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THE DEFENSE RESOURCE & TRAINING EXPO

Over two days, Warrior Expo attendees receive a crash course in cutting-edge gear and the most cost-effective support solutions from hundreds of hand-selected exhibitors. With 300+ industry suppliers and more than 3,000 vetted attendees, it’s far more than a simple trade show-it’s the defense industry’s one-top-shop for industry networking, customized training, and product demonstrations.

Warrior Expo East

May 10 and 11
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, July 10:
0900: Warrior Expo Keynote Speaker
1000 – 1630: Show Floor Open
1930 – 2300: Warrior Bash Customer Reception

THURSDAY, July 11:
0930 – 1530: Show Floor Open

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  • Thank you for your interest in Warrior Expo. Unfortunately your company does not qualify to attend this event. ADS does not conduct business with or ship to incorporated or limited liability corporations (LLCs) with a residential primary address.

    Warrior Expo is not open to the general public and is only intended for military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, exhibiting partner suppliers/manufacturers, and their guests.

    If you are an existing ADS customer or are unsure whether or not you qualify to attend Warrior Expo, please contact your ADS representative directly or you may be denied entry based on the terms and conditions above.
  • Thank you for your interest in Warrior Expo. Unfortunately your company does not qualify to attend this event. ADS does not conduct business with sole proprietor defense or government contractors.

    Warrior Expo is not open to the general public and is only intended for military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, exhibiting partner suppliers/manufacturers, and their guests.

    If you are an existing ADS customer or are unsure whether or not you qualify to attend Warrior Expo, please contact your ADS representative directly or you may be denied entry based on the terms and conditions above.



  • Thank you for your interest in Warrior Expo. Unfortunately your company does not qualify to attend this event. ADS does not conduct business with or ship to international corporations, limited liability corporations (LLCs), sole proprietors or agents with a residential primary address.

    Warrior Expo is not open to the general public and is only intended for military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, exhibiting partner suppliers/manufacturers, and their guests.

  • Foreign nationals must pre-register to attend Warrior Expo. ADS conducts background checks on all foreign nationals and may deny entry based on results. Foreign Nationals are not permitted to register on site at this event.

    If you are an existing ADS customer or are unsure whether or not you qualify to attend Warrior Expo, please contact your ADS representative directly or you may be denied entry based on the terms and conditions above.

  • This registration form is for customer and guest registration only. All exhibiting suppliers/manufacturers must register through the Supplier Portal.

    Please contact your ADS representative if you do not see Warrior Expo West information when you log in to the Supplier Portal.
  • Thank you for your interest in Warrior Expo. Unfortunately, your company does not qualify to attend this event. Warrior Expo is not open to ADS non-partner suppliers or manufacturers.

    If you are a non-exhibiting ADS partner supplier or an existing standard ADS supplier, please contact your ADS representative directly or you may be denied entry based on the terms and conditions below.

    On-site registration is not permitted at this event for non-exhibiting suppliers/manufacturers.


    Warrior Expo is not open to the general public and is only intended for military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, exhibiting partner suppliers/manufacturers, and their guests.













ADS conducts background checks on all foreign nationals and may deny entry based on results. Foreign nationals are not permitted to register on site at this event.






Training Never Stops: COURSE DESCRIPTIONS HERE

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:

Building Custom Solutions for Urgent Operational Needs

Thursday, July 11
1030 - 1130

Human Resources:

Leveraging Your Strengths

Wednesday, July 10
1030 - 1130

CONTRACTs:

Rapid Acquisition in Times of Crisis

Wednesday, July 10
1330 - 1430

State & local agencies: :

Adoption of Battlefield-Proven Technology

Thursday, July 11
1330 - 1430

HUMAN PERFORMANCE:

Control Stress Response

Thursday, July 10
1500 - 1600

C4ISR:

Counter-UAS: The Rise of Commercial Threats

Wednesday, July 10
1200 - 1300

CONTRACTS:

Your Requirements Shouldn't Scare You

Thursday, July 11
1200 - 1300

Warrior Expo Terms & Conditions

Warrior Expo is not open to the general public. This event is intended for military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, exhibiting partner suppliers/manufacturers, and their guests.

Access is not permitted without official government-issued identification. Military and government guests must present official ID. Civilian guests must present a valid drivers license or other government-issued identification.

Non-exhibiting supplier/manufacturer attendance is by invitation only. On-site registration is not permitted at this event for non-exhibiting manufacturers.

