Ukraine’s Minister of Defense Set To Address NDIA’s Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibit

2022 Future Force Capabilities Conference & Exhibition

 Agenda Highlight:

Minister of Defense of Ukraine, H.E. Oleksii Reznikov

NDIA is proud to announce that H.E. Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense will virtually address the Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition scheduled for September 19 – 22, 2022 in Austin, TX in an exceptional opportunity for the nation’s defense industrial base. On the heels of an escalating offensive in Donbas, Reznikov is set to appeal directly to NDIA attendees about his nation’s needs in the fight against Russia.

His speech will contextualise a four-day conference that features briefings on capabilities, keynote panels, technical paper presentations, exhibitions, and a live-fire demonstration.

Reznikov was appointed as Minister of Defense of Ukraine in November 2021. A seasoned lawyer and statesman, Reznikov previously served in several positions in Ukraine; Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration from 2016 to 2018, and deputy mayor-secretary of the Kyiv City Council from June 2014 to December 2015. Reznikov also served as Head of Ukraine’s national delegation to the Council of Europe from 2015 to 2016, and was chosen by President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 5, 2020 to represent Ukraine at the Trilateral Contact Group regarding the War in Donbas.


H.E. Oleksii Reznikov
Minister of Defense of Ukraine

Agenda  Register

NOTE: Rates are set to increase on Thursday. Registration is required to participate in this event.

Exhibit, Sponsorship & Live Fire Demo Opportunities

Limited exhibit space is still available! Don’t miss your chance to showcase your products or services in front of the Armaments, Robotics, Munitions and EOD communities. Visit our exhibits website for more information and to secure your space today.

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Sarah O’Hanley at to customize a package that best fits your needs and meets upcoming deadlines.

Interested in signing up as a vendor to demonstrate your products or new technology during this unique and interactive event? Please view the
Live Fire Demonstration website to download an application and for more information. Discounted demo fees are available for current exhibitors and sponsors!

Contact Allison Carpenter at for more information regarding the live fire.

Distro D Information

Some concurrent sessions of this conference are restricted to DoD, U.S. DoD contractors, and DOE only who are citizens of the U.S. Provisions of applicable DoD policies do not permit waiving the DoD and U.S. Citizenship requirements for attending these sessions.  All DD Form 2345 must be received by Tuesday, September 5th. Visit the event website for additional information on how to submit your form.

COVID-19 Information

The Future Force Capabilities Conference  & Exhibition planning team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the hotel venue. Attendees should adhere to the following at the conference:

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior at badge pick-up. NDIA will only allow the following tests that are administered by a medical professional: Rapid Antigen, Rapid PCR, and Regular PCR tests. Proof of antibodies or self-administered/at-home tests will not be accepted. COVID testing is the financial responsibility of the attendee.
WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing.

September 19 – 22, 2022

Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St. 
Austin, TX 78701

Meredith Mangas
Associate Director, Meetings
(703) 247-9467

National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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