibit Areas Open

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

7:30AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30AM – 9:00AM: Matchmaking Session Sign Up

8:30AM – 12:00PM: General Sessions

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

1:00PM – 4:00PM: General Sessions

4:00PM – 5:00PM: Networking with Exhibitors

4:00PM – 5:30PM: Matchmaking Session I

5:00PM – 7:00PM: VIP Networking Reception

The Reception is open to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, VIP Attendees, and invited guests only.


Friday, December 10, 2021

7:30AM – 12:00PM Exhibit Areas Open

7:30AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30AM – 9:00AM: Matchmaking Session Sign Up

8:30AM – 12:00PM: General Sessions

12:00PM – 1:00PM: Matchmaking Session II

12:00PM: Exhibit Move-Out

*Schedule subject to change.


The Westin Crystal City

1800 Richmond Highway

Arlington, Virginia 22202

Phone: (703) 486-1111

Group Rate Name: MILCON Summit

Group Rate Dates: December 8-10, 2021

Last Day to Book: November 19, 2021

Group Rate & Government Per Diem Rate: $188 USD per night

Online Reservation Link: BOOK NOW

Defense Leadership Forum Policies:​
This event will be held in accordance with local government pandemic regulations/restrictions. 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.

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!