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Washington, D.C. Fly-In

06.27.2017

You are invited to join the upcoming Florida Chamber’s Washington, D.C. Fly-In on June 27-29. Florida Chamber executives will lead a delegation of board members…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:57:07 1970-08-22 10:57:09 America/New_York Washington, D.C. Fly-In You are invited to join the upcoming Florida Chamber’s Washington, D.C. Fly-In on June 27-29. Florida Chamber executives will lead a delegation of board members to Washington to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and federal agencies to urge support of job creators and push back against burdensome regulations. Several partner organizations will also be attending and hosting joint-sessions. For more information or to R.S.V.P, please contact Dan Tapia. East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com SOLD OUT!

Environmental Permitting

07.18.2017

The 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners and…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:58:38 1970-08-22 10:58:41 America/New_York Environmental Permitting The 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida. Program features the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Click here to learn more. Thursday, July 18, 2017 Early Bird On-Site Registration Ι 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Summer School Early Registration Ι 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent "Early Bird" Discussion Sessions (Additional Fee Required) Ι 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Early Bird “A” Early Bird “B” Early Bird “C” Early Bird “D” Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Summer School On-Site Registration & Check In Ι 7:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Continental Breakfast Ι 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Welcome Remarks Ι 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. First Series of Courses Ι 8:30 – 10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break Ι 10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Second Series of Courses Ι 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Luncheon Ι 12:10 – 1:30 p.m. Third Series of Courses Ι 1:30 – 3:10 p.m. Refreshment Break Ι 3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Fourth Series of Courses Ι 3:30 – 5:10 p.m. Opening Reception Ι 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall   Thursday, July 20, 2017 Continental Breakfast Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Fifth Series of Courses Ι 8:30 – 10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break Ι 10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Sixth Series of Courses Ι 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Luncheon and Door Prize Drawings by Sponsors and Exhibitors Ι 12:10 – 1:30 p.m. Seventh Series of Courses Ι 1:30 – 3:10 p.m. Refreshment Break Ι 3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Eighth Series of Courses Ι 3:30 – 5:10 p.m.   Friday, July 21, 2017 Continental Breakfast Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Ninth Series of Courses Ι 8:30 – 10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break Ι 10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Tenth Series of Courses Ι 10:30 s.m. – 12:10 p.m.   Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today

Internship Seminar

03.24.2017

Could your business benefit from having an intern? Internships provide numerous business benefits, including: Shortening the learning curve of new employees, Creating a direct…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:52:04 1970-08-22 10:52:04 America/New_York Internship Seminar Could your business benefit from having an intern? Internships provide numerous business benefits, including: Shortening the learning curve of new employees, Creating a direct talent pipeline, Reducing risks associated with new hires, and Filling the personnel needs of the organization. The Florida Chamber Foundation has partnered with The Able Trust and the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, to host a free seminar for businesses. This event will provide all the necessary information for developing an internship program. Click here to register. 101 State Street West, Oldsmar, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Florida International Trade and Investment Conference

08.09.2017

In an increasingly uncertain and complex global environment, the need to develop strategies supporting key sectors and diversifying our trade partners requires more attention…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:00:09 1970-08-22 11:00:09 America/New_York Florida International Trade and Investment Conference In an increasingly uncertain and complex global environment, the need to develop strategies supporting key sectors and diversifying our trade partners requires more attention and discussion than ever. The 2017 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference (FITIC) will draw trade and influential business leaders to provide insight and direction for our state and your business. You will hear directly from industry leaders and connect with trade experts, economists, industry professionals to get breaking news on international market intelligence as well as on opportunities in foreign direct investment. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Registration and Continental Breakfast Ι 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions  Ι 8:30 a.m. Opening Keynote Address Morning Plenary Session  Ι 9: 00 a.m.  Knowledge and Technology: The Driving Force of Florida's Economy This session will focus on Florida’s network of innovation and industry clusters for companies that are doing business domestically and internationally.  These networks are a vital component to attract knowledge-based foreign direct investment (FDI) which contributes to Florida’s success as a global hub for trade. Florida FDI Report Release The release and presentation of Florida Chamber Foundation report on Foreign Direct Investment in the state. This report will highlight challenges, opportunities and strategies for Florida to grow its share of FDI. Forum Sessions Ι 10:30 a.m.  Forum 1: Florida as an Export Platform Session will focus on foreign direct investment strategies and cover: Eb5 visas and how to navigate this complex process from experts How to leverage Florida’s assets for location based investments to manage their S. supply chain more effectively Strategies for maximizing Florida’s innovation ecosystem to attract investment Forum 2: Markets! Markets! Markets! Session will focus on trade and markets access and cover: Financing and access to capital to help expand your global foot print International markets of opportunity to access untapped potential Strategies to mitigate risk associated with associated with doing business internationally Luncheon Keynote Address  Ι 12:00 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Session: What Lies Ahead - Global Innovation in Florida  Ι 1:30 p.m. How does Florida’s business climate, innovation ecosystem and workforce help position the state to strategically to remain competitive, create jobs and grow inbound investment? Conclusion  Ι 3:00 p.m.   Draft agenda. Subject to change 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Capitol Days

