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Washington, D.C. Fly-In

06.27.2017

The Florida Chamber of Commerce travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Federal agencies throughout the fiscal year….   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:57:07 1970-08-22 10:57:09 America/New_York Washington, D.C. Fly-In The Florida Chamber of Commerce travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Federal agencies throughout the fiscal year. The purpose of these meetings is to urge support of Florida’s job creators, push back against burdensome regulations, and ensure Florida businesses are being heard on the issues that matter to them. 2016-2017 Schedule D.C. Fly-In - SOLD OUT June 27-29, 2017 Washington, D.C. Fall Meeting September 6-7, 2017 Click here for more information on the Florida Chamber’s Federal Advocacy program and issues, or contact Dan Tapia at (850) 521-1206.   East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com SOLD OUT!

Florida International Trade and Investment Conference

08.09.2017

  Agenda   Foreign Direct Investment Report   The Florida Chamber’s 2017 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference serves as a platform. To keep business leaders…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:00:09 1970-08-22 11:00:09 America/New_York Florida International Trade and Investment Conference   Agenda   Foreign Direct Investment Report   The Florida Chamber's 2017 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference serves as a platform. To keep business leaders from across the state informed about Florida's international trade efforts, the latest international market intelligence and foreign direct investment strategies. The power-packed agenda featured two informative presentations on foreign direct investment. Adrian Jones, General Manager of Legoland® Florida Resort, and Chris Appleton, Chief Financial Officer for Embraer, presented on why Florida is the ideal state for their companies to invest in, and how Florida has helped their companies grow. Both speakers also touched on their respective companies future investments in Florida. We were honored to be joined by the next Florida Senate President, Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), and Representative Frank White (R-Pensacola), who both spoke to the importance of trade to their respective regions, as well as the importance statewide. Senator Galvano and Representative White also shared how continued focus on trade and investment will help the state grow jobs and the economy. We were also delighted to hear from Doug Davidson, Chair of the Florida Chamber Foundation and Market Executive with Bank of America, and Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. Davidson provided an overview of the Florida 2030 Project, and shared recent data and trends from our research and regional meetings. Dr. Parrish presented the findings of the latest Florida Direct Investment Report, which found that Florida's FDI almost doubled year over year. Rounding out the day were informative panel discussions which focused on how to better leverage Florida's assets, the importance of collaboration and the need for better integration between business and education for improved workforce outcomes. Panelists shared strategies, as well as opportunities to attract more investment to Florida. The Florida Chamber is already in the process of planning our 2018 Florida International Trade and Investment Conference. To be the first to know when registration opens for next year's conference, click here. We hope you are able to join us next year as we continue leading the fight to secure Florida's future. 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

Less Poverty, Through More Prosperity Summit

10.17.2017

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Less Poverty, More Prosperity: Florida’s Fiscal Cliffs Report shows Florida has more than 3.1 million people living in poverty, with …   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:03:37 1970-08-22 11:03:37 America/New_York Less Poverty, Through More Prosperity Summit The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Less Poverty, More Prosperity: Florida’s Fiscal Cliffs Report shows Florida has more than 3.1 million people living in poverty, with  944,415 of that total under the age of 18. The large number of Floridians living in poverty in our state impacts not only individual families, but also businesses, Florida’s economy, and our state’s global competitiveness. Florida will find it harder to succeed in 2030 and beyond if more than 1 in 6 Floridians continue living in poverty. Join the Florida Chamber Foundation for an important conversation on the critical issues surrounding poverty, including understanding the depth and breadth of poverty in Florida, learning what poverty is and what is isn’t, as well as talking about how Florida’s businesses can create economic prosperity for all Floridians moving forward.   For more evenet information, contact Kelsey Smith at ksmith@flfoundation.org.   Tampa, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register Today

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

Florida Chamber’s Statewide Board of Governors Webinar

07.24.2017

Join the Discussion on Closing Florida’s Talent Gap by Improving Educational Opportunities One of the most common concerns the Florida Chamber hears from businesses of…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:58:44 1970-08-22 10:58:44 America/New_York Florida Chamber’s Statewide Board of Governors Webinar Join the Discussion on Closing Florida's Talent Gap by Improving Educational Opportunities One of the most common concerns the Florida Chamber hears from businesses of all sizes is the need for a qualified workforce and highly-trained talent pool. To close Florida's talent gap, it is important for Florida's business community continue to fight for students and champion Florida's entire education system - especially Florida's future workforce. As you know, the Florida Chamber Foundation is moving into “Phase 2” of Florida 2030, our two-year, $1.5 million research initiative to write Florida’s next strategic plan, and we’re inviting your management team to help us write it. Please join the Florida Chamber as we continue the discussion about Florida's future during our Statewide Board of Governors webinar on July 24 at 2:00 p.m. Joining us for this month's webinar will be: Michelle Dennard, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida, who will share current and future trends in Florida's workforce, MGT Consulting Group, lead researchers on the Talent Supply & Education pillar for the Florida 2030 project, who will provide an update their research, and Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist for the Florida Chamber Foundation, who will review the most recent job numbers and provide an overview of the Florida Chamber Foundation's Q3 Small Business Index Survey which will end on July 14. Additional speakers to be announced in the coming weeks. The Florida Chamber believes a talented workforce is Florida's best long-term economic development strategy. 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 Webinar

