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6 - 9 PM: Global SOF 10th Anniversary Reception

Join us to celebrate the Global SOF Foundation's 10th Anniversary with networking, food, beverages, and fun!

TIME: Monday, 6 MAY, from 6 - 9 PM

LOCATION: Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

PRICE: The cost varies by ticket type. Tickets can be purchased in conjunction with your SOF Week Registration.

Sponsorships are available!


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7 - 10 PM: SOFstock Concert 2024

SOFstock is "a SOF-centric Woodstock, whose mission is to seek the flourishing of shadow warriors and their families." Features a celebrity judge panel and a 'Battle of the Bands' competition, followed by headliner Lee Brice!

TIME: Tuesday, 7 MAY at 7PM (doors at 5PM)

LOCATION: Amalie Arena

PRICE: Ticket cost varies by type.

For more details about this concert, please email


SOF Select

SOF SELECT is back at the Westin Tampa Waterside this year!  Join them to meet with this brand line up:

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 MAY through Thursday, 9 MAY

WHERE: Westin Water Side Hotel, Oasis Rooms


  • ACTinBlack
  • Blue Force Gear
  • Eagle Industries
  • Forgeline Solutions
  • LALO
  • Matbock
  • Mechanix Wear
  • Mission First Tactical
  • Olympia Triumph
  • Ops Core
  • OTB Boots
  • PLATATAC Australia
  • Point6
  • Q-Collar Tactical
  • Revision
  • S&S Precision
  • SOFware
  • SILYNX Communications
  • Team Wendy
  • Velocity Systems
  • Watershed
SOF Select

Approved Widely Attended Gatherings

BAE Systems Reception

Tuesday, 7 May

American Social

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Sterling Promise Foundation Annual Event

Tuesday, 7 May

Westin Tampa Waterside

4:30 - 7:30 PM

Defense Acquisition Solutions & Cross Potomac Consulting

Tuesday, 7 May 

Jackson's Bistro

6:00 - 9:00 PM

GDIT & Partners Networking Social

Tuesday, 7 May 

Florida Aquarium

6:00 - 9:00 PM


10 AM - 12 PM: Matchmaking presented by govmates

LOCATION: Westin Tampa Waterside, 725 S Harbour Island Blvd, Coral Reef Room

Global SOF is helping foster collaboration and engagement between participating industry organizations and government agencies by hosting matchmaking sessions on 08 May at SOF Week – a complimentary benefit for all attendees!

LARGE BUSINESSES, DEFENSE PRIMES, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: Please email to learn more and register.

SMALL BUSINESSES: To be eligible to participate in matchmaking sessions, please register for matchmaking via the registration button on this page. Once you have created a matchmaking profile, you will be notified of your matchmaking session schedule no later than FRIDAY, 03 MAY. Please note: matchmaking sessions are not guaranteed – matches will be facilitated based upon company information you provide in your matchmaking profile and the needs of participating primes and government buyers. All matchmaking sessions will take place in-person at The Westin Tampa Waterside in the Coral Reef Rooms.



4 - 8 PM: "27 Minutes at Son Tay" Documentary World Premiere

You won't want to miss the world premiere of the newly completed "27 Minutes at Son Tay" documentary. This screening is invitation-only.

ABOUT: Operation Kingpin lasted for just 27 heart-stopping minutes. 61 American prisoners of war were being held at the Son Tay Prison Camp just outside of Hanoi. For months, U.S. Special Forces gathered intelligence, made plans for rescuing the prisoners and trained meticulously for every contingency.

On November 21, 1970,  U.S. Special Forces soldiers and airmen executed a swift and stunning raid of the Son Tay prison camp with zero American casualties, while three Navy carriers executed the largest night carrier operation of the entire conflict to suppress the enemy air defenses.  Not a single prisoner was found. Despite this, the raid stands as one of the most significant operations in modern military history.

27 Minutes at Son Tay is the true story of the Raiders the way the Raiders want it told; a thoughtful, compelling first-person account of the planning and execution of a never before attempted rescue mission into the heart of enemy territory.

Learn more about the film at the link below:


Son Tay Poster

2PM - 3 PM: Non-Profit Round Robin Presented by GSOF Gives Back

The "Non-Profit Round Robin" event provides SOF community non-profits with a platform to showcase their work and vie for a piece of a $15,000 donation from GSOF Gives Back.

WHAT: Three-minute presentations from non-profits in the SOF Community Corridor showcasing their unique value proposition

WHEN: Wednesday, 8 MAY at 1400

WHERE: Capability Accelerator Rally Point, Level 1, Tampa Convention Center

HOW: Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on what organizations should receive a donation from GSOF Gives Back; organizations with the most votes will receive a portion of the donation!

  • 1st Place: $9,000
  • 2nd Place: $4,500
  • 3rd Place: $1,500


GSOF gives back

Approved Widely Attended Gatherings

Carahsoft Networking Event

Wednesday, 8 May

Florida Aquarium

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Please register HERE

Rock Your Brain: A Mental Health Awareness Concert

Wednesday, 8 May

USS Victory

6:00 - 9:00 PM

United States Army Ranger Association "Patriot Rendezvous"

Wednesday, 8 May

Four Green Fields

6:00 - 8:00 PM 

United States Army Ranger Association "Patriot Rendezvous"

Patriot Rendezvous Flyer

Widely Attended Gatherings (WAG)

For more information about Widely Attended Gatherings, please view the following webpage:

WAG Information


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.