Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit

Join the Florida Chamber Foundation for the 2021 Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit. Leading businesses from around Florida will come together as our own Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and other prominent economists discuss the economic outlook for Florida in the coming year. This is a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts on issues that will impact your business including:

~ Florida’s Economic Forecast for 2021,
~ Insights on industry-specific economic outlooks,
~ And, issues impacting Florida’s businesses.

Thursday, January 28: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Registration Options:
Individual Registration: $105*
Group Pass (Includes 5 registrations): $399*
Digital Pass: $199

*Individual and Group Pass Registration includes the Digital Pass which will be made available within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the event. A value of $199.

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For Marketing & Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aaron Kinnon at 850-521-1253 or akinnon@flfoundation.org.

About the Florida Chamber Foundation:

The Florida Chamber Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that focuses on research and initiatives to make our state a leading place in the world to live and work. The Florida Chamber Foundation does not lobby or conduct any political activities whatsoever.

35th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

We are excited to be returning to the JW Marriott Marco Island for the 2021 Summer School, scheduled for July 20-23, 2021! We hope you decide to participate once again, or rejoin us, at Florida’s largest and best environmental conference.

Register now for the conference at the “Early Bird” rate, before prices increase in January, and be sure to make your hotel reservations early!  A reservation code for the hotel will be issued once your registration for the conference has been confirmed.

As a perk for signing up early, 2021 registrants will be granted access to all the course content from the 2020 Summer School. We have videos of over 60 expert panel discussions, ranging from Environmental Resource Permitting to Energy Policy. No matter your area of environmental or growth management interest, we have video content for you.

For any questions, please contact us here.

Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit

The Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit is the state’s premier conference for discussing the future of Florida’s energy, telecommunications, transportation, and logistics industries. As Florida grows from the 17th largest economy in the world to the Florida Chamber goal of the 10th largest, these industries are proactive preparing for new residents, employees, and consumers. Join Florida’s business leaders, visionaries, and policymakers as we chart the future of Florida.

The speakers are C-Suite Executives and topics will include the opportunities in Florida’s Transportation Plan, the latest updates in Florida’s water infrastructure investments, how COVID-19 is changing commercial real estate and traffic patterns, how Florida businesses are leading the charge in the adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles, and how policymakers will react to the ever changing landscape.

Tuesday, December 8: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 9: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Registration Options:
Individual Registration: $105*
Group Pass (Includes 5 registrations): $399*
Digital Pass: $199

*Individual and Group Pass Registration includes the Digital Pass which will be made available within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the event. A value of $199.

About the Florida Chamber Foundation:

The Florida Chamber Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that focuses on research and initiatives to make our state a leading place in the world to live and work. The Florida Chamber Foundation does not lobby or conduct any political activities whatsoever.


How Shall We Grow? Why Infrastructure Matters

Presentation Description
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Mark Wilson will deliver remarks on the strangeness of the year, the continued importance of infrastructure, and the acceleration of some trends. He will lay out why infrastructure will continue to matter and why Florida needs to be deliberate and forward thinking in the decade ahead.
Florida's New Demographics
Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation
Dr. Parrish will show data on the expected population increases and economic predictions for the coming budget years.
Florida Housing Challenges
Brad O'Connor, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Realtors
Dr. O’Connor will discuss the housing shortage caused by the lack of new builds and growth. Florida’s housing market is like a game of musical chairs, where we are adding more players than chairs each and every day.
Opportunity for All Floridians
The Honorable Kathleen Passidomo, Florida Senate, District 28

The COVID Workplace

Presentation Description
Home Sweet Office: Remote Work and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate
Nancy Muscatello, Managing Consultant, CoStar Advisory Services
COVID-19 has changed the use of commercial real estate landscape, with some companies investing in restructuring office plans while others are moving locations to take advantage of the new trends of remote work. In this data driven discussion, Ms. Muscatello will discuss the latest data from the perspective of one of America’s leading analytical firms.
Is the Commute Over? The Future of Remote Work and Transportation
Rogan Donelly, President & CEO, Tervis Tumbler
Tervis CEO Rogan Donelly will discuss how their company went fully remote during the COVID-19 pandemic and why they may never go back.
Future of Air Travel
Joe Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport
TPA CEO Joe Lopano will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the air industry and what communities can expect from a reimagined air travel experience.

