NDIA Iowa-Illinois 2019 Midwest Government Small Business Contracting Symposium

Why should you attend?

Did you know that Congress and the President have passed a $716 billion-dollar defense budget for 2019?  This is the largest defense budget in history!  The time is now to act on  learning more about doing business with agencies located on the Rock Island Arsenal or contract opportunities issued by these agencies.  

The IA-IL Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is hosting the 12th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium, Presented by the  Quad Cities Chamber / Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program.

Registration is open for attendees and exhibitors.  Please see exhibitor section of the website for more details.

Symposium Registration Fees as follows.  Rates increase May 1, 2019.  Register Today.

Registration Only Per Person:  $260 NDIA Members / $280 Non Members

Exhibit Booth & Registration for 1 Person:   $460 NDIA Member / $480 Non Members

Exhibit Booth & Registration for 2 Persons: $600 NDIA Member / $630 Non Members

What's Different in 2019?

2019 offers a condensed 2 day format and still delivers the valuable content you expect.  The planning team is adding new elements and opportunities for government contracting including:

  • Integrating EAGLE/Industry Days into the 2-day Agenda
  • Adding contracting opportunities for the Food Service and Transportation Industries 
  • The Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) requirements element to be focused on Q&A 
  • Attendees will gain access to a broader community of government and industry personnel
  • Content will include government/industry panels discussing hot topics
  • The Wednesday evening Networking Reception will be held at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.  Plan to attend to network with senior RIA Leaders!  Transportation included.

What makes this symposium unique from other such events? The variety of product and service opportunities covered and the access to senior leadership from these requirement and procurement agencies.  Key personnel and contracting staff from these agencies will be on hand for networking and connecting.

Army Sustainment Command (ASC)

Army Contracting Command- Rock Island (ACC-RI)

Joint Munitions Command (JMC)

Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS)

US Army Corps of Engineers, RI District (COE-RI)

Rock Island Arsenal Garrison

Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC)

CLICK HERE for a list of Government Acronyms


Please check back often for updates, as we add valuable content and topics.

Book your room now!
There are 3 hotels offering special rates to the 2019 Symposium Attendees. They are listed in proximity to the TaxSlayer Center.  

The Element - Located across the street from the Taxslayer Center - $94 Standard Room.  Call 309-517-1659  and ask for the Government Symposium Rate, or CLICK HERE to book online. Hotel Address: 1219 4th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

Stoney Creek Inn - Located 3 blocks from the TaxSlayer Center - $94.00 Standard Room.  Call 309-743-0101 and ask for the Government Symposium Rate, or CLICK HERE to book online with GROUP ID:  217632   Hotel Address:  101 18th Street, Moline, IL 61265

The Isle Casino Hotel - Located just 5 minutes away, across I74 Bridge.  $79.99 Standard Room.  Call 563-441-7115 for Ann direct, or 800-843-4753 and ask for Group Code MGC19.  Hotel Address 1777 Isle Parkway Bettendorf IA 52722.


If you have any questions or comments please feel free to send an email including 2019 Symposium in the Subject Line to: admin@ndia-ia-il.org.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Keynote: Mr. Joshua Frank - RSM Federal

The Midwest Government Contracting Symposium planning team is excited to announce the 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER on Day 1 - Mr. Joshua Frank, RSM Federal.  Mr. Frank's presentations will share award winning techniques and strategies that have directly helped small businesses win more than $2B in government contracts.  The topics that Mr. Frank will delve into will be applicable for both small and large businesses, so bring your notebooks and prepare to take some notes!

Topics include:

  • How to Competetively Respond to a Sources Sought (SS) and Influence the Aquisition.  (This one involves ghosting and promises to be a powerful session!)
  • Advanced Teaming Strategies to Accelerate Small Business Government Revenue.
  • How to Effectively Take Advantage of Your Socio-Economic Status - It's Not What You Think.

Watch for more details as the agenda is being compiled. CLICK HERE to learn more about Joshua Frank.  

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military

View Exhibitor/Sponsorship Details

Wed-Thu, May 22-23, 2019, 6:30am - 6:30pm


NDIA Member:  $260.00
Non-NDIA Member:  $280.00
Conference & Booth NDIA Member:  $460.00
Conference & Booth Non NDIA Member:  $480.00

Taxslayer Center
1201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Get directions

Click here to visit event website

NDIA - National Defense Industrial Association

Contact Event Organizer

Return to search results