03.21.2017

                   Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Registration Ι 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, First Floor…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:52:01 1970-08-22 10:52:03 America/New_York Capitol Days                    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Registration Ι 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, First Floor Lobby Florida SBDC Network Advisory Board Meeting (Board Members Only) Ι 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 214 Florida Chamber Foundation Innovation Caucus (Invitation Only) Ι 8:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 114 Florida Chamber Political Institute (Members Only) Ι 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 108   Local Chamber Luncheon (Invitation Only) Ι 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 115 Florida Chamber Foundation New Trustee Orientation Luncheon (Invitation Only) Ι 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 215 Small Business Council, Innovation Caucus, Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Luncheon (Invitation Only) Ι 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 214   Welcome and State of the State: The Florida Scorecard Ι 1:00 – 1:35 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208 Syd Kitson, Chairman of the Board, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Chairman & CEO, Kitson and Partners Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting (Trustees Only) Ι 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 103 Florida's Business Agenda: A Report From Your Team Ι 1:40 – 2:20 p.m. Frank Walker, Vice President of Government Affairs, Florida Chamber of Commerce        (moderator) Christopher S. Emmanuel, Director of Infrastructure & Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce Brittney Hunt, Director of Talent, Education & Quality of Life Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Johnson, Director of Business, Economic Development & Innovation Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce Capitol Briefings: Hear from Your Leadership Ι 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. The Florida Capitol: Cabinet Room, Members of the Florida Legislature Meet Your Legislators: Make Your Voice Heard Ι 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. The Florida Capitol Reception on the Hill Ι 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom VIP Dinner (Invitation Only) Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. University Center Club   Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Registration Ι 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, First Floor Lobby Regional Chairs Breakfast (Invitation Only) Ι 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 215 Political Council Breakfast (Invitation Only) Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Turnbull Conference Center, Room 205 Florida Chamber Healthcare Partnership (Invitation Only) Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Turnbull Conference Center, Room 108 Florida Caucus Breakfast (Invitation Only) Ι 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 215 Networking Breakfast Ι 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208 Is Florida Closed for Business? Ι 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.   Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208 Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce (moderator) Eric Silagy, President & CEO, Florida Power & Light Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Mike Grissom, Interim President & CEO, Enterprise Florida Break Ι 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.   Insurance and Legal Reform Ι 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.   Mark Delegal, Partner, Holland & Knight (moderator) Steve Knopik, CEO, Beall’s Inc. Barry Gilway, President & CEO, Citizens Property Insurance Quintin Kendall, VP of Government Affairs, CSX Transportation Constitution Revision Commission  Ι 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Dan Nordby, Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLP (moderator) Brecht Heuchan, Commissioner, Constitution Revision Commission Mary Adkins, Director, Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy, Master Skills Legal Professor, University of Florida College of Law Lunch: Florida - A Land Projected Ι 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.   Turnbull Conference Center, Room 108 Adam Watson, Archivist, State Archives of Florida Florida's Tourism Industry: Sunshine or Rainy Days Ahead? Ι 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.   Ken Lawson, President & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA Carol Dover, President & CEO, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Regulatory Reform Ι 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Christopher S. Emmanuel, Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce (moderator) Ron Eidshaug, Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Patti Nelson, Special Advisor, Executive Office of the Governor Break Ι 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Keynote Ι 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.    Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida Governor's Reception Ι 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Governor's Mansion Florida Chamber Foundation 2030 Committee Dinner (Invitation Only) Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208 Florida Chamber Board of Directors/Past Chairs Dinner (Invitation Only) Ι 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Edison Restaurant   Thursday, March 23, 2017 Board of Directors/Board of Trustees Breakfast (Invitation Only) Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 103 Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation Marshall Criser III, Chancellor, State University System of Florida Michelle Dennard, President, CareerSource Florida Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President, Tallahassee Community College Madeline M. Pumariega, Chancellor, Florida College System Florida Chamber Foundation Florida 2030 Committee Networking Breakfast Ι 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 208 Florida Chamber Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only) Ι 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Room 108 Florida 2030 Committee Meetings Ι 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Turnbull Conference Center, Rooms 114, 115, 205, 215         CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation requests for registrations received by March 13, 2017 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 March 13, 2017 will not be issued a refund. 555 W. Pensacola Street Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1640 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Florida 2030 Town Hall Meetings