Energy in the Next Decade

Presentation Description
Electrifying Florida's Roads and Future
Catherine Stempien, CEO, Duke Energy
CEO Catherine Stempien will discuss Duke Energy’s vision for the future – a cleaner transportation system, a more resilient grid, and more data driving decisions across the state.
The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Florida’s Future Energy
TECO
Hear what one of Florida’s leading companies thinks the next ten years will look like for Florida’s energy portfolio.

Meeting Florida’s 2030 Water Needs

Presentation Description
Florida's Water Needs
Secretary Noah Valenstein, Florida's Chief Resilience Officer
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary will discuss Florida’s water future and Governor DeSantis’s environmental record.
Water Quantity
Johnnie P. James, President & CEO, Lykes Bros. Inc.
Florida’s water quality is improving, and now the conversation is beginning to turn to water quantity. Here from Lykes Brothers CEO Johnnie James and his team about how one of Florida’s leading companies is feeding Floridians while cleaning our waterways.
Funding Florida's Water Future
The Honorable Wilton Simpson, Florida Senate, District 18; Senate President

The Future of Florida’s Infrastructure

Presentation Description
Transportation Policy and Politics
David Hart, Executive Vice President of Government & Political Relations, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Chamber EVP David Hart will give the latest political and policy landscape and talk about what Florida businesses need to do to help secure a bipartisan infrastructure package.
Florida's Changing Federal Delegation
Doug Callaway, Federal Lobbyist
FDOT’s Federal Lobbyist will introduce the new members of Florida’s federal delegation and what that may mean for Florida’s place in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Florida’s Transportation Future

Presentation Description
Introduction
Chris Emmanuel, Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Chris Emmanuel will talk about the future of Florida’s technology in vehicles, farms, and homes.
Technology and Transportation: Roadmap to Florida’s Future
Kevin Thibault, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation
FDOT Secretary Thibault will deliver remarks on technology and transportation.
Global Magnet for Mobility Innovation and Leadership (Panel)

  • Beth Kigel,
  • Vice President
    Intelligent Transportation and
    Emerging Mobility Solutions,
    HNTB Corporation;
    Chair of Autonomous Florida





  • Senator Jeff Brandes







  • John Rossant,
  • Founder & CEO, CoMotion








HNTB Vice President and Autonomous Florida Chamber Beth Kigel will host a panel discussion with State Senator Jeff Brandes and CoMotion CEO John Rossant on the future of mobility, the leadership role Florida has taken, and what is needed to keep the Sunshine State in the drivers seat for the race to a driverless future.
Go Further: Why Ford Picked Florida
Scott Griffith, CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC and Mobility Businesses
Scott will address the future of mobility and Ford's investment in south Florida.
Where Innovation Thrives


  • Joe Waggoner CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority





  • Nat Ford, CEO, Jacksonville Transportation Authority



CEO Joe Waggoner will show how public private partnerships are pioneering the rise of smart infrastructure.



CEO Nat Ford will talk about how autonomous vehicles can help solve some of the state’s most pressing transportation needs in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

Future of Technology and Innovation at Work Today

Presentation Description
The Importance of Rural Connectivity
Senator Ben Albritton
State Senator Ben Albritton will talk about the importance of connectivity for all Floridians, and how the Florida Legislature is working with companies to expand access.
Expanding Florida’s Future Connectivity Through Smarter Partnerships (Panel)

  • Moderator - Brad Swanson
  • President & CEO, Florida Television Association








  • Casey Reed
  • Vice President of Government Affairs, AT&T Florida








  • Marva Johnson
  • Vice President, State Government Affairs - South Region, Charter Communications
















