14th Annual NC Defense & Economic Development Trade Show

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – July 28, 2015 – Senator Richard Burr, Senator Thom Tillis, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) will host the 14thAnnual North Carolina Defense & Economic Development Trade Show on August 3th, 2015 at FTCC’s Horace Sisk Gymnasium (2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC) from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm.  Both Senator Burr and Senator Tillis will be in attendance to kick-off the DTS on the trade show floor with an official ribbon cutting at 10:30 AM, press and media are encouraged to attend.

“The Defense Trade Show at FTCC brings together more major defense contractors, North Carolina businesses, military and federal agencies and Congressional delegation members than any other event in our State,” said Scott Dorney, NCMBC Executive Director.  “This full day includes a trade show with over 100 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, military static displays and personnel from Fort Bragg’s XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Army Airfield, prime contractor networking sessions and procurement-related educational activities.  This combination of activities, and the Fort Bragg contracting office’s 4th quarter forecast event, make the Defense Trade Show a unique, ‘must attend’ event for businesses interested or currently working in the defense and federal marketplace.”

At the Defense Trade Show, businesses have the opportunity to build relationships with senior representatives from the Congressional delegation, the Department of Defense (DoD), other federal agencies and numerous defense contracting firms, including North Carolina small businesses.

  • Special Military Demonstration.  XVIII Airborne Corps soldiers will demonstrate the controlled opening of multiple parachute systems.  These parachutes are currently employed to deliver paratroopers and equipment during forced entry operations.
  • Attendance.  The DTS reflects the business community’s support for military and civilians who protect our freedoms everyday.  Attendance at the DTS is free and open to the public.  Over 700 individuals will attend at the DTS.