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Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit: LIVE

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2019 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 and opportunities facing this important industry. Don’t miss out on adding your voice to the conversation.

#IsFLReady for the Future of Military, Defense & Veterans?


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

Welcome and Overview l 9:00 a.m.

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

Florida’s Competitive Advantage: A Federal Perspective

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

Lunch  l 12:00 p.m.    

Emerging Technologies, Expanding Industries, and Potential for Market Impact

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

Rebuilding Tyndall

Mission Ready? From Frontline to Free Enterprise

Keeping Florida the Most Veteran Friendly State

Working Together to Facilitate Transitions and Focus on Florida Veterans

Closing Comments: Recap and Marching Orders

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


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Registration and Breakfast l 8:30 a.m.  

Welcome and Overview l 9:00 a.m.  

Partnering and Investing in Military Communities

Hiring Our Heroes: Corporate Fellowship Program

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

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

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

Summit Concludes l 1:30 p.m.  


All events and times are subject to change

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