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June 24-25, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia

  2021 Navy Contracting Summit

You are invited to attend the

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The $740 Billion 2021 National Defense Authorization Act is now law! Resulting in billions in new Pentagon and Navy Contracts. Get the latest information on these contracts. Meet key decision-makers.


In its seventh year, the 2021 Navy Contracting Summit will be held at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. This Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. More than 400 Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, Military Officials, Contracting Officials, Financing Experts, and Defense Agencies from throughout the country registered for the 2019 Navy Contracting Summit.


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View the video summary of the 2019 Summit below:

The 2021 Navy Contracting Summit is designed as a hybrid event for both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL attendance. Downloading the event app and setting up your attendee profile will allow you to view the Summit Agenda, view Speaker Presentations, Participate in Q&A and Polls, and Individually Connect with other In-Person and Virtual Attendees, Exhibitors, and Sponsors during the live event and for 3 months following the Summit.

Who's Attending: Leaders from U.S. Navy/Pentagon, U.S. Navy Commands, U.S. Navy Bases, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bank of America, Fairlead, AECOM, Leidos, Collins, SAIC, Daimler, Deloitte, Jacobs, American Systems, Defense Acquisition University, Mantech, and many others.

At the 2021 Navy Contracting Summit, meet key decision-makers and get the latest information on:

  • Navy 2021 & 2022 Budgets

  • Navy Mission & Priorities for Weapons, Ships, Installations, Technology, Cybersecurity, Energy, Construction, Reconstruction, and more

  • Navy, USMC, USCG, and Department of Defense Contracting Priorities

  • New Contracting Opportunities for Prime Defense Contractors

  • New Contracting Opportunities for Defense Subcontractors, including Shipbuilding

  • OTA's & other Innovation Acquisition Strategies & Programs

  • New Navy Installation Resiliency Contracts

  • Public and Private Financing Sources

Summit Schedule (subject to change):

Location: International Ballroom & Promenade - 3rd Floor

June 23, 2021

3:00 - 6:00 PM:  Exhibitor Set-Up

June 24, 2021

7:00 AM:  Exhibitor Set-Up

7:30 AM:  On-site Registration

7:30 - 8:30 AM:  Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall - 3rd Floor

8:00 AM - 12Noon:  General Session

12Noon - 1:15 PM:  Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

Sponsored by: Stinar

Location: Riverwalk Room - Lobby Level

1:15 - 4:00 PM:  General Session

4:00 - 5:00 PM:  Virtual Matchmaking Meets in Whova App

5:00 - 7:00 PM:  VIP Reception 

Sponsored by: RapidBuilt  

Location: Riverwalk Room - Lobby Level

June 25, 2021

Location: International Ballroom & Promenade - 3rd Floor

7:30 AM:  On-site Registration

7:30 - 8:30 AM:  Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall - 3rd Floor

8:30 AM - 12Noon:  General Session

12Noon - 1:00 PM:  Virtual Matchmaking Meets in Whova App

12Noon - 1:00 PM:  Exhibit Tear-Down

Multi-Event Discounts Are Also Available If You Sign Up Now As A Sponsor of the 2021 Navy Contracting Summit, 2021 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit, 2021 MILCON Contracting Summit, and the 2022 Air Force Contracting Summit. Please contact us at:

Defense Leadership 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.

If you have any questions about our in-person registration and/or virtual registration packages, please email us at or call us at (202) 552-0179.

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Event Location & Lodging

777 Waterside Drive

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Phone: (757) 314-1157

Website: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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