2013 Florida Defense & Technology Showcase

The Florida Defense & Technology Showcase (FDTS), hosted by Congressman C.W. Bill Young and presented by the Tampa Bay Innovation Center and Florida Federal Contractors Association (FFCA), is a reverse trade show where subcontractors exhibit and defense industry contractors meet new suppliers. By matching United States Department of Defense contractors with local subcontractors, FDTS strengthens the defense and advanced manufacturing sectors by increasing local sales and developing partner and vendor relationships. FDTS was rated highly by participants and sponsors, who requested an expanded program for the coming year.

A powerful opportunity for regional subcontractors and suppliers to display and demonstrate capabilities to national and multinational prime defense contractors.

Here’s why this is a “must exhibit and attend” event:

  • The reverse trade show format allows subcontractors to exhibit and meet defense industry contractors looking for new suppliers.
  • This is a great opportunity to increase your sales and develop partner and vendor relationships.
  • Matchmaking: a targeted “matchmaking” event the afternoon of September 24, where prime contractors seeking suppliers are matched with exhibitors based on needs of the prime contractors.
  • Network while you work: The two-day program begins with the 3rd annual golf tournament and a private reception on Monday, September 23, limited to invited guests and Gold-level event sponsors. Tuesday, September 24 is the Showcase, Luncheon, Matchmaking, and Networking Reception.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase your company before a unique audience of prime contractors and federal officials.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Florida Defense & Technology Showcase is hosted by Congressman C. W. Bill Young and presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center and Florida Federal Contractors Association (FFCA).

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Tue, Sep 24, 2013, 8:00am - 6:00pm

Exhibit Dates
Tue, Sep 24, 2013


General Admission:  $40.00

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
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Tampa Bay Innovates

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