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MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit

07.26.2018

The MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around connecting ecosystem stakeholders with the needs and realities of industry leaders from the…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:45:26 1970-08-22 01:45:26 America/New_York MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit The MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around connecting ecosystem stakeholders with the needs and realities of industry leaders from the manufacturing sector. It intends to serve as an annual platform to exchange ideas around how our state resources are addressing the impact of market dynamics, economic trends and policies, and new technologies in this sector. Join in-depth discussions as we build a road-map to strengthen and advance Florida’s economy through innovation, talent development, and leveraging our resources to accelerate the productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector. Key Themes: Technology Acceleration Talent Development Business Growth Business Environment Speakers Include: Nancy Bryan, BioFlorida Tony Carvajal, Florida Chamber Foundation Andra Cornelius, CareerSource Florida, Inc. Frank DiBello, Space Florida Mike Grissom, Enterprise Florida, Inc. Marc Hoenstine, Duke Energy Adrienne Johnston, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Chester Kennedy, BRIDG Dale Ketcham, Space Florida Mary Ann Pacelli, National Institute of Standard and Technology - Manufacturing Extension Partnership Jerry Parrish, Florida Chamber Foundation Lake Ray, First Coast Manufacturers Association 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

2018 Economic Outlook Summit

01.09.2018

JUST RELEASED: How many jobs can Florida expect to create in 2018? We asked participants of the 2018 Economic Outlook Summit some of the…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:35:09 1970-08-22 01:35:09 America/New_York 2018 Economic Outlook Summit JUST RELEASED: How many jobs can Florida expect to create in 2018? We asked participants of the 2018 Economic Outlook Summit some of the same questions we asked Florida’s “C-Suite” executives as part of Florida 2030- here is what they said.   [formidable id=71] 2018 Economic Outlook Agenda* 10:00 a.m.  WELCOME Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation   THE ROAD TO 2030: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISK Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce   JOB PROJECTIONS: FLORIDA’S ECONOMIC INDEX Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation   FLORIDA CHAMBER FOUNDATION’S COUNCIL OF BUSINESS ECONOMISTS PRESENT: A LOOK AT FLORIDA’S KEY INDUSTRIES Rick Harper, Ph.D., Pensacola-based Economist Alan Hodges, Ph.D., Extension Scientist, Food & Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences Aaron Schmerbeck, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Strategic Policy & Performance, CareerSource Florida John Coates, Senior Relationship Manager, PNC Capital Advisors Agriculture Entrepreneurship Healthcare Real Estate Retail Manufacturing   12:30 p.m. LUNCH KEYNOTE: A CONVERSATION WITH THE ATLANTA FED Christopher Oakley, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Jacksonville Branch   FLORIDA’S TOURISM OUTLOOK Ken Lawson, President and CEO, VISIT FLORIDA   FLORIDA’S 2018 EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS Adrienne Johnston, Chief, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Department of Economic Opportunity   FLORIDA’S CFO DISCUSSES FLORIDA’S ECONOMIC FUTURE Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis   WHAT CEOs AROUND FLORIDA ARE TELLING US Mark Howard, Executive Editor, Florida Trend   A CONVERSATION WITH FLORIDA’S GOVERNOR The Honorable Governor Rick Scott   FOCUSING ON FLORIDA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam   3:00 p.m. CLOSING Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation   *agenda subject to change     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

05.14.2018

    A unique experience in our Nation’s capital in support of private-sector job creation, regulatory reform, and creating opportunities for economic prosperity. The…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:41:54 1970-08-22 01:41:56 America/New_York Washington, D.C. Fly-In     A unique experience in our Nation’s capital in support of private-sector job creation, regulatory reform, and creating opportunities for economic prosperity. The Florida Chamber’s D.C. Fly-In tailored a dynamic program with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and leaders of federal agencies to advance the Chamber’s policy agenda. May 14-16, 2018 • Washington, D.C. Space is limited, invitation is non-transferable Cost: $495   Monday, May 14, 2018 Travel Day and Welcome Dinner Tuesday, May 15, 2018 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Policy Briefing Meetings with Members of Florida's Congressional Delegation Reception with Florida Congressional Delegation and Special Guests Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Half Day Morning Program Hotel and Sponsorship Information Please contact Dan Tapia at (850) 521-1206.   Federal Advocacy Program Click here for more information on the Florida Chamber’s Federal Advocacy program and issues.   East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

