TeCMEN Industry Day

2018 TeCMEN Industry Day


Showcase your company's capabilities, network with industry peers, and receive
meaningful information from high profile speakers.

Emerald Coast Convention Center  1250 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL

8:00 - 9:00 
     Registration and Technical Showcase/Exhibit Hall Open for Networking

Sponsored by American Elite Molding




9:00 - 9:05     Welcome - Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network

Tim McDonald, 2018 TeCMEN Chairman 




9:05 - 9:10      Welcome on Behalf of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County

Kim Wintner, 2018 EDC Chairman 



9:10 - 9:40      Opening Keynote Address 



9:45 - 10:15      Ms. Adrienne Slack, United States Federal Reserve Bank, New Orleans




10:15 - 10:30     Networking Break

Sponsored by Certified Manufacturing Inc.



10:30 - 11:15      Defense Market Outlook – DoD Prime Contractor Panel

Moderated by:  Tim McDonald, Fort Walton Machining and TeCMEN Chairman

Panelists: David Andrews (Raytheon) and others pending



11:15 - 12:00  Concurrent Workshop Sessions

   Topic #1: Exporting 101

Panelists to include Andrea Moore (Enterprise Florida), Jorge Arce (US Department of Commerce) and Julia Montgomery (Florida SBDC)


   Topic #2: Changes in Federal Contracting

John DiGiacomo, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center



12:00 - 1:00   Technical Showcase and Networking Lunch – Exhibit Hall



1:00 - 1:45    Concurrent Workshop Sessions

   Topic #3: Connecting to Tomorrow's Workforce Through Internships and Apprenticeships

Panelists to include Dennis Sherwood (Northwest Florida State College), Ron Garriga (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and others pending.

   Topic #4: TBD Panelists TBD



 2:00 - 2:30    OEM Keynote



2:45 - 3:30    Entrepreneur Panel

Moderated by: Tim McDonald, Fort Walton Machining and TeCMEN Chairman

Panelists to include Beast Code, Precision Measurement Inc., Avalex and others pending.




4:00 - 5:00     Networking Reception


*Agenda subject to change

August 23, 2018