The 11th Annual Summit of the International Stability Operations Association is just around the corner. We are the only organization of its kind that allows companies in the stability operations industry to interact with each other and with their government counterparts in professional and social venues. Sign up at www.ISOAsummit.net. Large, medium, and small companies face all sorts of unique challenges in their working environments around the world. ISOA provides the forum and thought-leadership to address and tackle these challenges.
We're excited to announce that our lead-off Keynote speaker will be General John F. Kelly, US Marine Corps (retired). Achieving the rank of four-stars, General Kelly recently completed his stellar career as the Commander of the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
The Summit will feature many great speakers and panel discussions to include government leaders overseeing the large IDIQs - the Counternarcotics and Global Threats (CN>) and the LOGCAP V contracts from DoD, and the new Diplomatic Platform Support Services contract (formerly called DOSCAP) from the State Department. A new topic this year will include a panel discussion on Cultural Intelligence - "How to Reduce Embarrassment and Build International Relationships in an Operational Environment", featured by the Protocol School of Washington.
If your company has not joined ISOA, please consider doing so. It will certainly broaden your base of opportunities for global work, not only in the trouble spots, but everywhere that the US government is in operation. Use your time at the Summit to learn about new areas of growth and make those key connections with other companies and people to expand your business. You just don't want to miss this premier event. Register now at www.ISOAsummit.net.
I hope to see you at the Summit.
Howard R. Lind
President, International Stability Operations Association