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.

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

Insurance Summit

The Florida Chamber’s 2019 Insurance Summit is one of the oldest and largest insurance conferences in the state of Florida.  Join us and connect with members of Florida’s business community, insurance professionals, elected officials and political insiders to engage in interactive discussions on emerging issues facing insurers, business leaders and consumers, including Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Registration Desk Open l 10:00 a.m.

Kickoff Luncheon: Welcome to Miami l 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by American Association of Insurance Services

The Honorable Jeanette Nuñez, Lt. Governor, State of Florida

State of Florida’s Future l 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Checking in With the Chief l 1:00 – 1:20 p.m.

The Honorable Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida

Legislative Panel: More Heavy Lifts Ahead in 2020 l 1:20 – 2:05 p.m.

Frank Walker, Vice President of Government Affairs, Florida Chamber of Commerce (moderator)

Citizens Update on AOB & Implementation: First Party Problem Persist l 2:05 – 2:30 p.m.

Barry Gilway, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

Break l 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Climate Gentrification and the Role of Flood Insurance in South Florida l 2:50 – 3:30 p.m.

John Rollins, FCAS, MAAA, Milliman

Resiliency: Federal and Local Roles l 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Michael Carlson, President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (moderator) 
Andrew Huff, Federal Affairs Director, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Jane Gilbert, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami

2019 Developments in the Reinsurance Market l 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Jack Nicholson, Ph.D., Florida State University College of Business (moderator)
Anne Bert, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
John Huff, President & CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers
Dennis Burke, Vice President, Reinsurance Association of America
John Seo, Managing Director, Fermat Capital Management LLC
Scott Engel, Managing Director, AON

Sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce PAC; Open to all attendees who bring a contribution to these campaigns.

Reception: Relax and Reflect on the Day’s Takeaways l 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Personal Insurance Federation of Florida

  • Holland & Knight, Miami

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Registration Desk Open l 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast l 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

An Engineering Perspective on Residential Performance in Hurricane Michael l 8:30 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Kurt Gurley, Ph.D., Associate Professor Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida

Talks for a Brave New World: Technology, Insurance and Development l 9:05 – 9:50 a.m.

Ashley Scott, Global Regulatory/Policy Counsel, Lime
Dusty Brighton, Government Relations Representative, Turo Inc.
Dawn Ingham, State Relations Executive, NCCI

Genetic Tests Can Lead to Better Pricing and More Choice l 9:50 – 10:30 a.m.

Josh Aubuchon, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight (moderator)
Dave Rengachary, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director, U.S. Mortality Markets for RGA reinsurance Company
Cecil Pearce, President, Florida Insurance Council
Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, James Madison Institute

Break l 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.

Runaway Damages and Exploitation: Trends and Legal Remedies l 10:50 – 11:30 a.m.

William Large, President, Florida Justice Reform Institute (moderator)
Sandy Heller, Partner, Holland & Knight

Practicing What We Preach: Building Stronger Homes l 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Florida International University

Lunch l 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Health Insurance Innovations

Florida: Addressing Auto Glass Claims and Suspicions of Fraud l 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Adam Hodges, Partner, Holland & Knight (moderator)
Mike Yaworsky, Chief of Staff, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Steve Bright, SIU Team Manager, State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.

PIP on Life Support: Time to Pull the Plug? l 2:00 – 2:40 p.m.

Ron Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Hill + Knowlton Strategies (moderator)
Christian Cámara, Adjunct Fellow, James Madison Institute
Linda Brobeck, Director and Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Services, Inc

Break l 2:40 – 3:00 p.m.

Cybersecurity and Shedding Light on the Dark Web l 3:00 – 3:55 p.m.

Wanda Archy, Supervisor, Security, Privacy and Risk Services, RSM US
Shan Grant, Supervisor, Security, Privacy and Risk Services, RSM US

Live from Miami: Commissioner Altmaier and the State of the Market l 3:55 – 4:30 p.m.

