By Mary Trier

Florida Simulation Summit| MS&TMost everyone knows about our multi-billion dollar, internationally recognized Defense Simulation industry. Within that industry, Team Orlando is the catalyst or centerpiece working to prepare our nation’s warfighters for their missions across the world.

There has been significant growth in the industry, and with it, a growing recognition of the impact it has on effective training and mission rehearsal for our military. Today, more than ever, the community sees the benefit of simulation and the greater need to utilize it in other business sectors.

Florida Simulation Summit brings together leaders from the commercial sectors to share how they are using simulation and discuss ever-expanding opportunities for future growth.

Embracing the Orlando “You don’t know the half of it” campaign, leaders within the community are taking a serious look at how to share the news with government, industry and academic organizations about our thriving simulation industry. On Sept. 16, 2015, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and NCS President and CEO, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Tom Baptiste, will host the first Florida Simulation Summit at the Orange County Convention Center.

The day-long agenda is packed with speakers from entertainment, sports, medical/healthcare, education, cyber, energy, and manufacturing. These leaders will share how they are using simulation in their organizations.

If you want to learn more about the other half of Florida’s multi-billion dollar simulation industry, plan now to attend the summit. Florida Simulation Summit … You don’t know the half of it!

For more information and to register for the event, visit the National Center for Simulation website.