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

TeCMEN, the Gulf Coast’s leading one-day Tech & Manufacturing expo, is back

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

One Okaloosa EDC is hosting the 5th annual TeCMEN Industry Day on April 26, 2022 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.

The 2022 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.  

“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” 

SOURCE: One Okaloosa EDC

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. Anthony Meeks, Commander, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Munitions Directorate, will serve as the luncheon Keynote Speaker.  

Additional topics to be spotlighted throughout the day include:

  • Future of Aerospace Growth at Bob Sikes Airport
  • Eglin Air Force Base Contracting Opportunities
  • Northwest Florida State College Aviation Center of Excellence  

The event’s closing panel – titled “Industry Newcomers to the Great Northwest” – will feature the leaders of four businesses from the manufacturing, defense contracting, technology and biomedical sectors who recently made decisions to locate new facilities in northwest Florida.

“With this event marking the fifth anniversary of the TeCMEN Industry Day, our planning committee has worked incredibly hard to develop an agenda that will appeal to a wide range of business interests,” stated Nic Dezinski, TeCMEN’s FY 2022 Chairman. “Whether you are involved in the technical sector – or whether you are a banker, accountant, attorney, or other professional service provider looking to expand your awareness of opportunities within our region while networking and building relationships with technical companies – TeCMEN Industry Day will meet, and hopefully exceed, your expectations.”

Registration for the 2022 TeCMEN Industry Day closes on Friday, April 15.  

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

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