Several of Florida’s leading telecommunication companies will discuss the opportunity for greater connectivity and the public policy solutions to help achieve the 2030 goal of greater access for all Floridians.
Making Connections: Rural Florida and the M-CORES
Ananth Prasad, President, Florida Transportation Builders Association

Hurricanes, Sea Level Rise, and Florida’s Future

Presentation Description
Strength in Numbers: Resiliency in Florida
Brittany Perkins Castillo, CEO, AshBritt Environmental
Hear how the private sector is at the cutting edge of preparing for a resilient future.
Rising to the Occasion: Meeting the Challenge of Sea Level Rise
The Honorable Chris Sprowls, Florida House of Representatives, District 65; House Speaker

Growing Florida’s Economy by Investing in Trade and Logistics

Presentation Description
Infrastructure as Economic Development
Rickey Fitzgerald, Manager, Manager, Freight & Multimodal Operations, Florida Department of Transportation
The Time is Now: A Manufacturing and Distribution Opportunity for Florida
Eric Green, CEO, JAXPORT
Hear why Florida ports see an opportunity to expand Florida’s manufacturing sector for exports both nationally and internationally.
The Need for Trade & Logistics 3.0
John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

John Kaliski, one of the researchers behind the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics Report 2.0 (2014), discusses the need for new information to meet the opportunities of the coming decade.

Learners To Earners Workforce Solution Seminars

A FREE 4-Part Workforce Solutions Webinar Series

The world’s economy is changing and Florida must be ready to compete not only nationally, but on a global stage – is Florida’s future workforce prepared? Be a part of the conversation about the goals identified in the Florida 2030 Blueprint on how to prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s career opportunities.

To view a recording of the webinars and download a copy of the presentations, click here.

Preparing Florida’s Future Workforce and What Employers Need to Know
Tuesday, November 10, 10am – Noon
– Tony Carvajal, President & CEO, The Able Trust
– Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida
– Joe Marino, Executive Director, Veterans Florida
– Madeline Pumariega, Executive Vice President and Provost, Tallahassee Community College

– Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Creating a Seamless Path from the Classroom to the Workroom

Thursday, November 12, 10am – Noon
– Bob Boyd, President & CEO, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Inc.
– Marshall Criser, Chancellor, State University System, Florida Department of Education
– Kathy Hebda, Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education
– Henry Mack, Chancellor, Division of Career and Adult Education, Florida Department of Education
– Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Continued Alignment of K-12 Education to Future Workforce Needs

Tuesday, November, 17, 10am – Noon
– Jennifer Faber, Director, Grade Level Reading, Florida Children’s Council
– Charles Hokanson, Senior VP, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation
– Jacob Oliva, Chancellor, Division of Public Schools, Florida Department of Education
– Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Improving Access and Outcomes for Early Learning and Kindergarten Readiness

Thursday, November 19, 10am – Noon
– The Honorable Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children’s Movement of Florida; Florida House of Representatives, District 115
– Shan Goff, Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, Florida Department of Education
– Eric Hall, Senior Chancellor, Florida Department of Education
– Kim Reckley, SVP, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

– Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

General Election Night – Decision 2020

Join the Florida Chamber Political Team to stay updated and informed with in-depth analysis from our experts throughout the night:

– Live Election Results
– Analysis of Chamber Endorsed Races
– Vote-by-Mail Overview
– Scrolling Results

Tuesday, November 3rd – 6:30 p.m.

Amendment 2 Webinar Series

Join the Florida Chamber in October for a Webinar Series discussing the impact of Amendment 2 on Florida.

