In partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, NCMS will be co-hosting an Acceleration Summit – Technology Showcase March 20-22 in Newport News, VA. Being the largest shipbuilder in America and a global, all-domain defense provider, HII is constantly seeking new process innovations, technologies, and improvements.
EVENT DETAILS

In partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will co-host an Acceleration Summit: Technology Showcase March 20-22 at the NNS Athletic Center in Newport News, Virginia. NNS is the largest industrial employer in Virginia – employing more than 25,000 people – and is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines.

Industry and academic partners are invited to share potential innovations in technology that can support the construction, maintenance, and best practices available to U.S. Naval shipbuilding. This rare opportunity gives partners the ability to develop technologies in advance to help solve future problems in shipbuilding and defense, as well as the ability to come in and offer industry standard solutions to known complications.

Tuesday, March 19

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sign in

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Vendor Brief

11:20 AM – 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Setup
B-601 Gym Floor

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
No-Host Social

Wednesday, March 20

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Exhibitors Arrival

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Opening Remarks

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Event Overview

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Technology Showcase
B601, Gym Floor

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Exhibitor Working Lunch
B601-2, Upstairs Weight Room

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Thursday, March 21

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
Opening Remarks

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Technology Showcase
B601, Gym Floor

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Exhibitor Working Lunch

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Closing Remarks

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Exhibitor Teardown
B601, Gym Floor

Friday, March 22

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Teardown
B601, Gym Floor

*Times and locations are subject to change.

  • Structural Adhesives to replace welding
  • Corrosion prevention
  • Corrosion protection
  • Corrosion detection
  • Painting
  • Safety
    • Fall Protection
    • Communication Headsets
    • Other PPE
  • Fire Protection and Control
  • Robotics
  • Metal Working
  • Welding
  • Adhesives to replace common tasks
  • Consumable Material Logistics
  • Material / Equipment Logistics
    • Material / Equipment Location Tracking
    • Equipment condition awareness
  • Tool Management
    • Tracking

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

Cancellation Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

Event Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Friday, March 22, 2024

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Show Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, your innovative solutions to solve their construction needs.

 

Exhibiting at the Acceleration Summit – NCMS Technology Showcase: Newport News

Exhibition spaces are limited so reserve yours quickly. Additionally, only one space will be allocated per company.

This will be a great opportunity for the end-users to get hands-on experience with your technology. To provide the most impact, actual demonstrations of capabilities when applicable are highly encouraged.

If you have any questions about being an exhibitor, please contact eventsupport@ncms.org

Exhibiting Details

Exhibit Space: Exhibitor registration includes one 6’ table with (2) chairs.  Due to limited space, only one exhibitor space will be allocated per company.

Wifi Internet Access: Internet access will be available, but the bandwidth is limited. Plan to bring preloaded programs on your device, or on CDs or USBs. 

Shipping:

Items can be shipped directly, or items can be hand carried onsite.  

Attn: Jeff W. Egnot
The Apprentice School Athletic Facility – B601
3901 Marshall Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607 

Electricity: Electricity is available throughout the room, but it is limited. Extension cords and power strips will not be provided. Exhibitors will be responsible for providing their own extension cords. Be sure they are long enough to extend across a room.

Event Security: No security staffing will be provided during the event or after hours for the exhibition area. Be sure to remove valuable items each evening. NCMS shall, under no circumstances, be liable for any lost, stolen or damaged items. Trailer locks are recommended for exhibitors that choose to be located outside

How to get the most out of your participation at an NCMS Technology Showcase

Each exhibitor’s space will be visited by individuals representing Government, Industry, and Academia. Please have a prepared “elevator” description of your technology and how it will benefit maintenance and sustainment efforts. This prepared speech should engage your audience quickly. Be prepared to demonstrate your technology or offer a short presentation on how your technology works. Be sure that you have deliverables that speak to the benefits of your technology, and if possible, create handouts or other marketing collateral.

Actionable Items

  • Make sure your team has an elevator speech. Be prepared to describe your technology solution/service and its benefits in 30 seconds or less.
  • Demo, demo, demo! Demonstrations draw attention at the event.
  • Bring plenty of collateral!
  • Keep your exhibit space staffed. Traffic is unpredictable and intermittent, so plan to have a representative at your table during all show hours.
  • Refrain from packing up or leaving before the event ends. An empty tabletop reflects poorly upon your company/organization.
  • Online Directory: As a part of exhibitor registration, you are required to submit company and technical abstracts. To make a lasting impact, be sure to complete this package by submitting your logo and quad chart to eventsupport@ncms.org.

