Exhibition / Industry Opportunities
Q: How do Government entities get a booth and what are the key details of Government exhibition?
A: USSOCOM determined which U.S. Government organizations would receive a complimentary booth at SOF Week. Government booths will be located on the Mezzanine level of the Tampa Convention Center. Government booth POCs will be contacted by Clarion in March 2023 to confirm booth details, to include the availability of electricity.
Q: Are there live demonstration opportunities available?
A: In March 2023, the SOF Week team sent out an inquiry to industry organizations to demonstrate their latest innovations in the harbor alongside the Tampa Convention Center. We are potentially looking to host two 1-hour sessions on 9 & 10 May, consisting of 8-10 minute slots for companies to display their latest product(s). All demonstrations pitched must be water-based only as we are being restricted by the available time and the necessary processing time for permits etc.
The window to apply for this opportunity has closed; more details will be provided to selected companies.
Q: Is the SOF Week Exhibition Hall sold out?
A: Yes, the SOF Week Exhibition Hall is sold out for 2023. The online Interest Form was opened in July 2022 and sales began in the order received in December 2022. The event sold out in less than 6 weeks.
Q: How can I sign up to Exhibit at SOF Week 2024?
A: Sales for the Exhibition Hall in 2024 will begin after the execution of SOF Week 2023. All members of Industry who registered interest in 2023 will be contacted about the opportunities in 2024. Stay tuned!
Q: I’m not exhibiting–how else can I participate?
A: There are many other opportunities available for industry, especially those who did not receive a booth. This includes:
SOF Week Innovation Theater (information forthcoming)
Q: Will exhibitors get discounted entries to other events? (e.g., GSOF Anniversary Reception, SOFStock Concert, Dinner Reception)
A: No, SOF Week Exhibitors will not get discounted tickets to additional or affiliate events at SOF Week.
Q: When will registration open?
A: Registration for SOF Week opened to the public on 14 MAR 2023. You may register here.
Q: How do Exhibitors register?
A: Exhibitors may register via their Exhibitor Portal starting on 24 MAR 2023.
Q: How do SOF Week Speakers register?
A: Speakers will be registered by the SOF Week team.
Q: What comes with my SOF Week registration and how do I attend additional events occurring during the week?
A: SOF Week registration only comes with access to the Full Conference and Exhibition or Exhibition-Only, depending on the options selected during sign up.
Most affiliate events require an additional registration, including but not limited to the Global SOF Anniversary Reception, SOFstock Concert, USSOCOM Awards Ceremony and Dinner, and SOF for Life Transition Seminar.
Q: What is the appropriate attire?
A: SOF Week Conference Sessions & Exhibition
Civilian: Business / Business Casual
Awards Ceremony & Dinner - Formal
Military: Service dress
Civilian: Tuxedo or Dark Suit / Cocktail or Evening Gown
Q: What kind of bag am I allowed to bring
A: Only clear bags are allowed at all SOF Week events.
Q: Will there be a Capability Exhibition (CAPEX) this year?
A: The prestigious “ISOF CAPEX” is executed by USSOCOM on even-numbered years, so it will not take place again until 2024.
Travel & Logistics
Q: How do I book a hotel?
A: Hotels in the SOF Week Campus and surrounding areas are largely sold out. However, we do have some rooms still available for Per Diem Active Duty Military and Government attendees. Visit the Travel Page for more information.
Q: Where can I park?
A: There is parking available in the downtown Tampa area in walking distance to all SOF Week events. However, it fills up quickly every year, so we don't recommend driving if you can avoid it! Visit the Travel Page for more information.