Lakeland, FL

29 Mar 2016

29 Mar 2016

Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting

The Florida Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Institute continues its commitment to connect Florida’s business community to global opportunities and leveraging resources and investments to maintain and expand Florida’s position as an international trade leader. We cordially invite you to join us at our next meeting on March 29 at the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland.  Highlights will include:

Tour of Florida Polytechnic’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building

Lunch and Presentation of SunTrax Test Track

  • Dr. Dean, Bushey, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Florida Polytechnic University

Higher Education Panel Discussion

  • Tina Gottus, XCEL-IT Director, South Florida State College
  • Timothy Lucas, Professor, Business, Florida Southwestern State College
  • Evangelos I. Kaisar, Ph.D., Director and Principal Investigator, Freight Mobility Research Institute , Florida Atlantic University
  • Robert Frankel, Ph.D., Director Transportation & Logistics Flagship Program, Professor of  Marketing & Logistics; University of North Florida
  • Shahram Taj, Ph.D., Academic Program Coordinator of the Graduate Programs, Professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Florida Polytechnic University
  • Sam Hale, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Polk State College

Private Sector Challenges and Opportunities

  • Frank Casaine, Divisional Vice President of Outlet Distribution for Bealls Inc.
  • Jim Thomas, Executive Director, Orlando, Inc.
  • Bob O’Malley, Resident Vice President, Florida State Government and Community Affairs, CSX Transportation