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October 17-19, 2023

Honolulu, Hawaii



Only 1 Diamond Sponsorship Available

1 Titanium Sponsorship Spot Remaining

3 Exhibit Spaces Remaining

Find out how $858 Billion in 2023 Defense Spending will translate into military contracting opportunities throughout the Pacific Region by attending the Top Pacific Defense Conference & Expo of 2023!


Top Congressional and Department of Defense Leaders consider USINDOPACOM as our most important long-term military theater, with billions of new dollars being allocated for contracts because of the rapidly escalating threat of Chinese Military Aggression, along with an unstable North Korea.


Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has stated, "This measure strengthens our national defense and bolsters our commitments to diplomacy, development, and democracy throughout the Indo-Pacific, where the future of our country and world is being determined." The 2023 Defense Budget includes:

  • $6.1 Billion for various elements of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI)

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

  • $1.2 Billion for U.S. Military infrastructure improvements in the Pacific Region

  • Funding for two SSN-774 Virginia class attack submarines which are expected to conduct operations in the Pacific and receive maintenance at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

  • $3.5 Billion dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard to service new submarines

  • $103 Million for upgrading the missile storage facilities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

  • $383 Million for Missile Defense in Guam

  • $1.5 Billion in security cooperation to strengthen U.S. alliances and partnerships


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

  • FY2024 Defense Budget for U.S. Defense in the Indo-Pacific Region

  • U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, Space Defense, and U.S. Army Mission Requirements and Contracting Priorities in the Indo-Pacific Region

  • Procurement Priorities for Aircraft, Ships, Air Defense Missiles, Radar Systems, Long-Range Firepower, Supply Depots, Testing Ranges, Staging Areas, Cybersecurity and Intelligence-Sharing Centers, Technology, Energy/Fuel Supply, Military Health & Medicine, and more

  • FY2024 Navy Funding for New Battle Force Ships

  • Nearly $1Billion for the Defense of Guam, including Improved Missile Defense Command and Control Capabilities, Radar Capacity, Procurement of Weapons Systems Components, and New Construction

  • New Military Base Construction Contracts

  • New Military Base Energy Contracts

  • OTA's and Other 'Rapid Acquisition' Strategies and Programs

  • Public and Private Financing Sources for Defense Contractors

  • Teaming Arrangements for Primes and Subcontractors

  • Small Business Resources

  • Matchmaking Session with Government Agencies & Prime Contractors

The 2023 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit brings together Congressional Leaders and Staff, Military Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide and throughout the Pacific Region.


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

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Early Registration Rates!

Registration Types

Business Attendee: Early Rate: $795 | Regular Price: $1195

VIP Business Attendee: Early Rate: $895 | Regular Price: $1295

Virtual Attendee: $195

Standard Table-Top Exhibit Package: Early Rate: $2000 | Regular Price: $2700

Large Table-Top Exhibit Package: Early Rate: $2500 | Regular Price: $3200

Sponsorship Packages: $1,000 to $20,000 - See Link Below for Pricing

Complimentary Registration for Active-Duty Military and Government Officials

Only 1 Diamond Sponsorship is Available

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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 2023 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit, 2024 Air Force Contracting Summit, 2024 Navy Contracting Summit, and 2024 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit.

Contact for additional information.

Event Location & Lodging Details


Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Phone: (808) 922-6611

Website: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Event Parking Rates: (No Overnight Parking):

Self-Parking: $10

Valet: $15




The 2023 Pacific Defense 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 set up 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 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit in Whova will be sent out to the attendee's registered email address one week before Day 1 of the Summit. When registering multiple attendees, please use a UNIQUE email address for each attendee as each email is assigned to an individual attendee profile in 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 over 12 Successful Hybrid Events so far!

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