2019 SOFIC

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Event Date: 
May 20, 2019 to May 23, 2019
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is the premier conference for the SOF community to interact with industry and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators.  

SOFIC provides educational sessions, demonstrations, interactions with exhibitors, and many networking opportunities during the event. SOFIC is the single most important opportunity for developing, nurturing, and exercising the growing network across industry, government, academia, and international partners. By leveraging the depth, breadth, and diversity of this network, the SOF community can boost its velocity, multiply its iterations, and increase the variety of capabilities to meet the changing demands of its operators.

For industry participants, SOFIC provides a multitude of significant opportunities for networking, business intelligence, brand promotion, and product demonstration. Participants are offered detailed insights and tips on how to do business with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and information on what capabilities are most desired by the community.

Highlights of SOFIC include: keynote speakers, led by U.S. Special Forces Command and government experts; Senior Industry Executive Forums; panel discussions and educational sessions; exhibits and demonstrations, the USSOCOM Marketplace; Innovation Showcase; and Operation SOFTalk.

Why Should I Attend?


View the latest in SOF equipment and capabilities while visiting more than 400 exhibiting companies in the exhibit hall. Take part in an informal exchange with experts from the TILO, Small Business Innovation Research Office Contracting, and many more.


Listen to speakers from top USSOCOM leadership and engage in discussions and Q&A sessions with USSOCOM's Component Commanders, Program Executive Officers, and various acquisition experts across the Command.


Don't miss Operations SOFtalk or the many other opportunities to network with defense industry professionals, USSOCOM leadership, and government attendees.