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2018 Economic Outlook Summit

01.09.2018

Is Your Business Ready for 2030? Do you have all the data you need at your fingertips to help inform your decisions? Join us…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:35:09 1970-08-22 01:35:09 America/New_York 2018 Economic Outlook Summit Is Your Business Ready for 2030? Do you have all the data you need at your fingertips to help inform your decisions? Join us in Tallahassee on January 9 for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Economic Outlook Summit, held in conjunction with the Florida Chamber’s annual Capitol Days event. During this state-wide event you will be able to connect with statewide leaders and CFOs from around the state, hear state economic projections and from the Chamber Foundation’s Council of Business Economists, receive updates on Florida’s international and global trade status, and engage in conversations about the future of Florida's leading and emerging industries. For more event information, contact Kelsey Smith at ksmith@flfoundation.org. Augustus B Turnbull Conference, West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today

Washington, D.C. Fly-In

06.27.2017

The Florida Chamber of Commerce travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Federal agencies throughout the fiscal year….   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:57:07 1970-08-22 10:57:09 America/New_York Washington, D.C. Fly-In The Florida Chamber of Commerce travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Federal agencies throughout the fiscal year. The purpose of these meetings is to urge support of Florida’s job creators, push back against burdensome regulations, and ensure Florida businesses are being heard on the issues that matter to them. 2016-2017 Schedule D.C. Fly-In - SOLD OUT June 27-29, 2017 Washington, D.C. Fall Meeting September 6-7, 2017 Click here for more information on the Florida Chamber’s Federal Advocacy program and issues, or contact Dan Tapia at (850) 521-1206.   East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com SOLD OUT!

Florida International Trade and Investment Conference

08.09.2017

  Agenda   Foreign Direct Investment Report   The Florida Chamber’s 2017 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference serves as a platform. To keep business leaders…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:00:09 1970-08-22 11:00:09 America/New_York Florida International Trade and Investment Conference   Agenda   Foreign Direct Investment Report   The Florida Chamber's 2017 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference serves as a platform. To keep business leaders from across the state informed about Florida's international trade efforts, the latest international market intelligence and foreign direct investment strategies. The power-packed agenda featured two informative presentations on foreign direct investment. Adrian Jones, General Manager of Legoland® Florida Resort, and Chris Appleton, Chief Financial Officer for Embraer, presented on why Florida is the ideal state for their companies to invest in, and how Florida has helped their companies grow. Both speakers also touched on their respective companies future investments in Florida. We were honored to be joined by the next Florida Senate President, Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), and Representative Frank White (R-Pensacola), who both spoke to the importance of trade to their respective regions, as well as the importance statewide. Senator Galvano and Representative White also shared how continued focus on trade and investment will help the state grow jobs and the economy. We were also delighted to hear from Doug Davidson, Chair of the Florida Chamber Foundation and Market Executive with Bank of America, and Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Davidson provided an overview of the Florida 2030 Project, and shared recent data and trends from our research and regional meetings. Dr. Parrish presented the findings of the latest Florida Direct Investment Report, which found that Florida's FDI almost doubled year over year. Rounding out the day were informative panel discussions which focused on how to better leverage Florida's assets, the importance of collaboration and the need for better integration between business and education for improved workforce outcomes. Panelists shared strategies, as well as opportunities to attract more investment to Florida. The Florida Chamber is already in the process of planning our 2018 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference. To be the first to know when registration opens for next year's conference, click here. We hope you are able to join us next year as we continue leading the fight to secure Florida's future. 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

