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News | June 15, 2018

Supplier Conference Returns to Columbus, Ohio

DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime announces the return of the DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition to downtown Columbus, Ohio.

The 2018 conference will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center June 19 – 20. This year’s theme is “Improving Warfighter Readiness by Strengthening Industry Alliances and Reforming Business Processes.”

The conference will feature dynamic speakers from industry, to include both small and large businesses. Panel discussions will occur throughout the conference featuring industry and defense leaders with backgrounds in logistics and acquisition. General officer presenters from the Army and Navy will also speak providing the voice of DLA customers.

As the Department of Defense's combat logistics support agency, DLA provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and joint and allied forces with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 80 percent of the military's spare parts.

Additional information about the conference, registration and exhibitor information are available at:

Media interested in attending should contact the Public Affairs Office at 614-692-2328 or for additional details.

For more than 100 years, the Defense Supply Center Columbus has been a vital logistics center, providing weapons system and platform support to U.S. forces and other federal agencies across the globe. Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime manages more than 2 million unique inventory parts to support several thousand multiservice weapons systems and the Warfighters who rely on them. Find more news and information at