SOFIC 2018

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference & Exposition

21 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
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Tampa Convention Center
Tampa / Florida / United States of America

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference & Exposition (SOFIC) is the premier venue for the SOF community to interact with industry and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators. The event will provide a forum for military, including partner nations, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss how to best support global SOF in today’s environment. This 4 days event is being organized by National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The venue of this event is Tampa Convention Center which is located in Tampa, Florida, United States of America. The event will be held from 21 May 2018, Monday to 24 May 2018, Thursday. SOFIC 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to defence and military sectors from the leading exhibitors such as ammunition & demolition devices, command, control, communications, and computers, cyberspace operations, shelter systems, cargo containers, fixed wing aircraft, ground mobility, individual clothing & equipment, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, maintenance & repair, maritime systems, medical, power & energy, psychological operations, rotary wing aircraft, tactical communications, training & simulation, unmanned systems, visual augmentation system, weapon systems. The approximate number of exhibitors that will exhibit at this event is over 400. The event will accommodate approximately 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 11,000 visitors are expected at this event. Visitor profile of this event includes federal and local government representatives and international buyers. The frequency of SOFIC is annual.

  Address : 333 South Franklin Street

  City : Tampa, FL

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : (813) 274-8511

  Website : Click here for venue website

Tampa Convention Center

Located along the beautiful Riverwalk in the heart of Tampa, Florida, Tampa Convention Center is a world-class is a conference venue, an exhibition hall, a location for private parties, corporate off-sites 600,000-square-foot event space featuring 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 36 flexible meeting rooms and a ballroom accommodating up to 2,000 guests.

Organized by

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. It provides its members and customers broad outreach and sector coverage through its chapters, technical, policy, and war-fighting divisions, and the complimentary missions of its affiliate subsidiaries. NDIA offers the opportunity to increase knowledge, contacts, and hear from the movers and shakers in the various fields through its network of divisions and chapters and technical and policy symposias and convention-exhibit programs each year.

Address: 2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400

City: Arlington, VA

Country: United States of America

Phone: +(1)-(703)-522-1820

Fax: +(1)-(703)-522-1885

Website: Click here for organizer website

Event at a glance

  Event Type International Trade Show & Conference
  Start Date 21 May 2018, Monday
  End Date 24 May 2018, Thursday
  Category Military & Defence
  Venue Tampa Convention Center
  City Tampa, FL
  State Florida
  Country United States of America
  Organizer National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  Web Site Click for official website
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 11,000+
  Exhibitors 400+
  Space 100,000 square feet
  Open to Trade visitors

Future Dates

  • SOFIC 2019 : May 21-23
  • SOFIC 2020 : May 12-14

Past Editions

  • 15 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
    Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
  • 24 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
    Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
  • 19 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
    Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
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