12th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show

Senator Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, the North Carolina Military Business Center and Fayetteville Technical Community College are pleased to announce the 12th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show in Fayetteville, NC on August 6, 2013. 


Sponsored By:

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Silver Sponsor




Bronze Sponsor



Event. This event includes a one-day trade show, extensive networking opportunities and government procurement workshops (three tracks) for both prospective and current federal contractors. 

When.  August 6, 2013 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (see below agenda for specifics)

Where.  Fayetteville Technical Community College

Horace Sisk Building

2201 Hull Road

Fayetteville, NC

Important Documents


DTS Attendee Roster (only participants with emails)





Campus Map Click here Parking is available in parking lots: 3, 3a, 6 & 20.   Parking lot #12 is only available to exhibitors unloading materials and outdoor exhibit displays. 

Why Attend This Event: At the trade show, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with senior representatives from 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, structured teaming sessions and government procurement workshops for both prospective and current federal contractors. 

Companies such as: BAE Systems, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, General Dynamics Information Technology, Johnson Controls Federal Systems, LORD Corporation, Remington Arms Company, Sierra Nevada Corporation and many more will be in attendance. 


Important Attendee Information


Click here to review:

  • schedule of events

  • strategic teaming sessions information

  • exhibitor layout


Teaming Opportunities.   Selected major prime contractors will conduct open sessions with small businesses to present their business practices and requirements, with the opportunity to talk to attendees individually after the presentation to learn of their capabilities.


General Dynamics Information Technology is looking to meet with North Carolina companies as potential teaming partners or subcontractors.  General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is a global logistics services provider with 16 CONUS sites and six overseas locations. Our sector is focused on aviation life-cycle logistics services for both domestic and Foreign Military Sales programs. We are looking for small business teaming partners that have the following capabilities:

• Warehouse experience including bonded storage capability
• Transportation experience hazardous materials and international shipping preferred.
• Small to intermediate manufacturing capability (i.e. brackets, hoses, wiring harnesses etc.)
• Logistics and supply chain management
• Engineering support
• Program Management capability
• Acquisition experience
• Foreign Military Sales experience
• Drafting and design drawing support
• Configuration Management experience
• Publications editing and sanitization experience
• Liaison experience with foreign countries
• Marketing and Sales experience
• DoD contract experience
• IT solutions
• Financial Management

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Experience with Special Operations and related forces desired but not required. Raytheon is looking to meet with North Carolina companies as potential teaming partners or subcontractors with any or all of the following capabilities:

• Training
• Equipments (not personal items of uniform or small arms)
• Intelligence
• Cyber
• Language Training
• Surveillance Products


Attendee Registration.  This is a free event.  Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registrations are encouraged the day of the event. **TIP** For a speedy check-in process, please have a business card available.

Exhibitor Registration.  All exhibit spaces for this show have been designated.  

Sponsorship.  It is impossible to conduct the Defense Trade Show without generous support from our sponsors.  Sponsorship covers the cost of the Trade Show breakfast, covers the cost of meals for military personnel detailed to attend event, and all other facilities and event costs.   As of June 21, 2013 all sponsorship opportunities have sold out for this event.  Thank to all of this year's sponsors!


Comfort Inn - Fort Bragg

1922 Skibo Road

Fayetteville, NC 28314


$89.99 plus tax

For reservations, click here.

Quality Inn & Suites - Fort Bragg

2910 Sigman Street

Fayetteville, NC 28303

910-485-0520 (Phone reservations only)

$59.00 plus tax


Home2 Suites by Hilton
4035 Sycamore Dairy Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Government rate $94.00*

Government leisure rate $107.10*

*Based on availability

Hampton Inn Cross Creek Mall (newly renovated)

1700 Skibo Road

Fayetteville, NC 28303



$94.00 plus tax, ask for the NC Military Business Center rate.

Innkeeper Cross Creek Mall

1720 Skibo Road

Fayetteville, NC 28303



$59.99 plus tax, ask for the NC Military Business Center rate.




Registration, exhibiting, sponsorship:  Courtney Smedick, smedickc@ncmbc.us.

Structured teaming sessions:  Mickey Finn, finnm@ncmbc.us

Military participation:  Jeff Gowen, gowenb@ncmbc.us

Government procurement workshops:  TJ Haney, haneyb@ncmbc.us




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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