Less Poverty, Through More Prosperity Summit

11.28.2017

Did You Know? The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Less Poverty, More Prosperity: Florida’s Fiscal Cliffs Report: Florida has more than 3.1 million people living in…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:05:28 1970-08-22 11:05:28 America/New_York Less Poverty, Through More Prosperity Summit Did You Know? The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Less Poverty, More Prosperity: Florida’s Fiscal Cliffs Report: Florida has more than 3.1 million people living in poverty 944,415 of that total under the age of 18 According to ALICE research, in most Florida counties, the least expensive childcare is ta budget expense more costly than the lease expensive rent.  Is Florida Ready? The large number of Floridians living in poverty in our state impacts not only individual families, but also businesses, Florida’s economy, and our state’s global competitiveness. Florida will find it harder to succeed in 2030 and beyond if more than 1 in 6 Floridians continue living in poverty. Join us for the the Florida Chamber Foundation's first annual Prosperity Summit, where Florida's business community will lead discussions around understanding the depth and breadth of poverty in Florida, learning what poverty is and what is isn’t, as well as talking about how Florida’s businesses can create economic prosperity for all Floridians moving forward. For more event information, contact Kelsey Smith at ksmith@flfoundation.org.   Tuesday, November 28 Welcome Ι 10:00 a.m. Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America; Florida Chamber Foundation Chair The Path to Prosperity: What Does 2030 Look Like? Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Framing the Issue: Understanding the Building Blocks for Economic Prosperity Moderator: Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Tim Center, CEO, Capital Area Community Action Agency Mireya Eavey, Sarasota & Desoto Area President, United Way Suncoast Bill Mills, President and CEO, Florida Prosperity Partnership State Level Leadership in Florida Moderator: David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce Senator Jeff Brandes Jobs, Florida's Economy, and the Need for a Skilled Workforce Moderator: Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation Ernest Coney, Jr., President and CEO, Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida Bob Rohrlack, President and CEO, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Lunch Discussion: A Two-Generational Approach Brittany Birken, CEO, Florida Children’s Council Florida's Cradle to Career Systems and Everything In-Between Moderator: Sue Homant, President and CEO, The Able Trust Brittany Birken, CEO, Florida Children’s Council Lauren Chianese, Executive Director, Teach for America-Orlando Jay Galbraith, Vice President, Public Affairs, Valencia College Health, Affordable Housing and Food Security Moderator: Michael Griffin, Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy, Adventist Health System Shelley Lauten, CEO, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness Randy Russell, President and CEO, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Robin Safley, Executive Director, Feeding Florida A Business Example of Challenges and Opportunities Debbie LaPinska, Vice President, Human Resources, PGT Industries Engaging Communities for Action Moderator: David Odahowski, President & CEO, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company; Achieve Escambia Bob McFalls, President and CEO, Florida Philanthropic Network Will Weatherford, Managing Partner, Weatherford Partners Prosperity Initiative Partner: Why This Matters Ann Reinert, Vice President of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase Next Steps and Actions Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Closing Comments Ι 3:30 p.m. Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America; Florida Chamber Foundation Chair Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today

Capitol Days

01.09.2018

  Economic Outlook Summit   Global Florida Dinner  Book Your Hotel     Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Florida Chamber Foundation Economic Outlook Summit Ι 10:00 a.m. –…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:35:09 1970-08-22 01:35:11 America/New_York Capitol Days   Economic Outlook Summit   Global Florida Dinner  Book Your Hotel     Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Florida Chamber Foundation Economic Outlook Summit Ι 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. International Business Council Meeting  Ι 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Welcome & Networking Reception Ι 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Global Florida Dinner Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Registration Ι 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakfast with Florida Cabinet Ι 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Opportunity or Opposition? Navigating D.C. Ι 9:00 – 9:20 a.m. David Hart, Executive Vice President Frank Walker, Vice President of Governmental Affairs Alice Ancona, Director, International Strategy & Policy Daniel Tapia, Manager, International Strategy & Policy Lowering the Cost of Doing Business in Florida Ι 9:20 - 11:00 a.m. Creating Opportunities for Florida's Future Workforce Ι 11:00 a.m . - 12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. Political Council Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. Local Chamber Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. New Florida Chamber Board Orientation Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. New Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee Orientation Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. Once Every 20 Years: Constitutional Solutions or Problems? Ι 1:20 p.m . - 2:05 p.m. Politically Speaking - What Do Floridians Really Think? Ι 2:05 p.m . - 2:45 p.m. Break Ι 2:45 p.m . - 3:00 p.m. What You Can Do Now to Secure Florida's Future Ι 3:00 p.m . - 3:45 p.m. Leadership Networking at the Capitol Ι 4:00 p.m . - 4:45 p.m. Legislative Reception Ι 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Florida Chamber Board of Directors Dinner (Invitation Only) Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees Dinner  (Invitation Only) Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Thursday, January 11, 2018 Board of Directors/Board of Trustees Breakfast (Invitation Only) Ι 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Florida Chamber Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only) Ι 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Florida Chamber Foundation Trustees Meeting Ι 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.       CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation requests for registrations received by January 2, 2018 will be issued a refund, less a $75 per person administrative fee.  All cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 850-521-1278 or e-mailed to tprice@flchamber.com. Cancellation requests received after January 2, 2018 will not be issued a refund. 555 W. Pensacola Street Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1640 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Florida 2030 Town Hall Meetings