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

Florida Business Leaders’ Summit on Prosperity and Eco

05.03.2018

  Learn How You Can Get Involved   “There are thousands of business leaders across Florida who get accused of not stepping up to…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:41:43 1970-08-22 01:41:43 America/New_York Florida Business Leaders’ Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity   Learn How You Can Get Involved   "There are thousands of business leaders across Florida who get accused of not stepping up to the call on issues like prosperity. It's been my experience that 100 hundred percent of the time, when business leaders are exposed to the data... 100 percent of the time they step forward and say 'I didn't know that, now that I do, what can we do about it?'" Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce   For questions, please call the Florida Chamber at 850.521.1200 or send an email to summits@FLFoundation.org.   Rosen Plaza Hotel Orlando, International Drive, Orlando, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First to Know When Registration Opens

Capitol Days

01.09.2018

  Economic Outlook Summit   Global Florida Dinner   Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Registration Ι 9:00 a.m. 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   Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Registration Ι 9:00 a.m. 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. (Invitation Only) 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. Special Breakfast with Florida's Cabinet Ι 8:00 – 8:55 a.m. State of the State Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation The Honorable Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture The Honorable Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer of Florida Welcome & Opening Remarks Ι 8:55 – 9:05 a.m. Bob Grammig, Chair, Florida Chamber Board of Directors and Partner, Holland & Knight Washington's Impact on Florida Ι 9:05 – 9:30 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 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Glenn Spencer, Institute for Legal Reform – Legal Reform Ron Bartlett, Hill + Knowlton – Runaway Property Insurance Rates French Brown, Attorney, Hopping Green & Sams – Targeted Tax Reform Break Deputy Chief Judge David Langham – Workers’ Compensation Building America's Best Workforce in Florida Ι 11:00 a.m . - 12:00 p.m. Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation Dr. David Dimmett, Senior Vice President, Project Lead the Way, Inc. Dr. John Gyllin, Vice President, Resource & Economic Development, Seminole State College Foundation Dr. Joe O’Shea, Assistant Provost, Florida State University Joe Mayer, Director, Government Relations, Lockheed Martin Space Executive Networking Lunch Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. Political Council Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. (Political Council Only) Local Chamber Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. (Local Chambers Only) New Florida Chamber Board Orientation Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. (Board Members Only) New Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee Orientation Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m . - 1:15 p.m. (Trustees Only) Once Every 20 Years: Constitutional Solutions or Problems? Ι 1:20 p.m . - 2:05 p.m. Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Billy Buzzett, Former Executive Director, Constitutional Revision Commission Joe Pickens, President, St. John’s River State College. Politically Speaking - What Do Floridians Really Think? Ι 2:05 p.m . - 2:50 p.m. Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Operations, Florida Chamber of Commerce Steven J. Vancore, Partner, VancoreJones Communications Joe Clements, Co-Founder, Strategic Digital Services Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida Florida's Mega Trends and How You Can Prepare for Them Ι 2:50 p.m . - 3:30 p.m. Gray Swoope, President & CEO, VisionFirst Advisors & Former Florida Secretary of State Executive Networking With Leadership 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 7:45 – 8:45 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 Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

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

03.27.2018

As a world-renowned airport, Miami International Airport (MIA), is a global hub for trade and is ranked number one in the U.S. for international freight. The…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:38:47 1970-08-22 01:38:47 America/New_York Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting As a world-renowned airport, Miami International Airport (MIA), is a global hub for trade and is ranked number one in the U.S. for international freight. The largest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, MIA handles 83 percent of all air imports and 79 percent of all exports to and from the region. Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce for our Trade & Logistics Institute Meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 10 a.m at the Miami International Airport. Agenda Topics Include Tour of Miami International Airport Cargo Facility Presentation by Miami International Airport Presentation on Foreign Trade Zones Workforce Discussion   Drive the Discussion Do you have specific information you would like covered during this meeting? Send your suggestions to Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com. Get Involved Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber's International Program. Contact me at dtapia@flchamber.com or (850) 521-1206.   Miami, FL, USA Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Global Florida Webinar