08.01.2016

Bring the Florida 2030 Conversation to Your County The Florida 2030 project is coming to your community. In the coming months, town hall meetings…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:13:21 1970-08-22 10:51:50 America/New_York Florida 2030 Town Hall Meetings Bring the Florida 2030 Conversation to Your County The Florida 2030 project is coming to your community. In the coming months, town hall meetings will be held in each of Florida’s 67 counties to engage business and community leaders  in identifying key trends and the factors that can drive their regional economy. Our target is 10,000 voices telling us about the future. If you are interested in hosting a meeting in your community or would like to participate, contact Whitney Harris at 850.521.1237. 136 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Find a Town Hall in Your Community

Economic Outlook Webinar

12.08.2016

Welcome and Opening Remarks  Doug Davidson, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation and Commercial Banking Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Florida is Changing Mark…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:20:08 1970-08-22 08:20:08 America/New_York Economic Outlook Webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CTXH3mfEws Welcome and Opening Remarks  Doug Davidson, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation and Commercial Banking Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Florida is Changing Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook for Florida Jerry Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation Economic Outlook for the U.S. D. Foster, Ph.D., Vice President, Economic Policy Division and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Economic and Market Review John Coates, Relationship Manager, PNC Capital Advisors Closing Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation 136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Take the Florida 2030 Survey

Board of Governors Conference Call & Webinar

04.24.2017

The realities of Florida’s changing economics and changing politics are on full display at Florida’s Capitol, and with only weeks remaining before the end…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:53:44 1970-08-22 10:53:44 America/New_York Board of Governors Conference Call & Webinar The realities of Florida’s changing economics and changing politics are on full display at Florida’s Capitol, and with only weeks remaining before the end of the 2017 Legislative Session, the Florida Chamber’s team of more than 25 lobbyists is on defense as much as offense. We’re fighting back trial lawyer-backed bills that are bad for business, against bait and switch tax increase measures, fighting for science-based solutions instead of political science, and stopping legislation designed to make Florida less competitive. The Florida Chamber’s fight for free enterprise is far from over. Join us on April 24 for an update on your 2017 Competitiveness Agenda, and learn more about how the decisions of politicians in Tallahassee will impact your business. Hear from the following leaders: Bob Grammig, Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP and Chair of the Florida Chamber's Policy Council, and David Hart, Executive Vice President of Government & Political Relations, Florida Chamber of Commerce, will provide an update on the 2017 Legislative Session, Will Weatherford, Chair of the Florida Chamber's Political Council, and Managing Partner, Weatherford Partners, will speak on why, more than ever, it is important to get the politics right this legislative session, Eric Silagy, President and CEO, Florida Power & Light Company and Chair of the Florida Chamber's International Business Council, will provide an update on Governor Scott's Trade Mission to Argentina, Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will deliver his President's Report, and provide a big picture overview of the current Legislative session, Dr. Jerry Parrish, the Florida Chamber Foundation's Chief Economist, will review the most recent job numbers and discuss the findings of the Florida Chamber's Small Business Index Survey that is due to be released on April 25, and Syd Kitson, Chairman of the Board, Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman & CEO of Kitson & Partners, will provide closing remarks and share the call-to-action on how to get involved with the Florida Chamber's fight to make Florida more competitive. Additional presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. While some politicians have turned their back on job creation, the Florida Chamber continues to charge the hill to support Florida's job creators. Do not miss this opportunity to LEARN, ENGAGE, and be a part of the SOLUTION. Register today! We encourage you to invite members of your management team, Board of Directors, local chambers of commerce and Economic Development Councils who would benefit from this valuable discussion. Click here to have them added to the guest list. 136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting

