Supporting Organizations

The Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, human performance and environmental medicine. Aerospace medicine concerns the determination and maintenance of the health, safety, and performance of persons involved in air and space travel.



The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest trade group representing the composites industry. ACMA is recognized as the premier provider of composites industry educational resources through its CAMX show, conferences, and Certified Composites Technician (CCT®) program. It is a timely source of business intelligence and analysis for the composites industry through Composites Manufacturing magazine, the ACMA website and e-newsletters. It serves its members and the industry by providing strong, proactive leadership in growing the composites market and technical, legislative and regulatory affairs.


AMT – the Association for Manufacturing Technology represents U.S.-based builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.


The Bay Area Houston Economic PartnershipBAHEP, is a member-driven organization that provides the leadership to stimulate regional economic development and employment.  Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, BAHEP engages approximately 270 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions in southeast Texas to bring about prosperity and a high quality of life for the 800,000 people who live and work in the region.


The Mexican National Chamber of the Manufacturing Industry (CANACINTRA), was founded by 93 businessmen in 1941. They reached their dream when founded the chamber that could represent them to develop the manufacturing industry sector. Today, CANACINTRA is international, with over 65 thousand members and 83 offices in Mexico and the United States, this becomes the largest industrial chamber of America.


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Created by ACMA and SAMPE to connect and advance all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities, CAMX is an all-encompassing event. Regardless of the application – transportation, aerospace, marine, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, medical, academics, sports and leisure – CAMX is THE must-attend event for products, solutions, networking, business, and advanced industry thinking. CAMX 2014 featured over 500 exhibitors, 8500 participants, and 250 conference education sessions and technical paper presentations.



The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is a nonprofit organization composed of scientific and professional societies, companies, nonprofits, and individual members. Together we communicate the science behind food and agricultural issues with input from the scientific and legal community, as well as summarize the latest scientific research for leaders in public policy, the private sector, and the media.



Earth National LLC. Powerful, Adaptive Leadership at your Service. At Earth National, we help you build the future, a better future, driven by ambition and innovation, and aiming at the success you deserve. As your strategic consultants, we harness the power of knowledge, and source from years of experience to help you enhance your business and meet your goals. We’re headquartered in Houston TX, but our opportunities have no geographical boundaries. We channel and focus our efforts and expertise to preserve the environment, respect life, and protect nature. We are Earth National.


Created in 2010, the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation is the nation’s premier partnership of academia, industry & government, developed to address challenges facing commercial space transportation including licensing, regulation and industry promotion.  Core COE CST Members comprise Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State University, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico State University, Stanford University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, and University of Texas Medical Branch.  The four research areas are Space Traffic Management & Operations, Space Transportation Technologies & Payloads, Human Spaceflight and Industry Viability.


The Greater Houston Manufacturers Association (GHMA) is a community of manufacturing professionals from the Houston area collaborating in an effort to promote the success of our individual companies and our region.



The Greater Houston Port Bureau is a non-profit organization supporting more than 200 member companies and is dedicated to promoting maritime commerce by providing vessel movement information facilitating cooperation between private and public entities. The Port Bureau operates as the Marine Exchange of Texas, tracking vessel movements in all of the marine ports of the Texas Gulf Coast. It is a member organization of the Marine Information Services of North America, a coalition of the maritime exchanges throughout the United States. For more information visit


Griffin Communications Group is a full-service strategic communications agency with unrivaled experience and expertise in the aerospace and related industries. As a stakeholder in the industries we serve, we seek to lend our unique capabilities to businesses that are pushing the envelope and making a difference. With a keen awareness of global marketing and communications trends, we strive to produce dynamic, cost-effective programs that deliver powerful results for our clients. Specializing in brand management, media strategies and crisis communications, we are committed to providing highly-effective, best-value solutions as a seamless extension of our clients’ team.




Houston Technology Center is the hub for Houston’s technology startups. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HTC has helped contribute over $600 million in annual economic activity, and created over 5000 jobs. Each day, HTC staff and mentors assist technology startups by developing successful business strategies, accessing seed capital, and gaining connections to key individuals or groups. HTC startups work in several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and aerospace.


The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety is a professional association dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the fields of space systems safety and sustainability. IAASS is a Permanent Observer at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The association exists to help shape and advance an international culture of space safety (technical, organizational and socio-political) which  contributes to make space missions, vehicles, stations, extra-terrestrial habitats, equipment and payload safer for the general public, ground personnel, crews and flight participants.



ISPCS has set the industry standard for commercial space conferences. ISPCS offers an intimate setting that fosters unrivaled networking, an agenda rich in content, and it is the only conference focused on the commercial space industry. If the space industry, space exploration, military, civil or commercial spaceflight, or human space travel interest you, if you want to invest, learn about the latest trends or meet our leaders, ISPCS is the place to be for two days of intense interaction.


The Maritime Alliance (tagline “Promoting BlueTech & Blue Jobs”®) is the non-profit organizer of the largest maritime technology (BlueTech) cluster in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world.  Its mission is to promote sustainable, science-based ocean & water industries.  To do this, The Maritime Alliance helps develop a regional and national Blue Voice by bringing together three essential parts of the Blue Economy – education/research, policy makers, and private industry.  It focuses on: Economic Development, Business Ecosystem Development, and National/International Outreach.


The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises nearly 300 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy.




The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming the space industry into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to free enterprise. We are determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past. Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an organization committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space. To realize this vision, the Foundation is fundamentally transforming the conception of space into a widely accessible frontier, ripe with opportunity.


The Technology Collaboration Center of Houston (TCC-Houston) provides a collaboration concierge service connecting world-renowned cross-industry expertise from the Space, Energy and Medical communities to solve difficult technological problems. Customized research teams are assembled from these communities to attack problems  too complex for individual organizations to overcome.


The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. USEA sponsors policy reports and conferences dealing with global and domestic energy issues as well as sponsors trade and educational exchange visits with other countries.  USEA also coordinates the participation of the United States in the WEC by nominating representatives to WEC activities, organizes the U.S. delegation to the triennial WEC Congress, WEC Executive Assembly Meetings and Regional Energy Forums. USEA members serve on WEC technical and study committees. In conjunction with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy, USEA sponsors our nation’s Energy Partnership Program.  Membership in USEA is open to all organizations having an interest in the energy sector of the United States.



The World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) is a multinational partnership comprised of 19 of the world’s leading energy capitals and is dedicated to uniting the cities that collectively drive and shape the global energy sector. Together, they share business development best practices, participate in academic collaboration, address issues of environmental stewardship, and engage the community.