WEST 2023 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities


AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities. Branding Opportunities will be available soon.

Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.

All Sponsorships and Branding Opportunities for WEST 2023 are now closed.

Special Events


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DON Forum for SBIR/STTR Transitions (FST)

The Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program (Navy STP) is hosting Navy STP Innovative Technology Showcase (Navy STP Showcase) at WEST 2023. Visit booth #1709 to learn more.

Navy STP Showcases promote mature technologies from companies participating in the Navy STP, connecting these small businesses with government and industry personnel through on-demand Tech Talk presentations. Additionally, these companies have an enhanced online presence through the Navy STP Virtual Transition Marketplace (Navy STP VTM). The Navy STP VTM provides additional information on innovative Phase II Navy technologies developed by small businesses participating in the program.

Navy Information Warfare Engagement Zone

Now in it's 4th year in the pavilion is the IW engagement zone. Situated right in the middle of the action in the IW pavilion, the engagement zone gives attendees the opportunity to informally meet with two dozen program managers, business portfolio managers and subject matter experts from multiple IW commands for short blocks of time. The full schedule can be found here. No appointments necessary.

San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Breakfast

The San Diego Military Advisory Council is holding their signature monthly breakfast in conjunction with WEST 2023 on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 a.m. in Hall D. Separate registration is required. Advance tickets can be purchased online during WEST registration or directly at https://www.sdmac.org/calendar/event/february-breakfast-at-west-2023.

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Date, Time and Location:
Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:30 AM
Keynote Area, Exhibit Hall D, San Diego Convention Center

Women in AFCEA Appreciation Event

Join Women in AFCEA for our annual Women’s Appreciation Event. All are invited to join Women in AFCEA for drinks and light refreshments while networking with senior leaders in the Sea Services information technology, C4 and cyber community. Please join us - everyone is welcome! The event will conclude with the presentation of the AFCEA women’s appreciation awards.

Open to all registered WEST attendees with conference badge. No additional advance registration necessary.

Date, Time and Location:
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hall D, San Diego Convention Center

Open to all registered WEST attendees with conference badge. No additional advance registration necessary.

Full details on the AFCEA Women’s Appreciation Event.