Professional Aerospace Contractors Association

Briefing for Industry

The 2015 PACA Briefing For Industry (BFI) was held in Albuquerque, NM on August 17-19, 2015, and provided a comprehensive summary of Department of Defense, Department of Energy and other Government agency’s new business opportunities, plus provided a local and national perspective on Government strategies and future directions.

If you missed the 2015 BFI here is just some of what you missed:
• Over 440 attendees from industry’s small to large businesses for starting discussions regarding potential teaming, and meeting Government decision makers with contracting opportunities for one-on-one discussions and questions and answers.

• Attendees came from 27 different states to the BFI and included 47 large businesses and 79 small businesses – small business included 24 women-owned small businesses, 18 Veteran owned small businesses, eight 8(a) companies, and 6 universities.

• 26 comprehensive presentations on over 400 opportunities, to include the contact information for the technical folks for each procurement opportunity, with a total estimated value of over $12B. Government organizations who provided presentations included three General Officer presentations, nine Air Force Research Laboratory Directorates, six Space and Missile Systems Center Directorates, PEO for Strategic Systems, two DOE National Laboratories, test organization, Joint Technology Office, a US Army organization, plus others.

• First hand presentation from the Governor of New Mexico on the revised gross receipts tax structure that will allow, beginning in 2016, receipts on goods and services sold in New Mexico by aerospace or directed energy businesses as part of a contract with the Department of Defense can be deducted from New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax. This incentive is available only to receipts generated as part of contracts with the Department of Defense entered into after January 1, 2016.

Please mark your calendars now for the 2016 Briefing for Industry to be held again at the Hotel Albuquerque August 15 – 17, 2016.

Sponsored by the non-profit Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico, BFI 2016 will bring together many of the Federal Government organizations in New Mexico and across the Nation with industry for a comprehensive review and discussion of new business opportunities for the coming years.  The briefings and panel proceedings provide exceptional insights into the Government’s future plans and strategies and an exceptional opportunity to meet with industry and Government customers face-to-face.

The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico wants to say Thank You to the Air Force Research Laboratory for their generous contribution of the speaker’s tokens of appreciation for their presentations for the 2015 Briefing for Industry.

The event draws in excess of 400 industry and Government representatives annually.

Now in its 30th year, the PACA Briefing for Industry panel format has been successful for several years and is one of the preeminent events of its kind in the country.

Invited panel participants will include SMC, AFRL, PEO for Strategic Systems, HEL JTO, WSMR, AFOTEC, NNSA, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratories, and others.

For questions or registration help please call our registration staff at 505-796-5660 or toll free 844-CCS-EVNT.

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