Florida TechXpo Set For Tuesday At Clemente Center

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BREVARD COUNTY • FLORIDA – Florida TechXpo 2012 will showcase technology companies in hot industries, including: Aerospace, Composites, Consumer Products, Emerging Technology, Homeland Security & Defense, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Robotics, Simulation, Telecommunications, & Transportation.

This event will include a full day exposition, 2 breakout sessions, a VIP luncheon and paneled discussion, and an evening awards banquet and presentation. Florida 2012 TechXpo will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesday at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Clemente Center.

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Oct. 9, 2012  |  10AM to 5PM

Clemente Center  |  Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida


TechNovation Awards Banquet

Oct. 8, 2012 | 5:30 to 9PM

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Melbourne, Florida



Gateways to International Technology Trade LUNCHEON

(For technology companies wanting to find new markets globally)

TechXpo is proud to continue its international focus with a special VIP luncheon on Tuesday, October 9, from 12Noon to 1:30PM in the Hartley Room on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology


Presenters include:


– British American Chamber
– Enterprise Florida, Inc.
– Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
– Consul Général of France in Miami, and Invest in France Agency

– Brazil-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce


Each will address opportunities for trade and investment available through their organizations.Individual appointments with the speakers are available by contacting Christine Michaels at Christine@melbourneregionalchamber.com


The lunch is sponsored by Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees – including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.


The international-themed luncheon is a separate ticketed event open to exhibitors and the general public. Tickets may be reserved online at www.FloridaTechXpo.com

Florida 2012 TechXpoFlorida’s Premier Technology & Innovation Exposition
The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, along with its Presenting Sponsor, GE Transportation, are proud to present the 2nd annual Florida TechXpo.   The event will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 10AM to 5PM.The event is hosted by Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne –the only independent, technological university in the southeast  – and will be held at the Clemente Center.TechXpo, referred to as “tech-spo,” is an exposition of the technology and innovations created by technology and manufacturing companiesthroughout Florida.  This single-day event allows companies with advanced technologies and innovations to display their products and services to other companies looking for resources and suppliers.

TechXpo also celebrates Manufacturing Day the week prior, which highlights the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draws attention to high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields. To continue the momentum of this manufacturing celebration, Florida TechXpo 2012 will showcase hot industries, including Aerospace, Composites, Consumer Products, Emerging Technology, Homeland Security & Defense, Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Robotics, Simulation, Telecommunications, & Transportation.

Technology Breakout Sessions

John Fay

In addition, breakout sessions will be held the day of the event, which are free to Exhibitors, Sponsors and Attendees. For those wanting to export, and expand their exporting capabilities, the morning breakout session features the topic “Taking Your Technology Company International” presented by John Fay, Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration U.S. Commercial Service.

Cynthia Flores

He will be joined by Cynthia Flores, First Vice President of SunTrust Global Trade Solutions, who will cover Export Financing Strategies. Her presentation will include programs offered by the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the U.S. Small Business Administration and other vehicles for obtaining export financing and securing payment for export sales. This session will be held from 10:45 -11:30AM on the Florida Institute of Technology campus in the Olin Engineering Building, Room 118, adjacent to the Clemente Center.

Don Platt

The afternoon breakout session will be held from 2:30-3:15PM, in the Olin Engineering Building, Room 118,  featuring Don Platt, Program Director for the Florida Institute of Technology’s Space Systems Master’s Degree Program.  Mr. Platt will present “Changing Frontiers on the Space Coast” discussing the transition of business on the Space Coast after the shuttle program, the impact of commercial enterprises and the new opportunities for the high-tech work force.  He is the founder and president of Micro Aerospace Solutions, Inc., a small engineering consulting business specializing in space and commercial product design and development.

Breakout Sessions Sponsored By


TechNovation Awards BanquetMonday, October 8, 2012, 5:30-9PM   |  Hilton Melbourne Rialto
The kickoff to the Exposition will be an exclusive Reception and V.I.P. Awards Dinner, hosted by Embraer, a jet aircraft manufacturer based in Melbourne, Florida. The banquet will be held at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2012, from 5:30-9PM. A keynote address will be presented by John P. Mulholland, Vice President and Program Manager for Commercial Programs Space Exploration at Boeing.Congressman Bill Posey will present five Congressional Medal of Merit awards for Rising Star in Technology, Innovative Technology Product (or Service) – Large Company, Innovative Technology Product (or Service) – Small Company, Technology Cultivation, Technology Executive of the Year, Lifetime Achievement in Technology.

 Host Sponsor:

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Brevard Business News

Brevard Workforce

British American Chamber

Canaveral Technical Society

Central Florida Partnership

EDC of Florida’s Space Coast

Enterprise Florida

Florida Institute of Technology Continuing Education

Florida MEP

Florida Tech Research Park


International Science Center

Melbourne International Airport

Kinberg & Associates, LLC

National Center for Simulation

National Contract Management Association


Rollins College

Technological Research & Development Authority

University of Central Florida

University of Florida