Tim Meenan, Partner, Meenan Law Firm (moderator)
David Altmaier, Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Closing Reception l 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Summit Adjourns l 5:30 p.m.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds less a $25 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to tprice@flchamber.com prior to October 25, 2019.  Following this date, no refunds will be given.

Highlights From the 2018 Insurance Summit

Economic Outlook & Jobs Summit

 
Get Involved on the Issues That Matter Most to You     2019 Agenda
 

Florida Chamber Foundation Predicts…

Bullish on Florida Stock: Chamber Foundation Economist

Predicts 150,000 Jobs in 2019 & Low Chance of Recession

Economic Development Leaders Double Down on Florida “Stock” 

The Florida Chamber Foundation is bullish on Florida, and if it were a stock, would double down and buy all that’s available. The Chief Economist for the Chamber Foundation estimates Florida is expected to create 150,000 new jobs in 2019, and tells Florida’s leaders attending today’s Economic Outlook and Jobs Summit that Florida’s future is well positioned for success…

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Florida Business Leaders Summit Series on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity

A Five Part Virtual Event Series on Ending Inequality of Opportunity in Florida

2017 marked the Florida Chamber Foundation’s inaugural Florida Business Leaders Summit on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity, and it has quickly become one of the Chamber’s most anticipated events. Due to the COVID-19 disruption, the live summit scheduled for May will now be a virtual event series. Despite this disruption, the work of the Prosperity Initiative continues and is more important than ever. The working poor are more likely to work in jobs that could see hours cut and staffing reductions as employers grapple with how to provide for their employees in a time when consumer activity has been greatly reduced.

As Mark Wilson said when he testified before Congress on this issue, “The battle of this generation is between economic equality and economic opportunity — between those who believe that everyone is entitled to prosperity and those who believe everyone is entitled to the opportunity to succeed.” Join business and industry leaders as well as elected officials and community voices as we analyze a path to prosperity for each of Florida’s zip codes. We will also discuss best practices around the state, how they can be replicated and more. The Florida Chamber Foundation’s research shows the 10 root causes of generational poverty are: Jobs, Education, Housing, Health, Food, Safety, Child Care, Justice, Transportation and Agency-Community Voice. Webinar conversations will focus around several of these root cause topic areas. Don’t miss out on adding your voice to the conversation.

WEBINAR SERIES PRESENTERS

Five Part Virtual Event Series:

ENDING INEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN FLORIDA | Wednesday, July 22nd, 10 a.m. – Noon EDT
Eric Godet, Sr., President and CEO, Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
Gregory Haile, J.D., President, Broward College; Trustee, Florida Chamber Foundation
The Honorable Rene Plasencia, Florida House of Representatives, District 50
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Watch Part 1 of 5: Ending Inequality of Opportunity
Click here to view the recorded webinar and the key slides from the July 22 presentation.

ENDING POVERTY STARTS AT HOME: CHILD CARE & FAMILIES | Wednesday, July 29th, 10 a.m. – Noon EDT
Debbie LaPinska, Senior VP of Human Resources, PGT Innovations
Jack Levine, Founder, 4Generations Institute
Karen Moore, President, The Moore Agency
Kim Sineath, Director, The Learning Pavilion

Watch Part 2 of 5: Ending Poverty Starts at Home
Click here to view the recorded webinar and the key slides from the July 29 presentation.

– FEEDING THE NEED FOR EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY: FOOD & HEALTH | Friday, August 7th, 10 a.m. – Noon EDT
Preeti Jois, M.D., Medical Director, Humana
John Provenzano, VP, Public Affairs, Publix
John Rivers, Founder & CEO, 4R Restaurant Group
Robin Safley, Executive Director, Feeding Florida
Susan Towler, Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Watch Part 3 of 5: Feeding the Need for Equality of Opportunity
Click here to view the recorded webinar and the key slides from the August 7 presentation.

– PIPELINE FROM POVERTY TO PROSPERITY: JOBS & EDUCATION | Wednesday, August 12th, 10 a.m. – Noon EDT
Thaddeus Bullard, Founder, Bullard Family Foundation
Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida
Michael Griffin, VP, Public Affairs, AdventHealth
Eric Kelly, President, Quantum Foundation
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Watch Part 4 of 5: Pipeline from Poverty to Prosperity
Click here to view the recorded webinar and the key slides from the August 12 presentation.

