The 2018 AIF Annual Conference was on September 12-14th at the JW Marriott in Orlando. Another successful member event, participants were provided an opportunity to hear from policy makers, statewide candidates and business leaders.
The Champions for Business Awards Presentation & Luncheon was well attended and allowed AIF members and their guests the chance to honor several legislators for their extraordinary efforts in support of the business community. This year’s Conference included a detailed review of the Constitution Revision Commission’s work over the past year with an overview of amendments that will be placed on the ballot, a synopsis of the upcoming election and “blue wave” prediction realities, perspectives on the current happenings in Washington D.C., and an important discussion with a group of incoming freshman legislators on their priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Closing out the Conference, AIF’s Vice President of Political Operations, Ryan Tyson, provided the attendees with an insightful look at the populism, race and nationalization of our state politics.
As this is an vital election year, our agenda boasted the names of the Republican nominees running for Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture and Chief Financial Officer. AIF and its Board of Directors announced the endorsement of these candidates at the Conference and provided our attendees with a chance to get to know these four individuals in a more intimate setting. Moreover, the AIFPAC hosted a very successful statewide fundraiser for the cabinet candidates that joined us for the conference and for several candidates running for state House and Senate offices. This event presented a casual and relaxed moment for members to connect with the candidates and discuss stances on the policy issues of Florida’s business community.
Below you will find photosof the speakers and events. Please plan to join us for the 2019 AIF Annual Conference next summer!