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The AIF Annual Conference was held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes from September 12 – 14, 2018. At this year’s Conference, we welcomed members from all parts of Florida to participate in a variety of hot topic panels, as well as heard from guest speakers including business executives, legislative leaders and political experts. This two-day meeting covered an array of the business community’s most important issues.

Additionally, the Annual Champions for Business Awards Presentation & Luncheon was held during the Annual Conference. A highly anticipated event, AIF members and their guests welcomed the Champions for Business award winners and congratulated those legislators that are strong and forceful advocates for the business community.

The Foundation of AIF kicked off the Annual Conference with the 2018 Golf Tournament.  Florida Legislators and other “celebrity golfers” were paired with sponsoring teams.

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Wednesday, September 12th
11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Foundation of AIF Golf Tournament
Location:  The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
(Additional fees apply.)

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Location:  Monterey Room, located in Citron Restaurant, JW Marriott
Dinner on your own

Thursday, September 13th
9:00 am
AIF Board Meeting
Directors Only 
11:30 am
Welcome by Tom Feeney
Tom Feeney
President and CEO
Association Industries of Florida
11:35 am
Buffet Lunch
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
12:30 pm
Champions for Business Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
View Winners
1:15 pm
Conference Opening by Tom Feeney
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Tom Feeney
President and CEO
Association Industries of Florida
1:30 pm
CRC Amendments on the Ballot
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Fred Karlinsky
2018 CRC Member and
Shareholder Greenberg Traurig
1:50 pm
Joint Resolutions, Citizen’s initiatives and the Florida CRC
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Ryan Tyson
VP - Political Operations
Association Industries of Florida
2:30 pm
Blue Wave or Not? A Look at the Upcoming Elections
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Steve Vancore
Partner
VancoreJones Communications
3:00 pm
Social Media, Changing Demographics and Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Zach Moffatt
CEO Targeted Victory
3:25 pm
A Conversation with Judge Ashley Moody, Candidate for Attorney General
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Ashley Moody (R)
Candidate for Florida Attorney General
3:45 pm
A Conversation with Representative Matt Caldwell, Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Matt Caldwell (R)
Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture
4:05 pm
A Conversation with Governor Rick Scott, Candidate for U.S. Senate
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Governor Rick Scott (R)
Candidate for US Senate
4:20 pm
A Conversation with CFO Jimmy Patronis, Florida Chief Financial Officer
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Jimmy Patronis (R)
Candidate for Chief Financial Officer
4:40 pm
A Conversation with Congressman Ron DeSantis, Candidate for Governor
Location: Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Ron DeSantis (R)
Candidate for Governor
5:00 pm
Conference Meetings Adjourn
5:00 - 5:30 pm
AIFPAC VIP Pre-Reception (by invitation only)
Location:  Cordova 2, Lower Level, JW Marriott
5:00 - 5:30 pm
AIF Annual Conference Welcome Reception (All attendees)
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom A, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
5:30 - 7:00 pm
AIFPAC Statewide Candidate Fundraising Reception (All Attendees)
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom A, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
7:00 pm
Champions for Business Dinner (Chairman’s Circle & Platinum Sponsors Only)
Location:  Primo Restaurant, JW Marriott

Friday, September 14th
8:30 am
Breakfast Available
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
9:35 am
Washington Perspective
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Al Cardenas
Partner
The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners
Senior Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
10:00 am
New Member Panel
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
A discussion with several new members of the Florida Legislature.
Joe Casello (D)
(H-90)
Javier Fernández (D)
(H-114)
Josie Tomkow (R)
(H-39)
11:00 am
Populism, Race and Nationalization of our State Politics
Location:  Palazzo Ballroom F, Lobby Level, JW Marriott
Ryan Tyson
VP - Political Operations
Association Industries of Florida
Noon
Adjourn and Casual Lunch Available


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Silver Sponsors