October 5: 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Jobs, Economy and Education
with special guests Representative Tommy Gregory and Glenda Hood, Chair, Florida Chamber Small Business Council

October 14: 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Cost of Living for Seniors and Families
with special guests Representative Mel Ponder, Dan Casey, St. Pete Beach Restaurant Owner and Erika Donalds, former Collier County School Board Member

October 30: 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m. – Equality of Opportunity

with special guests JT Corrales, Director of Business Development, Crabby Bill’s Family Brands and Michael Williams, Executive Director, Florida Prosperity Initiative, Florida Chamber Foundation

What is Amendment 2, and why is it bad for Florida?
If passed, this amendment would make Florida the first and only state in the nation with a $15 an hour mandate in its state constitution, ensuring jobs lost due to the pandemic will not return, and businesses already devastated by the effects of the virus may never bounce back. This will slow Florida’s economic recovery and hurt the very people the special interest behind this scam claims it helps.

America’s largest personal injury trial law firm – the same one looking to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic by suing small businesses – has spent millions to put Amendment 2, mandating a $15 minimum wage, on the November ballot. With local businesses struggling and not able to reopen due to COVID-19, along with hundreds of thousands of Floridians out of work, now is not the time to mandate Florida’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Florida’s Statewide Business Leaders Call

Join Florida’s business leaders for our monthly Zoom call taking place Monday, September 21 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. This important update from the Florida Chamber, as well as input and discussion from Florida’s business leaders, will prove invaluable as we are just a few weeks from the November 3rd election. With Amendment 2 ($15 minimum wage mandate) on the ballot in November, and the long-delayed Phase 4 COVID-19 recovery legislation still in limbo, it is more important than ever for Florida’s business leaders to come together.

Our discussion will include:
– Details on Amendment 2 and why it is bad for Florida, and worse for Floridians – and how you can get involved to make sure Florida is not the first state with a $15 minimum wage mandate in their constitution.
– Economic outlook presented by the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish.
– A preview of the 2020 Virtual Future of Florida Forum & Annual Meeting.
– An overview of the Florida Chamber’s 2020 Election Guide as we gear up for the presidential election November 3.
– A COVID-19 update with the latest numbers and trends as we continue to reopen and relaunch Florida safe and smart.

Monday, September 21
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST

New Statewide Tool Launch: The Intersection of 3rd Grade Reading & Poverty

Equity gaps exist in Florida and Florida’s global competitiveness depends on a quality education system. For the business community, a commitment to this education system must begin early. Pre COVID-19, 58 percent of Florida’s third graders were reading on or above grade-level. Without metrics for the 2019-2020 school year, it more important than ever to focus our efforts on investing in closing education gaps and providing equality of opportunity for each child in Florida. By the year 2030, Florida strives to increase the number of third graders reading on or above grade level to 100 percent to secure those who represent the future of Florida: our youngest Floridians.

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance for Early Learning is unveiling a new, interactive tool that will help visualize the intersection of third grade reading scores for every public school in Florida with childhood poverty rates. This tool, a first in the country, will help educators, parents, media and policymakers easily identify school level performance gaps, so business leaders can focus resources on helping close those gaps.

Thursday, September 10
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST

Exclusive Call with Senator Marco Rubio: Federal Outlook & Forecast From D.C.

Join the Florida Chamber for a special Florida Chamber Business Leaders Zoom Call featuring an important federal update from Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – Noon EDT. Senator Rubio will also answer your questions on all things COVID-19.

Tuesday, September 1,
11:00 a.m. – Noon EDT

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was first elected to the United States Senate in 2010. Senator Rubio is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Prior to being sworn into the Senate in 2010, Senator Rubio served as a City Commissioner for West Miami before serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

2020 Virtual Insurance Summit

The Florida Chamber’s Annual Insurance Summit is going virtual! We are excited to bring this event to you on a virtual platform. You can register and participate with confidence and comfort. Join us for two days of engaging presentations, unique networking opportunities and insight from Florida’s top insurance leaders and elected officials.