09.05.2017

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 11:01:45 1970-08-22 11:01:45 America/New_York Global Florida Webinar 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. Florida's Foreign Direct Investment Potential...Are You Informed? Did you know more than two million Florida jobs depend on trade? That's 1 in 5 Florida jobs. From its discovery, Florida has been global, and international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) have helped advance Florida's position in the global marketplace. The Florida Chamber's most recent Florida Direct Investment Report found that Florida's FDI almost doubled year over year. As a business leader interested in global opportunities, you should always be well informed on the latest details of Florida's FDI potential. Please join the Florida Chamber for our next Global Florida webinar on Tuesday, September 5, at 3:00 p.m., and learn why Florida is considered by many to be the ideal state for companies to invest in. FDI plays a key role in driving innovation and economic development and ensuring Florida is globally competitive. Do not miss this opportunity to learn and get engaged. Register today!   Drive the Discussion Do you have specific information you would like covered during this webinar? Send your suggestions to Dan Tapia. Get Involved Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber's International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at (850) 521-1206. 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

12.12.2017

Join us at Port Canaveral on December 12, 2017 for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Transportation Solutions Summit.  During this one day event, Florida’s…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:06:52 1970-08-22 11:06:52 America/New_York Transportation Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwYmZCEXrEw Join us at Port Canaveral on December 12, 2017 for the Florida Chamber Foundation's Annual Transportation Solutions 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. Check out last year's event agenda, and save the date for this year's event!   Click here to learn more about our Transportation Summit speakers. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Executive Working Breakfast Ι 8:30 a.m.   Welcome Comments Ι 9:00 a.m. Doug Davidson, Global Commercial Banking Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Florida's Economy and Transportation: Securing Florida's Future  Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Florida 2030  Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Transportation Disruptors –  2030 and Beyond: What industry changes will Florida face in the future. 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 Port Canaveral, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

Insurance Summit

11.02.2017

  Book Your Hotel   Join Florida’s legislative leaders, insurance executives, and political insiders to address workers’ compensation, Assignment of Benefits, CAT Fund and…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:05:02 1970-08-22 11:05:03 America/New_York Insurance Summit   Book Your Hotel   Join Florida’s legislative leaders, insurance executives, and political insiders to address workers' compensation, Assignment of Benefits, CAT Fund and other crucial issues facing insurers, business leaders and consumers.  Register today for the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Insurance Summit.   Thursday, November 2 Opening Reception/Coffee & Conversation Ι 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.    General Session Program Ι 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception/Networking Ι 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own   Friday, November 3 Breakfast Ι 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. General Session Program Ι 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet: Create Your Own “To Go” Box Ι 12:30 p.m.    4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Military, Defense & Veterans

08.08.2017

  Videos     Agenda     Meet the Speakers     #IsFLReady to Support the Future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans? On August 8,…   Learn More

1970-08-22 11:00:08 1970-08-22 11:00:08 America/New_York Military, Defense & Veterans   Videos     Agenda     Meet the Speakers     #IsFLReady to Support the Future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans? On August 8, 2017, Florida’s business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and more are gathered in Orlando for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit to discuss the future of these industries.  Florida is moving in the right direction. Consider the following: Approximately $80 billion worth of economic activity happens because of Florida’s military and defense industries- that’s nearly 10 percent of Florida’s economy Florida’s military and defense industries help support nearly 775,000 Florida jobs There are more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida home Florida ranks among the top three states with the highest number of veteran-owned businesses As Florida works toward a future that will need 2 million more net new jobs, in the midst of technological advancements, industry disruption, base realignments and more, is our state ready to support the future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans?   On-Site from the Military Summit: Commissioner Adam Putnam We had a chance to catch up with Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam after he spoke at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit in Orlando. Hear what he had to say about the future of these industries.     #IsFLReady for the Future of Military, Defense & Veterans? We encourage you to share our new FloridaWins.org video and help spread the word on why Florida’s military, defense and veteran industries are key to Florida’s economic development. Tag us on social media using #IsFLReady and @FLFChamberFDN . 6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens

