Events

DLA Corporate Events

Collage of DLA emblem surrounded by United States Warfighters using weapons and weapon systemsThe DLA Corporate Events team serves as the catalyst for strategic engagements at conferences and expositions. The program provides a platform to promote the DLA brand, optimize corporate communications, business development, and Customer/Industry support.

  • Promotes DLA products and services to expand awareness of the DLA capabilities
  • Serves as an interface outlet for the Enterprise… initiating business development elements to expand DLA’s strategic partners

Upcoming Events

23-24 Apr 2024
DLA Supply Chain Alliance and Exhibition
:  The DLA Supply Chain Alliance Conference & Exhibition is hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency’s Land, Maritime and Aviation Class IX supply chains to provide a forum to discuss logistics support strategies and challenges, and to streamline efforts to better support the Warfighter.  The event will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.

30 Apr – 2 May 2024
Modern Day Marine®
(MDM):  The largest military equipment and systems, services and technology exposition dedicated to the U.S Marine Corps and those with an identifiable relationship to the Marine Corps will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.. This year’s show will feature the OBJ1 wargaming convention, briefings from leading DOD and Marine leaders, and more than 300 exhibitors representing the latest warfighting technologies.

7-9 May 2024
Defense Industrial Base Conference (DIBCON) The American economy is the cornerstone that the Department of Defense and the big defense prime contractors rely on more than ever.  Manufacturers can have direct communication with senior Pentagon officials and decision-makers through the forum provided by DIBCON 2024 held in Oklahoma City, OK.  DIBCON welcomes manufacturers of all kinds, regardless of whether you have prior experience working on defense contracts, have been making fruitless attempts to grow your defense business, or have never given this huge opportunity any thought.  The simple goal of DIBCON is to expand the number of small and medium-sized defense industry producers through discussion and action.  Meeting Defense buyers one-on-one and having educational conversations with professionals who assist small business growth and success are opportunities that DIBCON offers.

6-10 May 2024
Special Operations Forces (SOF):  SOF is the leading conference for the entire SOF community. It brings together industry and leading USSOCOM leaders to address challenges, initiatives, and provide the most advanced capabilities in SOF operators’ hands. It is a learning and networking event that brings together industry, governmental, academic, and international stakeholders.  Registration will open early February 2024.
Note: DLA will not have a booth at the event this year, however, if you have any questions, please contact the DLA Customer Advocate Team at: customeroutreach@dla.mil

14-17 May 2024
Surface Force Protection Conference (SFPC) This year's event theme is "Ready Now - Contested Joint Force Deployments to and through Strategic Ports."  The combined conference of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the Center for American Studies (CAS) at Christopher Newport University is scheduled to take place in Newport News, Virginia.  The SFPC examines a wide range of issues related to deploying forces and delivering sustainment to the point of need by bringing together professionals in logistics and transportation from the US government, business, and Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLE).  In addition to networking at receptions and the exhibit hall, attendees will have the chance to participate in breakout sessions and meetings, interact with keynote speakers, moderators, and panelists.  

Questions

For questions about the upcoming events above, use the event links or contact
corporateevents@dla.mil. For the events below, please visit the event pages for more event-specific details and contact information.

For the DLA Capstone Events, please contact  IndustryEngagement@dla.mil with any questions.

Small Business Events

Small Business Outreach Calendar: Discover matchmaking events, attend classes or connect with other small businesses in similar industries.
 

DLA Capstone Events

DLA Capstone Events: Strategic engagements that leverage relationships with industry via integrating objectives and operations outcomes to support DLA at providing Warfighter readiness and lethality. Contact:  IndustryEngagement@dla.mil
 

DLA Aviation Events

Senior Executive Partnership Round Table: The SEPRT gathers senior executives from the 16 strategic supplier alliances to meet with the Defense Logistics Agency leadership and customer senior leaders to discuss general issues affecting Defense Logistics Agency Aviation suppliers.

Aviation Supplier Operations Commodities Outreach Calendar: DLA Aviation Supplier Operations Commodities Directorate is offering a series of live webinars to improve supplier relationships and communications, technical information, and special interest topics from both government and industry.

DLA Supply Chain Alliance Conference & Exhibition: The DLA Supply Chain Alliance Conference & Exhibition brings together unique industry business leaders and representatives to collaborate with DLA representatives on meeting warfighter needs. 
 

DLA Energy Events

DLA Energy Worldwide Energy ConferenceApril 22-24, 2024. This three-day event will focus on the importance of partnerships across the entire spectrum of the energy supply chain and provide a forum for industry leaders to engage in dialogue about issues critical to both industry and consumers. Our focus is on developing energy solutions and building relationships with industry, suppliers, other government partners, and our allies.
 

DLA Troop Support Events

Clothing and Textile Joint Advanced Planning Brief: Each year, DLA Troop Support's Clothing & Textiles supply chain hosts the Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry. At the annual JAPBI, the Clothing & Textiles team and our military service partners brief the industrial base on future requirements and business opportunities for clothing and individual equipment.
 

DLA Land and Maritime Events

Land and Maritime Suppliers Conference: The DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference & Exhibition is a two-day event hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and DLA Land and Maritime to provide a forum for current and potential vendors to discuss future logistics support strategies, challenges and to streamline efforts to better support the warfighter.

Defense Supply Center Columbus Events Calendar: DSCC are open to DLA Land and Maritime associates and/or DSCC associates unless otherwise indicated. All MWR events are open to those with MWR access unless otherwise noted.
 

Recruiting Events

DLA Careers Recruitment Events Calendar: Interested in working for DLA? Visit with agency representatives at recruiting fairs and events, or suggest an upcoming recruiting event that you’d like DLA to be a part of.