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MakeMore Manufacturing Summit: Unleashing Digital Transformation

Associated Industries of Florida, CareerSource Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce,
and FloridaMakes announce the 2023 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit on October 25 – 26 at the Dr.
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Launched in 2018, the MakeMore Manufacturing Summit is a forum to
exchange ideas, challenges, and opportunities needing to be addressed or pursued to strengthen and
advance Florida’s manufacturing sector.

“Digital technologies are changing the way we make things today and the rate of adoption will define the
competitive playing field for manufacturing going forward” says Kevin Carr, CEO of FloridaMakes. “The
MakeMore Manufacturing Summit is our opportunity as government, industry, and academia to come together
and identify the gaps in our manufacturing ecosystem and to provide recommendations for overcoming those

The MakeMore Manufacturing Summit will feature in-depth, summit-wide discussions facilitated by industry,
academic, and economic thought leaders, public and private, on the tooling, training, and education needed
to grow the Industry 4.0 innovation economy. Speakers and presenters from across Florida and the country will
be featured.

For a complete event agenda, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, visit

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About Associated Industries of Florida
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has
represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since
1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster and economic climate in Florida
conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state. For more information on AIF, please visit and follow @VoiceofFLBiz.

About CareerSource Florida
CareerSource Florida, with its business-led board of directors, provides policy direction for talent development
programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s 24 local workforce development
boards and their 100 career centers. The CareerSource Florida State Board serves as the Governor’s principal
workforce policy and investment board, working in partnership with DEO, which is responsible for the state
workforce system’s fiscal and administrative affairs, and local workforce development boards that serve Florida’s
businesses and career seekers. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified,
skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic
prosperity. Learn more at

About the Florida Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statement business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit for more information.

About FloridaMakes
FloridaMakes is a statewide, industry-led, public-private partnership operated by an alliance of Florida’s regional
manufacturers associations with the sole mission of strengthening and advancing Florida’s economy by improving the competitiveness, productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on small- and medium-sized firms. It accomplishes this by providing services focused on three principal value streams: technology adoption, talent development, and business growth. FloridaMakes is the representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network in the state of Florida, a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information about FloridaMakes, please visit and follow @FloridaMakes.

Media Contacts:
Zoraida Velasco, FloridaMakes, 407.430.7714

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