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Equipping America's Heroes, Creating Jobs
The First Coast knows how to
Make Defense Happen!
Florida Defense Contractors Association
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Congressman Ander Crenshaw
First Coast area federal, state, and local entities work together and with businesses of all sizes to make the defense sector a strong economic powerhouse while securing our nation.
Attend the First Coast Defense Expo on October 16 and 17, 2013, and see how it's done firsthand!
(online ticket sales ended Oct 11, 2013)
You may arrive at the event and Pay at the Door.
One Day pass*: $15.00**
Two Day Pass*: $30.00**
* does not include lunch
** we will accept only credit card or check at the door - no cash
Get the opportunity to:
Gain exposure and network with leading defense businesses in the region and from around the state and the nation.
Meet public officials who support defense contractors and the high wage, 21st century jobs they create.
Participate in townhall style panels with event VIPs.
Visit the Small Business Development Center.
and more! (See the Agenda)
If you attended last year, join us again. You get double the opportunities because we expanded the event to two days!
Reserve your attendance today!
Discounts if your business/employer is a small business (10% off) or a member of Florida League of Defense Contractors or Florida Federal Contractors Association (20% off) or if you are an active duty member of the military (50% off).
General Attendance Tickets provide you event materials, lunch, access to exhibit floor and panels.
We sold out quickly last year...don't miss out. Reserve your tickets today!
Exhibit Sales have Ended.
Please contact our event planner at 904-708-7001 to request entry onto waitlist.
Existing Exhibitors may still purchase Extra Attendee Tickets.
General Attendee tickets are still On Sale.
Want more exposure for you and your business?
Affordable Exhibiting Opportunities for your business:
Your business will gain endless benefits by participating in the First Coast Defense Expo. Exhibiting provides your business exposure to regional and national defense businesses of all sizes and the ability to develop and grow your business.
The Expo is open to the entire First Coast community, including service members from the local military installations and elected leaders from Georgia and Florida, allowing them to directly see your business and how the defense industry in our region contributes to our national security and creates jobs for the First Coast.
Attended by regional and national U.S. prime defense contractors and top executives and over 350 people, the First Coast Defense Expo is a must exhibit, must attend event for your organization!
You'll benefit from two full days of exhibition time with the Expo audience and other exhibitors. Additionally, you'll have opportunities to:
Attend the Exclusive Welcome Reception the evening of October 15. It is open to Exhibitors, Sponsors, and VIPs.
Develop business through "Business Connect". We will match your business with suppliers and/or subcontractors and provide you a reserved block of time to meet with them one-on-one, face-to-face.
Expand your professional network with regional and national exhibitors and visitors.
Demonstrate to the First Coast defense community what your company brings to the mission.
The cost for an exhibit block is only $300 for an 8' x 10' space (table, linen, 2 chairs, company name placard provided) and you may reserve up to 2 exhibit blocks ($600 for 16' x 10' space). For each exhibit block you reserve, you get two attendee tickets. You may purchase more if necessary through General Attendee Registration.
FLDC/FFCA/FDCA Member: 20%
Click here to check on your organization's FLDC Membership or FFCA Membership.
Small Business (under 250 employees or under $5 million annual defense revenue): 10%
Even though we are expanding the available floor space for exhibits to meet the overflow of demand from last year, spots are limited. Reserve your Exhibit space today!
Sponsor Sales have Ended.
Want even more exposure for you and your business?
Help us throw a great event with your generous Sponsorship and receive the highest level of exposure for your business.
Review the Sponsor Benefit Sheet (contact information provided on sheet) then contact us so we can determine with you the right level of Sponsorship and benefits for your business.