To include development and construction opportunities in CNMI, Palau and FSM

Organizers launched the GIF22 app today to open networking channels

(Guam ) The Guam Industry Forum 2022, scheduled for November 14-16 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort, is fast approaching, and the Guam Post of the Society of American Engineers (S.A.M.E.) announced today that registration remains open for the event. The Guam Industry Forum 2022 is being held to provide networking and business opportunities for contractors and service providers from throughout Asia, the U.S., Guam, and Micronesia to network, collaborate, and avail of opportunities to support the historic increase in America’s strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific region. Hundreds of government and industry representatives are expected to attend the forum.

S.A.M.E. Guam Post has recently announced key speakers from Guam, the U.S. Military, and Japan’s Ministry of Defense, who will open the forum’s agenda on Day 1 of the three-day event. On Days 1 and 2, organizers have gathered subject-matter experts and decision-makers who will give forum attendees insight into the anticipated projects for the next five years and beyond and opportunities to bid for $11 billion in new military and commercial construction projects, maintenance, and service contracts already planned by the U.S. Military.

Additionally, attendees will learn how commercial construction and public infrastructure projects created by the American Rescue Plan have created unprecedented opportunities for designers, engineers, constructors, suppliers, and service companies.

Charles B. Hazzard III, President of the Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, organizers of the Guam Industry Forum said, “This year’s event places an even bigger focus on networking with decision-makers in the U.S. Military and the Government of Guam who will manage the design, construction, and service contracts. We’ve expanded GIF22 to include information about development and construction opportunities in the region – Guam, the CNMI, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Professionals from Asia, the U.S., Guam, and Micronesia will converge in Guam to learn how they can be part of this historic Indo-Pacific expansion.”


S.A.M.E. Guam Post announced today its new event management app, WHOVA, launched today. Attendees can download the WHOVA app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and begin establishing their profile, planning their sessions, and engaging with fellow attendees. The app provides excellent networking opportunities for attendees, speakers, and exhibitors well before the event begins. Throughout the forum, sponsored networking breaks, luncheons, and cocktail events are included. The event’s page on the WHOVA app provides detailed information about the three-day event, which includes the following itinerary:

Sun., Nov. 13: Pre-Registration and Hafa Adai Welcome Reception

Mon., Nov. 14: Day 1 – Forum and exhibition begin at 8:30 a.m.; remarks from Guam, the U.S. Military, and Japan’s Ministry of Defense; and sessions/plenary discussions.

Tues., Nov. 15: Day 2 – Forum and exhibition begin at 8:00 a.m.; key remarks; and sessions/plenary discussions.

Wed., Nov. 16: Day 3 – Window Tour of key military project sites in the morning; The 43rd Annual Charlie Corn Scholarship Golf Tournament at STARTS Guam Golf Resort, Dededo hosted by S.A.M.E. Guam Post

S.A.M.E. Guam Post President Hazzard added, “Each session will provide great value and insight for our attendees and shouldn’t be missed. Some of the highlights include the Military Construction Outlook for Guam, the CNMI and Micronesia session and the Installation Commander/Commanding Officer panel discussion on Day 1. On Day 2, attendees can look forward to the Plenary Presentation by Neal J. Orringer, one of our keynote speakers, and the Commercial and Public Works Construction Projects session.”

The forum will also address practical topics about how companies can do business in Guam, the current state of the island’s labor force, and how companies can effectively bid on projects. Anyone interested in learning more can do so through the event’s webpage and the WHOVA app.

The Guam Industry Forum is organized with the support of the Guam Contractors Association and the Guam Chamber of Commerce. Registration is ongoing and can be completed online at Interested companies that would like to learn more about ideal sponsorship opportunities or how to have a worthwhile presence at the event can visit to download a sponsorship packet. For personalized assistance, businesses can email to secure their sponsorship immediately.

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