2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 21-24 May 2018
For the 2nd year, the conference theme, "Win-Transform-People," will emphasize the USSOCOM Commander's vision to win the current fight, transform current capabilities and equipment for future threats, and focus on our greatest asset: operators and their families. 2018 SOFIC will provide a forum for the SOF community to come together to network, strategize, and discuss how we can collectively support this vision now and for years to come.
The conference will open with USSOCOM's Marketplace, a resource room of Command experts, who will be available to answer attendee questions as they relate to doing business with USSOCOM, an event especially helpful for first-time SOFIC attendees or those who have never done business with the Command. There will also be a variety of SOF-centric panel discussions and workshops throughout the conference. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to hear remarks from the USSOCOM Commander and Acquisition Executive, both of whom will provide their perspectives on SOF challenges, trends, and areas of interest and their thoughts on how USSOCOM and other government agencies, industry partners, and academia can work together to find shared solutions. Throughout the week, attendees will have an opportunity to engage in discussions and Q&A sessions with USSOCOM's Program Executive Officers and various acquisition experts across the Command. There will also be an international presence this year from our SOF Partner Nations. In addition to the international exhibits and booths, attendees can also view the International SOF Capabilities Exercise which showcases the joint partnerships and interoperable tactical capabilities.
Due to the overwhelming success of last year's, Operation SOF Talk, networking event, we are once again hosting a special networking event that will allow attendees to engage in an informal environment. The event will include all of USSOCOM's senior leaders and acquisition, technology, and logistics experts to further discussions outside the conference walls on how the SOF community can best come together to meet the demanding needs of our operators.
For more information, please visit www.sofic.org.