Thursday, Nov. 5 & Friday, Nov. 6

Primary Night – Decision 2020: A Deep Dive Into the Florida Primary

Join the Florida Chamber Political Team to stay updated and informed with in-depth analysis from our experts throughout the night:
– Analysis of Chamber Endorsed Races
– Vote-by-Mail Overview
– Impact on November
– House and Senate Campaign Discussions
– Scrolling Results
– Candidate Calls

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

David Hart serves as Executive Vice President of Florida’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization. Hart manages the Chamber’s extensive legislative and political operations. David is a sixth generation Floridian who was born in Tampa and raised in Winter Haven. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and earned a Master’s degree from Florida State University in International Affairs. He has over 30 years of experience in campaigns, politics and public policy at the national, state and local levels.

Marian Johnson is Executive Director of the Florida Chamber Political Institute, a unique research organization that provides vital detailed demographic and political analysis to its members. She also serves as Senior Vice President of Political Strategy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Johnson, perhaps Florida’s most seasoned political advisor, has been involved in an impressive number of presidential, state and local campaigns. She has been involved with every presidential campaign from 1964 through 1984. Most notably, she served on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns. Johnson is listed in Who’s Who in American Politics, Prominent People in Florida Government, and Outstanding Young Women of America.

Nick Catroppo is the Vice President of Political Operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He has nearly a decade of experience advising government officials and candidates on political and policy matters, and leading successful political campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. Catroppo has led and served on numerous campaigns for a variety of candidates, including Attorney General Ashley Moody, Representative James Buchanan, and former Congressmen David Jolly and Richard Nugent. He received his political science degree from the University of South Florida.

Andrew Wiggins is the Senior Director of Political Affairs and Coalition Advocacy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He manages the Florida Chamber’s political campaign activity throughout the state of Florida. Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Wiggins served as the Deputy Director of Senate Campaigns at the Republican Party of Florida, where he previously spent three years working for House Campaigns. He has worked on grassroots campaigns all over the United States as well as working statewide in Florida and working for both the executive and legislative branches of government. Wiggins has more than 13 years of experience helping elect candidates to the House and Senate across Florida. A fifth generation Floridian, Wiggins was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in History, as well as M.A. in Political Science with a certificate in Political Campaigning.

Decision 2020: A Deep Dive Into the Florida Primary & Back-to-School Discussion

Florida’s job creators are going through unforeseen and unprecedented times. As Florida’s economic relaunch continues, the 2020 Florida Primary Election only adds fuel to the “what will happen next?” conversation.

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce for an executive-level discussion on Monday, August 24 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT. when Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish and I will take a closer look at the latest news concerning reopening Florida’s schools and higher education institutions, economic data and answer your questions about Florida’s path forward. We will also be joined by Florida Chamber Vice President of Political Operations Nick Catroppo who will provide his analysis of the Florida Primary Election results.

Monday, August 24
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Thanks for your continued work to help move Florida in the right direction. We look forward to your participation in this informative webinar.

April 2020 SBC Conf Call Speakers-2_03272020

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

Dr. Jerry Parrish, is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness. 

Nick Catroppo is the Vice President of Political Operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He has nearly a decade of experience advising government officials and candidates on political and policy matters, and leading successful political campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. Catroppo has led and served on numerous campaigns for a variety of candidates, including Attorney General Ashley Moody, Representative James Buchanan, and former Congressmen David Jolly and Richard Nugent. He received his political science degree from the University of South Florida.

2020 Virtual Future of Florida Forum & Annual Meeting

Relaunch & Reimagine Florida’s Future
Stronger Together, Reuniting Business For Good

This year has been unlike any other in our history and while COVID-19 may have slightly diverted the course, our mission remains focused on securing Florida’s future. It is more important than ever. Join the Florida Chamber Foundation for 9 hours of content over the span of three days! The Forum will feature engaging presentations, unique networking opportunities, and insight from the leading voices in Florida and across the nation.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 – Thursday, Oct. 22
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each Day

REGISTRATION CLOSED…

But you can still purchase the Digital Pass for $399 and receive all content
2 weeks after the event. 