08.01.2016

Bring the Florida 2030 Conversation to Your County The Florida 2030 project is coming to your community. In the coming months, town hall meetings…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:13:21 1970-08-22 10:51:50 America/New_York Florida 2030 Town Hall Meetings Bring the Florida 2030 Conversation to Your County The Florida 2030 project is coming to your community. In the coming months, town hall meetings will be held in each of Florida’s 67 counties to engage business and community leaders  in identifying key trends and the factors that can drive their regional economy. Our target is 10,000 voices telling us about the future. If you are interested in hosting a meeting in your community or would like to participate, contact Whitney Harris at 850.521.1237. 136 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Find a Town Hall in Your Community

Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting

12.11.2017

Position and Promote Florida as s Global Hub for Trade   Register for Transportation Summit   International Trade and Investment   The Florida Chamber’s Trade…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:06:51 1970-08-22 11:06:51 America/New_York Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting Position and Promote Florida as s Global Hub for Trade   Register for Transportation Summit   International Trade and Investment   The Florida Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Institute aims to provide a platform that brings the industry stakeholders and leaders together to share insights and information as well as thought leadership to address the goals of the Trade and Logistics study: Sustainable industry growth Address skills gap in the workforce and foster job growth in the industry Provide a forum to discuss mutual problems and ideas Collaborate on statewide global trade and investment efforts Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Agenda Tour Presentation by Port Canaveral and Gulftainer USA Workforce Initiatives presentation Discussion around next steps Areas of collaboration and coordination Prioritization of ideas According to the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida's Logistics and Distribution Stats are Compelling For more information contact, Dan Tapia at (850) 521-1206. Port Canaveral, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Global Florida Webinar

01.16.2017

Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities,…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:48:36 1970-08-22 01:35:16 America/New_York Global Florida Webinar Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities, international market intelligence and policy initiatives. 2018 Global Trade Outlook Join us as we discuss the global trade as we head into the new year. We will discuss current trends in trade and key factors affecting Florida’s exporters. Terence Baur, Senior Advisor - Rates and Currencies Origination Team, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation Please join the Florida Chamber for our next Global Florida webinar on January 16 at  3:00 p.m. Register today! Drive the Discussion Do you have specific information you would like covered during this webinar? Send your suggestions to Dan Tapia. Get Involved Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber's International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at (850) 521-1206. 136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Future of Florida Forum

09.27.2017

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…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:02:07 1970-08-22 11:02:09 America/New_York 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 [caption id="attachment_27379" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: Governor Rick Scott[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27374" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: CFO Jeff Atwater[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27383" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: Comm. Adam Putnam[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27375" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27376" align="alignleft" width="150"] Transportation Future: Sec. Jim Boxold[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27382" align="alignleft" width="150"] Fed. Reserve Forecast: Dennis Lockhart[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27385" align="alignleft" width="150"] Prosperity: Mike Jackson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27385" align="alignleft" width="150"] Economic Tourism Impact: Will Seccombe[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27380" align="alignleft" width="150"] Educational Attainment: Charles Hokanson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27387" align="alignleft" width="150"] Disability Employment: Whitney Harris[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27386" align="alignleft" width="150"] Impact of Volunteerism: Chester Spellman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27381" align="alignleft" width="150"] Small Business Survey:   Dr. Jerry Parrish[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27384" align="alignleft" width="150"] Economic Opportunity: Ann Reinert[/caption] Orlando, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When 2018 Registration Opens

Military, Defense & Veterans

08.08.2017

  Videos     Agenda     Meet the Speakers     #IsFLReady to Support the Future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans? On August 8,…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:00:08 1970-08-22 11:00:08 America/New_York Military, Defense & Veterans   Videos     Agenda     Meet the Speakers     #IsFLReady to Support the Future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans? On August 8, 2017, Florida’s business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and more gathered in Orlando for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit to discuss the future of these industries.  Florida is moving in the right direction. Consider the following: Approximately $80 billion worth of economic activity happens because of Florida’s military and defense industries- that’s nearly 10 percent of Florida’s economy Florida’s military and defense industries help support nearly 775,000 Florida jobs There are more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida home Florida ranks among the top three states with the highest number of veteran-owned businesses As Florida works toward a future that will need 2 million more net new jobs, in the midst of technological advancements, industry disruption, base realignments and more, is our state ready to support the future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans? We asked attendees at this event one question- see what they said.     Interested in being a part of the 2018 Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit? Check out the highlight reel from this year's event below.     On-Site from the Military Summit: Commissioner Adam Putnam We had a chance to catch up with Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam after he spoke at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit in Orlando. Hear what he had to say about the future of these industries.     #IsFLReady for the Future of Military, Defense & Veterans? We encourage you to share our new FloridaWins.org video and help spread the word on why Florida’s military, defense and veteran industries are key to Florida’s economic development. Tag us on social media using #IsFLReady and @FLFChamberFDN . 6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

