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EAST: July 11 & 12

Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

WEDNESDAY, July 11
  • 0900: Warrior Expo Keynote
  • 1000 – 1630: Warrior Expo Open to Attendees
  • 1930 – 2300: Warrior Bash Customer Reception
THURSDAY, July 12
  • 1000 – 1530: Warrior Expo Open to Attendees
REGISTER TODAY
Warrior Expo presented by ADS, Inc.

Designed with Your Mission in Mind

One Stop. Thousands of Solutions.

Over two days, receive a crash course in cutting-edge gear and the most cost-effective support solutions from hundreds of hand-selected exhibitors.

Get the scoop as ADS unveils custom-designed solutions.
  • Ask questions directly to the manufacturer
  • Examine products side by side

Skip the PowerPoint presentation.

Suppliers put down the brochures and let attendees shop equipment, hassle free.

With 300+ industry suppliers and more than 3,000 vetted attendees, Warrior Expo is far more than a simple trade show—it’s the defense industry’s one-stop-shop for:

  • Industry networking
  • Customized training
  • Product demonstrations

Training Never Stops

The best never rest, and neither do threats. Whether you’re a Program Manager, Procurement Specialist, or end user, the key to success is staying ahead of the curve through continuous training. Our accredited courses are custom-tailored for different agencies. We cut out irrelevant details and focus on the scenarios you’re likely to face.

All courses are delivered in a hands-on format by experts who have lived—and survived—what they teach.
  • Receive course credits
  • Learn from subject matter experts
  • Walk away with hands-on, scenario-based training

Single Source of Acquisition

Partnering with ADS means access to all of the same products in the stock system, and MORE.

We work with DLA every day and have access to 50+ streamlined ways to buy your favorite products—all from a single source of acquisition.

  • Faster lead times
  • Improved quality and delivery
  • Advanced technology

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 demonstrating that you are the best person to attend? Sign up for an educational course (coming soon) that will benefit you professionally.

WAG Frequently Asked Questions

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% from the Department of Defense, federal, state and local government agencies, 40% from private industry and 5% from other groups, such as allied international government, non-profit organizations and media. View our Widely Attended Gathering Letter for Warrior Expo West and Warrior Expo East.

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Government
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Industry
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Other

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. View our Widely Attended Gathering letter for Warrior Expo West and Warrior Expo East.

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.

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.

Lodging: Virginia Beach Hotels

DOUBLETREE VIRGINIA BEACH 
0.3 miles from convention

1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Phone: 757.422.8900

Guest Rate: $180 – Single/Double

Check In/Out: July 8 – 13, 2018

Cutoff Date: June 15, 2018

Book a Room
HYATT HOUSE: OCEANFRONT 
1.5 miles from convention

2705 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA

Phone: 757.428.4200

Guest Rate: $180 – Single/Double

Check In/Out: July 7 – 14, 2018

Cutoff Date: June 16, 2018

Book a Room
HILTON GARDEN INN
2 miles from convention

3315 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA

Phone: 757.305.9001

Guest Rate: $180 – Single/Double

Check In/Out: July 10 – 14, 2018

Cutoff Date: June 18, 2018

Book a Room
WYNDHAM:OCEANFRONT 
4 miles from convention

5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA

Phone: 800.407.9832

Guest Rate: $185 – Single/Double

Check In/Out: July 9 – 13, 2018

Cutoff Date: June 16, 2018

Book a Room
WESTIN TOWN CENTER
9 miles from convention

4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA

Phone: 757.557.0550

Guest Rate: $185 – Single/Double

Check In/Out: July 9 – 13, 2018

Cutoff Date: June 16, 2018

Book a Room
Warrior Expo East Exhibitors must book lodging through the exhibitor portal.

Exhibitors who book under the Customer Attendee lodging block will automatically be shifted to the Exhibitor lodging block. If space is no longer available, the reservation will be cancelled.

EXHIBITOR PORTAL

ADS does not have lodging partners. The only approved lodging blocks for are those listed. Rates apply to government customers and guests only. Note check in and check out dates. Guests booking government rates should provide government ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

WARRIOR EXPO EAST FAQs

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.

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.

How does the WEE Tic-Tac-Toe sweepstakes work?

Warrior Expo East Tic-Tac-Toe

ADS, Inc. is proud to announce our Warrior Expo East Tic-Tac-Toe sweepstakes starting Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 0900 EST at the Warrior Expo East, hosted at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The drawing will be held at 1500 on Wednesday, July 11 and 1400 on Thursday, July 12, 2018. 

Tic-Tac-Toe:

  • Open To: All Warrior Expo East attendees who choose to complete requirements for participation:
  • Prizes: There will be two (2) winners, who will each receive a prize basket comprised of donations from participating exhibitors. Each basket is valued between $1,000 – $2,000.
  • 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.
  • Winners will be drawn:
    • One (1) at the close of the first day of the show (Wednesday, July 11) 
    • One (1) at 1430 on the second day of the show (Thursday, July 12)

Official Rules

  • The sweepstakes is being conducted by ADS, Inc., a Virginia corporation.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate and must have a valid Social Security number.
  • No purchase necessary for entry.
  • Limit of one entry per person.
  • ADS employees and their spouses are not eligible to participate in this drawing.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries.
  • Participants may enter in person by filling out a card while visiting various vendors at Warrior Expo East, hosted at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
  • All entries must be received no later than 1500 on Wednesday, July 11 and 1400 on Thursday, July 12, 2018. ADS will not accept entries beyond the current drawing date of 1500 on Wednesday, July 11 and 1400 on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
  • Prize: One prize will be given away at each drawing. Winners will receive a prize basket comprised of donations from participating exhibitors. Each basket is valued between $1,000 – $2,000.
  • Drawing will be held at the Warrior Expo East at 1500 on Wednesday, July 11 and 1400 on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The winner will be determined by random drawing.
  • Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone and certified return receipt mail within 7 days of the drawing. Winner will also be posted on the ADS website.
  • The prize winner is solely responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes, title, transfer fees, license duties, insurance, and all expenses incurred in claiming the prize. The First Prize winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the First Prize winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge ADS, and any additional sponsors, their employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to the payment of any and all taxes that are due.
  • Prize must be claimed within 30 days of drawing. Any unclaimed prize after that date will constitute forfeiture and be transferred to ADS as a donation.
  • ADS, its Board of Directors, and its agents assume no liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, or incomplete entries, which will be deemed invalid and disqualified.
  • The decisions and rules of ADS are final on all matters concerning the sweepstakes.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

WARRIOR EXPO TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

Access is not permitted without official government-issued identification. Military and government guests must present official ID. Civilian guests must present a valid driver’s 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. Contact your ADS representative for more information.

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 your ADS Representative for more information prior to attempting to register onsite at this event or you may be denied entry based on the terms and conditions above.

EAST ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

July 11 & 12 | Virginia Beach, VA

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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 Exhibitor Portal.

    Exhibitor Portal access requires a password. Please contact your ADS representative if you have not received your access information.
  • 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.







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.

 

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