Professional Aerospace Contractors Association

Briefing for Industry

The 2017 PACA Briefing for Industry (BFI) will be held in Albuquerque, NM on August 14 – 17, 2017, and will provide 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. We have had so many requests to present at this PACA BFI’s that we decided to expand the program for 2017 to three full days. We have already booked the hotel for Monday – Thursday for next year and are planning on three full days of presentations.

Now in its 31st year, the PACA Briefing for Industry format has been successful for many years and is one of the preeminent events of its kind in the Country. All of the Government offices that have supported the BFI since its inception regard it as an excellent opportunity to increase competition for Government procurements and broaden the National technology base. The 2017 event will again be held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town in Albuquerque New Mexico. PACA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization and any excess revenues received are donated to college scholarship programs.

The conference and the information provided will be unclassified. Our attendees are Government contractors and we verify each attendees active DD Form 2345. We control entry into the auditorium. Additional information on PACA and the BFI can be found at

The BFI is truly national in scope. If you were unable to make the 2016 BFI, here is what you missed. There were over 430 attendees representing 24 states at the 2016 BFI. There were 28 large businesses and 81 small businesses represented. Thirty presentations were made with 28 Federal Government agencies presenting well over 400 opportunities, ranging from SBIRs to BAAs to set-asides and to full and open opportunities, and with a total estimated value over $15.3B. Contact information was provided for the technical points of contact for each procurement opportunity. There were twenty-six breakout sessions where attendees meet with the Government presenters and staff members to ask questions and obtain additional information. There was opportunity to meet General Officer and Senior Service Executive decision makers. There was ample time for networking and expanding business to business relationship for potential teaming.

The 2017 invited participants will include AFRL, Nuclear Weapons Center, SMC, PEO for Strategic Systems, HEL-JTO, WSMR, AFOTEC, NNSA, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratories, other AFMC and AF Global Strike Command agencies, and many others.

Check back for updates and information on the 2017 PACA Briefing for Industry. For questions or registration help please call our registration staff at 505-796-5660 or toll free 844-CCS-EVNT.

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