TeCMEN: Gulf Coast’s leading expo for Technology, Manufacturing, and Engineering is back

One Okaloosa EDC is hosting the 6th annual TeCMEN Industry Day on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.   Initially launched in […]

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One Okaloosa EDC is hosting the 6th annual TeCMEN Industry Day on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  

Initially launched in 2017, TeCMEN Industry Day (TID) brings together a broad spectrum of companies and industry representatives from across the Gulf Coast region and beyond for a full day of networking and educational content. As the Gulf Coast’s leading one-day Technology, Manufacturing, and Engineering expo, TeCMEN Industry Day combines robust and relevant content with meaningful networking opportunities.

The 2023 TeCMEN Industry Day will feature more than 50 exhibitor booths in the event’s Technical Showcase.  While attendance at TeCMEN Industry Day is open to representatives of all industry sectors, TID Technical Showcase exhibitors are required to be in the technology, manufacturing, engineering, aviation, aerospace, defense, education or workforce development sectors.  

The 2018 TeCMEN Industry Day at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.(Michael Spooneybarger/ Division of Research and Strategic Innovation)

“Not only do we have some of the most dynamic technically-oriented companies from throughout northwest Florida confirmed to be with us again this year, but we also have several companies joining us from out-of-state,” said Nathan Sparks, One Okaloosa EDC Executive Director. “What a wonderful way to introduce them to the many opportunities and partnerships found in our area” 

In addition to the Technical Showcase, TeCMEN Industry Day attendees will once again be treated to an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists.  Col David Hoffman, Commander of the 96th Cyberspace Test Group at Eglin Air Force Base will serve as the luncheon Keynote Speaker.  

Additional topics to be spotlighted throughout the day include:

  • A Conversation With Northwest Florida’s Autonomous Systems Leaders
  • Producing More Talent for the Manufacturing Industry 
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Federal Contracting

The event’s closing panel – titled “Federal Contracting” – will be moderated by Jason Monroe, Director of Solution Consulting at Bit-Wizards, and comprised of current and former Federal contracting officers and professionals. This panel will delve into the status of locally managed contracting programs while also discussing best practices for private sector industry partners. 

  • With annual procurement contracts valued in excess of $22 billion being attributed to local military installations, including Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Federal contracting translates to big dollars for the local, regional and state economy. 

Registration for the 2023 TeCMEN Industry Day closes on May 7.  

For more information or to register please visit www.tecmenindustryday.com.

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