For the second year in a row, DynCorp International will proudly sponsor the 2012 International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Annual Summit. The two-day event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from October 15-17, 2012.
DynCorp International is a gold sponsor for this year’s event and has been a member of ISOA since 2007.
This year’s summit will be broken into two very specific tracks tailored to the particular needs of attendees:
- Policy & Strategy Track – Focused on regulatory and policy issues, this track is geared towards CEOs, COOs, general counsels, government relations personnel and compliance officers.
- New Realities and Demand Track – This track expounds on business development topics from budgets and funding, to cost and procurement issues, and is geared towards business development directors and contracting officers.
The summit opens on Monday, October 15, with a welcome networking reception where attendees, members of ISOA, colleagues and special guests can chat informally before formal sessions begin on Tuesday.
On Tuesday evening, October 16, the Annual Summit Dinner will feature a keynote address by Edmond Mulet, current United Nations (U.N.) Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. Mulet has also served as special representative and head of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti and as the Guatemalan Ambassador to the European Union and the U.S.
Members of the U.S. State Department including Ambassador Marc Grossman and panelist Pat Kennedy will lead a discussion on Afghanistan’s transitions in development and security. Invited panelists from the U.S. State and Defense Departments will head up an informative session on “Strategic Rebalancing: From the Arab Spring to the Pivot to Asia.” Government and private business panelists will discuss lessons learned and challenges ahead in Iraq.
There will also be important sessions on the future procurement needs of the U.N. and U.S. Government, the future of contingency contracting, and assessing/mitigating the risks of operating in frontier locations.
ISOA president Doug Brooks acknowledged that positive feedback from past summits has influenced the set-up of this year’s event. “The two track model this year should improve the value of the event to all attendees, but we will still have a rich and varied agenda which seeks to improve industry value in our focus areas, from international peacekeeping to disaster relief,” Brooks said.
ISOA is the international trade association of the stability operations industry, promoting ethics and standards worldwide and advocating for effective utilization of private sector services. ISOA members are leaders in the industry and are supported by ISOA’s outreach, education and government affairs initiatives. Please visit the ISOA website for more information.