– BUILDING A PROSPEROUS FLORIDA: TRANSPORTATION & AFFORDABLE HOUSING | Wednesday, August 19th, 10 a.m. – Noon EDT
Javier Correoso, Public Affairs Manager, Uber Technologies, Florida
Rick Kearney, Founder, The Kearney Center
Tom Sittema, Chair, LIFT Orlando
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Watch Part 5 of 5: Building a Prosperous Florida
Click here to view the recorded webinar and the key slides from the August 19 presentation.

“Our goal should not be temporary relief for the poor, but rather to attain enduring equality by eradicating the underlying pathology of poverty that has precluded 3 million Florida residents from achieving their God-given potential.”

-H. WAYNE HUIZENGA JR., President, Huizenga Holdings, Inc.

WATCH: Leaders Discuss Solutions at Last Year’s Summit

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.  

Future of Florida Forum

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2019 Future of Florida Forum brought together Florida’s business leaders, industry experts and elected officials to discuss the opportunities and challenges impacting Florida’s future between now and 2030. 

Florida’s leaders discussed:

  • Florida’s rapidly changing economic, demographic and political changes and how they impact your future, 
  • Where Florida’s growth will be and in what industries, 
  • Florida’s key trends, headwinds, tailwinds and key projections,
  • The latest leadership strategies to solve Florida’s talent gap,
  • Fixing Florida’s broken lawsuit abuse problem,
  • Preparing Florida’s infrastructure and transportation systems for growth,
  • Promoting economic opportunity for all Floridians, and more!

Join us to Secure Florida’s Future at the 2019 Future of Florida Forum. Click here to register your team.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Registration Open l 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Session and Luncheon l 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Official Welcome and Opening Remarks

Todd Powell, VP, for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation     

State of Florida Business

Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Florida Economic Snapshot and Outlook

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

The Presidential Road to the 2020 White House Goes Through Florida

David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Wiggins, Senior Director of Campaigns & Elections, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Joe Clements, Advisor, Florida Chamber Political Program

Online Sales Tax: It’s Not a New Tax

Senator Joe Gruters, District 23; Chairman, Republican Party of Florida

$4,442 Reasons to Fix Florida’s Broken Legal Climate

Introduced by Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: William Large, President, Florida Justice Reform Institute
Harold Kim, VP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and COO, Institute for Legal Reform
Representative Tom Leek, District 25
Senate President-Designate Wilton Simpson, District 10

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…Oh My!

Introduced by Doug Wheeler, President and CEO, Florida Ports Council
Kevin J. Thibault, P.E., Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation

Better Candidates Equal a Better Future

Introduced by Dennis Grady, CEO, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
Rick Asnani, Director, Florida Institute for Political Leadership   

Giving Back for Florida’s Future

Moderator: David Odahowski, President, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
Clay Ingram, CEO, Volunteer Florida
Sabeen Perwaiz, President & CEO, Florida Nonprofit Alliance
Kay Rawlins, Founder & Sr. VP of Community Relations, President, Orlando City Foundation

Putting a Woman on the Moon by 2024: Launching Artemis

Frank DiBello, President & CEO, Space Florida
Mark Wiese, Gateway Logistics Element Manager, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Creating the Workforce of the Future at the Intersection of People and Technology

Introduced by Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
Joe Quaglia, President, Americas, Tech Data    

Going From Learners to Earners

Introduced by Mike Myhre, CEO, Florida Small Business Development Center Network
Moderator: Madeline Pumariega, Vice President & Provost, Tallahassee Community College
Dr. Michelle Horton, Director, Complete Florida
Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia, District 50
Roland Selby, Jr., Executive Director, Year Up Baltimore

Digital Cyber Fraud: Its Impact on Florida’s Economy

Introduced by Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America
Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, Florida

$30 Billion Reasons Hemp May Be in Florida’s Future

Introduced by Tracy Duda-Chapman, Senior VP & General Counsel, A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
Nikki Fried, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Florida

Is Florida’s Constitution Under Siege?

