Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) & Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (APBI)

August 11-13, 2020
Novi Suburban Collection Showplace

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Attendee Registration is Coming Soon!

The NDIA Michigan Chapter is committed to keeping attendees safe from COVID-19. As a result, the event will adhere to Michigan state safeguard directives, while working with the Suburban Collection Showplace to ensure plenty of products will be available to sanitize hands, while incorporating ample Social Distancing spacing in the Conference Rooms and Exhibit Hall. However, we do recommend all attendees and exhibitors bring their own masks.

Come join us as we celebrate the 12th Annual GVSETS & APBI, which is one of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter’s key industry-government-academia events.

This three-day event brings more than 1,500 executives, program managers, engineers, and other key decision-makers together to discuss initiatives, programs, plans, and technologies in the ground systems domain for both manned and unmanned systems. This is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to chart the course and contribute to the future success of our nation’s Warfighters. GVSETS & APBI is a program intended to provide its audience with valuable content and direction to help with future planning. DoD Presenters and Panelists will include leadership strategic visions from:

  • Army Futures Command
  • Army Materiel Command
  • Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC)
  • Combat Capabilities and Development Command (CCDC)
  • Army and Marine Corps Program Executive Offices (PEOs)

In addition, Decision-Makers and Influencers from Industry and Academia will present their foresight.

The 3-Day event schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 11: Technical Sessions
Wednesday, August 12: Main Session
Thursday, August 13: TACOM LCMC APBI (half day)

In addition to all the informative speakers, panels and technical papers being presented, GVSETS & APBI also includes an Expo Hall with over 80 exhibitors showcasing and demonstrating their latest Ground System technologies.

Like last year, Day-1 will focus on five, REVITALIZED technical sessions. Due to an overwhelming amount of interest, this years sessions will include additional emphasis on Survivability, Immersive Simulation, Artificial Intelligence and Ground System Fluids. The Technical Sessions include:

  • Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (AAIR)
  • Mobility
  • Modeling Simulation and Software (MS2)
  • Survivability
  • Vehicle Electronics and Architecture (VEA) & Cyber

We hope you can join us for another exciting year. For additional information regarding GVSETS & APBI, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .