The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FeDTex) Summit in April 23-24, 2019 in Hickory, North Carolina.
WHEN. April 23 (pre-Summit activities) – April 24 (Summit day), 2019
WHERE. Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
PRE-SUMMIT ACTIVITIES (APRIL 23).
Site Visit: Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College.
Welcome Evening Social: Workforce Resource Complex at Catawba Valley Community College.
Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College
North Carolina Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
North Carolina State Wilson College of Textiles
North Carolina State Industry Expansion Solutions
ABOUT THE EVENT. This Summit connects US Department of Defense and federal agency equipment buyers and requirements officials with textile manufacturers, supply chain and research, development, testing and academic resources from across the Southeast U.S. All manufacturers of textile-based military, medical and related soldier systems – and their supply chain partners and R&D resources – should attend this Summit.
SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT. Research, Development, Testing and Professional Education Assets: Resources for Government and Industry. Representatives from university- and community college-based institutions in North Carolina will present their capabilities to support defense and federal agencies and contractors with textile-specific research and development, materials testing, prototyping, product development and improvement and technology transition from industry to federal agencies. Interactive discussion with the audience and federal representatives is encouraged.
The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.