03.29.2016

The Florida Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Institute continues its commitment to connect Florida’s business community to global opportunities and leveraging resources and investments to…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:05:29 1970-08-22 08:05:29 America/New_York Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting The Florida Chamber's Trade and Logistics Institute continues its commitment to connect Florida's business community to global opportunities and leveraging resources and investments to maintain and expand Florida's position as an international trade leader. We cordially invite you to join us at our next meeting on March 29 at the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland.  Highlights will include: Tour of Florida Polytechnic's Innovation, Science and Technology Building Lunch and Presentation of SunTrax Test Track Dr. Dean, Bushey, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Florida Polytechnic University Higher Education Panel Discussion Tina Gottus, XCEL-IT Director, South Florida State College Timothy Lucas, Professor, Business, Florida Southwestern State College Evangelos I. Kaisar, Ph.D., Director and Principal Investigator, Freight Mobility Research Institute , Florida Atlantic University Robert Frankel, Ph.D., Director Transportation & Logistics Flagship Program, Professor of  Marketing & Logistics; University of North Florida Shahram Taj, Ph.D., Academic Program Coordinator of the Graduate Programs, Professor of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Florida Polytechnic University Sam Hale, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Polk State College Private Sector Challenges and Opportunities Frank Casaine, Divisional Vice President of Outlet Distribution for Bealls Inc. Jim Thomas, Executive Director, Orlando, Inc. Bob O'Malley, Resident Vice President, Florida State Government and Community Affairs, CSX Transportation 4700 Research Way Lakeland, Florida 33805 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Global Florida: Trade, Topics and Trends Monthly Conference

06.06.2017

Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities,…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:56:46 1970-08-22 10:56:46 America/New_York Global Florida: Trade, Topics and Trends Monthly Conference Calls Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities, international market intelligence and policy initiatives. U.S. Trade Policy - Do You Know the Latest? As a candidate, trade was often a headline in President Trump's campaign speeches. As President, we have seen executive orders and actions on trade. What can we expect going forward on policy direction from both the Administration and Congress? As a business leader interested in global trade opportunities, you should always be well informed on the latest details of U.S. trade policy. The Florida Chamber is committed to expanding  market access, attracting job-creating foreign direct investment to the state and keeping you informed. Please join us for our next Global Florida webinar on Tuesday, June 6, at 3:00 p.m., and hear from Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who will provide an update on U.S. trade policy. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.   136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