Only Registration Option after October 15:

Digital Pass Only – $399


Here is Our Mission Crew of Speakers…


Day 1 – Tuesday, Oct. 20 

Speaker Presentation
Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber FoundationOfficial Welcome and Opening Remarks
U.S. Senator Marco RubioSenator Marco Rubio Provides an Update from D.C.
Governor Ron DeSantisAn Important Florida Update from Governor DeSantis
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of CommerceThe Road to Florida's Recovery and Florida's Future
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber FoundationFlorida's Economic Outlook & Overview
Patrick "Pat" Geraghty, President & CEO, Florida BlueThe Employer's Guide to Getting Back to Business Safely
Emmett Reed, Executive Director, Florida Health Care AssociationHow Florida is Protecting its Most Vulnerable Citizens during COVID-19
Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney GeneralSecuring the Future of Florida's Senior Community
Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human ServicesWhere We Go From Here: A Federal COVID-19 Update
Panel:

Lori Reilly, COO, PhRMA





Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, Former Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Pfizer





Cathy Mayfield, Founder, Lawson Mayfield Memorial Foundation




Richard Nettles, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, Janssen Infectious Diseases, Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC



Developing a Vaccine: Coming Together to Fight COVID-19
Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic CouncilEconomic Outlook: A View from D.C.
Mike Massimino aka "Astro Mike", Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University; Former NASA AstronautShelter in Space: NASA's Approach to Lack of Human Contact, Isolation and Safety
Presented by the Florida Chamber Safety Council
Beth Kigel, Vice President/Director of Smart and Connected Solutions, HNTB Corporation; Chair, Autonomous FloridaFlorida: The Autonomous Capital of the World
Presented by Autonomous Florida
Doug Wheeler, President & CEO, Florida Ports Council The Future of Florida Ports: Delivering Your World
Ananth Prasad, President, Florida Transportation Builders AssociationRoadways of the Future
Presented by the Infrastructure Coalition
Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.,Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteQuality & Quantity: A Chat on Securing Florida's Water Future
Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens USAHow to Build a More Resilient and Inclusive Future
John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.



Emir Pineda, Manager, Aviation & Trade Logistics, Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Trade + Logistics 2030
Presented by the Florida Trade & Logistics Institute

Day 2 – Wednesday, Oct. 21 

Speaker Presentation
Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber FoundationWelcome Day Two
Brittany Birken, Ph.D., Principal Adviser, Community and Economic Development Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Equity Gaps x 10: Understanding the Ten Root Causes of Poverty
Presented by the Florida Prosperity Initiative
Deborah Galloway, Regional President, HumanaPromising Practice: Humana's Bold Goal
Pastor Miles McPherson, Founder, Rock Church, San Diego; Former NFL PlayerThe Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation
Presented by the Florida Prosperity Initiative
Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Florida Department of EducationFlorida's Education System: The Path to Florida's Future
The Honorable Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children's Movement; Florida House of Representatives, District 115 The Business Case for Early Learning
Presented by The Business Alliance for Early Learning
Jason Roth, Regional Manager, TECO Peoples GasBook Smart: A Three-Pronged Approach to Student Success
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber FoundationBridging the Gap: Florida Gap Map Demo
Presented by the Florida Prosperity Initiative and The Business Alliance for Early Learning
First Lady Casey DeSantisAn Important Discussion on Mental Health with Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis
Dan Brouillette, U.S. Secretary of EnergyThe Future of Supercomputing and AI: POV from the President's Cabinet
University of FloridaPreparing Florida’s Workforce for the AI Economy
Panel:

Moderator: Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida




Tony Carvajal, President & CEO, The Able Trust





Greg Haile, J.D., President, Broward College





Keith Hoskins, Sr. Vice President, Navy Federal Credit Union; Retired, U.S. Navy Captain



Tapping Into Florida's Hidden Talent: Building An Inclusive Workforce
Panel:

Moderator: Dane Eagle, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity




Scott Henderson, Vice President, Test & Flight Operations, Blue Origin




Nathan O'Konek, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Redwire



Build, Launch, and Prosper: The Future of Space Starts in Florida
Dana Young, CEO, VISIT FLORIDA#LoveFL: The Future of Florida Tourism

