Defense Manufacturing Conference Information

You are invited to attend the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) scheduled for December 13-16, 2021 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. The DMC Conference will be conducted simultaneously with the Parts and Material Management Conference (PMMC) formerly named Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Conference. You will also be able to attend the concurrent PMMC Conference at no additional expense, giving you access to more technical information for the same travel cost.

DMC is the nation’s annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of engineers, managers, technology leaders, scientists, and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base. Leaders and manufacturing subject matter experts from government, industry, and academia exchange information and perspectives on defense manufacturing policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest manufacturing innovations that will benefit our warfighters.

Attendees range from CEO- and Flag Officer/SES-level to working-level manufacturing-oriented engineers, scientists, and business practice/policy makers and include technology implementers, system designers and representatives of the warfighters. Typical attendance is over 1000, primarily government and industry participant with a smaller complement from academia.

The DMC Conference agenda, registration, and lodging information will be posted on this website. The expanded Exhibit Hall will include all the leading organizations from the DMC and PMMC communities. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2021!

COVID-19 Safety Information

ARCTOS is monitoring the situation with COVID-19 on a regular basis to ensure that best practices are being followed at our Conferences. This Conference will be conducted in accordance with all guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for events and gatherings, in coordination with the event venue. ARCTOS will fully comply with all applicable requirements imposed by state, provincial and local health authorities for the locality in which the Conference takes place. Any requirements for our attendees will be posted here if they develop.

2019 Highlights

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The exhibit hall is a top feature of the Conference and was sold out for 2019. Join the largest tradeshow to date and select your booth now.

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This Conference is designed to maximize the Attendee and Exhibitor experience. Your success is our goal. 2019 Conference statistics:








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