April 29 – May 1, 2025 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

Modern Day Marine is the largest military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition exclusively targeted to Marines and the Corps. The show floor hosts more than 350 exhibitors displaying the latest warfighting innovations and technology, presentations from influential Marines and DoD personnel, the OBJ1 Wargaming Convention, and more.

Requirements

Modern Day Marine (MDM) is open to Department of Defense active duty and reserve service members and their families, members of the Marine Corps League and/or Marine Corps Association (the MDM Co-Host organizations), Defense Industry affiliated personnel, law enforcement, industry/consultant representatives, and invited international guests. Suppliers, manufacturers, consultants and other non-exhibiting entities may also attend the expo for a $300 registration fee. Attendees must have an “identifiable relationship with the United States Marine Corps.”

MDM is not open to the general public. Registration is required for all categories of attendees, and all registrants must provide proof of identity with a government issued photographic ID for badge pick up on show site at the registration desk. Children under the age of 16, except Young Marines and JROTC members, are not allowed at Modern Day Marine. Infants are permitted, but strollers are not allowed in the Expo Hall.

 

Attire for the Show Floor & Special Events

Civilians
General Expo Attendance – Business Casual
Congressional Breakfast – Business Attire
Allies & Partners Luncheon – Business Attire
Grand Gala & Awards Ceremony – Black Tie

Marines
General Expo Attendance – Service C
Congressional Breakfast – Service C
Allies & Partners Luncheon – Service C
Grand Gala & Awards Ceremony – Evening Dress, Blue Dress A, or Equivalent

 

Questions?

Jaymie Nielsen, Show Director
jaymie.nielsen@emeraldx.com

 

Please review our Show Policies.

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Innovation Exhibits Marines Display Warfighting Professional Military Education
Innovation Exhibits Marines Display Warfighting Professional Military Education
Innovation Exhibits Marines Display Warfighting Professional Military Education