Florida Economic Development Conference
July 13-15, 2015 • Orlando, FL

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Agenda

Monday, July 13

12:00PM
Registration Opens
1:00PM
FEDC Board Meeting
6:00PM
Networking Reception
2015 Promotion and Marketing Awards Presentation
7:30PM
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, July 14

7:30AM
Breakfast on your own
8:30AM
Silent Auction Opens
8:30AM
Opening Plenary featuring
Bill Johnson, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO, Enterprise Florida
9:30AM
Leadership Plenary
10:45AM
Innovation Plenary
11:15AM
Technology Plenary featuring Tim Hale, Coastal Cloud
11:45AM
Break
12:00PM
Luncheon Keynote – Stan W. Connally Jr., President and CEO of Gulf Power Company
1:15PM
Break
1:30PM
Site Location Plenary featuring
Gray Swoope, president & CEO, Vision First Advisors
2:15PM
Rural Plenary
3:00PM
Competitive Workforce Plenary
3:45PM
Economic Update Plenary featuring
Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness
4:15PM
Break
5:00PM
Reception hosted by Florida Trend
6:00PM
Eunice Sullivan Economic Development and
Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year Dinner

Wednesday, July 15

7:30AM
Breakfast Plenary featuring the Space Industry
8:15AM
Break
8:30AM
Concurrent Professional Development Roundtables

  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Business Attraction Marketing
  • International Trade
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership (for CEOs, presidents, directors, etc.)
10:30AM
Break
10:45AM
Florida Leadership Panel featuring
Bill Johnson, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO, EFI
Chris Hart IV, President & CEO
Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Frank DiBello, President & CEO, Space Florida
11:30AM
Luncheon – 20 Years of the Florida High Tech Corridor featuring
Dr. Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida
Dr. Kent Fuchs, President, Univeristy of Florida
Dr. John Hitt, President, University of Central Florida
Presentation of the Dan Webster Young Innovator Scholarship Award sponsored by The Corridor
1:30PM
Adjourn