ComDef 2017 Research and Development Conference - March 21


Building on the successful ComDef 2016, where 35 nations participated with the United States in a lively and informative presentation and Q&A format, ComDef returns to Washington, DC in the Springtime to provide further insight, discussions and networking for government, military, academia and industry with a more strategic emphasis. The goals for the upcoming ComDef 2017 R&D Conference are as follows:-

  • Understand how US Research and Development Policy is generated and implications for each Service.

  • How the US Government assesses R&D. What tools are now needed?

  • How do we make procurement more flexible and agile to incorporate swift moving technologies?

  • If commercial technology R&D now outspends defense R&D, how will defense R&D barriers to entry be addressed?

  • Network with colleagues with shared concerns

The program subject to changes in topics, speakers and schedule due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers.

  • Government Industrial policy staff
  • Government international agreements staff
  • Government FMS staff
  • Government R&D community
  • Embassy officials
    • Procurement
    • R&D
    • Defense Cooperation Attaches
    • Service Attaches
  • Industry government relations executives
  • Industry business development executives
  • Industry sales and marketing executives
  • Industry merger and acquisition staff
  • Aviation and defense financial analysts
  • Think Tanks
  • Defense media

Government and industry representatives from more than 35 countries will be present. Speakers will provide their insight and perspectives.

Network with Government and industry leaders from all US Services and Agencies at this premier international event held in Washington.

CANCELLATION/REFUND/LATE REGISTRATION POLICY I understand that there are no cancellations after Feb 15th, 2017. Cancellations prior to Feb 15th will incur a 20% administration charge. Registrations after March 18th, 2017 will incur a $50 onsite fee. Substitutions are possible at any time.