SMD Symposium

2021 Space and Missile Defense Symposium (SMD)

The SMD Symposium is the leading education, professional development and networking event in space and missile defense.

Meet leaders and professional from the US and allies around the world, expand your network, and build your knowledge base. Ample opportunities provided to interact with game-changing technologies and products while learning what’s on the horizon for Space and Missile Defense.

Hear the latest from Strategic Command, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Northern Command, Army Futures Command, and Economic Development Officers. This event will be held in partnership with PEO Missiles and Space, top space and missile defense industry companies, Space Command, and many more!

Top Prospects

  • Aerospace Products, Service & Parts
    • Cutting edge technologies for engines and parts
    • Rapid prototyping
    • Software securities
    • Composite materials
  • Economic Development Officers

Mission Includes

  • SMD Symposium Registration
  • Hotel accommodations for 3 nights
  • Three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners
  • Welcome reception
  • Networking event

“With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing manufacturers across the globe to rethink their production strategies, networking and education opportunities like those provided at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium are crucial to the survival and expansion of the aerospace and defense industries. As Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio look to grow our prowess in this industry, we look forward to the opportunities provided by SMD in 2021 and are excited to support this event once again.”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director
Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

*Agenda is tentative and subject to change*


Day 1 – August 9th – Arrive Huntsville (Monday)

  • Depart Kentucky for Huntsville with lunch on the way (on your own)
  • Arrive at the hotel (check-in 3:00 pm)
  • Check-in to the Symposium
  • Evening Icebreaker Networking Reception at SMD Symposium
  • Delegation Dinner to include guest speaker General Clif Tooley, President of Defense Development (invited)
  • Overnight Huntsville

Day 2 – August 10th – (Tuesday)

  • Breakfast at the Symposium
  • Full Day at the SMD Symposium
  • Business to Business meeting opportunities
  • Lunch at the Symposium
  • Delegation Dinner to include special guest Gary Fleegle, President and CEO of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machinery
  • Overnight Huntsville

Day 3 – August 11th – (Wednesday)

  • Breakfast at the Symposium
  • Full day at the SMD Symposium
  • Business to Business meeting opportunities
  • Lunch at the Symposium
  • Networking Dinner at the Symposium
  • Overnight Huntsville

Day 4 – August 12th – (Thursday)

  • Breakfast at the Symposium
  • Half day at the SMD Symposium
  • Return to Kentucky

**Single Occupancy: $2999

**Double Occupancy: $2799

Initial deposit of $1000 due at registration. Payment in full due no later than July 15, 2021.

Companies may be eligible for Huntsville mission reimbursement through the State Trade & Export (STEP) Grant Assistance Program. For more information, visit

**Does not include individual B2B meetings outside of the conference, meals not shown, travel insurance, souvenirs, leisure activities during free time, hotel charges for incidents. Pricing is based upon 10 participants. Space is limited to the first 30 registration deposits.




Monday, August 9 –
Thursday, August 12, 2021


Von Braun Center
700 Monroe St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801


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