One-day summit to feature discussions on transportation, infrastructure and economic development
Tampa, Florida – September 16, 2013 – Leading organizations from the Tampa Bay region are joining forces to host a summit to discuss the issues of transportation, infrastructure and economic development. The one-day summit, “Building Florida’s Future,” will be held in conjunction with the announcement of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Trade and Logistics study.
The event is scheduled for Monday November 4, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Tampa Port Authority, Cruise Terminal 3. It will feature presentations and panel discussions by regional and national economic leaders. In addition to discussions on transportation, infrastructure and economic development, highlights will include talks on workforce, education and trade.
Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and co-chair of “Building America’s Future Educational Fund” will be the keynote speaker.
Other speakers and panelists include:
- Paul Anderson, Port President and CEO, Tampa Port Authority
- Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa
- Chris Hart, President and CEO, Workforce Florida,
- Joe Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport
- Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
“Building Florida’s Future Summit is a great opportunity for West Florida and Central Florida to share countless success stories and showcase what is in store for the region’s future,” said Doug Davidson, Market Executive of Bank of America, “From the Florida Chamber’s 2013 Trade and Logistics study to the panel discussions, Building Florida’s Future will be a marquee event that will give attendees actual ‘takeaways’ they can use in their communities for years to come.”
Building Florida’s Future Summit is a partnership between the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Florida, Bank of America, Tampa Bay Partnership, Tampa Port Authority and Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council.
For more information and to register, visit: www.BuildingFloridasFuture.org.