Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn: Keeping Your Money and Your Career – What Every Manufacturing Supervisor Should Know About Employment Law

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beggs & Lane, 501 Commendiencia St., Pensacola, FL 32502

What EVERY manufacturing supervisor should know about employment law. Guest speakers Russell Van Sickle and Lee Elebash of Beggs & Lane, Attorneys and Counselors at Law will present important information including avoiding personal liability in wage and hour lawsuits, what to listen for when employees request time off, Employee accommodation issues, preventing harassment and discrimination claims, minimizing litigation costs and labor union issues (with or without a labor union). Register by April 13 to confirm your reservation.

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FloridaMakes Cybersecurity for DoD Manufacturers

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Hilton Pensacola Beach

NIST, U.S. Navy and UWF Leaders Speaking.



NWFL Manufacturers Council Quarterly General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 11a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Eastman Chemical


NWFL Manufacturers Council Quarterly General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location TBD


Haas Center Fall Forum & NWFMC Annual Meeting 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location to be announced

Past Events

Gulf Power 23rd Economic Symposium

February 27-28, 2020
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL

Haas Center's chairman of the board, Dr. Jerry Parrish, is among the guest presenters.



Bay EDA Local Industry Luncheon

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
GCSC Advanced Technology Center, Panama City, FL

Guest Speakers: Nicole Gislason, Daniel Krug and Mary Nutial of the UWF Haas Center and FloridaMakes


Achieve Healthy EscaRosa Community Convening

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
University of West Florida Conference Center,
11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 

Education and health outcomes are inseparable. Learn how Achieve Escambia is aligning our thinking and work around education and health. Haas Center’s Allison Romer moderates a small group discussion.



Haas Center Board Meeting

Friday, February 14, 2020 


Lunch & Learn: Additive Manufacturing

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Our local area is fortunate to have the University of West Florida Sea3D lab in the Pensacola Museum of Commerce. The lab provides valuable 3D printing capability and resources to our local businesses and community. Please plan to join us for this featured event where our guest speakers will highlight different types of 3D printing technology; types of materials available for 3D printing; when does it make sense to 3D print versus traditional manufacturing; Sea 3D lab capability and resources that are available to local businesses.

Museum of Commerce Sea3D Laboratory
201 E. Zaragoza, Pensacola, FL


Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fort Walton Machining
43 Jet Drive NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 


AS9100 Internal Auditor Training

Tuesday, 14 January - Thursday, 16 January 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Course Description:  Get aerospace industry-specific auditing training. This course teaches you to develop, implement, and audit an internal quality system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D.

Meet the training requirements for internal auditors for Management Systems through training in the principles and current interpretation of the requirements as related to AS9100D and the ISO 19011 audit guideline document. The course provides students with a uniform interpretation of the standard requirements related to auditing of Aerospace Management Systems, and the examination evaluates participants as potential auditors. Learn critical knowledge for your staff and management and qualify additional staff to conduct internal audits.

Who Should Attend? Current or future internal auditors of aerospace management systems

Key Topics: 

• Understand the AS9100D requirements
• Interpret the AS9100D requirements within an audit scenario
• Identify nonconformities in an audit scenario
• Understand terminology and definitions as they apply to the AS9100D auditing process
• Identify the knowledge and skills associated with internal audits
• Identify audit principles
• Identify roles and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor


Compliance: Export Licensing Demystified

Compliance with U.S. Export controls is critical to the export planning process. Export licenses both constrain and enable exports. Integrating compliance into sales and fulfillment operations can reduce uncertainty, improve customer service, reduce costs and avoid trouble down the line. Learn the basics of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the international Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) from two well-respected leaders in the Florida export community. If you need a primer or refresher, this webinar is for you!

Expert Presenter, Content Moderator: Kenneth R. Mouradian, Director Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

Expert Presenter: Dr. Ozkan Erdem, Chair of the National Association of the District Export Councils and Chair of the Central-North Florida DEC


2020 Economic Outlook

Thursday, January 9, 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (10 - 10:30 EST)
Learn what leading indicators are telling us as well as internal and external forces that could accelerate or slow down Florida's growth. Presented by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Haas Center's Dr. Jerry Parrish will deliver his Economic Outlook for the coming year. Watch 


Veterans - Workforce Recruitment and Training Funds

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UWF Global Online 
630 E Government St
Pensacola, FL 32502

Tuesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Vertex Aerospace
5486 Fairchild Rd
Crestview, FL 32539
Please fill out the visitor form below and send to Mary Nutial (mnutial@uwf.edu)
Veterans Florida Breakfast event_visitor request_20NOV2019

Wednesday 20, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gulf Coast State College
Advanced Technology Ctr
5230 W Hwy 98
Panama City, FL 325401 

Design Thinking Workshop

Friday, November 1, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Innovation Institute
321 N. DeVilliers St.
Pensacola, FL  32501

Tuition: $149.00 


Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Museum Plaza, Historic Pensacola, Downtown Pensacola
300 S. Tarragona Street
Pensacola, FL  32502

Tailgate with Haas Center

November 2, 2019, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
UWF Football at Wahoo Stadium
351 W Cedar St,
Pensacola, FL 32502

Project Management Professional Technical Engagement

Tuesday – Wednesday, October 29 – 31, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus
Bldg 8, Rm 831

NWFMC Annual Luncheon

October 16, 2019
Panama City Beach Sheraton Hotel
(4114 Jan Cooley Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408)

2019 Fall Forum 

Wednesday, September 26, 2019, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
SCI Tower
220 W. Garden St.
Pensacola FL 32502

Haas Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 25, 2019, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SCI Tower
220 W. Garden St.
Pensacola FL 32502