Focus on 2018
A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast
2017 saw markets rally to new heights. Will that trend continue? What other activities will dominate business headlines in the year ahead. What will it mean for you?
Get some perspectives at the Chamber’s Focus on 2018: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast . This annual signature event features a panel of business a nd political experts who will share predictions and provide insight on significant global, national and regional issues destined to impact the Tampa Bay economy.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater
Confirmed Panelists to Date:
• Steve Cona III, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, leads the commercial construction trade association serving over 400 member co mpanies on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The association’s mission is to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC serves. Known as the voice of commercial const ruction, ABC is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 members across the country.
• Stacy S. Dochoda is President and CEO of Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Inc. The FRCC is a not – for – profit Florida company that’s mission is to identify, prioritize, and assure effective and cost efficient mitigation of risks to the reliability and security of the peninsular Florida power system. Stacy has over 30 years’ experience in the electric utility industry, including 25 years with Reliant Energy Inc. and its predecessor, Houston Lighting and Power Company. Her experience there was primarily in regulatory and electric market design, including serving as vice president of Regul atory Affairs. Prior to FRCC, Stacy served as the general manager of the Southwest Power Pool Regional Entity (SPP RE), an eight – state area that includes all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas .
T ourism Industry Forecast
• Ken Lawson, President and CEO of Visit Florida is responsible for leading the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, which serves as Florida’s official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe. VISIT FLORIDA has 136 full and part time positions in Florida and an international team of contracted staff covering Canada, China, India, Germany, Latin America and the United Kingdom.
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Open to four businesses with the following benefits:
• Reserved Table: For seven guests and one featured Focus 2018 panelist to share breakfast. ($360 value)