2016 Transportation Summit Agenda


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Executive Working Breakfast Ι 8:30 a.m.  

Welcome Comments Ι 9:00 a.m.

  • Doug Davidson, Global Commercial Banking Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Florida’s Economy and Transportation: Securing Florida’s Future 

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

Transportation and Florida 2030 

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

Transportation Disruptors –  2030 and Beyond:
What industry changes will Florida face in the future.

From Disruption to Innovation

Emerging technologies, trends and innovations. 


  • Trends in community design and the impact on infrastructure


  • Connecting people and opportunities


  • Florida’s opportunities for growth
    • Maurice Ferre, Commissioner, Florida Transportation Commission, Board Member of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION >
    • Christopher Emmanuel, Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION >
  • Connecting to markets and logistics
    • Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes
    • Shelly Bernal, Consultant, FSBDC at Florida International University DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION >


  • When the current funding model goes away

Luncheon Keynote 

  • Jim Boxold, Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation

Response and Readiness
Transportation’s role in preparing businesses and communities for emergency situations.

  • Bryan Koon, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management

From Innovation to Transformation
Will our future transportation system evolve and retain the same stakeholders or are we looking at a new era? 

Infrastructure and Assets

  • Economic development opportunities
    • Moderator: Rob Palmer, Planning Group Leader, RS&H DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION >
    • John Kaliski, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
    • Syd Kitson, Chairman & CEO, Kitson & Partners


  • Alternatives to traditional transportation funding
    • Moderator: Beth Kigel, President and CEO, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce; Commissioner, Florida Transportation Commission
    • Douglas J. Callaway, Senior Policy Advisor, Florida Department of Transportation
    • Jose Felix Diaz, Florida House of Representatives
    • Bill Hanson, Vice President of Government Relations & U.S. Business Development, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation
    • Carlos Mallol, Vice President, MWH


  • Trends and patterns in connecting people to destinations and opportunities

Recommendations and Closing Comments
Review of recommendations and priorities, and next steps for the Florida 2030 initiative.

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

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