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.

WEST 2023 Event Coverage

SIGNAL Coverage

Recaps of presentations and speeches as well as photos and video of WEST 2023 from AFCEA's award-winning SIGNAL Media are available online.

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Learn about WEST 2023 event coverage from USNI News, with the top stories from the conference brought to you by the U.S. Naval Institute.

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View footage of recorded panels and sessions from WEST Conference 2023: "Readiness, Capability and Capacity: How Do the Sea Services Match Up Against the Future Threat? "

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WEST 2023 Keynote/Panel Session Recordings

Tuesday: February 14, 2023

Gen Eric M. Smith, USMC Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Man, Train, and Equip Perspective: What Are the “Goods” and “Others” on Readiness, Capability, and Capacity?

ADM William F. Moran, USN (Ret.) Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations (Moderator)

VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN Commander, Naval Information Forces
RADM Keith B. Davids, USN Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command
LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
RADM Jeffrey T. Jablon, USN Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
VADM Roy L. Kitchener, USN Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
VADM Kenneth R. Whitesell, USN Commander, Naval Air Forces, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

ADM Samuel J. Paparo, USN Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

With China as the Pacing Threat, What Are the Key Opportunities and Challenges? A Fleet & Fleet Marine Force Operational Perspective

ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.) Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018) (Moderator)

LtGen James W. Bierman, Jr., USMC Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Commander, Marine Forces Japan
VADM Michael E. Boyle, USN Commander, THIRD Fleet
VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN Commander, Fleet Cyber Command, Commander, TENTH Fleet
VADM Daniel W. Dwyer, USN Commander, SECOND Fleet, Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk
LtGen George W. Smith Jr., USMC Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force
VADM Karl Thomas, USN Commander, SEVENTH Fleet
VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG Commander, Pacific Area, Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West

Wednesday: February 15, 2023

A View From Industry

VADM James M. Zortman, USN (Ret.) Chairman of the Board, former Commander, Naval Air Forces (Moderator)

Joe G. DePietro Vice President, Naval Combat and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin
RADM Roy Kelley, USN (Ret.) Vice President, Washington Operations, Naval Power Requirements and Capabilities, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
RADM Michael C. Manazir, USN (Ret.) Vice President, Navy Systems, Government Operations, The Boeing Company, Defense, Space and Security
Kevin Mickey Sector Vice President and General Manager, Future Air Dominance, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems

What Is the Acquisition Workforce Doing to Better Deliver Warfighting Capability the Fleet Needs to Win, at Speed and Scale at a Cost We Can Afford?

VADM Kevin McCoy, USN (Ret.) Former Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (Moderator)

VADM Carl P. Chebi, USN Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
VADM William Galinis, USN Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
RDML Chad L. Jacoby, USCG Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer, United States Coast Guard
RADM Douglas Small, USN Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
BGen David C. Walsh, USMC Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG Commander, Pacific Area, Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West

How Are We Enabling Our Information Policies, Systems, Processes, and Warfighters to Ensure Decision Superiority?

LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.) President & Chief Executive Officer, AFCEA International (Moderator)

RADM Christopher A. Bartz, USCG Assistant Commandant, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (CG-6), U.S. Coast Guard
RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN Deputy J-6 for JADC2/ Deputy Director (DDJ6), The Joint Staff
LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC Deputy Commandant for Information Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
RDML Tracy Hines, USN Director, Navy Cyber Security Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N2N6D)
Aaron Weis Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Navy

VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN Commander, Naval Information Forces (Keynote)

Thursday: February 16, 2023

The Hon. Carlos Del ToroSecretary of the Navy, Department of Defense

Do the Sea Services Have the Resources They Need to Meet the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow?

ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.) Former Chief of Naval Operations, Department of Defense (Moderator)

RADM John E. Gumbleton, USN Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget/Director, Fiscal Management Division, N82, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
VADM Kevin E. Lunday, USCG Commander, Atlantic Area, US Coast Guard
LtGen Christopher Mahoney, USMC Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources Headquarters, Marine Corps

ADM Michael M. Gilday, USN Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy