Pacific NW Defense Symposium Monday, Tuesday

Bremerton — Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition co-host the Pacific Northwest Defense Symposium on Monday and Tuesday at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton.

The symposium will highlight current Northwest defense trends. Topics will include cyber security, aerospace, UAVs, and the explosive handling wharf.  Attendees can participate in workshops and network with military personnel and business leaders.

The symposium begins on Monday, 5-7 p.m., with a business connections reception. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Port Angeles, will be honored.

Sponsorship and booth opportunities are still available. Visit

Among the presenters: U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary David Mills; Col. Valerie L. Hasberry, commander of the 627th Air Base Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord; and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Tacoma.

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance ( is a nonprofit corporation founded to attract and retain jobs and investments in Kitsap County.

The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition ( is a member-funded industry association dedicated to improving the defense industry climate across the Pacific Northwest.


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