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Florida Chamber Annual Meeting & Future of Florida Forum

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 2:00 pm EDT

The sun is shining in Florida and Florida’s economic outlook is brighter than ever. With employment surpassing pre-pandemic levels, a record-breaking GDP, poverty numbers on the decline, global tech titans establishing roots, and infrastructure poised for smart growth and development, Florida is on its way to claiming its spot in the top 10 global economic lineup – Florida’s future is as good as gold.

Join us for the 2022 Florida Chamber Annual Meeting & Future of Florida Forum, October 24-25 in Orlando, where Florida’s key stakeholders, industry leaders, elected officials, community and education advocates will connect to address the future of work and securing Florida’s talent from cradle to career, the state of the current and future economy, Florida’s infrastructure, innovation, tourism, legislation, the brand of Florida and more!

Register yourself and team today!


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DAY 1 – MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022


State of Florida Business in an Accelerating World
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation

Paving the Road to 2030
Susan Towler, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation and Executive Director, Florida Blue

Florida’s Changing Economics, Demographics and Politics
Moderator: Cindy Barth, Editor, Orlando Business Journal | Dr. Ben Tabatabaei, Chief Economist and Executive Director of the International Center for Economic Development, Florida Chamber Foundation | Dave Sobush, CEcD, Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation | Alex Coelho, Director of Data & Analytics, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Bridging the Gaps: The Reimagined Florida Gap Map
Dave Sobush, CEcD, Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation

Brand of Business: Anything is Possible, Reimagine Your Limits
Bill Yeargin, President & CEO, Correct Craft

Keynote Presentation: The Smell of Breakthrough
Jade Simmons, World-Class Concert Artist, Powerhouse Speaker, and CEO of Jade Media Global

Breakthrough Lunch

Talent Reimagined: Reclaiming the American Dream
Introduced by Ricky Dixon, Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections

John Koufos, Second Chance Hiring Expert, Producer and Host, Retaining Talent, and Founder, Cottage Four LLC | Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank

The Future of Education
David Lawrence Jr., Founder and Chair, The Children’s Movement

People in Tech: The Keys to the Future of Work in Florida
Moderator: Saif Y. Ishoof Esq., Founder, Lab22c | Madeline Pumariega, President, Miami-Dade College | Ruben Harris, CEO and Co-Founder, Career Karma | Michael Harbaugh, Global Director of Education Partnerships, Handshake

Talent Street: On the Corner of Education and Workforce Innovation
Moderator: Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida | Michael Williamson, SVP of Global Business Development & Strategy, Lockheed Martin | Dr. Alexander Cartwright, President, University of Central Florida | Dr. Kathleen Plinske, President, Valencia College

Workforce & Education
Dr. Timothy Moore, President, Indian River State College

Future of Work Florida: Building America’s BEST Workforce
Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida | Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation | Senior Chancellor Henry Mack, Florida Department of Education | Chancellor Kevin O’Farrell, Florida Department of Education

Trade & Logistics 2030
Doug Davidson, Chair, TL2030 and Market Executive, Bank of America

TL2030: A Roadmap for Florida to Win the Global Supplychain War
Introduced by Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes

Moderator: Vickie Chachere, Executive Editor, Florida Trend | Ray Aguerrevere, Vice President & General Manager, Custom Metal Designs | Jonathan Daniels, Chairman, Florida Ports Council, and CEO & Port Director, Port Everglades | Laura DiBella, Deputy Secretary, Enterprise Florida

Preventative Health to Build a More Prosperous Future for Florida’s Children
Dr. Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, Chief Population Health Officer, Nemours

A New Vision for Safety, Health & Sustainability in Florida
Katie Yeutter, CFO/COO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Making Florida the Safest, Healthiest and Most Sustainable State in America: Safety Synergists
Mark Morgan, Chair, Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board, and Senior Human Resources Manager, NextEra Energy

Making Florida the Safest, Healthiest and Most Sustainable State in America: Wellness Warriors
Robert “Navy Bob” Roncska, Wellness Warriors Pillar Chair, Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board, and Corporate Executive Director for High Reliability and Unit Culture, AdventHealth