Day 3 – Thursday, Oct. 22 

Speaker Presentation
Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber FoundationWelcome Day Three
Charley Caulkins, Partner, Fisher Philips; Chair, Florida Chamber of CommerceAnnual Meeting
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of CommerceAnnual Meeting
Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, FloridaThe Future of Florida's Budget
Carolyn Johnson, Director, Business, Economic Development & Innovation Policy, Florida Chamber of CommerceBottom 5 to Top 12: Fixing Florida’s Legal Climate by 2030
Panel:

Nicole Gislason, Executive Director, Haas Center, University of West Florida




Cheryl Kirby, Ph.D., Interim CEO, Florida SBDC Network





Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation


The COVID Effect: The Pandemic's Impact on Florida Small Businesses
Chas Bailes, Chairman & CEO, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits; Chair, Florida Chamber Policy CouncilCOVID Liability Protections: A Call to Action for the Business Community
Nikki Fried, Commissioner, Florida Department of AgricultureReimagining Florida's Agriculture Industry and Rural Economic Development
Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO, Enterprise Florida Inc. The Future of Florida Business Growth and Expansion: An Industry Diversification Talk
Eric Silagy, President & CEO, Florida Power & Light CompanyFPL: Innovating and Disrupting Ourselves to Deliver America's Best Energy Value
Syd Kitson, Chairman & CEO, Kitson & PartnersBuilding for 2030: Sustainable Communities of the Future
Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes The MakeMore Movement
Florida Chamber Political Team PanelDecision 2020: Road to the White House
The Honorable Wilton Simpson, Florida Senate, District 10; Senate President Designate





The Honorable Chris Sprowls, Florida House of Representatives, District 65; House Speaker Designate

The Way Forward: Looking Toward Legislative Session 2021
Jordan Zimmerman, Founder & Chairman, Zimmerman AdvertisingBuilding The Brand of Florida

Florida’s Economic Relaunch – What’s Next?

As Florida moves further into Phase 2 of relaunching our economy, one question that is top of mind for job providers is, “when will our economy fully recover?” Many people are also wondering what other tools and resources America has up its sleeves to stabilize the economy should we experience a resurgence of the coronavirus.

The Florida Chamber is excited to announce that Atlanta Federal Reserve President and CEO Dr. Raphael Bostic will join us for an important discussion on the economy – Thursday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT. We invite you and your members to join us and have your questions answered by Dr. Bostic and Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish.

Thursday, June 25
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT

To help ensure we address your questions, please answer our brief survey which is included as part of the registration process. In the meantime, thanks for everything you are doing to keep Florida safe. The Florida Chamber will do everything we can to ensure we emerge from this downturn even stronger than before.

Dr. Raphael Bostic took office June 5, 2017, as the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, covering Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee and has branches in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. Dr. Bostic is responsible for all the Bank’s activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. He is a participant on the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Bostic graduated from Harvard University with a combined major in economic and psychology. He earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford University.

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

Dr. Jerry Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.

Florida’s Economic Relaunch Moves Forward to Phase 2

Free for Florida Chamber Members and Foundation Trustees!

Florida is transitioning to Phase 2 of Governor DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step reopening plan, with 64 counties slated to move into Phase 2 on June 5th. This is another important step in relaunching Florida’s economy.

On Friday, June 12 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., join Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish and me for an in depth discussion on what Florida businesses should know about Phase 2. We’ll also continue to highlight how local chambers across Florida are doing their part to relaunch their local economies through the #ChamberStrong movement. We hope you can join us for this timely event.

Friday, June 12
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Member Fee: $0 (If you are a member, please contact ebassett@flfoundation.org to register.)
Non-Member Fee: $49

To help ensure Dr. Parrish and I address your questions, please answer our brief survey which is included as part of the registration process.

In the meantime, thanks for everything you are doing to keep Florida safe. The Florida Chamber will do everything we can to ensure we emerge from this downturn even stronger than before.

Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber’s Committee of 100.

Dr. Jerry Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.