2021 Agenda

Exhibit hall  will

remain open all day!

7:30am                  Registration Desk Opens; Exhibit Hall Opens for the Day

                                 Kick-Off Refreshments Sponsored by DS2

8:00 - 8:05            Welcome - Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network

                                Jason Monroe, 2021 TeCMEN Chairman

                                 

8:05 - 8:10            Welcome on Behalf of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County

                                Lee Lewis, 2021 EDC Chairman

                                 

8:15 - 9:00            View from the Hill - Insights & Updates from Washington D.C.
                                    Greg Kiley, President, Kiley & Associates

                                                               

9:05 - 9:50            Panel #1 – Industry Perspective from the Rocket City

                                Dr. Richard Amos, President, COLSA Corporation

                                Bill Bailey, CEO, Radiance Technologies

                                Vergenia Shelton, President, Intuitive Research & Technology Corporation

                                John Watson, President & CEO, Torch Technologies


9:50 - 10:15         Networking Break - Sponsored by Okaloosa County Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE)              

10:20 - 11:00       Panel #2 – Connex Florida: Ensuring Industry Resiliency through Enhanced Supplier Connections

                                Michael Aller, Director, Supplier Development, FloridaMakes

                                Tom Feeney, President & CEO, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF)

                                Dale Ketcham, SVP, Government & External Relations, Space Florida

11:05 – 11:50       Panel #3 - Bronco II: Northwest Florida's Purpose-Built, Multi Mission Aircraft

                                John Alvarez, Senior Director, Business Development, Leidos

                                Don Davis, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Vertex Aerospace AIS

                                Steve Griessel, CEO, Paramount Group US
 

12:00 – 1:00         Networking Lunch - Sponsored by CHELCO / Power South

1:15 - 2:00            Concurrent Optional Workshop Sessions – Segment I
                               Palm I and II: Cultivating Talent Through Apprenticeships

                               Sunset I and II: Understanding Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

2:15 - 3:00            Concurrent Optional Workshop Sessions – Segment II
                               Palm I and II: Cultivating Talent Through Apprenticeships

                                Sunset I and II: Understanding Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

4:00 - 5:00           Networking Reception - Sponsored by Vertex Aerospace

                                 

5:00                      Exhibit Hall Closes

One Okaloosa EDC

TeCMEN (Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network) is proudly sponsored by:

Physical location: 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Building 7 - Suite 717, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547  USA

Mailing: P.O. Box 4097, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549  USA