Foreign nationals must pre-register in advance to attend Warrior Expo. ADS conducts background checks on all foreign nationals and may deny entry based on results. Foreign nationals are not permitted to register on site at this event.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify to attend Warrior Expo please contact us for more information prior to registering or you may be denied entry based on the terms and conditions above.

 

Warrior Expo is not open to the general public. Qualified attendees include active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, and first responders. Military and government attendees must present official government-issued identification.

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Attendee Lodging

DoubleTree by Hilton

1900 Pavilion Drive
0.5 miles from show
Dates available: July 8 – July 12
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 757.422.8900

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Hyatt House

2705 Atlantic Avenue
1.7 miles from show
Dates available: July 7 – July 11
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 757.837.4962

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Hilton Oceanfront

3001 Atlantic Avenue
1.8 miles from show
Dates available: July 7 – July 12
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 757.213.3000

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Hilton Garden Inn

3315 Atlantic Avenue
1.9 miles from show
Dates available: July 7 – July 12
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 757.305.9000

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Sheraton Oceanfront

3501 Atlantic Avenue
2.2 miles from show
Dates available: July 7 – July 12
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 757.905.6219

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The Cavalier

4200 Atlantic Avenue
2.3 miles from show
Dates available: July 7 – July 12
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 757.425.8555

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Wyndham

5700 Atlantic Avenue
3.5 miles from show
Dates available: July 7 – July 12
Government Rate: $180
Phone Number: 877.999.3223

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GETTING APPROVAL TO GO TO WARRIOR EXPO

Approval to attend any trade show is an endeavor. ADS gives you to tools you need. Download the following WAG letter to highlight the benefits of Warrior Expo. Need to demonstrate that you are the best person to attend? Sign up for an educational course that will benefit you professionally.

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WAG FAQs

How much does it cost to attend this event?

There is no charge or admission fee for this event. You should seek guidance from your designated agency ethics official (DAEO) as to whether your attendance to this event is permitted under your agency’s widely attended gathering (WAG) rule and obtain any determinations required by such rule or other applicable regulations.

How many anticipated attendees and from which sectors are they?

More than 5,500 invitations will be distributed to individuals from Government, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the media.  We anticipate approximately 3,000 attendees with approximately 55 percent from the Department of Defense, federal, state and local government agencies, 40 percent from private industry and 5 percent from other groups, such as allied international government, non-profit organizations and media.

Is this event in the interest of the agency because it will further agency programs and operations?

For more than a decade, the purpose of Warrior Expo has been to showcase the latest industry-leading equipment and services solutions to end users, program managers and procurement specialists that are designed to help them meet their operational requirements as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. This event also provides quality training and education in both structured classroom environments and open area training and demonstrations. These hands-on and classroom learning opportunities focus on topics related to technology, procurement, professional and personal growth. All classes are led by a training company with more than 20 years of experience leading defense and industry personnel in their professional development.

Will individuals in attendance represent a range of persons interested in a given matter?

The event is structured to represent a broad scope of industry and Government-specific exhibits, educational sessions and demonstrations related to operational equipment, logistics and mission support. We have invited more than 200 key exhibitors from the industrial and manufacturing base that have developed the latest technology to address warfighter capabilities and requirements. Solution categories range from operational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE), C4ISR, medical and expeditionary operations, to unmanned systems technology and special missions such as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).

Members of DOD, Federal, state and local agencies, first responders, U.S. allied foreign military organizations and government defense contractors will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, as well as hear from, ask questions and be educated by subject matter experts about the latest advancements in operational equipment, logistics support and procurement strategies to support their mission requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I am a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Personal Security Detail (PSD) professional or Executive Protection (EP) professional. How can I attend Warrior Expo?

Warrior Expo is open to Certified Protection (CPP), Personal Security Detail (PSD) and Executive Protection (EP) professionals who are employed by qualified security, defense and government contractors. Qualified attendees must register online or register on-site through their qualified company.
Sole proprietor CPP, PSD and EP professionals or those affiliated with an incorporated or limited liability corporation with a residential primary address do not qualify to attend. ADS does not conduct business with or ship to sole proprietors, incorporated or limited liability corporations with a residential primary address.

Are retired military allowed to attend Warrior Expo?

As much as we work tirelessly to support the veteran network, the secure nature of Warrior Expo requires “active” classification. For further explanation, please forward your inquiries to eventsteam@adsinc.com.

If I am qualified to attend, can my spouse or children come to Warrior Expo with me?

