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Event Overview:

The Western Conference and Exposition (WEST 2015) is the largest event on the West Coast for the Sea Services and the contractors that support them. WEST 2015 participants include active duty U.S. and allied military, government, industry and academia decision-makers.  Many related technical sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and training credits. Industry will showcase and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations.  Now in its 24th year, WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations.

Exhibit Information:

WEST is the premier Sea Services event focused on operations in the Asia-Pacific region - showcasing emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. Senior leaders will address the theme “Lower Budgets and Higher Demands: How Do the Sea Services Strike the Right Balance?” Industry will showcase and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations. Now in its 25th year, WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government. Many related technical sessions are eligible for continuing education (CEs) and training credits.

Connect with Key Decision-Makers from Military, Government & Industry.  West 2015 is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to reachthousands of technology professionals from important military installations and government agencies on the West Coast, such as:

·         SPAWAR - Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

·         U.S. Air Force

·         U.S. Army

·         U.S. Navy Region Southwest Command

·         U.S. Pacific Fleet Command

·         Naval Station San Diego

·         Naval Base Coronado

·         Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

·         U.S. Coast Guard

·         And other government and defense agencies

Attendees are Looking for Your Emerging Technologies and Equipment

Sell Your Products and Services at the Largest Sea Services Event on the West Coast – Targeting a $10+ Billion Market

Aerial Targets

Air Countermeasures

Aircraft Components & Propulsion

Anti-Aircraft Systems

Anti-Submarine Systems

Bandwidth Compression and Synchronization

Battle Damage Assessment


Chemical/Bio Defense

Collaboration & Collaborative Tools

Combat ID Perimeter Security

Common Operating Picture (COP)

Data Architecture

Data Encryption

Data Manipulation and Analytical Tools

Data Mining & Warehousing


Display Systems & Software

Electronic Warfare & Detection

Electronic Warfare Equipment


Enhanced Education

Enterprise Architecture

Facilities Management

Global Positioning Systems


Information and Intelligence Fusion

Information Operations, Assurance and Security

Infrared Components & Systems

Interoperability – Joint and Coalition

Joint Deployment & Rapid Distribution

Knowledge Enabled Logistics

Knowledge Management & Leadership Decision-Making

Life Support Systems

Mine Countermeasures

Missile Systems

Navigational Systems

Network Centric Warfare

Night Vision Equipment

On-the-Move Voice and Data Comms

Power Conversion & Distribution

Power Sources

Propulsion Systems

Radar and Surveillance Capability Enhancements

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


Satellite Communications

Search & Rescue Equipment

Secure Comms – Voice and Data

Secure Tracker System Sensors

Shared Intel Databases at Multiple Security Levels

Ship Building & Maintenance

Simulation & Modeling

Streaming Video

Submarine Systems & Technology

Visualization Technologies

VTC – C2 System


Weapons Systems

Wireless Solutions, Networking and Security

About the Co-Sponsors:

AFCEA International

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. 

The U.S. Naval Institute
The U.S. Naval Institute is the Nation’s premier independent forum for critical thinking on issues of defense. Its books, Proceedings and Naval History magazines, professional conferences and other initiatives help service members and fellow citizens better understand modern security dilemmas. Visit us at Booth 930 for free magazines and to interact with authors who will inscribe your new USNI books.  Free on-line membership extended to Active Duty.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the West 2015 - Western Conference and Exposition.

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Conference/Event Dates: 02/10/2015 - 02/12/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 02/10/2015 - 02/12/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues, 9:15am-5pm; Wed, 9:15am-4:30pm; Thurs, 9:30am-2:15pm
First Move-In Date: 02/08/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Federal Government
Other Industries: Electronics, Engineering, Federal Government, Government, IT, Manufacturing, Military, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 12,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Military, Government, Industry and Academic Professionals from the following fields, among others:
Data Processing
Electronic Warfare
Emergency Management
Information Management
Information Systems/IT
Law Enforcement
Public Safety
Systems Management
Notes: 2014 Attendee Specialties:
Computer Hardware Software 13%
Command And Control/Communications 19%
Intelligence 3%
Data/Database Management 2%
Electronic Warfare/Cyber Ops 3%
Emergency Management/Law Enforcement/Public Safety 2%
Imaging, Surveillance & Reconnaissance 5%
Other 21%
Training/Modeling& Simulation 3%
Telecommunications/Networks 13%
Information Management / Security /Assurance 16%
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Venue Phone: (619) 525-5000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:430+ (Previous Year)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute
Show Manager:J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Keep your brand in front of our key military leaders through a variety of Patron and Sponsorship opportunities. From pre-event marketing, on-site marketing, customer, executive and team experiences, thought leadership to post-event marketing, WEST makes it easy for you to build your brand beyond the booth.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
AFCEA Corporate Member $40 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Non Member $44 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
Military/Government $25 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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