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The AIF Board of Directors and our Corporate Sponsors cordially invite you to attend the AIF Annual Conference held at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando from August 22-24, 2017. At this year’s Conference, we will welcome members from all parts of Florida to participate in a variety of hot topic panels, as well as hear from guest speakers including business executives, legislative leaders and political experts. This two-day meeting will cover an array of the business community’s most important issues.

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

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Tuesday, August 22nd
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk
All Conference registrants, guests, and speakers are welcome to attend this event.
Universal CityWalk

Wednesday, August 23rd
8:00 am
Breakfast Available
9:00 am
Welcome - Tom Feeney, AIF President & CEO

 

 

Opening Speaker - Jimmy Patronis, Florida Chief Financial Officer

 

 
General Session including:

 

Workers’ Compensation Update with:
Sen. Rob Bradley
(R-Orange Park)
Rep. Danny Burgess
(R-Zephyrhills)

 

Constitution Revision Commission Panel    
Moderator:  Carlos Alfonso, Chair, The Council of 100 CRC Task Force & 1997-1998 CRC Commissioner
Panelists:
CRC Commissioner
Marva Johnson
CRC Commissioner
Fred Karlinsky
CRC Commissioner
Sen. Tom Lee
CRC Commissioner
Former Sen. Chris Smith

 

Candidates for Florida’s Cabinet Positions
Commissioner of Agriculture Candidates
Attorney General Candidate
Rep. Matt Caldwell Mr. Paul Paulson Rep. Jay Fant

 

Noon
Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Commissioner Adam Putnam, Florida Department of Agriculture

 

 

Afternoon on your own
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Champions for Business Reception & Awards Ceremony
All Conference registrants, guests, and speakers are welcome to attend this event.
2017 Champions for Business Award Recipients
Gov. Rick Scott
Confirmed
Sen. Keith Perry
(R-Gainesville)

Confirmed
Sen. Kelli Stargel
(R-Lakeland)

Confirmed
Rep. Ben Albritton
(R-Bartow)

Invited
       
 
Rep. Jim Boyd
(R-Bradenton)

Invited
Rep. Danny Burgess
(R-Zephyrhills)

Confirmed
Rep. Jay Fant
(R-Jacksonville)

Confirmed
 
 
Attending Legislators (as of August 18)
Sen. Dennis Baxley
(R-Lady Lake)
Sen. Dana Young
(R-Tampa)
Rep.Larry Ahern
(R-Seminole)
Rep. Jason Brodeur
(R-Sanford)
Rep. Colleen Burton
(R-Lakeland)
Rep. Kimberly Daniels
(D-Jacksonville)
Rep. Sam Killebrew
(R-Winter Haven)
Rep. Stan McClain
(R-Ocala)
   
  Rep. Kionne McGhee
(D-Cutler Bay)
Rep. Rick Roth
(R-Palm Beach Gardens)
 

 

7:00 pm
Champions for Business Dinner (Platinum Sponsors Only)

Thursday, August 24th
8:30 am
Breakfast Available
9:00 am
General Session including:

 

Candidates for Florida’s Cabinet Positions
Chief Financial Officer
Candidate
Attorney General
Candidate
Commissioner of Agriculture Candidate
Former Sen. Jeremy Ring Judge Ashley Moody Former Rep.
Baxter Troutman

 

Guest Speaker – Peter Antonacci, Enterprise Florida, Inc.

 

 

Guest Speaker – House Speaker Richard Corcoran

 

 

Political Forecast with Ryan Tyson, AIF VP of Political Affairs

 

Noon
Adjourn and Casual Lunch


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