Join pioneering industry leaders and key government decision makers at this highly-anticipated annual event. The 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting is a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovative maintenance and sustainment technology, share news, updates, focus areas, and best practices with others in the field.

2019 CTMA Partners Meeting

May 6-8
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
San Diego, CA

CTMA Technology Showcase

May 9
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
San Diego, CA

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Join us May 6-8, 2019 for the 2019 CTMA/FRC-SW Partners Meeting as we celebrate the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest’s 100th anniversary as well as current maintenance and sustainment technology innovations. Held at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California, this year’s theme is “CTMA-Enabling Maintenance for the Next 100 Years.” The 2019 event will feature engaging speeches, interactive maintenance focused technology panels, and much more.

Participants will also have the opportunity to showcase their innovative technology solutions via exhibitors displays. The exhibitor displays are open to all NCMS members and non-members as well as government individuals. Your ideas and innovations will drive the next generation of maintenance technology and promote improved warfighter readiness.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Kenneth Watson

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness

Mr. Steve Morani

Deputy Air Force
Sustainment Command

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The 2019 CTMA/FRC-SW Partners Meeting has a jam-packed agenda featuring keynote speakers, multiple informative panel discussions, and lots of networking opportunities. The event kicks off on Monday, May 6 with a tutorial for participants to gain complete insight into the CTMA Program and continues through Wednesday, May 8.

CTMA Competition Shark Tank – Wednesday, May 8

The top six finalists of the CTMA Technology Competition will be granted 10 minutes to present their submission/idea to the audience, followed by five minutes of Shark Tank Q&A with the competition review panel. An overall winner will be voted on and announced immediately following the competition. The winner will receive $50,000 in funding and will participate in a one-year technology demonstration/evaluation project.


Check back soon for full event agenda.


The 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting and NCMS Technology Showcase will be held at:

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
Naval Air Station North Island

Island Club Catering and Conference Center
Building X
Coronado, CA 92118
Enter the facility through the Main Gate.


The hotels listed below are local options and do not represent a recommendation by NCMS. Many options exist within the San Diego area.

NCMS Room Block

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (Near the San Diego Airport)
1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 291-2900

There are a select number of discounted room rates for Government as well as Industry available through April 9th.  Accommodation is subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so reserve soon!


Marriott Resort & Spa Coronado Island
2000 2nd Street

Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-3000

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-6611



Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown
601 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2400

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
660 K St.

San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-0234

May 6-8  CTMA Partners Meeting Exhibitor

As part of your exhibitor registration, you will receive space to exhibit your technology during exhibition times throughout the 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting.

Space is limited, so reserve your space quickly, giving you an opportunity to reach a broad cross-section of decision makers throughout the DoD, increasing your industry exposure.

FRC-SW will have a unique space for all exhibitors to display their innovative technologies. Check back soon for space details including table dimensions, power source information, set up and dismantle times, and security during the event.

May 9  NCMS Technology Showcase Exhibitor

During the NCMS Technology Showcase that occurs after the conclusion of the 2019 CTMA Partner Meeting, you will have an opportunity to display your innovation maintenance and sustainment technology to a broad spectrum of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest maintenance artisans and decision makers.

Previous NCMS Technology Showcases have attracted over 1,000 attendees and have become an anticipated event throughout the DoD maintenance community.

Register Now to reserve your space!

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness are pleased to announce that the CTMA Technology Competition will be returning this year! NCMS is accepting submissions now. The deadline for submissions is March 29, 2019.

The six finalists will be announced April 5th and will be invited to present their submissions in person on May 8 at the 2019 CTMA Partners Meeting. Presentations need to be in PowerPoint format and will be presented before the judges in a “Shark Tank” format.


Please Note: Unless we hear otherwise, we will submit all applications for the 2019 CTMA Technology Competition to the 2019 Maintenance Innovation Challenge taking place at the DoD Maintenance Symposium in Spokane, Washington [hyperlink if DoD Mx Sym page is live]. The Maintenance Innovation Challenge is a prestigious competition where all finalists have the opportunity to present their technologies in front of a large audience made up of DoD decision makers.

Government Attendee

Individuals with a .mil or .gov email address
Register for the CTMA Partners Meeting, NCMS Technology Showcase, or both!


NCMS Members, Industry, and Academia
NCMS Members  Discount Code: cnm19jk
Register for the CTMA Partners Meeting, NCMS Technology Showcase, or both!


Exhibit at the CTMA Partners Meeting, NCMS Technology Showcase, or both!