We welcome AIF members to join us for the Annual Conference, held at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee. This year’s speakers will include legislative leaders, political experts and business executives covering a variety of hot topics and issues most important to the business community. Please see the agenda below.



Monday, October 28th
8:30 am
Coffee and Networking
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Governor Ron DeSantis

Attorney General Ashley Moody
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried
Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee)
Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, Chief Resilience Officer, State of Florida
Project Sunrise - An Economic Competitiveness Strategy for the State of Florida
Bob Ward, President & CEO - The Florida Council of 100
Enterprise Florida Update
Jamal Sowell, President & CEO - Enterprise Florida
How the Space Industry Impacts Florida
Mark Bontrager, VP of Spaceport Operations - Space Florida

State & Federal Political Update
Ryan Tyson, Chief Political Strategist - AIF
New Legislators Panel
Rep. Jason Shoaf (R)
House District 7
Rep. Randy Maggard (R)
House District 38
Panel: Cybersecurity - A look at some of the current threats to the business community and discussions on the latest solutions.
Panel: Disaster/Hurricane Response - It has been one year since Hurricane Michael. How did the business community respond, and what were the lessons learned?
Medical Marijuana & Hemp - What are the impacts on Florida’s business community and employers?
3:00 pm
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Member Reception
Location: Governors Club Lounge (All Annual Conference registrants and their guests are welcome to stop by and join us at this casual reception)

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