International Days

02.14.2017

  February 14, 2017 International Business Council Meeting/Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting  Ι 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Members Only) Boxed lunch will be provided….   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:50:14 1970-08-22 10:50:15 America/New_York International Days   February 14, 2017 International Business Council Meeting/Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting  Ι 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Members Only) Boxed lunch will be provided. Board Buses to the Capitol Ι 2:00 p.m. Meet Your Legislators: Make Your Voice Heard Ι 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Historic Capitol Ι 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.   February 15, 2017 Registration, Breakfast and Networking Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome: Navigating the Changing Tides of International Business and Trade   Ι 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce The Importance of International Trade to Florida's Economy Ι 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Robert Grammig, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP (Moderator) Chris Hart IV, Secretary of Commerce and President and CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc. Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity International Trade in Florida: A Florida Scorecard Report Ι 9:30  - 9:50 a.m. An update on Florida’s trade numbers as well as International Trade Outlook and Forecast Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Networking Ι 9:50  - 10:00 a.m. From Local to Global Ι 10:00 a.m.  - 10:45 p.m. Expanding international business opportunities begins locally.  From supporting new to export or new to market businesses, to encouraging international companies to invest in your region – this panel will explore strategies to consider adding to your international trade tool kit. Foreign Direct Investment Export Financing International Expansion/Trade Network Development Strategy Panel Alice Ancona, Director, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce (Moderator) The Honorable Bill Galvano, Florida Senate Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University Jacob Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership Global Florida: Trends and Opportunities Ι 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This panel features emerging and established trading partners for Florida. This panel will highlight select markets and provide an overview of developments, trends and opportunities in their respective countries. Mike Breen, Senior Director, International, JAX USA Partnership (Moderator) Susan Harper, Consul General of Canada - Miami Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France - Miami Ken Okaniwa, Consul General of Japan - Miami Shane Stephens, Consul General of Ireland - Atlanta Guy Gilady, Deputy Consul General at Israel Consulate General - Miami Inmaculada Gutierrez, Trade Commissioner of Spain - Miami Where We Stand, Where We'll Go: What is the Future of U.S. Trade Policy and What Will Its Impact Be on Florida? Ι 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Trade has been at the forefront of not just the U.S. Presidential election but all around the world.  This panel will explore what a Donald Trump Presidency means for the future of trade. Video Message The Honorable Adam Putnam, Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Panel Syd Kitson, Chairman & CEO, Kitson & Partners/Chairman, Florida Chamber of Commerce (Moderator) Chuck Cobb, CEO, Senior Managing Director, Cobb Partners Eric Silagy, President and CEO of Florida Power & Light Company From Local to Global Ι 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Tactics Panel Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President, International Trade & Business Development, Enterprise Florida (Moderator) Glenn Cooper, Shareholder, GrayRobinson P.A. Aerek Stephens, Export Finance Manager, Export Import Bank of the United States of America Crystal Stiles, Director of Economic Development, Florida Power & Light Company Executive Networking Ι 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Expanding Market Access: Choosing the Right Tools for Successfully Going Global Ι 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. International business risks and best practices for success. Learn best practices from successful exporters as well as learn navigate global challenges that exporters face today. Policy: Brian Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, JAXPORT (Moderator) Lee Sandler, Founding Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A. Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Tools: Dan Tapia, Manager, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce (Moderator) Dr. Nancy Crews, Chief Executive Officer and Owner, Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Inc. Keith Landy, President, Germfree Adrian LaTrace, CEO, Boyd Industries, Inc Dave Mutch, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sunotopic Technologies, Inc. Closing Remarks Ι 3:30 p.m.   Agenda is Subject to Change 555 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Learn More

Transportation Summit

12.06.2016

Join the Florida Chamber Foundation in Miami for the 2016 Transportation Summit.  During this one day event, Florida’s transportation experts, business leaders and policy…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:20:06 1970-08-22 08:20:06 America/New_York Transportation Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwYmZCEXrEw Join the Florida Chamber Foundation in Miami for the 2016 Transportation Summit.  During this one day event, Florida’s transportation experts, business leaders and policy makers will come together to take an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities that face the Florida’s transportation systems today and into the next 20 years. Did you know? $160 billion of goods flow through Florida’s airports and seaports each year. Florida has more than 500,000 jobs in transportation, trade, and logistics Florida’s 19 commercial airports account for 10% of the nation’s total passengers. Florida’s state highway system is used for more than 103.9 billion miles of vehicle travel annually. Florida moves more than 98 million tons of freight on its more than 2,700 miles of rail lines annually. By 2030 the Sunshine State is projected to grow by 6 million residents and welcome more than 150 million visitors every year. Now is the time to focus on the future. Register today to attend the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Transportation Summit and help plan for the future. NOTE: Agenda subject to change Click here to learn more about our Transportation Summit speakers. Tuesday, December 6, 2017 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. Kenneth S. Armstrong, Ph.D., President and CEO, Florida Trucking Association DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Bob Burleson, President, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Dale Ketcham, Chief of Strategic Alliances, Space Florida DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Chris Mangos, Director of Marketing, Miami-Dade Aviation Department DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION> Bob O’Malley, Resident Vice President, State Government & Community Affairs – Florida, CSX Transportation DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Kevin Lynsky, Deputy Port Director, PortMiami DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > From Disruption to Innovation Emerging technologies, trends and innovations.  Infrastructure Trends in community design and the impact on infrastructure Joseph Debs, Executive Vice President, RS&H DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Mobility Connecting people and opportunities Albert Sosa, Vice President and South Florida Office Leader, HNTB Corporation DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Assets 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 > Funding 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 Funding 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 Mobility Trends and patterns in connecting people to destinations and opportunities Moderator: Alice Ancona, Director, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce Aileen Bouclé, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Julie Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, Brightline DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > Ana Maria Rodriguez, Councilwoman, City of Doral DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION > 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 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive Miami, FL 33126 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Learn More About Transportation

