Clearwater Fla. (Nov. 12, 2013) – Designed to provide Florida manufacturers with a competitive edge, the 10th Annual Florida Manufacturers Summit and Marketplace will be held Dec. 4-6, 2013 at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Summit focuses on workforce issues, tax law changes and resources to help Florida manufacturers compete more successfully to win international, national and regional business opportunities. The Summit agenda spotlights 2013 Florida legislative changes that help to eliminate barriers to manufacturing economic growth in Florida, including the removal of sales tax on manufacturing equipment and machinery to encourage capital investment by Florida manufacturers.
The event agenda features a combination of education sessions on topics such as tax law changes, international business opportunities, economic development incentives, research initiatives, workforce hiring and training, and manufacturing industry best practices as well as a trade show. Sponsors of the 10th Annual Manufacturers Summit and Marketplace include Duke Energy, PCS Phosphate, GrowFL, the Florida High Tech Corridor, Enterprise Florida, The Florida SBDC, University of Phoenix, URS, CF Industries, Hoerbiger, Mosaic, FPL, Hopping Green & Sams and Mitsubishi Power Systems.
As a complement to the manufacturing event, Datex and Zebra Technologies will be hosting a free breakfast event at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club on Friday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m in the Plaza Ballroom. The event will focus on topics such as lean manufacturing, RFID and the return on investment (ROI) of radio frequency (RF) devices. Featuring live demonstrations and interactive presentations, this event will showcase how innovative technology solutions can connect manufacturers with business-critical intelligence and impact workforce productivity while providing networking opportunities for manufacturers to meet with warehousing, distribution and third party logistics (3PL) companies.
Registration for the free breakfast event will be accepted online in advance as well as at the time of the event.
About the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF)
Organized in 2006 to help improve Florida’s manufacturing business climate, the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) is comprised of manufacturers and those serving the manufacturing industry. With a desire to set manufacturing policy, priority issues are determined by Manufacturers Association of Florida board members based on input from association members. Currently MAF has three committees: Executive, Government Affairs and Workforce & Education.
For more information, please visit http://www.mafmfg.com/.
In successful operation for over 35 years, Datex is a longstanding Zebra Technologies partner and “one stop shop” solution provider of software, hardware and managed service solutions. Consistently recognized for excellence in software solutions for the supply chain industry including the Inbound Logistics Top 100 IT Providers and Food Logistics FL100, Datex utilizes the highly flexible Microsoft .NET platform and powerful Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation to create a variety of flexible supply chain software solutions to meet the changing needs of warehousing and logistics operations.
For more information, please visit www.datexcorp.com.