ITEN WIRED Industry Day

IT Gulf Coast and Florida West are excited to announce ITEN WIRED SBIOI (Small Business & Industry Outreach Initiative) at this year’s conference.

The day will begin at 8:00 AM on October 2, 2018 with Welcome Remarks from our ITEN WIRED Chairman Jim Rhodes and IT Gulf Coast’s Chairman Sean O’Brien.

With over 300 registrants and dozens of large corporations and small business expected to attend, this will be a great event for you to learn, network and make some great contacts.
 

Register for Industry Day Here

 

Business-To-Business Speed Networking
We have added a new and exciting event to our already jam-packed ITEN Wired agenda. On Tuesday, October 2nd  at 8.30am – 2.30pm just before the ITEN Wired closing reception we will be hosting an Industry Day immediately followed by a Business-to-Business Speed Networking Event.

How It Works
We will be running the networking session for approx 20-30 businesses, each person will spend 2-3 minutes (depending on final numbers) with each participant.  We would ask participants to prepare a short pitch about themselves, company details and what you are looking to get out of the event.  You may wish to summarize your information on paper with your contact details and give a copy to each participant to refer to after the event, after all, they will have met a lot of new contacts in a short space of time, so make yourself memorable!

Benefits Of Business-To-Business Speed Networking
•    The main purpose of the speed networking is to meet lots of new contacts in a short space of time-saving valuable time and money
•    Within a few minutes, you can decide if you wish to spend more time with that company/person during the main forum networking events and if there is a possibility of a business relationship
•    Helps maximize your time at the forum making sure you meet the people that can offer you real business opportunities
•    If you take into account each participants business contacts, you are potentially connecting with hundreds of relevant industry people
•    Increases your networking profile within the industry
•    People like to do business with people they have met and like
•    A great icebreaker, the informal format takes the awkwardness out of traditional networking; it is a fun and easy way to meet a wide variety of people.
 

Some Frequently Asked Questions:
•    The dress is Business Casual.
•    Check-in is at 8:00 AM
•    Speed Networking requires a separate registration. Be sure to email ------ if you are interested in participating. 
•    Tables are not reserved. (Except Head Tables)  Tables are numbered to assist you in finding someone you haven’t met. 
•    Presentations will be posted after the SBIOI.  SSC Atlantic presentations may take up to 2 weeks and will be posted on their site.  Industry presentations will be posted on ITEN WIRED’s website.
•    A “Take Away Table” will be set up in the lobby.  Feel free to leave your company flyer on this table. Anything left at end of the day will be thrown away.
•    Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day.
•    Lunch will not be provided, but there will provide a listing of places that are close by. 
•    Interested in joining the IT Gulf Coast or becoming a corporate sponsor? Come see ------- at the check-in desk.
 

 

AGENDA - Subject to change

October 2,  2018
 

8:00           Networking / Sign In

8:30           Welcome and ITGC Remarks.....................................................Jim Rhodes & Sean O'Brien

8:45           SSC Atlantic Leadership Update................................................Robin B Rourk                    
                   - Update on key priorities and initiatives within SSC Atlantic

9:45           Networking Break

10:15         Eglin AFB, Small Business Office...............................................Cherri Duval

                   - How to Do Business with Eglin AFB – Mission SB Office Role
                   - Locating Eglin Opportunities, Eglin's SB Goals, Recurring Opportunities
                              
11:00          Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center.....................John DiGiacomo
                    - PTAC Statewide Program Manager   

12:30          Lunch Break

1:00-4:00   Contracting Office Representative One on One.........................Contracting Office Representatives

1:00-4:00   SBIR Workshop..........................................................................John DiGiacomo
                    - “Getting your business eligible for a Government Contract award.” (Separate Room)

2:00            Speed Networking          
                    - Separate registration required - send request to industryday@itenwired.com.

3:30            Closing Remarks