Making Florida the Safest, Healthiest and Most Sustainable State in America: Sustainability Stewards
John Trevathan, Sustainability Stewards Pillar Chair, Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board, and Vice President of Corporate Services & Chief Procurement Officer, Florida Blue

5:00PM – END OF DAY 1

Six Pillars Trivia and Welcome Reception



7:30AM-9:00AM – Breakfast


Keynote Presentation: The Myth of the Blameless Brain – A Mental Health & Wellness Conversation
Dr. Caroline Leaf, Communication Pathologist and Cognitive Neuroscientist

Florida Chamber Annual Meeting
Charles E. Bailes III, Chair, Florida Chamber Board of Directors, and Chairman & CEO, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Tackling Florida’s Insurance Crisis and Battling Frivolous Litigation
Introduced by Jason Gonzalez, Managing Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP

Sherman “Tiger” Joyce, President, American Tort Reform Association

Affordable Housing Introduction – The “Why”
Arthur “AJ” Meyer, Workforce Housing VP of Project Development, ANF Group, Inc.

Opportunities and Challenges for Florida
Introduced by Lisa Rain, Marketing Manager, Economic Development/Innovation and Competitiveness, Duke Energy

Didi Caldwell, President & Founding Principal, Global Location Strategies

Chasing Unicorns: A VC, Start-Up and Incubator Story
Tom Wallace, Managing Partner, Florida Funders

Transportation 2030: The Future of Roads, Rail, Airports and Seaports
Moderator: Ananth Prasad, Chair, Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition and President, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association | Paul Anderson, Chairman, Florida Ports and CEO, Port Tampa Bay | Kevin Thibault, CEO, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority | Christine Kefauver, SVP of Corporate Development, Brightline Trains

The Future of Space is Here
Introduced by Kim Holland, EVP, RS&H

Frank DiBello, President & CEO, Space Florida | Brent Willis, CEO, Vaya Space | Chris Stott, Founder, CEO, & Chair, Lonestar Data Holdings, Inc.

Keynote Presentation: The Mobility Society – Now, Near, Far
Introduced by Racquel Asa, Chief Marketing Officer, BEEP

Paul Warburton, Managing Director EMEA, Global Partner Mobility, Envorso


Florida Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sectors: A Look at Florida Giving Patterns and Wealth Transfer
Introduced by David Odahowski, President & CEO, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Sabeen Perwaiz, President & CEO, Florida Nonprofit Alliance | Ashley Dietz, President & CEO, Florida Philanthropic Network

Decision 2022: Keep Florida, Florida
Moderator: Nick Catroppo, Vice President of Political Operations, Florida Chamber of Commerce | Rick Asnani, Founder & President, Cornerstone Solutions | Max Goodman, Political and Media Strategist, The Max Goodman Agency | Peter Schorsch, President, Extensive Enterprises, and Publisher, Florida Politics and INFLUENCE Magazine

Uniting Business for Good: Advisory Board Perspective
Introduced by Karen Moore, Founder & CEO, Moore, Inc.

Moderator: Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation | Mark Morgan, Chair, Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board, and Senior Human Resources Manager, NextEra Energy | Patty Keenan, Chief Learning Officer, Miller Electric | Paul Sapia, Population Health Strategy Principle, Humana | Tessa LeSage, FutureMakers Coalition Lead, Collaboratory

Where Do We Go From Here?
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation

1:30PM – END OF DAY 2




If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Stephanie Thomas at 850-521-1280 or sthomas@flchamber.com.

Cancellation requests for registrations received by September 24, 2022 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 24, 2022 will not be issued a refund.

If you have questions regarding marketing/sponsorship opportunities, please contact Travis McGilvary at 850-521-1252 or tmcgilvary@flchamber.com.


*Hotel Reservations can be made at:
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

*Disney Coronado Springs Resort still has availability October 23-25 under our hotel group rate, and will continue to honor this rate based on availability. To make a reservation, please call the Disney Group Hotel Reservations Office at (407) 939-4686. Their office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 6:00PM EST, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30AM to 5:00PM EST.

Group Rate: $239



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October 24 @ 10:00 am EDT
October 25 @ 2:00 pm EDT


Stephanie Thomas


Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W Buena Vista Dr
Orlando, FL 32830
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