Education Summit

06.13.2017

Thank you to the sponsors, partners, business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders and members for making the 2017 Learners to Earners…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:56:53 1970-08-22 10:56:54 America/New_York Education Summit Thank you to the sponsors, partners, business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders and members for making the 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit a success. Want to continue the conversations? Click the red button above to get an alert when the 2018 Learners to Earners Education Summit registration opens. Learn more about what The Florida Chamber Foundation's education and prosperity research shows and tell us what you think. Watch and share the Florida Wins video released at the 2017 Summit, What Does Florida’s Education and Workforce Future Look Like? Download the keynote presentation by Mary O’Hara-Devereaux, CEO, Global Foresight, who discusses the future of Florida, education, work and more. The Florida Chamber Foundation was honored to host the Commissioners Business Recognition Awards for a second year in a row to honor businesses that go above and beyond for their community. To view the gallery, click here.   Topics and speakers from the 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit include: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Welcome Remarks & Luncheon Ι 11:30 a.m. The Importance of Early Learning  Moderator: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children’s  Movement of Florida Dr. Brittany Birken, CEO, Florida Children’s Council Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company Kim Reckley, Vice President, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank Learners to Earners Breakout: Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities  Opening Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando (Video Welcome) Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities Florida's Afterschool Landscape & Local/State Investments The Honorable Gary Bruhn, Mayor, Town of Windemere, Incoming President, Florida League of Mayors Jenn Faber, Director of Grade Level Reading, Florida Children’s Council Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer, President and CEO, Broward Children’s Services Council Afterschool & Summer Learning Works for Parents, Kids & the Economy Moderator: Sharon Carie, President, Florida After School Alliance The Honorable Skip Campbell, Mayor, City of Coral Springs Lynne Martzall, Community Involvement Coordinator , City of Coral Springs Captain George Soberon, Community Services Captain, Coral Springs Police Department The Honorable Jeri Muoio, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach The Honorable Walter Green, Mayor, City of Dunnellon Student Testimonial Phyllis Kalifeh, President and CEO, The Children’s Forum Tyler Chandler, Florida State Director, After-School All-Stars Ashley Castillo-Otero, Former Student/Employee, After-School All-Stars Orlando Featured Speaker Chancellor Hershel Lyons, K-12 Public Schools, Florida Department of Education A Systems Approach for Afterschool Sustainability Moderator: Bela Shah Spooner, Manager, Expanded Learning National League of Cities The Honorable Anna Lopez Brosche, City Council President-Designate, City of Jacksonville Jon Heymann, CEO and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children’s Commission Suzette Harvey, President and CEO, Prime Time Palm Beach County Warren Eldridge, CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County S.T.E.M. Supports in Afterschool & Summer Learning John Trombetta, President and CEO, Florida State Alliance of YMCAs Jennifer Hudgins, STEM Director, Florida Afterschool Network & NASA Education Specialist Todd Forschino, Program Development Coordinator, Brevard Public Schools Expanded Learning Opportunities: City Partnerships Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Director, ECE Initiatives, Helios Education Foundation The Honorable Michael Ryan, Mayor, City of Sunrise Robert McLellan, Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess The Honorable Mike Suarez, City Council, City of Tampa The Honorable Steve Kornell, City Council Member, City of St. Petersburg A Call to Action Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida Closing Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Executive Networking Breakfast Ι 8:00 a.m. The Cradle to Career Continuum Ι 8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation An Update on Florida's Economy Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Keynote Presentation: The Future of Work Mary O’Hara-Devereaux, CEO, Global Foresight   Download Presentation   A Conversation With Florida's State University System: Connecting Business & Research to Florida's Future Economy Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research, University of Florida Beverly Seay, Member, University of Central Florida Board of Trustees; Chair, UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board Special Presentation: ThinkFlorida.org - A Higher Degree for Business Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida Florida Education Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m. Tracy Pierce, Executive Director, Florida Education Foundation Scott Coble, Florida Community Bank President, Wells Fargo Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education A Conversation With Florida's State College System: Securing Pathways for Florida's Future Earners Ι 1:15 p.m. Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System Ava Parker, President, Palm Beach State College Mike O’Neill, Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney Marlene Spalten, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay A Conversation With CareerSource Florida: Career Readiness for Florida's Jobs in 2030 Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida Pam Nabors, President and CEO, CareerSource Central Florida Angela Pate, President and CEO, Focused Management Solutions Closing Remarks Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Be The First To Know When Registration Opens