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Europe Warfighter Expo

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


The ADS Europe Warfighter Expo is a one-day event held in Germany to provide a forum for the U.S. DoD warfighter to interact with the world’s leading defense manufacturers. Today’s battlefield is changing at a rapid rate, and staying in front of the latest technologies, equipment, and acquisition strategies is a daunting task. The ADS Europe Warfighter Expo will help bridge the acquisition gap and allow for direct communication with manufacturers who create innovative solutions for today’s threats and tomorrows challenges. 

ADS Europe Warfighter Expo
Thursday, November 21

Where: Heidelberg Marriott, Heidelberg Germany
Time: 0800 – 1600



$30 course fee allows you to take one or all courses.
Credit card accepted on-site.

In addition to the show floor experience, ADS developed five different one-hour educational sessions exclusively for U.S. DoD acquisition personnel. DAU accredited CEUs awarded for attendance. Full course descriptions are available below.

Hot Topics and Latest Developments in US Federal Procurement and the FAR* | 0900

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) directly affects the purchase and sale of over $200 billion worth of supplies, services, and construction each year by procurement offices. The FAR is a critically important set of regulations that are comprehensive, complex, and continually changing. Learn about the latest significant developments in the FAR, as well as selected hot topics of interest for Federal procurement professionals.

Cybersecurity in U.S. Federal Procurement Contracting* | 1000

Review the statutory and regulatory framework of cybersecurity requirements in Federal contracting with added focus on the requirements under the DFARS. Developments in cybersecurity requirements have been a significant area of interest and confusion in the Federal marketplace, and this program will provide a better understanding of the basic requirements framework.

Ethics in Federal Acquisition* | 1100

Examine the ethical requirements governing Federal procurement professionals in the performance of their procurement duties. Program topics will include ethics, conflicts of interest, and organizational conflicts of interest. Learn more about the latest updates in these requirements with added focus on the topics taking into account practical issues involved in Federal Department of Defense contracting activity.

Navigating DoD Contracting Vehicles | 1300 (No CEU awarded)

The session includes a Q&A portion to discuss specific procurement needs, as well as an overview of the many long-term buying contracts available through ADS. This diverse selection of procurement options allows us to streamline purchasing and make the acquisition as efficient as possible for our customers. From Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) like the DLA Tailored Logistics Services programs, GSA, FedMall and DAPA to service-specific procurement vehicles like JE-RDAP and SPAWAR MAC contracts, this session will provide information about the myriad of contracting vehicles available to the DoD.

Commercial Item Acquisition* | 1400

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) establishes a mandatory preference for the Federal Government to purchase products and services available in the commercial marketplace using commercial terms and conditions. Since the passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, federal agencies have sought to comply with its mandatory requirements in various ways. This program addresses practical application issues of the commercial acquisition process in the federal marketplace.

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Update* | 1500

Dive deeper into the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and review recent significant changes in the DFARS, especially those of practical importance for Federal contracting offices. Additional coverage will include pending changes and likely implications.

Michael Killham

Michael A. Killham
Attorney, Federal Procurement Law

Michael A. Killham is a California attorney specializing in federal procurement law. Killham provides legal services, training, and consulting services in all aspects of federal procurement and federal appropriations law, including Contract Formation and Compliance, Subcontracting, Teaming Agreements, Bid Protests, Commercial Item Contracting, Terminations, Source Selection Support, and COTR Support, Killham served as corporate counsel for several major U.S. government contractors following his retirement as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. These assignments included that of Director, Legal Operations, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Palmdale, California; General Counsel for Thales-Raytheon Systems Company LLC and MD Helicopters, Inc. in Fullerton, California and Mesa, Arizona, respectively; Senior Business Counsel for Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California; and Division Counsel for two operating divisions of Litton Industries, Inc. In these positions, he was responsible for identifying, advising on, and resolving a wide variety of legal issues, including those relating to government and commercial contracting, subcontracting, export-import compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property rights, labor/employment law, and litigation management.
While in the military, Killham served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division (Procurement Fraud Branch), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; as the Senior Command Counsel in Kuwait during a period of build-up for renewed hostilities with Iraq; as the Senior Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law on the faculty of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia; as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division, Arlington, Virginia; and as the Chief, Military Justice and a Criminal Prosecutor for the 1st Armored Division in Germany.

Killham received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School, and a Master of Laws degree (with emphasis on U.S. Government Procurement) from The Judge Advocate General's School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer's Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, and Command and General Staff College, and has served as an Executive Officer, S-3 Air Officer, and Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

Brad Anderson, VP of Contracts

Brad Anderson
ADS VP of Contracts

Brad Anderson joined ADS in 2003 and has 15 years of experience in government procurement of operational equipment. Prior to coming to ADS, he ran a military sales business unit serving the Hampton Roads Navy and Marine Corps community. Mr. Anderson oversees both the management of ADS’ long-term contracts and the approval process of short-term contracts that are awarded on a daily basis. Additionally, Mr. Anderson and his staff are also responsible for proposal writing and management for future long-term contracts. Mr. Anderson earned his with B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia, Athens and has completed multiple courses in government contracting, proposal writing, and Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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ADS' Europe Warfighter Expo is free and open exclusively to members of the U.S. military. It is not open to the general public.

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ADS' Europe Warfighter Expo Terms & Conditions

ADS' Europe Warfighter Expo is not open to the general public. This event is intended for the U.S. military. Access is not permitted without an official US government-issued identification. 


Foreign nationals will not be permitted to attend Europe Warfighter Expo. ADS reserves the right to deny any foreign nationals or non-US military from attending the Europe Warfighter Expo.


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


Preview of the 50+ Suppliers Attending

  • ADS Corporate
    • ADS
    • TWI
  • C4ISR
    • Airbotics
    • Getac
    • My Defense
    • Resillence
    • Thales
    • Alaska Structures
    • HEI
    • HDT Global
    • LRAD Corporation
    • Nordic
    • Saab Barracuda
    • Beaverfit
    • Matbock
    • Phokus Research Group
  • MRO
    • Armag
    • Bright Rigid
    • Macroplastics
    • OpsDirt
    • Riveer
    • Spacesaver
    • Western Global
  •  OCIE
    • Beyond Clothing
    • Climb & Place
    • Darn Tough
    • DriFire
    • ESS
    • Kelty
    • London Bridge Trading
    • Outdoor Research
    • Rocky
    • Wild Things
  • SMS
    • AS&E Rapiscan
    • DEC
    • QinetiQ
  • W&O
    • L-3
    • Milo Range
    • Otis Technology
    • SAIC


November 21
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Heidelberg Marriott
Vangerowstraße 16
Heidelberg, 69115 Germany
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