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16th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show (Aug 7)



United States Senator Richard Burr, United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center and Fayetteville Technical Community College are pleased to announce the 16th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show in Fayetteville, NC on August 7, 2017.

WHENAugust 7, 2017
Mission & Installation Contracting Command – Fort Bragg briefing: 0800-1000
Defense & Economic Development Trade Show official ribbon cutting: 1015
See the full agenda on the sidebar for more details

WHERE.  Fayetteville Technical Community College
Horace Sisk Building
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

PURPOSEThis event includes a one-day trade show, extensive networking opportunities and government procurement workshops for both prospective and current federal contractors.  The purpose of the DTS is to build relationships between senior representatives of the Congressional delegation, the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and numerous defense contracting firms, including North Carolina small businesses.  The event will include a traditional trade show, static displays and demonstrations of military equipment, informal networking opportunities, live vendor demonstrations, prime contractor “lessons learned” forums, installation small business panels and contracting workshops and agency briefings for both prospective and current federal contractors.

EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS.  Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the upcoming 16th Annual North Carolina Defense & Economic Development Trade Show. Because this is the premier Defense Trade Show in North Carolina and exhibit spaces are free and in high demand, exhibitors are selected after committee review.  As of May 12, 2017, the exhibitor application process is now closed.  Should your company be interested in exhibiting, please email Courtney Smedick ( to be placed on the wait list. 

The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.

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