April 2024


DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo

August 29, 2016  Columbus, OH
Start Date August 29, 2016
End Date September 1, 2016
Time 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Facility Greater Columbus Convention Center
Contact Info Ms. Kimberly Williams, CMP
(703) 247-2578
Details Read More Information
Register Online Register for Event

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime is proud to announce the return of the DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Exposition to downtown Columbus, Ohio. The 2016 conference will be held at the Columbus Convention Center August 29 – September 1, 2016 and will have limited exhibition space available for vendors.

This year’s theme “Maximizing Warfighter Readiness Today and Tomorrow…the Strategic Advantage of Better Buying Power” aligns with Department of Defense’s focus on Better Buying Power 3.0.  In support of this effort, DLA’s Strategic Plan focuses on collaboration, innovation and smart investments among the workforce’s top priorities. Through working with industry, DLA can integrate innovation into its business practices. DLA’s business model has evolved from a very transactional model to one that values long-term relationships. Better Buying Power asks us all to think about the next evolution, one that creates greater synergy with our service partners and incentivizes industry to improve their products.

This educational conference will provide an opportunity for us to build new and strengthen existing partnerships, at the strategic and tactical levels. We have a 2 ½ day event planned, with mornings full of dynamic speakers from Industry, to include both a small business and large business panel discussion with industry leaders, and with Defense with backgrounds in Logistics and Acquisition, as well as General Officer speakers from the Army and Navy providing the voice of our customers.

Afternoons will feature breakout topics.

Whether you are a small business looking to start a relationship with DLA, or have been part of our team and working with us for years, please make plans to join us this summer at the Columbus Convention Center as we work together to maximize warfighter readiness through Better Buying Power.

This year’s speakers include:

The Honorable Mr. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense, for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics;  Rear Admiral Vince Griffith, Defense Logistics Agency, Logistics Operations (J3); General John Campbell, USA; BG David Basset, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems; Dr. Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy; Ms. Claire Grady, Director, Defense Procurement Acquisition Policy; and VADM Thomas Rowden, USN, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

We hope to see you there!

To view an agenda for this event, CLICK HERE