Future of Florida Forum

09.27.2017

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 Future of Florida Forum will bring together business leaders, industry experts and elected officials to discuss the issues and…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:02:07 1970-08-22 11:02:09 America/New_York Future of Florida Forum The Florida Chamber Foundation's 2017 Future of Florida Forum will bring together business leaders, industry experts and elected officials to discuss the issues and more that will impact Florida’s future between now and 2030. By 2030, Florida will add six million more residents. Are our roads and bridges ready? Do we have enough clean water, enough energy capacity and enough infrastructure to guarantee vibrant and sustainable communities throughout the state? Register today to join the conversation.   For more information on how you can get involved, email kbustamante@flfoundation.org You can watch videos of last year’s key note speakers here below. [caption id="attachment_27379" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: Governor Rick Scott[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27374" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: CFO Jeff Atwater[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27383" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: Comm. Adam Putnam[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27375" align="alignleft" width="150"] Keynote Presentation: Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27376" align="alignleft" width="150"] Transportation Future: Sec. Jim Boxold[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27382" align="alignleft" width="150"] Fed. Reserve Forecast: Dennis Lockhart[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27385" align="alignleft" width="150"] Prosperity: Mike Jackson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27385" align="alignleft" width="150"] Economic Tourism Impact: Will Seccombe[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27380" align="alignleft" width="150"] Educational Attainment: Charles Hokanson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27387" align="alignleft" width="150"] Disability Employment: Whitney Harris[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27386" align="alignleft" width="150"] Impact of Volunteerism: Chester Spellman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27381" align="alignleft" width="150"] Small Business Survey:   Dr. Jerry Parrish[/caption] [caption id="attachment_27384" align="alignleft" width="150"] Economic Opportunity: Ann Reinert[/caption] Orlando, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Learn More

