DESTIN-MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by the Defense Leadership Forum, Congressman Matt Gaetz will be delivering the keynote address on the Economic Impact of the 2019 Defense Budget on January 31, 2019 at the annual Air Force Contracting Summit. The Defense Leadership Forum is expecting more than 500 defense contractors and businesses to attend this year's sold out Summit.
Lana Corrigan, Executive Vice President of the Defense Leadership Forum said, "It's an honor to have Congressman Gaetz deliver the Keynote Address at the Summit. We applaud his decision to invest time into addressing the defense contracting community. Business leaders attending from throughout Northwest Florida and nationwide look forward to hearing from Congressman Gaetz, who sits on both the House Budget Committee and the House Armed Services Committee."
Celebrating its 6th year, the Summit is being held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, a beachfront resort centrally located on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast and conveniently near Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, and USAF Hurlburt Field. The Summit's goals include educating businesses nationwide about the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force, identifying the best innovative defense solutions in the industry, explaining contracting procedures for small businesses, connecting businesses with federal contracting resources, and helping prime contractors identify new subcontractors.
About the Defense Leadership Forum
The Defense Leadership Forum is a public service organization that brings together Congressional leaders, Pentagon officials, military base commanders, and business representatives to identify the best solutions to defend the United States. The organization works closely with Congress, the Pentagon, local military bases throughout the U.S., federal, state, and local government officials, industry, nonprofit organizations, and professional associations.