2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit

You are invited to attend the

April 20-21, 2022
San Antonio, Texas

In its 3rd year, the 2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will be held at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio. 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 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit. To learn more about what to expect from our Defense Contracting Summits, visit our YouTube for highlights of past Summits.

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The 2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors, subcontractors, and small businesses nationwide with the latest information on:

  • Military Base Energy Resiliency

  • Army Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Air Force Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Innovative Acquisition Programs

  • Military Base Commanders Panel - Base Contracting Opportunities

  • Major Combat Systems - Supply Chain Opportunities

  • Southwest Region Military Construction (MILCON) & Base Rebuilding Contracts

  • Installation Innovation Partnerships

  • Military Cyber Challenges & Procurement Priorities

  • Military Healthcare/Medical Programs & Contracts

  • Public and Private Financing Resources

  • Teaming Arrangements for Defense Subcontractors

Take Advantage of Early Registration Rates

Register by 5 PM Friday, January 7, 20212


Registration Types

Business Attendee: $495 (Regular Rate: $895)
VIP Business Attendee: $595 (Regular Rate $995)
Virtual Attendee: $195

Standard Table-Top Exhibit: $1,600 (Regular Rate $2,100)
Large Table-Top Exhibit: $2,100 (Regular Rate $2,600)

Complimentary Registration for Active Duty Military and Government Officials

If you have any questions about our in-person registration and/or virtual registration packages, please email us at marketing@defenseleadershipforum.org. Exhibit Packages tend to sell out months in advance and often have a waiting list. Register to secure your spot as an exhibitor today at the early bird rates!


Inquire about discounted multi-event exhibitor and/or sponsorship rates when you register now for the 2021 MILCON Contracting Summit, 2022 Air Force Contracting Summit, 2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit, and the 2022 Navy Contracting Summit.

Hybrid Event Information


The 2022 Southwest 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, and Connect with other In-Person and Virtual Attendees using the application, Whova.


Access will be available for three months following the Summit!

The Defense Leadership Forum has produced 4 very successful Hybrid Summits so far!

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

420 West Market Street

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: (210) 224-6500

Website: The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

Government Per Diem Rate Available

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2022 Army Contracting Guide 


This valuable resource guide will provide you with the latest information on:

  • 2022 Army Budget

  • 2022 Army Mission Priorities

  • 2022 Army Contracting Priorities

  • Mission & Contracting Priorities for Army Commands, including FORSCOM, TRADOC, AMC, AFC, USASOC, USASMDC, and USACE

  • Prime Contractor and Subcontractor Opportunities

  • Intel on Specific New Contracting Opportunities

  • Contracting Development Strategies

The price of the 2022 Army Contracting Guide will be $195

Order yours now for the special price of $95 per copy


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