Sponsorships and Advertising

Stand above the crowd at SOFIC!

Is your company trying to increase its visibility amongst the thousands of attendees at SOFIC? Are you looking for a way to enhance the attendee experience? Sponsoring and advertising are two easy steps to gain maximum exposure at this leading special operation event.

Click here to view the Sponsorship and Advertising Prospectus for 2017.



SOFICTV is the official media network for SOFIC. It is an exclusive YouTube channel designed to highlight the newest products and services from the SOFIC exhibit floor, conference highlights, and other SOFIC related videos. Expand your marketing reach globally and reserve your spot now to appear on SOFICTV during 2017 SOFIC as well as year round on the network.

There are two ways to share your story on SOFICTV. If your company is exhibiting, the SOFICTV Video News Team can conduct an in-person interview at your booth. The video will be edited for broadcast on SOFICTV during the event and a copy of your new video will be sent to you for $1,500. The second way to participate for any company looking for more exposure into the SOFIC community is to send us an already created promotional video that will be added to SOFICTV for only $1,000.

Click here to view SOFICTV opportunities.


Rally Point - Private Meeting Rooms

SOFIC Rally Points’ private meeting rooms are conveniently located at the Marriott Tampa Waterside and available to rent by the hour, half day, or full day. Rental of a meeting room will include a furnished, private meeting room, a television monitor, Wi-Fi access, food and beverages throughout the day, and community furniture for those more casual meetings.

Click here for more information on private meeting rooms at the Rally Point.


Operation SOFtalk

New in 2017, in lieu of the gala, NDIA will be hosting Operation SOFtalk, a networking reception Wednesday evening, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the historic Ritz Ybor. This event is a great opportunity for attendees to engage with USSOCOM in an informal environment. This includes access to some of USSOCOM’s senior leaders and acquisition, technology, and logistics experts to further discussions outside the conference. The evening will also include not to miss live entertainment to make for a one of a kind event. Hors devours and a beer/wine bar will be included in the purchase of your ticket. Casual attire is encouraged! Tickets are limited so purchase early before it sells out!

Click here for Operation SOFtalk Sponsorship Opportunities.


Custom Sponsorships
Not seeing anything in the prospectus that peaks your interest? Let’s work together to create a unique opportunity that works for you. Contact Allison H. Carpenter at ahcarpenter@ndia.org, 703-247-2573, to discuss how we can build a package that helps meet your needs.


Advertise in National Defense or the SOFIC show guide

Kathleen Kenney at kkenney@ndia.org, 703-247-2576


Sponsorships and Advertising