Tri-Regional Business Summit 9/24/14

Tri-Regional Business Summit - 09/24/2014 - Port Canaveral, Cruise Terminal 6 - Register Now

This event marks the first time Florida’s business community will have the opportunity to hear from business and workforce leaders within three regions in Florida: Lake/Orange/Osceola/Seminole/Sumter, Brevard and Flagler & Volusia.


Wednesday, September 24th


Port Canaveral, Cruise Terminal 6



8:00am-8:30am      Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am-8:45am      Opening Remarks

John Walsh, CEO, Port Canaveral

Chris Hart, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida

8:45am-9:30am     Bring Your Marketing Full Circle in the 21st Century

Diane Michael, Founder and Creative Director, Callan Group.

Diane Michael will update you on current Marketing trends; describe how to bring your marketing full circle and how to get the most of your invested dollars and time. With proven results in the electronic landscape, Diane knows how to take your goals, create an action plan and offer tips to stay on course. You will leave with a better understanding of how strategic marketing works successfully when planned and executed properly.

9:30am-10:15am        Regional Business Panel and Q&A Session

John Walsh, Canaveral Port Authority; Frank O’Dea, Florida Department of Transportation; Sara Hale, Coastal Cloud;  Frank DiBello, Space Florida

Panelists share their economic plans and current developments including their visions for the region’s future business climate.

10:15am-10:30am     Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30am-11:15am    There is No Such Thing as a Secure Organization or Business

Mark Wolfgang, CISSP, RHCE, President/ CEO of Shorebreak Security.

Proactive organizations no longer focus exclusively on prevention. They know that at some point they WILL be compromised and focus on identifying risks and managing them. You will learn about “state of the art” information assurance and approaches for ensuring your data is both protected by Information Technology, processes, and people, and available when you need it.

11:15am-12:20pm      Talent Gap Implementation Plan & Release of Talent Gap Study

Lisa Rice, president, CareerSource Brevard

Pamela Nabors,  president & CEO, CareerSource Central Florida

Robin King, president & CEO, CareerSource Flagler Volusia

The Talent Gap Study report takes an in-depth look at the perceptions of the area workforce and identifies the skills necessary to create a steady talent pipeline to meet current and evolving business needs within the Central Florida area.

12:20pm-12:30pm     Closing Remarks