TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning with opening remarks from City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, the Arizona Technology Council will present the first annual Tucson Tech + Business Expo on October 16, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center located at 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, Arizona, 85718.
The event theme, Where Technology and Manufacturing Connect, reflects the purpose of the event to connect large manufacturers, contract manufacturers, engineering firms, technology providers, and business services to local supply chain opportunities that build a stronger manufacturing and technology economic base in Southern Arizona.
"The Tucson Tech + Business Expo has one major purpose—to accelerate the growth of the regional economy by helping businesses connect, leverage resources and uncover business opportunities," said Alex Rodriguez, director of the Southern Arizona Office of the Arizona Technology Council. "Southern Arizona is rich with businesses in manufacturing and product development and our primary goal for the expo is to build connections and relationships between the small and mid-size businesses and the global firms who are part of our regional economy."
The event will feature a mix of presentations from prime contractors and exhibiting businesses and plenty of time for one-to-one networking. Following Mayor Rothschild's opening remarks, prime contractors and large manufacturers will present their requirements and opportunities for subcontractors. The expo will continue with an exhibition and small business capability presentations.
On-site registration and expo open at 12:30 p.m. with the keynote address starting at 1:00 p.m. and presentations throughout the day. Immediately after the presentations, the exhibits will be open and the Council will host its monthly After5 Tech Mixer in the exhibition area. The expo ends at 7:30 p.m.
There are opportunities available for presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors. Visit http://tinyurl.com/mghqxym or call Alex Rodriguez at (520) 275-0519 for more information.
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org
SOURCE Arizona Technology Council