11/07/2013

Enterprise Florida Inc.

Florida Hosts Largest State Pavilion at MEDICA

MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY


DATE: November 7, 2013


TO: Interested Media


FROM: Sean Helton, Director of Strategic Communications


1.407.956.5630; shelton@eflorida.com


FLORIDA, A U.S. LEADER IN LIFE SCIENCE, HOSTS LARGEST STATE PAVILION AT MEDICA


Pavilion will feature nearly 25 leading Florida companies


Enterprise Florida (EFI) will host the Florida pavilion at MEDICA 2013, showcasing nearly 25 leading Florida life science companies and organizations marketing their medical and healthcare products to an international audience. The 2013 Florida Pavilion will be the largest of any U.S. state and its first-ever two-story pavilion, demonstrating the innovation and expertise that makes the state a leader in the life-sciences sector.


Florida has nearly 1,000 biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, making it third in the U.S. for pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing businesses. Additionally, there are more than 44,000 healthcare establishments around the Sunshine State. In all, more than 700,000 healthcare professionals are employed in the state.


INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY:


WHAT: Interview opportunities with business leaders on why Florida is a top location for life science companies.


WHO: Melissa Medley, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Enterprise Florida – Available 10-11:30 and 2-5:00 PM on Thursday (11/21) and Friday (11/22)


Eric Gjerde, President & CEO of Airon Corporation – Available before 11 AM on Thursday (11/21)


Bryan McGurn, Director of Marketing of International Medical Industries – Available 10-11:30 AM on Thursday (11/21)


David Mutch, Director of Sunoptic Technologies – Available 11:30 AM-2:00 PM on Thursday (11/21)


Dr. Mike Griffiths, CEO & President of AOTI Inc. – Available Friday (11/22) after 1 PM or Saturday (11/23) any time


WHERE: Florida Pavilion, Hall 16, Stand D04, Booth 17


To arrange an interview, please contact: Sean Helton, Director of Strategic Communications at 1.407.956.5630 or shelton@eflorida.com by Wednesday, November 13.


AVAILABLE RESOURCES:


Florida Life Sciences Market BriefFlorida Life Sciences Cluster SnapshotFlorida businesses exhibiting at MEDICABios of available experts available for interviews


Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a partnership between Florida's business and government leaders, and is the principal economic development organization for the State. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida serves to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State and private-sector businesses.


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