2017 SOFIC - May 15-18, 2017
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL



2017 SOFIC is sold out with over 90,000 sq ft of display space from the hundreds of applications received in August.  However, you can still have a presence at SOFIC and heighten your brand's profile for an anticipated 11,000 defense industry professionals attending the exposition and conference.


Three options to consider:

1. Add your company to the 2017 SOFIC waitlist and we'll contact you if exhibit space becomes available. JOIN THE WAIT LIST - Open Nov 1st

2. Sponsor a SOFIC event or amenity, such as Hydration Stations, Hotel Key Cards, Lunch, Receptions and more.  The Sponsorship Menu will be available Nov 1st. 

3. Apply to exhibit at SOFIC's sister show, Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict or SO/LIC, staging Feb 13-15, 2017 in the Washington, DC area.  Click Here to view the exhibit page.


When can hotel rooms be reserved?

Hotel reservations are not yet being accepted for 2017 SOFIC. Enter your name and e-mail address in the link below and the official housing company,
"onPeak" will contact you as soon as the block becomes available.


Third party companies have not been contracted by NDIA to assist you in booking your hotel reservation.
Please contact Christy Mason, Director, at cmason@ndia.org if you have been approached by a third party company.

Will the exhibit space sell out in August?

Yes, we usually receive more requests for space then what is available.  All of Tier 1,2,3 were processed into their booth space and 30 companies who were new exhibitors also got a booth.  Tier 4 is still being processed until all the space is taken.  We do not have enough space for all the comanies in Tier 4 but we are working on getting more space.

Will everyone who applies in August get a booth space?

No, we usually run out of space for companies in Tier 4 and the "Wait List" begins.


NDIA Contacts

Exhibits - Luellen Hoffman 703-247-9460, lhoffman@ndia.org
Sponsorships - Allison H. Carpenter 703-247-2573, ahcarpenter@ndia.org

Advertising - Kathleen Kenney 703-247-2576, kkenney@ndia.org

Conference - Christy Mason 703-247-2586, cmason@ndia.org
​​​​​​​​​​ - Michael Kibler 703-247-2571, mkibler@ndia.org

Future Show Dates - SOFIC
May 22-24, 2018
May 28-30, 2019
May 19-21, 2020

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