November 1-2, 2017 - Ridgecrest, CA


November 1-2, 2017


Kerr McGee Center - Ridgecrest, CA


Nearly 500


12 Speakers


About the C-CAP Industry Days Expo

The California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement (CCAP) Industry Day Expo is your best chance to develop high-quality, industry business leads and meet with NAWCWD leadership as well as seasoned major prime contractors. Face-to-face time increases the impact of your marketing efforts and shortens your sales cycle. Nearly 500 participants and exhibitors will exchange ideas and network with more face-time than many other events.

The highlight of the expo will be a special presentation of the 2017 NAWCWD Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) where attendees will have a first-hand experience in the delivery of the LRAF information.

An extended option of opportunities will be with state and other federal agencies for those small businesses who may need to develop their sales cycle before competing on larger contracts. California Go-Biz representatives and regional partners will participate the event.

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Event Schedule

Full conference program will be posted on August 30, 2017, but will contain sessions and keynote address by state and federal officials, and includes sessions such as: 1) Small Business 101 Bootcamp, preparing small businesses who have not, but would like to, compete for state and federal contracts; 2) Prime Contractor Resources, providing a bridge between primes and subs to have efficient and effective dialog and recruitment resources; 3) Recruitment Exchange, a resource of resumes and visits from potential candidates who have engineering and tech backgrounds who are looking to relocate to California for opportunties.

Day two is the day-long program which includes the Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) where NAWCWD shares information on opportunties for primes and subs which are essential to planning and compete analysis. We are also working with other federal and state agencies who will provide additional opportunities for attendees.


Our Speakers

The California Contracting/Acquisition/Procurement Industry Days Expo attracts high-level speakers experienced in working with small businesses that are looking for opportunities to work with government agencies. We value their experience, guidance and information to better prepare small businesses to engage and secure opportunities with a variety of services and agencies.

Sponsors and Supporters

The California Contracting/Acquisitions/Procurement Industry Days Expo is produced with the support of both local and national organizations and agencies.

Interested in sponsoring? For sponsorship inquiries, contact Matt Thomas at 760-375-8202 or email at

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the most frequently asked questions regarding the California Contracting/Acquisitions/Procurement (C-CAP) Expo.

Does this event replace what was formerly "Industry Day?"

Yes, this event has evolved from "Industry Day" and is expanded to encompass a wider variety of speakers and resources.

What is the attire of the event?

Business Attire for civilians. Uniform of the Day (Khaki) for military participants.

Will lunch be provided?

There will be a variety of meals that will be available from boxed lunches to hot buffet-style offerings.

Ticket Pricing

Space is limited so register early. Discounts go away on September 1, 2017 so act now and register. VIP tickets are limited to 75 attendees.

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