Introduced by Bob Grammig, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Ashley Moody, Attorney General, Florida

Welcome Reception l 5:30 p.m.

Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Dinner (Open to All Attendees) l 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Registration Open l 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Breakfast, General Session, Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors Annual Meeting and Lunch l 7:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Official Welcome & Opening Remarks

Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation

Three Former Speakers of the House on Why Leadership Matters

Introduced by John Dailey, Mayor, City of Tallahassee
-Moderator: Peter Schorsch, Extensive Enterprises
Dean Cannon, President & CEO, GrayRobinson, P.A., Former Speaker, Florida House of Representatives
Steve Crisafulli, Crisafulli Consulting, Former Speaker, Florida House of Representatives
Will Weatherford, Managing Partner, Weatherford Capital, Former Speaker, Florida House of Representatives

Championing $50,000 Careers vs. $9 Hourly Jobs

-Introduced by Michael Griffin, VP, Public Affairs, AdventHealth
-Representative Paul Renner, District 24

The Importance of Second Chances in Florida’s Justice System

Senator Jeff Brandes, District 24
Shon Hopwood, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Early Learning Creates Lifelong Opportunities

Introduced by Kim Reckley, SVP, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank; Chair, Business Alliance for Early Learning
Representative Vance Aloupis, District 115; CEO, The Children’s Movement of Florida

Preparing, Attracting and Retaining World Class Talent      

Moderator: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President – Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation
Eric Hall, Ed.D., Chancellor of Innovation, Florida Department of Education
Kathy Hebda, Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges, Florida Department of Education
Jacob Oliva, Chancellor, Division of Public Schools, Florida Department of Education

GROWING FLORIDA’S ECONOMY

What Mayors Are Doing to Advance Economic Development     

-Moderator: Glenda Hood, Former Mayor, Orlando, Founding Partner, Hood Partners, LLC
-John Dailey, Mayor, City of Tallahassee
Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando
Matt Surrency, Mayor, City of Hawthorne

Strategies for Rural Economic Development

-Moderator: Todd Powell, VP for Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser; Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation
Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida
Jeff Hendry, Executive Director, North Florida Economic Development Partnership
Gray Swoope, President & CEO, VisionFirst Advisors

Florida’s Strategy to Diversify the Economy and Grow High Wage Jobs

Introduced by Glenda Hood, Former Mayor, Orlando, Founding Partner, Hood Partners, LLC
Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO, Enterprise Florida Inc.

Readiness, Response & Resiliency: Lessons Learned

Jason Cutliffe, General Manager – Emergency Preparedness, Duke Energy Florida
Ken Lawson, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Putting Florida on the Stage for Manufacturing        

Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes

$88.6 Billion Reasons to Love VISIT FLORIDA

Dana Young, President & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA 

Florida’s Hidden Gems

Introduced by Jeff Johnson, State Director, AARP
Steve Seibert, Executive Director, Florida Humanities Council

Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs

Introduced by Steve Knopik, CEO, Beall’s, Inc.; Chair, Healthcare Partnership
-Patrick “Pat” Geraghty, President & CEO, Florida Blue

Ten Trends Shaping Florida’s Future

Ted Abernathy, Futurist & Managing Partner, Economic Leadership LLC

Future of Florida Forum Ends l 2:00 p.m.

Early Registration Fee
$530 through September 30, 2019
$555 after September 30, 2019

Hotel Room Rate
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress: $229 (ends October 7, 2019)

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation requests for registrations received by September 30, 2019 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 30, 2019 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.

See the highlights from the 2018 Future of Florida Forum below:

Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2019 Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit gathered leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and the business community to examine the challenges and opportunities facing this important industry.

Download Mark Wilson’s presentation by clicking here.

 


Schedule and Agenda

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Registration, Breakfast and Executive Networking l 8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Overview l 9:00 a.m.

