Legislative Fly-In

Tallahassee, FL

19 Feb 2019

21 Feb 2019

Legislative Fly-In

Global Florida Dinner



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

International Business Council Meeting (Invitation Only) Ι1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 103

Small Business Council Meeting (Invitation Only) Ι2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 101

Local Chamber Meeting Ι 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 214

Welcome Reception Ι 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ι Atrium

Legislative Fly-In Kickoff Ι 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208


Bob Grammig, Chair, Florida Chamber Board of Directors

State of the State

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

Political Update

  • Andrew Wiggins, Sr. Director of Campaign & Elections, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Joe Clements, Digital Media Strategist, Digital Media Services

Policy Update

  • David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Policy Team, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Bills, Beers & Business: A Legislative Reception Ι 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ι Florida Healthcare Association Rooftop Lounge
FHCA Rooftop Lounge

Global Florida Dinner Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Ι DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Breakfast With Florida’s New Cabinet Members Ι 8:00 – 8:55 a.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 2018

  • The Honorable Ashley Moody, Attorney General, State of Florida
  • The Honorable Nikki Fried, Agriculture Commissioner, State of Florida
  • The Honorable Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida

Call to Action Ι 8:55 – 10:00 a.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 2018

Improving Florida’s Talent Pipeline for a Better Workforce

  • The Honorable Richard Corcoran, Florida’s Commissioner of Education

Creating Good Jobs by Diversifying Florida’s Economy

  • Ken Lawson, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Preparing Florida’s Infrastructure for Smart Growth and Development

  • Doug Callaway, Senior Policy Advisor, Florida Department of Transportation (tentative)

Building the Perfect Business Climate

  • The Honorable Joe Gruters, Florida Senate

Making Government and Civics More Efficient and Effective

  • Shane Strum, Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

Championing Florida’s Quality of Life

  • Secretary Noah Valenstein, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Capitol Briefing Ι 11:00 a.m. Ι Outside Senate Chambers, 4th Floor, Capitol

Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees Ι 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 108

Lunch With Florida’s Legislative Leadership Ι 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Ι TCC Capitol Center

  • The Honorable Wilton Simpson, Florida Senate
  • The Honorable Chris Sprowls, Florida House of Representatives

Political Council Meeting (Invitation Only) Ι2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 101

Legislative Appointments/Networking/On Your Own Ι 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ι Capitol

Reception With Governor Ron DeSantis Ι 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Ι Governor’s Mansion

Joint Florida Chamber Board of Directors/Foundation Board of Trustees Dinner (Invitation Only) Ι 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.  Ι Florida State University Champion s Club, Doak Campbell Stadium


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Board of Directors Breakfast (Invitation Only)Ι 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 103

Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)Ι 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ι Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208



Cancellation requests for registrations received by February 4, 2019 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 February 4, 2019 will not be issued a refund.