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Networking and Engagement


Sunday, July 17 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm | In-Person

Come with an updated résumé and prepare to find new opportunities in the field of contract management. The career fair is open and free to all contract management professionals that are interested—World Congress registration not required. 

Participating companies include:

  • Air Force Civilian Service
  • Amazon
  • Best Value Technology, Inc.
  • CGI Federal
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Chenega Corporation
  • Defense Health Management Services - Contracting Division
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Leidos
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Management Concepts
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • SourceAmerica
  • The Boeing Company
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • USDA

Sunday, July 17 | 1:20 pm | In-Person

Cost: $75/ticket
Seats will be located in the Terrace Reserved Outfield area of the stadium. 
View the stadium map

Come to Chicago early to enjoy a summer afternoon game with other World Congress attendees in one of the oldest MLB ballparks! Purchase your ticket by registering for World Congress or adding it to your existing registration here.  
Ticket sales are now closed. You will be emailed your tickets by July 8. Tickets are nonrefundable. Wrigley Field is a 7-minute drive or less than 30-minute subway ride on the Grand-Red line from the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 


Sunday, July 17 | 4:00 pm–5:00 pm | In-Person Only

New to World Congress? Meet other first-time attendees and NCMA staff. Afterward, head over to the opening reception as a group!  

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Sunday, July 17 | 5:00 pm–7:00 pm | In-Person Only

Mingle with peers and exhibitors over food and a cocktail while you relax and get ready for all World Congress has to offer.

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Monday, July 18 | 6:30 pm | Various Restaurants | In-Person Only

NCMA has organized dine-around groups for dinner on Monday, July 18, at various restaurants in Chicago. Each of the dinner groups have room for 6–10 people and will be hosted by someone from NCMA HQ or the NCMA Chicagoland Chapter, but please be aware everyone is responsible for their own tab and transportation. Groups will meet in the Hyatt Regency lobby at 5:40pm for a 6:30pm reservation. Sign-up here.

NCMA Celebrates! 
Tuesday, July 19 | 6:30 pm | House of Blues | In-Person Only                                                                                     

NCMA Celebrates! will be an unforgettable experience at the House of Blues Chicago, located in an old Southern Delta Juke Joint and 1920s opera house. Explore the beautifully and eclectically outfitted rooms while enjoying a full dinner menu, three-hour open bar (beer and wine), with a mix of contemporary and blues music! Want to show off your pipes? Get up on stage and sing with a live karaoke band. Check out the song list here. Come dressed as your favorite blues musician!  

Located 0.8 miles away from the Hyatt and 0.7 miles away from the Sheraton (15-minute walk along the Chicago Riverfront) 

Cost: $150/ticket, includes open bar and full dinner menu 

Purchase your ticket by registering for World Congress or adding it to your existing registration here.

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