05.01.2018

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 01:41:41 1970-08-22 01:41:41 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. Tariffs, Trade and Trump...What Does It Mean for Florida? Over the past few weeks, we have been experiencing an escalation in trade tensions that threaten to disrupt global trade flows. How will this all impact Florida? What does this mean for businesses like yours? Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce as we kick off World Trade Month with our next Global Florida webinar on Tuesday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. We will tackle these questions and much more.   The discussion will include: Administrative action on tariffs and how they will impact Florida's trade and logistics sector Florida's latest trade and visitor data - Trends and opportunities for your company Update on the status of trade negotiations Don't miss this opportunity to stay informed and take part in this important discussion. 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

Transportation Summit

12.12.2017

  Sign up for the Issues You Care About   Watch & Share Videos from the Summit      What Does the Future of Transportation…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:06:52 1970-08-22 11:06:52 America/New_York Transportation Summit   Sign up for the Issues You Care About   Watch & Share Videos from the Summit      What Does the Future of Transportation in Florida Look Like? Click here to view the 2017 Transportation Summit agenda. Share your Feedback Is there a topic you want to hear more of? Do you want to be a part of next year's event? How can we do better? Share your feedback below. [formidable id=71] Cruise Terminal #1, Port Canaveral, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

Future of Florida Forum

09.26.2018

  Book Your Hotel Room Today     Is Florida Ready? By 2030, nearly 26 million Floridians will call Florida home. Is Florida ready…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:48:46 1970-08-22 01:48:47 America/New_York Future of Florida Forum   Book Your Hotel Room Today     Is Florida Ready? 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 2018 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. Hear from and network with from others in your industries at the state's leading business-led forum- register today! Topics the 2018 Future of Florida Forum Will Cover: Join the Florida Chamber Foundation as we take a deeper dive into the research found in Florida 2030 and cover items including: Florida's cradle to career continuum and preparing tomorrow's workforce, Diversifying national and global markets, Preparing Florida's infrastructure and transportation systems for the next 5.4 million residents, Creating the nation's best business climate, Promoting economic opportunity for all Floridians, The future of connected communities, and more! For more information on how you can get involved, email Kat Bustamante. 2018 Women's Hall of Fame The Florida Chamber Foundation is proud to once again 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. Click here to view videos and photos from the 2017 Women's Hall of Fame.       CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation requests for registrations received by September 1, 2018 will be issued a refund, less a $75 per person administrative fee.  All cancellations must be made in writing and e-mailed to tprice@flchamber.com. Cancellation requests received after September 1, 2018 will not be issued a refund. For questions, please call the Florida Chamber at 850.521.1200 or send an email to summits@FLFoundation.org.   Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today

Insurance Summit

11.27.2018

  Book Your Hotel Room     Become a Sponsor   The Florida Chamber’s Annual Insurance Summit is one of the oldest and largest insurance…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:52:07 1970-08-22 01:52:09 America/New_York Insurance Summit   Book Your Hotel Room     Become a Sponsor   The Florida Chamber’s Annual Insurance Summit is one of the oldest and largest insurance conferences in the state of Florida.  We will connect Florida’s business community, insurance executives, elected officials and political insiders with interactive discussions on crucial issues facing insurers, business leaders and consumers.       Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $25 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to tprice@flchamber.com prior to November 16, 2018.  Following this date, no refunds will be given. 1109 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Learners to Earners Workforce Summit

06.12.2018

  Watch Videos From the Summit      Florida 2030   Scroll down to see the full Learners to Earners Workforce Summit agenda and list…   Learn More

