Why Attend

SOFIC – Campaigning with Partners for Integrated Deterrence

SOFIC is the foremost opportunity for special operations and industry partners to reexamine SOF policies, investments and activities, find ways to augment existing SOF capabilities, foster rapid future capability development and employment, and leverage our relationships with allies and partners. With deliberate planning and coordination, we can work together to maintain combat credible forces, gain the advantage over specific competitors, and address the unique challenges that erode vital U.S. national interests.

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, or SOFIC, is the most important opportunity for the SOF community to interact with industry and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators.

For industry attendees, SOFIC offers significant opportunities for business intelligence, detailed insights, tips and information on what capabilities are most desired by the community on how to conduct business with the U.S. Special Operations Command.

SOFIC serves as an opportunity to stay connected to the SOF community and to develop, nurture, and exercise its growing network between industry, government, academia, and international partners. By leveraging the depth, breadth, and diversity of this network, the SOF community can boost its velocity, multiply its productivity, and diversify its capabilities to meet the changing demands of SOF operators.


Infograph showing attendee and exhibiting numbers for 2019

 *2019 numbers


Listen to speakers from top USSOCOM leadership and engage in discussions and Q&A sessions with USSOCOM’s Component Commanders, Program Executive Officers, and various acquisition experts across the command.

Infograph showing countries represented from 2018 attendance


SOFIC provides the perfect opportunity to network with defense industry professionals, USSOCOM leadership, and government attendees. Spend the week catching up with old colleagues, retired SOF leaders, and meeting new contacts. 

SOFIC attendee registration numbers from 2016-2019

*2016 and 2018 Conference years included CAPEX Demo & ISOF


2021 SOFIC attendee profile pie chart; 1% Academia, 7% Small Business, 7% Government, 29% Industry and 56% USSOCOM attendees.

  Image of 2019 SOFIC Attendee Profile pie chart, with 1% Academia, 48% Industry, 8% Government, and 42% USSOCOM.           Image of 2019 SOFIC Attendee Profile pie chart, with 1% Academia, 45% USSOCOM, 11% Small Business, 23% Government, and 21% Industry.    

^2020 SOFIC and 2021 SOFIC were held virtually. 


View the latest in SOF equipment and capabilities while visiting more than 400 exhibiting companies in the exhibit hall. Take part in an informal exchange with experts from the TILO, Small Business Innovation Research Office Contracting, and many more.

Infograph showing exhibitor product categories for 2019