Orlando, FL

27 Sep 2017

29 Sep 2017

2017 Future of Florida Forum

By 2030, nearly 26 million Floridians will call Florida home. Is Florida ready to remain globally competitive, create high-wage jobs and economic opportunity, and fuel vibrant and sustainable communities? The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 Future of Florida Forum will bring together Florida’s business leaders, industry experts and elected officials to discuss the opportunities and challenges impacting Florida’s future between now and 2030.  Topics such as workforce, education, prosperity, global competitiveness, innovation, economic development and more will be examined – are you ready to help lead the conversation?

And for the first time, the Florida Chamber Foundation is proud to work alongside the Florida Commission on the Status of Women to host the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in conjunction with the Future of Florida Forum, in order to honor women who have made a significant contribution to Florida.

For more information on how you can get involved, email Kat Bustamante.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Future of Florida Forum Opening Luncheon Ι 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America; Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation

Today’s Actions and the Future of Florida

  • Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis

State of the State: A Florida Scorecard Presentation

  • Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Focusing on the Future

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

Florida 2030: A Look At The Future

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc

Talent Supply and Education: Florida 2030 Ι 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Infrastructure and Growth Leadership: Florida 2030 Ι 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Business Climate and Competitiveness: Florida 2030 Ι 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Quality of Life and Quality Places: Florida 2030 Ι 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Innovation and Economic Development: Florida 2030 Ι 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Civic and Governance Systems: Florida 2030 Ι 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception Honoring Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees Ι 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Women’s Hall of Fame Dinner Presentation Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Future of Florida Forum Breakfast and General Session Ι 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America;Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation

Jobs 2030

  • Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation

Florida K-12 Education System: Moving in the Right Direction

  • Pam Stewart, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education

Launch My Career Florida: Connecting Talent to Opportunities

  • Mark Schneider, Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research

The Business Case for Early Learning

  • Brittany Birken, Ph.D., CEO, Florida Children’s Council
  • Katharine Stevens, Resident Scholar, Education Policy Studies,American Enterprise Institute

PRESS CONFERENCE: Launch My Career Florida Ι 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  • Jaimie Francis, Director of Programs and Operations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce, Gallup
  • Mark Schneider, Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research
  • Rebecca Schumacher, Executive Director, Florida School Counselor Association

Keeping Florida Open for Business Ι 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Representative Danny Burgess (R-Zephyrhills)
  • Representative Jay Fant (R-Jacksonville)
  • Representative Rene Plasencia (R-Titusville)

Planning For the Future: Economic Opportunity, Health and More Ι 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Julie Cummings, Co-Chair, Florida Women’s Funding Alliance
  • Paula Liang, Co-Chair, Florida Women’s Funding Alliance An Affinity Group of the Florida Philanthropic Network
  • Dotti Groover-Skipper, Anti-Trafficking Director, The Salvation Army Florida Divisional Headquarters

Meeting Florida’s Infrastructure Needs Ι 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Moderator: Alice Ancona, Director of International Trade, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Avitabile, Strategic Initiatives Market Leader, RS&H, Inc.
  • Loreen Bobo, P.E., I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager, Florida Department of Transportation, D5
  • Christopher Emmanuel, Policy Director, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Tim Giuliani, President & CEO, Orlando Economic Partnership
  • Gary Huttmann, Deputy Executive Director, MetroPlan Orlando
  • John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc
  • Rob Palmer, Planning and Mobility Leader, RS&H, Inc.

Future of Florida Forum General Session Lunch and Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors Annual Meeting Ι 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America;Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation

Welcome Comments

  • Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO, Kitson & Partners;Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce

The Future of Florida’s Economic Development

  • Moderator: Marshall Criser, III, Chancellor, State University System of Florida; Florida Chamber Past Chair
  • Pete Antonacci, President and CEO, Enterprise Florida
  • Ken Lawson, President and CEO, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

 A Live Skype Conversation

  • U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

  • Kenny Montilla, Mobilization Program Director, Airbnb
  • Harry Sideris, State President, Florida, Duke Energy
  • Eric Silagy, President & CEO, Florida Power & Light Co.
  • Stephanie Smith, Manager, Florida Public Policy, Uber
  • Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Port Director, Port Everglades
  • Joe York, President, AT&T, Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Florida Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Future of Florida Forum Networking Break Ι 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Future of Florida Forum Leadership Reception Ι 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   

Future of Florida Forum Leadership Dinner Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Operations, Florida Chamber of Commerce

A Conversation with Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission Members

  • Carlos Beruff, Chair, Florida Constitution Revision Commission
  • Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor, Keiser University
  • Bill Schifino, President, Florida Bar
  • Carolyn Timmann, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Martin County

 

Watch Videos of Last Year’s Keynote Speakers Below

Keynote Presentation: Governor Rick Scott
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Keynote Presentation: CFO Jeff Atwater
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Keynote Presentation: Comm. Adam Putnam
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Keynote Presentation: Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi
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Transportation Future: Sec. Jim Boxold
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Fed. Reserve Forecast: Dennis Lockhart
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Prosperity: Mike Jackson
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Economic Tourism Impact: Will Seccombe
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Educational Attainment: Charles Hokanson
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Disability Employment: Whitney Harris
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Impact of Volunteerism: Chester Spellman

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Small Business Survey:   Dr. Jerry Parrish
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Economic Opportunity: Ann Reinert