  • Mel Ponder, House of Representatives, District 4

State of Play: Preparing for Disruption and Tomorrow’s Opportunities and Ensuring Competitiveness, Prosperity and Resiliency 

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

Florida’s Competitive Advantage: A Federal Perspective

  • Major General (Ret.) Michael Jones, The SPECTRUM Group; Florida Defense Alliance

Economic Engines for Florida’s Future: The Military, Defense & Homeland Security Marketplace

  • Moderator: Daniel Davis, President and CEO, JAX Chamber
  • Greg Britton, Chief of Strategic Partnerships, DEFENSEWERX / Interim Director, AFWERX Vegas
  • Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes
  • Warren Helm, Director and Site Leader, Cecil Field MRO Operations, Boeing
  • Chester Kennedy, CEO, BRIDG
  • Jamal Sowell, President and CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.

Lunch  l 12:00 p.m.    

Emerging Technologies, Expanding Industries, and Potential for Market Impact

  • Bill “Roto” Reuter, President, R-Squared Solutions

Leading the Space Race: Update on Space Force and Our Growing Commercial Competitiveness 

  • Moderator: Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Community Relations and Student Advancement, Keiser University; Space Florida Board of Directors
  • Frank DiBello, President and CEO, Space Florida

Rebuilding Tyndall

  • Lt. Col. Michael Askegren, Base Civil Engineer, Tyndall Air Force Base

Mission Ready? From Frontline to Free Enterprise

  • Moderator: Kellie Jo Kilberg, Vice President, Randy Wise Homes; Chair, Florida Defense Alliance
  • George Cheros, President and CEO, National Center for Simulation
  • Jim Heald, Vice President, Strategic Programs, InDyne, Inc.
  • Tim Jones, President and CEO, Cybrix Group; Florida Defense Alliance
  • Buck McLaughlin, Range Operations Officer, Avon Park Air Force Range
  • Rick Miller, Partner and CEO, PHAROS Mission Critical Solutions
  • Chris Moore, MDMS IT Operations Manager, General Dynamics Information Technology

Keeping Florida the Most Veteran Friendly State

  • Danny Burgess, Executive Director, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Working Together to Facilitate Transitions and Focus on Florida Veterans

  • Moderator: Joe Marino, Executive Director, Veterans Florida
  • Mona Dexter, Senior Director, Operations and Communications, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Jane Dowgwillo, PTAC State Manager, Florida SBDC Network
  • Kay Schwartz, Executive Director, Regional HR Operations, USAA

Closing Comments: Recap and Marching Orders

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

Day 1 Concludes: Reception for All Attendees l 5:00 p.m.                   

  

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Registration and Breakfast l 8:30 a.m.  

Welcome and Overview l 9:00 a.m.  

Partnering and Investing in Military Communities

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

Hiring Our Heroes: Corporate Fellowship Program

  • Mona Dexter, Senior Director, Operations and Communications, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Florida’s Legislative Focus to Support Bases & Missions, Expand our Military and Defense Marketplace, and Honor and Support our Veterans

  • Moderator: Frank Walker, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Doug Broxson, Florida Senate, District 1
  • David Smith, House of Representatives, District 28
  • Tom Wright, Florida Senate, District 14

What Businesses, Bases and Agencies can do Together to Secure Each Region’s Future.

Lunch with Reports, Wrap Up and Next Steps: Where Do We Go From Here?

Summit Concludes l 1:30 p.m.  

 

All events and times are subject to change

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation requests for registrations received by July 15, 2019 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 July 15, 2019 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.

Learners to Earners Workforce Summit – Postponed

This Event Has Been Postponed.

The 2020 Learners To Earners Workforce Summit is where we unite Florida’s business community to better align education systems with the needs of our modern workforce.

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? Register today to be 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.

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.

Research Reports

Florida Workforce 2030
Florida 2030: Employability Skills Framework
Florida 2030 Blueprint

Highlights from the 2019 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit

CANCELLATION POLICY:Cancellation requests for registrations received by May 18, 2020 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 18, 2020 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