Outlook 2022 Segment

Outlook 2022 Segment
As 2021 comes to an end, the sector leaves behind an unprecedented time of change, adaptation and resilience. Change, however, is always on the horizon. The emergence of the Smart Factory and its transformation of the sector continues. Keeping our workforce skilled while growing the next generation is ongoing. Growing manufacturers from 2nd to 3rd stage is exciting and challenging. Policies that affect the sector will either help or hinder. This session will take a bold leap into 2022 with a “future focused” agenda that brings together industry experts and trailblazers ready to tackle the big issues. 

Program-At-A-Glance

October 26, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m.
Registration opens

12:00 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Zoraida Velasco, Executive Vice President, FloridaMakes
Session 1 - State of the Manufacturing Economy
  • Setting the stage: Florida’s productivity outlook, Maria Alfano, FloridaMakes
  • A National View: Where Manufacturing is growing and where it's not, Ken Voytek, Principal. Mountain View Economics
  • A Florida View: Update on the MFG Goal for the 2030 Blueprint, Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation
Lunch - Our Future Together: Facilitated table topics

Session 2 - Business Growth: Getting companies to the next level
  • Moderator: Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Greg Britton, Chief Executive Officer, The Small Business Development Network
  • Adam Callaway, Assistant Secretary, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • David Carrier, CEO & Founder, Quantum Flo and Board Chair, GrowFL
  • Destin Wells, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Florida

Dessert Break

Bronze Winners
: Recognition of the Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards

Session 3 - Talent Development: Industry 4.0 and the talent pipeline
  • Moderator: Tina Berger, Senior Advisor, Manufacturing Talent Development, FloridaMakes
  • NiñaFe Awong, Career & Technical Education Director, Florida Department of Education
  • Mimi Coenen, Chief Operating Officer, CareerSource Central Florida
  • Marilyn Barger, Executive Director, FLATE
  • Marcelo Dossantos, Director, Talent Development, FlordaMakes

Silver Winners
: Recognition of the Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards

Session 4 - Business Climate: 2022 Legislative Priorities impacting manufacturing
  • Setting the Stage: The upcoming 2021 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit Report, Bob Nave, Vice President, Research, Florida TaxWatch
  • Moderator: Joe Mayer, Director, Government Relations, Lockheed Martin 
  • The honorable Tom Wright, Florida State Senator, District 14
  • The honorable Elizabeth Fetterhoff, Florida House Representative, District 26
  • Tom Feeney, Chief Executive Officer, Associated Industries of Florida
  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida TaxWatch
Gold Winners: Recognition of the Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards

2021 Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award Winners Recognition
  • Ray Aguerrevere, Board Chair, FloridaMakes and Vice President / General Manager, Custom Metal Designs
Bob Provitola Manufacturing Leadership Award
  • Special remarks: David Walsh, Managing Director, Takotagroup and former President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
  • Finalists recognition: Zoraida Velasco, Executive Vice President, FloridaMakes 
  • Award Presentation:
    • Ray Aguerrevere, Board Chair, FloridaMakes and Vice President / General Manager, Custom Metal Designs
    • Ehrinn Provitola,  Honored guest and wife of the late Bob Provitola
    • Ryan Provitola, Honored guest and son of the late Bob Provitola

Closing Remarks
  • Zoraida Velasco, Executive Vice President, FloridaMakes

Made in Florida Networking Reception

Who should attend?
  • CEOs 
  • C-suite executives 
  • Business owners 
  • Economic Development professionals 
  • Education leaders  
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem 
  • Technology experts
  • Workforce Development Professionals

Hybrid Event:
In-person: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836)
Virtual: https://www.floridamakemore.com/events/virtual-summit

WHEN
October 26, 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 pm