1970-08-22 01:43:32 1970-08-22 01:43:33 America/New_York Learners to Earners Workforce Summit   Watch Videos From the Summit      Florida 2030   Scroll down to see the full Learners to Earners Workforce Summit agenda and list of speakers. [formidable id=123] Is Florida's Workforce Ready? Talent is Florida's best economic development tool. But how can businesses ensure Florida's workforce is ready to meet future need? Join business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders for the 2018 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit, where you'll be able to hear from and network with industry leaders looking for talent and those tasked with ensuring Florida's students are ready for the future of work. For more information on how you can get involved, email Kat Bustamante. Your 2018 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit Agenda* Includes: Tuesday, June 12 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Networking Breakfast and Registration Opens 9:00 a.m.                Summit Begins Welcome & Overview Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation Workforce Demands in a Changing World: Preparing for Disruption & Opportunities Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Building Florida's Future: Leveraging the Skills of All Floridians Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Florida 2030 Research Initiative: What We Found, What It Means, and What’s We Must Do Now Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Raymond Thompson, Ph.D., Vice President, Higher Education Services, MGT Consulting Group, LLC Insights from the Edge of Innovation: Preparing for the Talents Demands of Today and Tomorrow Stu Bean, Network Services Engagement Executive, IBM Global Technology Services Deborah Curry, President and CEO, Florida Institute of CPAs Felicia Harvey, ‎Corporate Affairs Lead, Amgen Capability Center, ‎Amgen Chester Kennedy, CEO, BRIDG Ava Parker, J.D., President, Palm Beach State College Terry Parker, Provost, Florida Polytechnic University 12:00 p.m. Lunch Honor Roll Presentation- Honoring Florida Legislators who earned the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Honor roll rating for their work on securing Florida’s future. Building A Stronger Nation: What's Behind the Need and Urgency for Florida's Attainment Goal? Scott Jenkins, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation Forecasting Industries, Pathways and the Skills Needed to Succeed Moderator: Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D. Adrienne Johnston, ‎Bureau Chief, Labor Market Statistics, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey, Pasco County Chancellor Panel: What It Takes to Succeed and What We Need to Prepare the Next Generation of Florida's Leaders Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System Chancellor Marshall Criser, III, State University System of Florida 4:00 p.m.                Day 1 Adjourns 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.     Networking Reception for all Attendees- Join us as we honor the Florida Department of Education Business Recognition Award Recipients Dinner on your own   Wednesday, June 13 7:30-8:30 a.m.        Networking Breakfast and registration opens 8:30 a.m.                Summit Begins Welcome & Overview Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation TheFloridaScorecard.org: A Look at Today’s Trends and How They Impact Tomorrow’s Workforce Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation The Early Years: Why We Need to Get It Right From the Start (Brought to you by the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance for Early Learning) Kim Reckley, ‎VP, Client & Community Relations Director, Office of the Regional President, ‎PNC Bank Working Together to Create Conditions for Success Saralyn Grass, Executive Director, Association of Early Learning Coalitions, Inc. One Year Later: What Florida Did To Move the Needle Brittany Birken, Ph.D., CEO, Florida Children’s Council Representative Erin Grall (District 54) Creating Early Success Opportunities for the Graduating Class of 2030 and Beyond Rodney J. MacKinnon, Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, State of Florida Florida’s Future Prosperity: Why Grade Level Reading Matters so Much Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation Ensuring All Learners are ready for Tomorrow Shan Goff, Florida Policy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education Expanding Educational Opportunities for Florida’s Low-Income Students Kim Dyson, President and CEO, AAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Preparing for the Future: College and Career Readiness Russ Coughenour, Assistant Vice President of Career Services, University of South Florida Troy Miller, Associate Director for Research & Policy, Florida College Access Network Michal Preston, ‎Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities New Paradigm For The Encore Stage Of Life Bevan Gray-Rogel, President and Founder, Encore Tampa Bay Paths to Prosperity for All Floridians Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company Rick Homans, President and CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership 12:00 p.m. Lunch Businesses Can Lead the Way: A Conversation with Wells Fargo Michael Harpole, Florida Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Merchant Services Florida Commissioner of Education’s Business Recognition Award Program Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart 1:00 p.m.                Summit Adjourns *agenda subject to change WATCH & SHARE: What Does the Future of Education Look Like? CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation requests for registrations received by May 21, 2018 will be issued a refund, less a $75 per person administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing and e-mailed to tprice@flchamber.com. Cancellation requests received after May 21, 2018 will not be issued a refund. For questions, please call the Florida Chamber at 850.521.1200 or send an email to summits@FLFoundation.org.   Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Jim Walter Boulevard, Tampa, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today