Vincent Caprio, Executive Director
Mr. Caprio is the Vice President of the national NanoBusiness Alliance and sits on the Alliance's Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of the Emerging Industries Alliance of New York State. Mr. Caprio is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of nanotechnology at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and has participated in the NanoBusiness Alliance?s public policy tour of Washington, D.C. for the past seven years. Mr. Caprio is the founder and event director of the NanoBusiness Alliance Conference which finished its 7th year this past May. During the past three years (2006-2008), Mr. Caprio was an invited speaker and guest lecturer on Nanotechnology at, NanoBusiness Alliance Conferences, New York State Investors Conference 2007& 2008, University of Pennsylvania, PMI, Chemical Week, RPI, Always-On Going Green, IMAPS-New England, New York Photonics & RRPC, Commercialization of NanoMaterials 2007, The Food and Drug Law Institute, The Nanotechnology Institute- Philadelphia, Empire State Pension Conference, Pharma MedDevice, Livingston Nanotechnology Conference 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008, Quantum Dots 2006 & 2007 and 2008 MAC Conference. In addition, Mr. Caprio has appeared on numerous Connecticut TV and radio stations discussing the impact of Nanotechnology.
Mr. Caprio is a 20-year publishing and tradeshow industry veteran with an impressive track record of launching events focusing on emerging technology markets. Mr. Caprio joined the NanoBusiness Alliance as the founder and event director in 2002, to steer the launch of the highly successful NanoBusiness Alliance event series www.nanobusiness2008.com and www.nanoenergysummit.org as well as The Emerging Technologies Conference in association with MIT's Technology Review Magazine. Mr. Caprio has served as a consultant to leading nanotechnology research and advisory firm Lux Research, for its Lux Executive Summit in 2005 & 2006. Prior to joining the NanoBusiness Alliance, Mr. Caprio was event director for Red Herring Conferences, producing the company's Venture Market conferences and Annual Summit reporting to Red Herring Magazine founder and publisher Tony Perkins. His industry peers have formally recognized Mr. Caprio on several occasions for his talents in both tradeshow management and sales. Mr. Caprio was honored with two Pathfinder Awards for launching the New York Restaurant Show. In 2008, Mr. Caprio was nominated for the fifth straight year for the prestigious Show Manager of the Year award. Mr. Caprio was named Sales Executive of the Year in 1994, while with Reed Exhibitions.
Mr. Caprio graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a B.S in Accounting and completed a MBA from Northeastern in 1987. Mr. Caprio is a member of Villanova University's Financial Club and serves as an active member of Villanova's President Club. Mr. Caprio serves on the Board of Trustees for the Easton Community Center in Easton, CT. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Caprio was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Fabricators & Manufactures Association Communications, Inc. based in Rockford, IL.