Supporting Organizations

The Agricultural Retailers Association advocates, influences, educates and provides services to support sellers of seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services. For more information, go to



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.


Advancing equipment manufacturers in the global marketplace; our passion is to not only see your business succeed, but to create a community where we, as an industry, can make positive and lasting change. AEM is 900+ members strong and growing, representing 200+ product lines.


 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 Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is an organization providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. Through the efforts of the AsMA members, safety in flight and man’s overall adaptation to adverse environments have been more nearly achieved.


BIO International Convention | June 19-22, 2017 | San Diego Convention Center, CA
There’s no better place to connect with biotech’s top people and most innovative technologies than at BIO 2017. The ideas shared here go beyond professional development. Experience powerful business partnering, benefit from invaluable education sessions and network with 16,000+ of the industry’s brightest.

  • 35,000+ BIO One-on-One partnering™ meetings with 3,500+ companies
  • 250 Company Presentations from the industry’s leading innovators
  • World-renowned speakers leading Keynotes, Super Sessions and Fireside Chats
  • 18+ Session tracks covering timely issues featuring hundreds of speakers
  • 1,800+ exhibitors from all fields—from Digital Health and Diagnostics to Bioprocess

Join the global biotech community in San Diego and see how the everyday becomes extraordinary at BIO 2017. Register now at


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 features over 500 exhibitors, 8000 participants, and 300 conference education sessions and technical paper presentations. Register today for CAMX 2017 at


The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 70+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers.



Earth National LLC. – Our Expertise is Your Adaptive Powerhouse At Earth National, we help you build the future, a better future, driven by ambition and innovation, and aiming at the success you deserve. Through our advanced and adaptive consultancy platform, 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 endeavors have no geographical boundaries. We are Earth National. More information on:


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 Exponential is a new, dynamic organization that will serve, organize, champion and grow the local innovation ecosystem. Houston Exponential was created to accelerate the development of Houston’s innovation economy by fostering a robust ecosystem that supports high-growth, high-impact startups. Houston Exponential will convene the ecosystem, helping to build an innovation district in Houston, attracting talent to the region and promoting Houston’s image, both locally and nationally, as a vibrant, innovative economy where startups thrive.


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 is a dialog between speakers and audience. Together they capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in short powerful talks. Today, the impact of the commercial space industry exceeds all expectations. Its contractors, suppliers, government partners and entrepreneurs demonstrate broad, tangible added value to investors and taxpayers. It is the ongoing work of thousands of us, as we create demand for new space tech products and services that grow new markets. It’s people who create our products. It’s the people who make a difference. Meet them at ISPCS. Join us.


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 New York Space Alliance (NYSA) works with entrepreneurs, service providers and existing companies looking to leverage new space. We provide tactical support to entrepreneurs we help them employ the principles of lean start up methodology through our 3 day online accelerator, our 3.5 month boot camp and our semester long Hacking for Space program. We also help existing businesses determine how the NewSpace economy will impact their business. As it is said, every company is a space company, they just may not know it. The growth of NewSpace provides many new market opportunities for traditional companies and we work with them to help them build a path to their future markets. We also serve a community platform whereby transitional service providers like financial services firms, legal or regulatory advisers, insurance, advertising, sales, marketing design and manufacturing can come together and offer services to the NewSpace community. New York has a host of excellent service providers who are anxious to contribute to the NewSpace economy. NYSA provides a community where these three protagonists of the NewSpace community come together and bring the world the best that NY has to offer.


Founded in 1983, the Society of Satellite Professionals International is on a mission to make the satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. With more than 4,000 members in 40+ nations, it is the largest satellite industry association in the world.  It delivers on its mission through a portfolio of programs:

  • Next Generation – Staging competitions and sharing information with university students to excite them about careers in satellite.
  • Leaders Quest – Identifying and honoring present and future leaders as models for the industry to follow.
  • New Century Workforce – Engaging talent management executives in the satellite company executives in improving hiring and retention practices and winning the industry’s fair share of the world’s best and brightest.
  • Better Satellite World – Promoting the immense contributions of satellite to commerce, education, communication and human welfare.


The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) is the state’s premier scientific organization, bringing together Texas’ best and brightest scientists and researchers. TAMEST membership includes all Texas-based members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the state’s Nobel Laureates. TAMEST provides broader recognition of the state’s top achievers in medicine, engineering and science and further positions Texas as a national research leader. TAMEST fosters the next generation of scientists and increases awareness of and communication among the state’s best and brightest scientists and researchers.



The Technology Collaboration Center, an independent 501c3 non-profit, is a partnership between the NASA Johnson Space Center, industry and universities, with the mission of solving difficult technology problems by encouraging innovation and formation of new collaboration partnerships, utilizing diverse expertise from industry, academia and government, across technology sectors.  Through the TCC, organizations work together, share resources & technologies, solve difficult problems, and commercialize those solutions to multiple markets, with potential for faster-time-to-market and lower costs. As a member-driven organization, the TCC’s programs are focused on providing value to members and the community, evolving to meet member changing needs.


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.