Insurance Summit

02.01.2017

Hurricane season recently started, workers’ comp rates are increasing, and health insurance remains a hot topic for many Florida businesses.  Register today for the…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:50:01 1970-08-22 10:50:03 America/New_York Insurance Summit Hurricane season recently started, workers’ comp rates are increasing, and health insurance remains a hot topic for many Florida businesses.  Register today for the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Insurance Summit. Join Florida’s legislative leaders, insurance executives, and political insiders to address these and other crucial issues facing insurers, business leaders and consumers. > BOOK Your Hotel > BECOME a Sponsor   Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Registration Ι 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.   Connecting With Colleagues Welcome Reception Ι 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Dinner On Your Own   Thursday, February 2, 2017 Breakfast & Registration Ι 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Welcome Remarks and State of Florida's Future Ι :8:30 – 8:50 a.m. David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Reality Check: How Are We Doing? Ι 8:50 a.m – 9:20 a.m. Bryon Ehrhart, Global Head of Strategic Growth & Development, Aon Meet the Press: Helping Educate Consumers Ι 9:20 a.m – 10:00 a.m. Ron Bartlett, General Manager, Hill + Knowlton Strategies (Moderator) Mary Ellen Klas, Capital Bureau Chief, Miami-Herald; Co-Bureau Chief, Tampa Bay Times Amy O'Connor, Reporter, Insurance Journal Todd Ulrich, Action 9 Reporter, WFTV-9, Orlando Preparing for the Storm: Hurricane Forecasting, Modeling and Aftermath Ι 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Lorilee Medders, Ph.D., Director, Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center (Moderator) Richard Knabb, Ph.D., Director, National Hurricane Center Bryan Koon, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management Break Ι 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Sponsored by Hill + Knowlton Strategies Market Check-Up: Views From the Regulator and the Regulated  Ι 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. Beth Vecchioli, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight (Moderator) David Altmaier, Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Neil Alldredge, Senior Vice President, State & Policy Affairs, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies What's in a Rate? Claims Costs, Overhead and Reinsurance – Oh, My!  Ι 11:25 a.m.– 12:05 p.m. Michael Carlson, President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (Moderator) Arthur Randolph, II, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Dave Williams, Senior Product Manager, Progressive Insurance Robert Fox, Managing Director, Aon Benfield, Risk and Capital Strategy Lunch:  Florida’s Landscape: The State’s CFO Shares His Outlook   Ι 12:05 – 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Thomas Howell Ferguson The Honorable Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida Four for Florida: Insurance Reforms Needed Now  Ι 1:10 – 1:20 p.m. Robert McClure, President and CEO, James Madison Institute On the Street Where You Live: The Faces of AOB Abuse  Ι 1:20 – 1:30 p.m. The AOB Problem: Who Profits From Fraud and Abuse  Ι 1:30 – 2:10 p.m. Steve Weinstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Renaissance Holdings Ltd. (Moderator) Scott Johnson, Partner, Johnson Strategies Bob Ritchie, CEO, American Integrity Insurance Cam Fentriss, Lobbyist, Florida Roofers, Sheet Metal and Air Condition Contractors Association Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney, Miami-Dade County The AOB Solution: Common-Sense Steps to Fix This Mess  Ι 2:10 – 2:55 p.m. Timothy Meenan, Managing Shareholder, Meenan, PA (Moderator) Christine Ashburn, Vice President, Communications, Legislative and External Affairs, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Kimberly Salmon, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, UPC Insurance Wesley Todd, CEO, CaseGlide Break  Ι 2:55 – 3:15 p.m. Sponsored by Step Up For Students Keeping Our Belt and Suspenders Buckled: Reinsurance, CAT Fund, and Citizens  Ι 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Liz Reynolds, State Affairs Director, SE Region, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (Moderator) Barry Gilway, CEO, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Anne Bert, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Bradley Kading, President and Executive Director, Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers Dennis Burke, Vice President, State Relations, Reinsurance Association of America Job Creators Beware: Workers' Comp Taking a Bigger Chunk Out of the Bottom Line  Ι 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. William Large, President, Florida Justice Reform Institute (Moderator) Mike Helvacian, Ph.D., National Center for Policy Analysis Chris Bailey, State Relations Executive, National Council of Compensation Insurance Claude Revels, Benefits Administration Director, JM Family Enterprises Broadening Horizons Reception Ι 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Holland & Knight  Sponsored by Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers and Reinsurance Association of America   Friday, February 3, 20017 Breakfast Ι 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Sponsored by Florida Justice Reform Institute Relief From Rising Tides: Flood Insurance for the 21st Century Ι 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Jeff Brandes, Member, Florida Senate (Moderator) Maria Wells, 2017 President, Florida Realtors® Bill Fleischhacker, Executive Managing Director, Aon Benfield John Dickson, President and CEO, NFS Edge Insurance Agency To PIP or Not to PIP: What's Next for Florida's Drivers? Ι 9:30 – 9:55 a.m. Belinda Miller, Chief of Staff, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Break Ι 9:55 – 10:15 a.m. Sponsored by People’s Trust Insurance Company Labor Officials Gone Wild: How Errant Regulation Hurts Florida Ι 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Timothy Meenan, Managing Shareholder, Meenan, PA (Moderator) Diane Boyle, Senior Vice President of Government Relationis, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Laura Pearce, Vice President and General Counsel, Florida Association of Insurance Agents Erika Royal, Partner, Holland & Knight Straight from Tallahassee: What Legislative Leaders Are Thinking Ι 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives What Just Happened? Making Sense of the Elections Ι 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Strategy, Florida Chamber of Commerce Peter Schorsch, President, Extensive Enterprises Matt Dixon, Reporter, Politico Lunch Ι 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by National Flood Services 1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Learn More About Insurance Reform

Military, Defense & Veterans

08.08.2017

The 2017 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit will gather leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:00:08 1970-08-22 11:00:08 America/New_York Military, Defense & Veterans The 2017 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit will gather leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and the business community  to examine the challenges facing Florida throughout the next 15-plus years and identify solutions. For more information on how you can get involved, email kbustamante@flfoundation.org   Watch the videos below to see the highlights of last year’s event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-yqmZ-yL0w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZVqwszIJpA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDYpLMOZir4   6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today