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2022 Florida Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit

April 28

Florida is growing quickly. It is estimated that Florida will grow by four million more residents by the year 2030 to an approximately 26 million people. This brings both challenges and opportunities to connect Florida’s communities to one another, and to global markets, as we work to preserve the environmental and community assets that support Florida’s continued economic growth.

Join The Florida Chamber Foundation for the 2022 Florida Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit, April 28th, at the Marriott Jacksonville. Florida’s top business and transportation leaders, economic developers, logistics leaders, land and water experts, lawmakers and other key industry leaders will discuss the latest developments and solutions for achieving the Florida 2030 Blueprint’s infrastructure goals – all designed to prepare Florida for smart growth and development.


Please join us on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00-7:00PM for our complimentary welcome reception.

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Official Welcome
Beth Kigel, VP of Intelligent Transportation and Emerging Mobility Solutions, HNTB & Chair, Autonomous Florida

State of Play: Building & Growing Florida the Right Way
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation

Positioning Florida as a Solution in the Supply Chain Crisis
David Gillespie, EVP, Florida Chamber Foundation

TL2030: Unveiling the Roadmap to Growing Florida to 2030
John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics

TL2030: Florida’s Continued Leadership in Trade, Logistics & Export-Oriented Manufacturing
Moderator: Greg Britton, Executive Director, Florida SBDC Network | TJ Villamil, SVP of International Trade & Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc. | Rovena Pando, CFO, FloridaMakes | Beth Cicchetti, Executive Director, Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC)

Building Florida’s Transportation Future
Brad Thoburn, Assistant Secretary for Strategic Development, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

A Vision for Florida’s Infrastructure Future
The Honorable Sam Garrison, Florida House of Representatives

Leveraging Federal Infrastructure for Florida’s Future
Ananth Prasad, Chair, Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition & President, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association

Autonomous Florida: Making Florida the Mobility Innovation Capital of the World
Beth Kigel, Chair, Autonomous Florida & VP, HNTB

Innovation and Collaboration: The Connected Vehicle Pilot Program
Moderator: Beth Kigel, Chair, Autonomous Florida & VP, HNTB | Greg Slater, CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) | Sue Bai, Chief Engineer, Division Director, Honda

JTA’s Investment in Autonomous
Nat Ford, CEO, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Supporting Electrification Infrastructure: EVs’ Growth and Funding in Florida
Crystal Stiles, Senior Director of Development, Distributed Technologies & Mobility, FPL

Look Up! Mobility Reimagined
Moderator: Beth Kigel, Chair, Autonomous Florida, and VP, HNTB | Matthew Land, Public Policy & Government Relations, Eve Air Mobility | Oliver Gilbert, Vice Chair, Miami-Dade County Commission


The Future of Florida Housing & Workplace
Margy Grant, CEO, Florida Realtors Association | Dr. Brad O’Connor, Chief Economist, Florida Realtors Association

The Future of Resilient Growth in Florida
Moderator: Michelle Diffenderfer, President & Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker | Tara Duhy, Executive Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker | Mayor JohnPaul O’Connor, City of Westlake | Don Hearing, Owner & President, Cotleur & Hearing

Florida’s Ports: Access the World
Robert Peek, Director & General Manager of Business Development, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) | Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation

Florida’s Spaceport: The Future is Now
Frank DiBello, CEO, Space Florida | George “Gordy” Houser, Director of Florida Site Operations & Worldwide Satellite Launch Operations, Lockheed Martin Space | James Hinds, CEO, Airbus OneWeb Satellites

On Track: The Vision for Florida Rail
Mike Reininger, CEO, Brightline Trains

What Does Florida Need to Do to Be More Globally Competitive?
Moderator: David Gillespie, EVP, Florida Chamber Foundation | Dr. Natacha Yacinthe, Executive Manager of Seaport Planning, Port Everglades | Emir Piñeda, Trade & Logistics Manager, Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Protecting Florida’s Water and Land
Ernie Barnett, Executive Director, Florida Land Council

Site Ready: Preparing Rural Florida for Growth & Diversification
Moderator: Beth Cicchetti, Executive Director, FEDC | Derek Cooper, VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast | Griff Salmon, Principal, VisionFirst Advisors | Susan West, Water Wastewater Engineer, JEA

Tapping Into Florida’s Energy Future
Justin Stankiewicz, Director of RNG Development, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Future of Work: Addressing Florida’s Talent Infrastructure
Ivette Faulkner, EVP of Strategic Communication & Marketing, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Career Spotlight: Building Florida’s Future Talent Pipeline – Trucking
Alix Miller, CEO, Florida Trucking Association

Career Spotlight: Building Florida’s Future Talent Pipeline – Aviation
Joy Gonzalez, Boeing

Career Spotlight: Building Florida’s Future Talent Pipeline – STEM
Abe Alangadan, Senior Portfolio Project Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision

Setting the Course for Even Smarter Growth to 2030
Mark Wilson, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation



In-Person Early Bird Registration – $299.00 (early bird registration closes March 28, 2022)
In-Person Regular Registration – $329.00 (after March 28, 2022)
Virtual/Livestream Registration: $199.00
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Thomas at 850-521-1280 or sthomas@flchamber.com for more information.

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Questions? Please contact Travis McGilvary at 850-521-1252 or tmcgilvary@flchamber.com for more information.

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*Hotel Reservations can be made at:
Marriott Jacksonville
4670 Salisbury Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Room Rate: $179
Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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Marriott Jacksonville
4670 Salisbury Rd
Jacksonville, FL United States
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