2019 Global Force Symposium and Exposition is March 26–28

2019 Global Force Symposium and Exposition is March 26–28

Thursday, December 20, 2018

“Readiness for Multi-Domain Operations” is the theme for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2019 Global Force Symposium and Exposition, to be held Tuesday, March 26, to Thursday, March 28, in Huntsville, Ala.

This AUSA Institute of Land Warfare professional development forum, held at the Von Braun Center, marks the sixth consecutive year the symposium has taken place in Huntsville, home of more than 900 defense contractors and a military workforce of uniformed and civilian personnel totaling over 65,000.

Senior Army military and civilian personnel from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Lee, Va.; the Huntsville-based U.S, Army Materiel Command; the U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg N.C.; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) will attend and participate in the three-day event.

Special presentations coupled with panel discussions from our senior military and industry leaders will address readiness, modernization, sustainment, equipping the force, acquisition, and research and development.

Last year more than 6,500 participants attended, including over 1,000 uniformed and civilian personnel from Army and Defense Department organizations. There were also over 200 industry and Army exhibits in the center’s South/East Halls and outdoor displays. A similar turnout is expected in 2019.

In addition to the Army Materiel Command, Huntsville is home to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command; U.S. Army Security Assistance Command; U.S. Army Contracting Command; U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Command; U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

This symposium will explore the capabilities outlined in the Army Operating Concept and how the force transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation for Force 2025 and beyond.

Sponsoring at this year’s Global Force will enhance your presence and visibility at the event.

Sponsorships are designed to enhance your brand identity with important decision makers in the Army, while drawing attention to your organization’s products, services and capabilities.

2019 Global Force Star Sponsors include:

  • Akima
  • BAE
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Huntsville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Most of the exhibit space is booked, although limited opportunities are available.

For more information on the symposium and exposition, visit http://ausameetings.org/globalforce2019/.


The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, (ASA(ALT)), has announced the second cohort of the Army Expeditionary Technology Search – xTechSearch – will be featured at the Global Force Symposium.

xTechSearch will highlight opportunities for nontraditional defense partners to collaborate with the Army to tackle the most poignant Army modernization challenges.

xTechSearch is an opportunity for businesses to pitch novel technology solutions – a new application for an existing technology or a new technology concept entirely – to the Army.

The Army will provide non-dilutive seed prizes for the companies to demonstrate proof of concept in an Army-relevant challenge area.

Warriors to the Workforce

The American Freedom Foundation will host the 6th Annual Warriors To The Workforce–Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the Global Force Symposium and Exposition on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of the center.

The event will bring together companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses.

View our Warriors To The Workforce promotional video at https://vimeo.com/304268510.