Qualified attendees are permitted to bring a spouse or children as their guests. Accompanying guests must check in with qualified attendees at on-site registration to receive their badge(s). Spouses and children over the age of 18 must present a valid driver’s license or other government-issued identification to gain entry.

Can I attend on behalf of my spouse, parent or friend if they are deployed active military or a member of a qualified organization?

Because of the secure nature of Warrior Expo, all spouses and family members are required to be accompanied by a qualified attendee. Qualified attendees include active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers.
Accompanied guests of qualified attendees is limited only to immediate family members. Friends must register on their own behalf and meet the qualified attendee criteria.

What is the Warrior Bash Reception?

Warrior Bash is a networking event for exhibiting suppliers or manufacturers, attendees, and their accompanied guests to wind down and exchange ideas. There is no cost to attend. Food, refreshments, and entertainment are included, as well as games and giveaways. Event badges are required at entry.

Who can attend Warrior Expo?

Warrior Expo is not open to the general public. Qualified attendees include active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers. Military and government attendees must present official government-issued identification. Civilian attendees must present a valid driver’s license or other government-issued identification.

Why should I register in advance?

By registering in advance, check-in will be faster and you’ll benefit from first-pick at this year’s Warrior Expo t-shirt (while supplies last), and priority access to educational courses. You’ll also be automatically entered into a drawing to win cool prizes. The winner will be chosen at random from a list of pre-registered attendees.

Do I qualify to register online?

Online registration is only permitted to active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers. Non-exhibiting suppliers or manufacturers, foreign nationals and non-qualified: defense, government or security contractors are prohibited from registering online.

When does online registration close?

Online registration closes 48 hours prior to the event start date. However, qualified attendees are able to register on-site through the end of the last day of the show. Military and government attendees must present official government-issued identification. Civilian attendees must present a valid driver’s license or other government-issued identification.

Can I register on-site the day of the event?

On-site registration is only permitted for active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors, and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers. Military and government attendees must present official government-issued identification. Civilian attendees must present a valid driver’s license or other government-issued identification.
Non-exhibiting suppliers or manufacturers, foreign nationals and non-qualified: defense, government, or security contractors are prohibited from registering on-site the day of the event.

Is Warrior Expo open to private defense, government or security contractors?

Warrior Expo is open to qualified security, defense and government contractors. This excludes sole proprietors, incorporated and limited liability corporations with a residential primary address. ADS does not conduct business with, or ship to, sole proprietors, incorporated or limited liability corporations with a residential primary address. Only incorporated or limited liability corporations with a commercial address qualify to attend.
If you are an existing ADS security, defense or government contractor customer or are unsure of whether or not you qualify to attend Warrior Expo, please contact your ADS representative for more information. Otherwise, you may be denied entry based on the conditions above.

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Where Everyone’s a Winner

ADS, Inc. is proud to announce our Warrior Expo West Tic-Tac-Toe Spin to Win starting Tuesday, May 14 at 0900 EST at the Warrior Expo West, hosted at the San Diego Convention Center. Each participant will be given an opportunity to spin a prize wheel when they turn in their Tic-Tac-Toe card to the ADS Info booth.

ADS Spin Wheel Logo
Rules & Regulations:

Open To: All Warrior Expo West attendees who choose to complete requirements for participation:
Prizes: All participants are eligible for a prize valued between $3 and $15 (limited to one per person).
When: Tic-Tac-Toe will be open for participating during normal show hours.
How:
Participants will receive a tic-tac-toe card and must visit participating exhibitor booths to receive a stamp. Participants are eligible to enter the raffle once they’ve gotten enough stamps to complete a “tic-tac-toe” on the card.
Completed cards must be filled out with participant’s contact info and turned in to an ADS Warrior Expo Expert at the Information Desk – located in the center of the exhibit floor, attached to the ADS Solution Suite / Lounge.
Participants will have an opportunity to spin a prize wheel and win one of twelve prizes.

Official Rules:
  • The giveaway is being conducted by ADS, Inc., a Virginia corporation.
  • No purchase necessary for entry.
  • Limit of one entry per person.
  • Each participant is guaranteed a prize.
  • Participants may enter in person by filling out a card while visiting various vendors at Warrior Expo West, hosted at the San Diego Convention Center.
  • All entries must be received no later than 1500 on Tuesday, May 14 and 1400 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
  • One prize will be given to each valid participant.
  • Must be present to win.
  • The decisions and rules of ADS are final on all matters concerning the giveaway.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
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