Education Summit

06.13.2017

Thank you to the sponsors, partners, business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders and members for making the 2017 Learners to Earners…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:56:53 1970-08-22 10:56:54 America/New_York Education Summit Thank you to the sponsors, partners, business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders and members for making the 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit a success. Want to continue the conversations? Click the red button above to get an alert when the 2018 Learners to Earners Education Summit registration opens. Learn more about what The Florida Chamber Foundation's education and prosperity research shows and tell us what you think. Watch and share the Florida Wins video released at the 2017 Summit, What Does Florida’s Education and Workforce Future Look Like? Download the keynote presentation by Mary O’Hara-Devereaux, CEO, Global Foresight, who discusses the future of Florida, education, work and more. The Florida Chamber Foundation was honored to host the Commissioners Business Recognition Awards for a second year in a row to honor businesses that go above and beyond for their community. To view the gallery, click here.   Topics and speakers from the 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit include: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Welcome Remarks & Luncheon Ι 11:30 a.m. The Importance of Early Learning  Moderator: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children’s  Movement of Florida Dr. Brittany Birken, CEO, Florida Children’s Council Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company Kim Reckley, Vice President, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank Learners to Earners Breakout: Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities  Opening Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando (Video Welcome) Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities Florida's Afterschool Landscape & Local/State Investments The Honorable Gary Bruhn, Mayor, Town of Windemere, Incoming President, Florida League of Mayors Jenn Faber, Director of Grade Level Reading, Florida Children’s Council Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer, President and CEO, Broward Children’s Services Council Afterschool & Summer Learning Works for Parents, Kids & the Economy Moderator: Sharon Carie, President, Florida After School Alliance The Honorable Skip Campbell, Mayor, City of Coral Springs Lynne Martzall, Community Involvement Coordinator , City of Coral Springs Captain George Soberon, Community Services Captain, Coral Springs Police Department The Honorable Jeri Muoio, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach The Honorable Walter Green, Mayor, City of Dunnellon Student Testimonial Phyllis Kalifeh, President and CEO, The Children’s Forum Tyler Chandler, Florida State Director, After-School All-Stars Ashley Castillo-Otero, Former Student/Employee, After-School All-Stars Orlando Featured Speaker Chancellor Hershel Lyons, K-12 Public Schools, Florida Department of Education A Systems Approach for Afterschool Sustainability Moderator: Bela Shah Spooner, Manager, Expanded Learning National League of Cities The Honorable Anna Lopez Brosche, City Council President-Designate, City of Jacksonville Jon Heymann, CEO and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children’s Commission Suzette Harvey, President and CEO, Prime Time Palm Beach County Warren Eldridge, CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County S.T.E.M. Supports in Afterschool & Summer Learning John Trombetta, President and CEO, Florida State Alliance of YMCAs Jennifer Hudgins, STEM Director, Florida Afterschool Network & NASA Education Specialist Todd Forschino, Program Development Coordinator, Brevard Public Schools Expanded Learning Opportunities: City Partnerships Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Director, ECE Initiatives, Helios Education Foundation The Honorable Michael Ryan, Mayor, City of Sunrise Robert McLellan, Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess The Honorable Mike Suarez, City Council, City of Tampa The Honorable Steve Kornell, City Council Member, City of St. Petersburg A Call to Action Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida Closing Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Executive Networking Breakfast Ι 8:00 a.m. The Cradle to Career Continuum Ι 8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation An Update on Florida's Economy Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Keynote Presentation: The Future of Work Mary O’Hara-Devereaux, CEO, Global Foresight   Download Presentation   A Conversation With Florida's State University System: Connecting Business & Research to Florida's Future Economy Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research, University of Florida Beverly Seay, Member, University of Central Florida Board of Trustees; Chair, UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board Special Presentation: ThinkFlorida.org - A Higher Degree for Business Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida Florida Education Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m. Tracy Pierce, Executive Director, Florida Education Foundation Scott Coble, Florida Community Bank President, Wells Fargo Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education A Conversation With Florida's State College System: Securing Pathways for Florida's Future Earners Ι 1:15 p.m. Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System Ava Parker, President, Palm Beach State College Mike O’Neill, Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney Marlene Spalten, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay A Conversation With CareerSource Florida: Career Readiness for Florida's Jobs in 2030 Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida Pam Nabors, President and CEO, CareerSource Central Florida Angela Pate, President and CEO, Focused Management Solutions Closing Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens