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The DMC committee is moving forward with conducting the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Orlando at the scheduled 7-10 December dates. Our goal is to create a safe face to face experience for our attendees and exhibitors, produce a high-quality program and connection opportunities, while maintaining a safe, secure and healthy environment. As we have been getting by through engaging in virtual experiences, there is no replacement for live face to face connections. We understand the hesitancy to attend, but know that our official leaders and our facilities are going to be putting the right procedures in place to protect our attendees and exhibitors.
The DMC committee will continue to monitor the impact/developments of COVID-19 and should we see any concern for the safety of our attendees and exhibitors we will inform you of any changes to the planned meeting in Orlando!
Additionally, we will continue to keep you updated and informed of the procedures taking place in Orlando on this website.

We look forward to reconnecting with you!
Please Stay Safe!

DMC Host Committee

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Defense Manufacturing Conference Information

You are invited to attend the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) scheduled for December 7-10, 2020 at the Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. 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 community. We are looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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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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