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Defense Pricing and Contracting and OSD(Comptroller) bring you the

2019 DoD Procure-to-Pay and Financial Audit Training Symposium!

Strengthening the Partnership Between Acquisition and Financial Management

The 2019 DoD Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Financial Audit Training Symposium, jointly hosted by Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista from April 23 – 25, 2019. This Symposium is designed to provide our contracting, logistics, and finance communities and our industry partners with a better understanding of requirements for standard data and processes, use of enterprise systems, and related internal controls that support audit requirements and ensure efficient government management of P2P activities and taxpayer funds.

The Symposium will include the latest on P2P and audit initiatives from DoD and federal senior leaders, to include information on procurement data standards and tools, financial management reform, government furnished property, traceability and transparency of awards, and cybersecurity. The goal of the Symposium is to increase awareness of current contracting and finance trends, processes, and changing procedures and policies and to provide opportunity for the communities to come together and share problems and solutions.

The target audience is mid-level to senior government individuals that lead or are involved in implementing P2P initiatives and/or related enterprise systems from a policy or system perspective at their home offices or commands. This would include program offices, system administrators, functional super-users, and lead trainers. Industry leads working corporate implementation of DoD's P2P initiatives, as well as related industry system providers are also welcome to attend.

Note: DPC is reimbursing travel and registration fees for a limited number of DoD registrants. Please contact the office of your Senior Procurement Executive to see if you qualify. For the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force you may email your leads at the addresses below:

Conference brochure with agenda can be found here.


Register here.

Please be aware that the event registration system is sensitive to network connections and security settings on government issued computers. For this reason we recommend using a home computer and an updated browser, like Firefox, for ease of registration.

Registration Rates

Government Registration* $150.00
Standard/Commercial Registration $695.00 until April 5, 2019
Late/On-site Registration $895.00 on or after April 6, 2019

* Government support contractors working on-site at a DoD location or otherwise are 100% dedicated to a DoD customer on a contract may register using the government rate if requested to attend by their DoD contracting officer’s representative and in accordance with the terms and conditions in their contract.

Cancellation Policy

  1. Cancellations must be made via email (email address coming soon)
  2. You have 3 days from the date of your registration to cancel without a penalty.
  3. Cancellations received 3 days after registration date through April 5 will be subject to a $75 processing fee.
  4. No refunds of any kind will be given for cancellations received after April 5, however, you may transfer your registration to a replacement representative at no charge.

Substitution Policy

  1. You may transfer your registration to another individual at any time.
  2. There is no additional cost to transfer a registration to another individual.
  3. Any special association or promotional discounts applied to the original registration may not be available to the replacement representative. If the replacement representative is not eligible to receive the discount that was applied to the original registrant, the difference in cost will be charged.
  4. Payment details must remain the same. Registration transfers cannot be refunded / re-charged with a different payment method.


The event will be held at the:

                    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
                    Disney Springs
                    1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
                    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Our room block at the conference hotel is full, however you may make a hotel reservation at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace (a sister hotel that is within walking distance) at the following link:

                    Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
                    (sister property of the Lake Buena Vista)
                    1900 E. Buena Vista Drive
                    Lake Buena Vista FL 32830-2206

The hotel will be offering the government per diem rate of $122 per night. Please note: there are upgrades offered by the hotel during the registration process. Any upgrades selected will raise the nightly price of the room and will need to be covered personally – these extra charges will not be reimbursed by the government.

All rooms at the hotels are subject to 12.5% Orlando tax (comprised of 6% occupancy tax and 6.5% sales tax), plus a $2.25 daily destination marketing fee. Upon arrival at the hotel, if you show your valid Government Issued ID and provide the Exemption Certificate To Be Used By Federal Employees for Florida (download here), the nightly tax of 12.5% will be waived for your stay. The destination marketing fee will appear on your hotel bill.

The Resort Fee of $35 has been WAIVED for our Conference. We have negotiated that our guests will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest rooms as well as access to complimentary Disney Bus transportation.

DoD employees: You must make your reservation through the link that will be provided above – NOT THE DEFENSE TRAVEL SYSTEM – to receive the conference rate. DPC will provide language for a justification for making an external reservation. Airfare should be reserved through DTS.

Government employees should use your government travel card to register and reserve hotel rooms.