Exhibitor Directory coming soon.

AREA INFO & LODGING

Newport News, Virginia

The Apprentice School Athletic Facility – B601
3901 Marshall Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
 

Recommended Hotels Near Event*

Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 873-9299

Residence Inn Newport News Airport
531 St Johns Rd, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 842-6214

Hampton Inn & Suites Newport News (Oyster Point)
12251 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 249-0001

*There are no room blocks being held at these hotels.

REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2024

Exhibitor Registration must be completed prior to adding any Exhibitor Support staff. 

Exhibitor Tickets

All Acceleration Summit – NCMS Technology Showcase: Newport News Exhibitor ticket includes:

  • 1 exhibitor display space
  • 1 staff admission
    • If additional exhibition staff is needed, those individuals should register as event support.

Exhibitor (Deadline 3/1/24): $250

Event organizers are required to vet all registrations. Once the submitted registration is approved, the applicant will be notified.

NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED

 

Best Practices for Submission of Exhibitor Materials

NCMS will provide attendees with both a print and online Exhibitor Directory that delivers a striking showcase for our exhibitors’ technology solutions. To make the best possible use of the print and online space, we ask that participating exhibitors provide us with the information needed for a company profile and a technology solution-based quad chart. Rather than requesting a pre-built quad chart, we ask exhibitors to complete a series of text blocks and submit a high-quality graphic for the quad chart and a high-quality logo for the profile. That material will be used to create a highly readable profile with quad chart. To make these user-friendly, we will limit the amount of text for each section.

Click here to view a sample print Exhibitor Directory profile page.

Additional best practices:

Company Abstract: (Max-250 words) Provide an overview of the products and/or services your organization provides, as well as your primary customer base.

Featured Technology: What is the name of the technology you want to feature?

Technology Short Description: (Max-150 words) Focus on the significant features and if available, provide data on where it has been successfully used. Try to refrain from repeating information that will appear in the quad chart.

Problem Statement: (Max-80 words) Highlight the challenges your technology solution has been designed to address. Short, bulleted statements tend to work best here.

Technology Solution Statement: (Max-80 words) Describe how your product or service solves the items listed in your problem statement.

Benefits Statement: (Max-80 words) Data-informed benefits in short, bulleted statements work best here.

Graphic and Logo: If you have a photo, diagram, or data table that belongs in your quad chart, please ensure it has been saved as a high-resolution image (300 dpi or better). We also request that you submit a high-resolution company logo. These files should be emailed by 3/1/24 to eventsupport@ncms.org

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 3/1/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 3/1/24.

NCMS reserves the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted.

Exhibitor Registration

Tickets

$250.00

Registration Information

Yes
No

Use new company abstract (added below).
Use previously provided company abstract.

Use new Technology Description (Added Below)
Use Existing Technology Description

No
Yes

Booking Summary

1
x Acceleration Summit - Exhibitor
$250.00
Total Price
$250.00

.

Organizations must have an existing Exhibitor Registration completed prior to adding additional staff as exhibitor support.  If you do not have an existing exhibitor registration, please click here.

Exhibitor Support Tickets

All Acceleration Summit – NCMS Technology Showcase: Newport News Exhibitor Support tickets includes:

  • 1 staff admission
    • Organizations must purchase an Exhibitor ticket prior to adding any additional Exhibitor Support staff.

Exhibitor Support (Deadline 3/1/24): $250

NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 3/1/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 3/1/24.

NCMS reserves the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted.

Registration Form

Tickets

$250.00

Registration Information

Yes
No

Booking Summary

1
x Acceleration Summit - Support
$250.00
Total Price
$250.00

Government Attendee Ticket

Government registration is intended for government personnel wishing to attend who are not affiliated with the host base.
Government Attendee (Deadline 3/1/24. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED.): $0

Individuals with an active, NON-CTR, .mil or .gov email address. Government contractors are not eligible for this ticket type.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 3/1/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 3/1/24.

We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

Registration Form

Tickets

Registration Information

Yes
No

Booking Summary

1
x Acceleration Summit - Gov
$0.00
Total Price
$0.00
.