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Acquisition Priorities - Major Commands & Installations from Texas to California

April 24-25, 2023

Tucson, Arizona

Arizona is home to Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Barry M Goldwater Range Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca Army Base, Yuma Proving Ground Army Base, Camp Navajo Army base, and MCAS Yuma Marine Corps Base. More military bases in the U.S. Southwest include Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Bliss, Fort Hood, Laughlin Air Force Base, Kirtland Air Force Base, Holloman Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base, Hill Air Force Base, Nellis Air Force Base, Naval Base San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Edwards Air Force Base, Beale Air Force Base, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and more.


Congress has passed the historic $858 Billion 2023 National Defense Authorization Bill.

Find out how $858 Billion in 2023 Defense Spending will translate into Contracting Opportunities at these Military Bases in the Southwest by attending the 2023 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit!


In its 4th year, the 2023 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will be held in Tucson, Arizona. Hundreds of 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 2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit.


To learn more about our Defense Contracting Summits, see the "2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit Highlights" button below from last year's Summit.

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View the highlights from our 2022 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit!

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

  • Contracting Priorities at U.S. Military Bases throughout the Southwest

  • $858 Billion 2023 Defense Budget

  • Joint Base San Antonio Contracting Priorities

  • Army Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Air Force Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Navy Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Marine Corps Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Space Force Mission & Contracting Priorities

  • Identifying New Technologies, Facilitated by DEFENSEWERX

  • Innovative Acquisition Programs

  • Military Base Commander's Panel - Base Contracting Opportunities

  • Major Combat Systems - Supply Chain Opportunities

  • Military Base Energy Resiliency

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

  • Installation Innovation Partnerships

  • Military Cyber Challenges & Procurement Priorities

  • Public and Private Financing Resources

  • Teaming Arrangements for Defense Subcontractors

  • Small Business Resources

  • Matchmaking Sessions with Government Agencies & Prime Contractors

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


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

Event Location & Lodging Details

Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa, Golf & Conference Center

5655 West Valencia Road

Tucson, Arizona 85757

Phone: (855) 765-7829

Self-Parking: Complimentary

Website: Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa & Golf


Lodging Details

Group Name: Southwest Defense Contracting Summit

Special Group Rate: $104.00 USD/Night (Plus Tax)

Rate Available: April 22, 2023 - April 28, 2023

Last Day to Book: Friday, April 7, 2023



Online Lodging Reservation Instructions


Step 1: Visit Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa & Golf or Click Reserve Your Room Above

Step 2: Click on Meetings & Groups

Step 3: Click on Group Hotel Reservations

Step 4: Enter Reservation Dates and Select Guests

Step 5: Enter Group Code 6541

Step 6: Select Tower

Step 7: Click Next


This spectacular venue is located in the mesquites of the high Sonoran Desert and only a 15-minute ride from the Tucson International Airport and Downtown Tucson. Owned and Operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa, Golf and Conference Center is a five-time recipient of a AAA Four-Diamond Rating.


Additional Details: Resort Fees Waived, Wi-Fi, Valet and Self-Parking are Complimentary, 10% Discount and Priority Golf Rates at the Sewailo Golf Club, 20% Discount on Spa Services, and 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools.


There are 6 Restaurants on the Property, including Award Winning PY Steakhouse.


2023 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit Agenda

April 23, 2023

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Exhibitor Move-In

Exhibitors: Stop by Registration to Pick Up Name Badge


April 24, 2023

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM: Exhibit Area Open

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM: Additional Exhibit Move-In

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

7:30 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM: In-Person Matchmaking Sign-up

8:45 AM - 12:30 PM: General Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: General Sessions

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

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM: In-Person Matchmaking Session I

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

The VIP Networking Reception is open to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, VIP Business Attendees, and Invited Guests.


April 25, 2023

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Exhibit Area Open

7:30 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: In-Person Matchmaking Session Sign-up

8:45 AM - 12:00 PM: General Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: In-Person Matchmaking Session II

12:00 PM: Exhibit Move-Out

Take Advantage of Great Early Registration Rates!

Registration Types

Business Attendee: Early Rate: $495 | Regular Price: $895

VIP Business Attendee: Early Rate: $595 | Regular Price: $995

Virtual Attendee: $195

Standard Table-Top Exhibit Package: Early Rate: $1700 | Regular Price: $2200

Large Table-Top Exhibit Package: Early Rate: $2200 | Regular Price: $2700

Sponsorship Packages: See Link Below for Pricing

Active-Duty Military and Government Officials: $95

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Inquire about discounted multi-event Exhibitor and/or Sponsorship rates when you register now for the 2023 Air Force Contracting Summit, 2023 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit, 2023 Navy Contracting Summit, 2023 European Defense & Energy Security Summit, and 2023 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit.

DEFENSEWERX Briefing & Company Pitch Opportunities

As a key feature of the 2023 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit, speakers from DEFENSEWERX and its partner organizations will discuss how they identify innovative solutions for the Warfighter and use accelerated contracting procedures to procure advanced technologies in support of Defense Department Missions & Operations. DEFENSEWERX and its partner organizations will host 'Company Pitch' sessions at the Summit on Day 1 to meet with Advanced-Tech Small Businesses/Diversity Suppliers and explain how to apply for special Sole-Source Contracts.



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