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2019 Midwest Government Contracting Symposium, Presented by date_range Wed, May 22, 2019 - Thu, May 23, 2019

May 22-23, 2019 @ The TaxSlayer Center, Moline IL


2019 Attendee List May 20, 2019

For the IA-IL Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is hosting the 12th 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 increased May 1, 2019.  Register Today.

Registration Only Per Person:  $290 NDIA Members / $310 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



$10 Processing Fee PLUS 10% Penalty Charges 


$10 Processing Fee PLUS 50% Penalty Charges

Substitutions are welcomed and encouraged!


2019 Symposium Highlights

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.  

Why Attend the 2019 Symposium?    

What's new in 2019?

What makes this symposium unique from other such events?   

Army Sustainment Command (ASC)

Army Contracting Command- Rock Island (ACC-RI)

AMC Small Business Office Rock Island 

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)


Symposium Agenda as of 5/16/2019

Click Here for Agenda

Click here for a list of acronyms for the APBI

Event presentations and attendee/exhibitor lists can be found at: For presentations by Mr. Joshua Frank, those may be accessed at: 

Sessions will be geared to Q & A.  Come ready for interactive discussions!

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:

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

Exhibitor Information - Act Now, Booths are selling fast! 6 Left.

Confirmed Exhibitors

USACE  The US Army Corp of Engineers - Rock Island,  will be scheduling one on one/small group meetings during the event.  These will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis and times are limited.  Please contact Beth White at after you register to request an appointment during the symposium.



AMC-Office of Small Business Programs -RI


RIA Garrison


Association of the United States Army


NDIA IA/IL Chapter




DynCorp Int'l

Alliant Technologies

B&B Molders, LLC


Cobham Mission Systems


Flint Cliffs Manufacturing


Gemini Tech Services, LLC

Geodesign Barriers, Inc.

Infor Public Sector



Northrop Grumman Alliant TechSystems Lake City Plant

Quad Cities Chamber

RSM Federal/Koprince Law


Sergeant OVC

SureWerx USA Inc.

T&T Materials, Inc.

Terracon Consultants, Inc.

U.S. SBA Illinois District Office

U.S. SBA Iowa District Office



Interested in exhibiting?  All remaining exhibit booths must be purchased in advance with a Symposium registraton package.  The packages are priced to give you the opportunity to both attend and exhibit 

ACT NOW!  There are only 45 total spots available

Exhibit Booths are available with registration, and second person discounts are included in the Exhibit & Register Packages.  Please see Registration tab for pricing.


Exhibitor Move In Options:

Tuesday, May 21 4P-6P

Wednesday, May 22 6AM-8AM*

*Please plan on setting up on Tuesday if your displays are large.

Exhibitor Move Out: Thursday, May 23 after 3:30PM

The TaxSlayer Center will accept shipments for exhibit materials between May 14 - 21, 2019.  It is the shippers responsibility to request materials upon arrival, use the address exactly as stated below, and ship for appropriate arrival dates.  Please bring your tracking information.  Exhibitors are responsible for the return shipping.  Please bring a label and your carrier information to call for return pick up.  

Shipping Information:   The TaxSlayer Center.  Attention:  Allie Hudson  1201 River Drive Moline, IL 61265  (309) 764-2001.  Symposium shipments have to arrive between May 14-21, 2019.

Sponsorship Packages Still Available


Contact Lynn Gibson to purchase a sponsorship or talk about a customized sponsorship for your organization.  Lynn Cell:  563-320-9138 Email

NDIA would like to thank our 2019 Sponsors to date:

Presenting Sponsor:  Quad Cities Chamber / Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program.

Small Business Champion Sponsor / Keynote Speaker Sponsor ISU CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Iowa PTAC)  CIRAS

Luncheon Sponsor May 22 & 23rd.  KBRwyle

Networking Reception Sponsor DynCorp International 

Program Sponsor  Vista Defense Technologies

Breakfast & Break Sponsor AECOM

Book your room now!

There are 4 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

Radisson on John Deere Commons - Located next door to the Taxslayer Center - $94 Standard Room. Call 309-764-1000 and ask for the Government Symposium Rate.  Hotel Address: 1415 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265

Stoney Creek Inn - Located 3 blocks from the TaxSlayer Center - $94 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.

Please note that progress and construction are underway on the I74 Bridge Project. Please check the website for current information at   The TaxSlayer Center is at the River Drive exit, and is currently open.  The Isle hotel exit is also open at this time.  Detours to those exits are well marked. 

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