Future of Florida Forum: LIVE

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

 

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