2022 SOFIC Advertising Available!

2022 SOFIC

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference
May 16 – 19, 2022
Tampa Convention Center

2022 SOFIC main exhibit hall is sold out; however, companies do not need to be an exhibitor to sponsor or advertise. Also, additional exhibiting opportunities for outdoor space and Ignite are below.

Get your brand noticed!
View the most up-to-date SOFIC Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Advertising Opportunities

SOFIC Conference Program and Exhibits Guide
Is your company looking for advertising opportunities in a piece that is referenced year-round, considered a “KEEPER”. The SOFIC Conference Program and Exhibits Guide is a great way to reach the SOFIC community and beyond. All attendees will receive a copy with their registration badge.

As a special bonus for exhibitors who advertise: your listing will be highlighted in the directory, so it stands out in the crowd. A reference will be included so the reader will know what page your ad appears on…” See our ad on page____.”

National Defense May 2022
National Defense provides authoritative coverage of business and technology trends in defense and homeland security. The major theme for the May 2022 issue is Special Operations. This May issue will be distributed in the conference bags and available for pick up throughout the Tampa Convention Center at SOFIC. National Defense provides a reach beyond the exhibition walls and reaches over 48,000 defense/security professionals monthly.

SOFICTV is the official media network for SOFIC. With two ways to share your story, there is an opportunity for everyone to be seen. The SOFICTV news crew can visit your booth for an in-person interview or if you have a video created and ready to go, the products and services promo video is a great option for you. The channel has had 56,239 views in total since its start in 2014, having 20,602 views in 2017 alone. Keep in mind that this is a highly targeted audience.

To participate in any of the advertising opportunities listed above, contact Kathleen Kenney at kkenney@NDIA.org, 703-247-2576, or Alex Mitchell at amitchell@NDIA.org, 703-247-2568.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships at SOFIC make you stand out above the crowd. With a variety of opportunities to fit any budget, sponsoring is an essential step toward SOFIC success.

Charging Stations – UVC Sanitizing… $10,000 Each
Attendees will surely remember you and your message! Charging lockers will be placed throughout the Convention Center to provide a quick charge and sanitization as attendees navigate their busy day. This opportunity includes sponsor branding on charging station, opportunity to play a short video, and receive usage metrics post conference.

Digital Retargeting Campaigns
SOFIC.org visitors will see your message throughout their time online guaranteeing impressions. Make a statement with your message before, during, and after this annually anticipated event. Reach out to Abby Abdala for more information!

Don’t see anything you’d like? Custom sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Abby Abdala at aabdala@NDIA.org, 703-247-9461, for more information or to secure your sponsorship today!

View the most up-to-date SOFIC Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Exclusive SOFIC Opportunities!

The main exhibit hall may be sold out, but there is still an opportunity to exhibit in Ignite!

Ignite – Small Business Exhibit Opportunity
Back by popular demand, we have expanded the Ignite pavilion to its own dedicated exhibit hall at the JW Marriott in the Tampa Bay Ballroom, directly across the street from the Tampa Convention Center. Other conference activities, including PEO Overview: SOF Digital Application and PEO Overview: SOF Warrior sessions, will also be taking place at the JW Marriott.

Ignite will feature approximately 50-75 small businesses with innovative products and services to display to the SOF community.

The deadline to submit your application has been extended to March 16, 2022. Your organization must be a small business and qualify for one of the focus areas listed in order to be selected. Visit the Ignite website for more information and to apply today!

Outdoor Space at SOFsail and SOFlanding
Limited space available,
apply here to be considered!

SOFlanding is the ideal space to display a vehicle or heavy machinery/equipment. This area is a completely revamped parking lot that offers a one-of-a-kind destination for all SOFIC attendees. Located across from the Franklin Street entrance of the Tampa Convention Center, SOFlanding features local Tampa Bay food trucks that invite attendees outdoors each day for lunch.

SOFsail is the ideal space to display lightweight items. This area is a brand-new addition to the Tampa Convention Center and offers waterfront views with plenty of shading. Located next to the Front Drive and The Sail Restaurant & Bar, this area is sure to attract attendees each day.

Meeting Room Pods in the Florida Ballroom at the Tampa Marriott Water Street
Looking for a small private space around the SOFIC Campus to conduct client meetings or staff regroups? We’ve got the best option for you! Reach out to Abby Abdala at aabdala@NDIA.org to learn more.

Interested in hosting a social event during SOFIC?
Per 5 C.F.R. 2635.204(g), your event must be designated as an approved “Widely Attended Gathering” for executive branch employees, to include DoD members, to be able to attend.

If you would like to submit your event for review, please complete the form and return it to SOFIC@socom.mil no later than April 22, 2022. Late submissions will not be considered.

For more information, visit SOFIC.org.

Dates: May 16 – 19, 2022
Location: Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, FL

Advertising – Kathleen Kenney | Sales, Director | 703-247-2576 | kkenney@NDIA.org
Advertising – Alex Mitchell | Sales, Manager | 703-247-2568 | amitchell@NDIA.org

Exhibits & Sponsorships – Allison Carpenter | Director, Exhibits & Sponsorships | 703-247-2573 | ahcarpenter@NDIA.org
Exhibits & Sponsorships – Abby Abdala | Associate Director, Exhibits & Sponsorships | 703-247-9461 | aabdala@NDIA.org
Exhibits & Sponsorships – Sarah O’Hanley | Associate Director, Exhibits & Sponsorships | 703-247-9460 | sohanley@NDIA.org

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