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Omaha Defense Industry Exhibit Pavilion Open to Small and Minority Businesses at Strategic Space and Defense 2008

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2008) — Conference organizers announced today that the Strategic Space and Defense 2008 Exhibit Center will feature an Omaha Defense Industry Exhibit Pavilion for small and minority-owned businesses. Presented by the Space Foundation and Space News, Strategic Space and Defense 2008 is the global security conference for space and defense professionals.  Featuring the foremost military, defense industry, and government leaders, the conference is set to take place at the Qwest Omaha Convention Center and Arena in Omaha, Neb., 6-8 October.

The Omaha Defense Industry Exhibit Pavilion is open to small and minority businesses from the greater Omaha community. Participation in the Strategic Space and Defense exhibit center will place businesses in the company of organizations from across the $251 billion space industry. More than 2,000 participants are expected to attend Strategic Space and Defense 2008.

“Omaha is always pleased and honored to host the Strategic Space and Defense Conferences. This is our sixth consecutive year for hosting the event in Omaha and each year we work to make it bigger and better than the last,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, “And with the addition of the Omaha Defense Industry Exhibit Pavilion, we’re able to make this event accessible to smaller businesses that may not have the budget or resources for a larger exhibit space.”

Strategic Space and Defense participants gather to gain insight on USSTRATCOM’s mission, global activities, and relationships; international perspectives from allied partners; and the latest developments in national security policy and trends from key aerospace community leaders.  The program will incorporate two full days of featured speeches and panel sessions, a keynote luncheon and dinner, and various networking opportunities with key decision makers at receptions, breakfasts, and an exhibit center luncheon.

Companies interested in taking advantage of this excellent opportunity, please contact Chuck Zimkas or Rhonda Truett at (719) 576-8000 or [email protected].

More information about Strategic Space and Defense is available at

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space in to the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.  It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office, and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  The Space Foundation also conducts the National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community. The 25th National Space Symposium will take place March 30 — April 2, 2009, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  For more information, visit

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