Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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TPepin's Hospitality Centre 
4121 N 50th St
Tampa, FL 33610

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Miguel Bravo 
AIChE Central Florida 
(813) 244-8765 

AIChE Central Florida

Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

 Reception:  4:30-6:30 PM

Banquet:  6:30-9:00 PM

Dress:  Cocktail / Evening Attire

This Engineers Week, the engineering societies of the Tampa Bay area have put together the sixth annual Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the spectacular TPepin's Hospitality Centre (4121 N 50th St, Tampa, Florida, 33634).

This premier event brings together local leaders and engineering professionals to recognize the outstanding achievements of Engineers, Science Teachers, Math Teachers, and Students in our community.

Additionally, awards will be presented to outstanding engineers in each discipline, as well as local engineering students excelling in their engineering related studies and Young Professionals.  The banquet also features the Lignell Awards.  These awards, named after a former Chairman for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), are given to local High School educators who are performing outstanding work in the instruction of the STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math).  The organizers of the event recognize the important role these individuals play in encouraging students to pursue technological degrees in college.

The banquet is a combination of efforts by all the Enginering Societies of West Central Florida.  This event brings together professionals in all fields from all around Tampa and Florida’s West Coast.

Come join the Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet Committee for the presentation of our annual awards banquet and celebration of our profession.

Note:  AIChE is required to reserve event tables to accommodate their guests up to two weeks prior to the event date; therefore, no refunds will be provided to cancellations made after 2/12/2018.  Substitutions - registrants can receive a full refund anytime for cancellations if he or she can find a person to substitute in their place; they are subject to the same cancellation policy.

Frank DiBello, President & CEO of Space Florida

About the Speaker

Frank DiBello, Space Florda President & CEO was selected in May 2009 to lead Space Florida, which is the principal state agency for aerospace-related economic development and the Space Authority for the State of Florida. In his position he develops and executes programs designed to attract, retain, and grow aerospace business across the state. Additionally, Mr. DiBello focuses on Florida aerospace workforce development and retention as well as international partnership development.

Mr. DiBello holds more than 50 years of Direct aerospace, defense, and emerging space industry-related experience. Frank spent more than 20 years at KPMG, in various management positions where he was responsible for guiding the firm's aerospace industry consulting practice, heavily focused on support of major aerospace merger, acquisitions, and consolidations. He founded KPMG's Space Industry Practice - focused on new space business, taking major satellite programs to Wall Street for financing and led the effort to develop commercial uses of the International Space Station (ISS)