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WHY ATTEND: 15th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show

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Purpose. The purpose of the DTS is to build relationships among senior representatives from the Congressional delegation, the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and numerous defense contracting firms, including North Carolina small businesses. 

Why Attend This Event:  To build relationship that will lead to future opportunities for your business, federal agency or constituents. 

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. 

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…


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