2013 Future of Florida Forum

October 14, 2013 – October 16, 2013 @ TBD
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Address: 4600 World Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | View Map


On behalf of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Board of Trustees, thank you for your participation in the 2013 Future of Florida Forum. Your participation shows your commitment to securing Florida’s future!

Florida is at a pivotal time in its economic history. The discussions that took place during this year’s Forum will shape the way we pursue a better economy for the Sunshine State.



Videos Shown at the Future of Florida Forum


Trade & Logistics 2.0 Summit

The Florida Chamber Foundation released its highly anticipated Florida Trade and Logistics Study 2.0 (TL2.0), identifying a potential of 150,000 new trade and logistics jobs that can be created over the next five years. The TL2.0 study was released at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum in Orlando

Watch Videos and download presentations from the Trade & Logistics 2.0 Summit.


Healthcare Summit

The Florida Chamber unveiled the Florida Business Alliance for Competitive Healthcare Solutions (Healthcare Alliance) during the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Future of Florida Forum. The Alliance is directing its attention on innovations occurring across Florida’s healthcare industry to control cost, increase access to care and improve the quality of care.

Watch videos and download presentations from the Healthcare Summit.


Future of Florida Forum
State of the State and The Florida Scorecard Update
Investing in Florida’s Future: Growing Florida’s Economy
A Look at Florida’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
STEM & Manufacturing: A North Florida Perspective
  • Stan Connally
New Frontiers from the Final Frontier
  • Stephanie Bednarek
College & Career Readiness: Is Florida Ready?
Perspectives from the Florida Senate
  • Senate President Don Gaetz
Release of Q4 Small Business Index Survey
Insights from Florida’s CFO
  • Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater
A Vision for the Future of Florida
  • Eric Silagy
“Disruption” Report
  • Justin Sayfie
Transfer of Wealth/Strategic Philanthropy
Florida: Made for Trade – Capturing Global Markets
  • Doug Davidson
  • Al Stimac
  • Richard Biter
Perspectives from the Florida House
  • House Speaker Will Weatherford
Next Year’s Legislative Battle
  • Florida Chamber Lobby Team
The 2014 Political Landscape: A Look at What Awaits Us
  • Marian Johnson


Florida Chamber Board of Governors Annual Meeting
  • Passing of the Gavel
  • Insights from Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam
  • Keynote Speaker (Mike Jackson, AutoNation)
  • Insights from Florida’s Governor Rick Scott





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