April 6-7, 2021

San Antonio, Texas

2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit

You are invited to attend the

Power outages in Texas recently forced the closures of Joint Base San Antonio, Goodfellow Air Force Base, and Red River Army Depot. Dyess Air Force Base was without water because of a power outage at Abilene's water treatment facility. The harsh weather also closed Fort Sill, Fort Drum, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal, Fort Campbell, Barksdale Air Force Base, and Fort Polk. As a result, a major general session on energy resiliency will be included in the 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit.

The 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will be held at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio. More than 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officials, financing experts, and defense agencies from throughout the country registered for the 2019 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit.

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View the video summary of the 2019 Summit on YouTube here:

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act is now law! This bill adds $740 billion in National Defense spending, resulting in billions for new Army, Air Force, and Pentagon Contracts.

The 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will provide prime 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 Subcontractor

Who's Attending: AECOM, Black & Veatch, Bank of America, Daimler, Deloitte, Fluor, General Dynamics Information Technology, General Services Administration, Grant Thornton, Honeywell, Leidos, NASA SEWP, Schneider Electric, The Plato Group, Whiting-Turner, and many more.

Exhibit Space is ALMOST Sold Out!

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


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

Top Sponsors of the 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit


See who's already registered: Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, IBM, Raytheon, Motorola, Fluor, Black & Veatch, Jacobs, Chenega, Akima, Doosan Bobcat, ONEIL, Shaw, American States Utility Services, Versar, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Horsley Construction Group, Energy Focus, Capitol Integration, The Plato Group, ARMA Instruments AG, RapidBuilt, Boon Group, Mohawk Valley Materials, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, SourceAmerica, Tectonix, Alec, and many more.

Event Location & Lodging

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

420 West Market Street

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: (210) 224-6500

Website: The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

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Hybrid Event Information


The 2021 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 an attendee profile which will allow you to:


View the Summit Agenda, View the Speaker Presentations, Ask Questions during Q&A, Participate in Virtual Meetups, and Connect with other In-Person and Virtual Attendees/Exhibitors/Sponsors using the application, Whova.


Access will be available for three months following the Summit.

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.



For all questions regarding your exhibit or sponsorship registration, email us at  or call (202)552-0179. Thank you!

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