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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


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:

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.

Click Here for Agenda



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, Space is Limited.

Confirmed Exhibitors











Quad Cities Chamber


DynCorp International

Northrop Grumman Alliant 

B&B Molders

Gemini Tech Services

EBS Ink-Jet Systems

Terracon Consultants


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.

The TaxSlayer Center will accept shipments for exhibit materials between May 13 - 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 fo the return shipping.  Please bring a label and your carrier information to call  for return pick up.  

Shipping Information:   The TaxSlayer Center.  Attention:  Ali Stark  1201 River Drive Moline, IL 61265  (309) 764-2001.  Symposium shipments have to arrive between May 13-21, 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  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


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 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.

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

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