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Save the Date & Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications

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 17th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show in Fayetteville, NC on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  
The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) – Fort Bragg will host their Acquisition 4th Quarter Forecast in conjunction with the Defense Trade Show.  Additionally, a Tactical Wheeled Vehicles – How North Carolina Businesses Can Support the Warfighter Forum will be held at the Defense Trade Show
PURPOSE. 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.  

WHAT IS THE DTS?  The event will includes a traditional trade show, static displays and demonstrations of military equipment, informal networking opportunities, live vendor demonstrations, structured prime contractor teaming sessions, prime contractor “lessons learned” forums, installation small business panels and contracting workshops and agency briefings for both prospective and current federal contractors. 

EXHIBITOR APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN. 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. Please fill out the application found on the event website on the right-hand sidebar. The selection committee will notify companies as soon as possible of their standing the first or second week of May.


TRADE SHOW.  More than 100 indoor and outdoor vendors will be at the Defense Trade Show representing the following industries:
  • Electronics & Systems Integration
  • Cyber Security & Intelligence
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Research & Development
  • Military Housing
  • Tactical Power Supply & Management
  • Individual Soldier Systems Product & Materiel
  • Custom Robotics Solutions
  • Installation Energy & Utilities Management
  • C4ISR
  • Information Technology, Systems & Training
  • Military Concealment Systems
  • Law Enforcement & Private Security Technologies
  • Tactical Medical, Patient Simulation, Combat Training & Evacuation Care
  • Environmental Remediation & Protection
  • Weapons, Ammunition, Suppressors & Accessories
  • Logistics Systems, Maintenance Supply and Technical Support
  • Language Interpretation, Translation & Training
  • Canine Detection Training & Services
  • Surface Geophysical, Laboratory and Engineering Services
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cost Accounting & Compliance Support
  • Federal & Installation Small Business Offices
  • NC Support Agencies and Resources
  • And many more…

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION.  Attendee registration will open in spring 2018. 


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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