MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit 2019 (General Admission)

May 31, 2019 8:00 am - May 31, 2019 4:00 pm
JW Marriott
4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, Florida 32837

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About This Event

The MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around connecting ecosystem stakeholders with the needs and realities of industry leaders from the manufacturing sector. It intends to serve as an annual platform to exchange ideas around how our state resources are addressing the impact of market dynamics, economic trends and policies, and new technologies in this sector. Join in-depth discussions as we build a road-map to strengthen and advance Florida’s economy through innovation, talent development, and leveraging our resources to accelerate the productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector.

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2019 PROGRAM

NOTE: All networking activities will take place at the Made in Florida Showcase Expo

NETWORKING Breakfast
MORNING SESSION

Master of Ceremony: Tony Carvajal, Executive Director, Florida Chamber Foundation

Welcome Remarks: Zoraida Velasco, Vice President External Affairs, FloridaMakes

Setting the Stage: Kevin Carr, CEO, FloridaMakes

An Update on Florida’s Business Climate: Ken Lawson, Executive Director, Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity

The State of Florida’s Manufacturing: Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist & Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation

TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSION

Setting the stage - Talent-Driven Strategies for Manufacturing and Other Key Florida Sectors: Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida, Inc.

Moderator: Nicole Gislason, Director, Office of Career and Professional Education, University of West Florida

  • Manufacturing Careers: Pipeline and Pathways: Marilyn Barger, Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center
  • Expanding Apprenticeships: Dehryl McCall, Senior Director, Business & Workforce Development, CareerSource Florida, Inc.
  • Workforce Education System – Pathway to a Career: Eric Owens, Senior Educational Program Director, Florida Department of Education

Manufacturers’ Perspectives:

  • Abe Alangadan, Senior Project Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision
  • Bayne Beecher, Production Control Manager, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors
  • Bill Wydra, Owner, Ashland Technologies
NETWORKING Made in Florida Showcase Pavilion
LUNCH Keynote - The future of manufacturing, the impact of technology in the industry: Luis Benavides, Partner, McKinsey & Company
NETWORKING Dessert Reception hosted by the FloridaMakes Board of Directors
BUSINESS GROWTH SESSION

Setting the stage - The role of manufacturing in a more competitive Florida: Bob Ward, President and CEO, Florida Council of 100

Moderator: John Krug, Economic Development Manager, Niagara Bottling

  • Life Sciences: Geary A. Havran, Board Chair, Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium and President of NDH Medical, Inc.
  • Commercial Space: Dale Ketcham, VP Government and External Affairs, Space Florida
  • Defense: Bill “Roto” Reuter, President, Florida Defense Contractors Association
  • Manufacturing and its importance to Innovation & Technology: Laurie Moncrieff, Executive Director, DefenseWerx

Manufacturers’ Perspectives:

  • Luis Gonzalez-Mendez, Director Process Engineer, Trividia Health
  • Cecily Lavender, Manager, Special Projects, OneWeb Satellites
  • Suzanne Looper, Quality Director, Vertex
BUSINESS CLIMATE SESSION

Moderator: Robert Weissert, Executive Vice President and Counsel to the CEO, Florida TaxWatch

  • Tom Feeney, President and CEO, Associated Industries of Florida
  • Lake Ray, President, Florida Manufacturing and Logistics Council
  • Bob Ward, President and CEO, Florida Council of 100
  • Bill Herrle, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Lawrence McClure, Florida House Representative, State of Florida

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Summit Speakers

Abe Alangadan
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Abe Alangadan
Johnson & Johnson Vision
Ray Aguerrevere
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Ray Aguerrevere
Custom Metal Designs
Marilyn Barger
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Marilyn Barger
Florida Advanced Technological Education Center
Bayne Beecher
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Bayne Beecher
PGT® Custom Windows + Doors
Luis Benavides
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Luis Benavides
McKinsey & Company
Kevin Carr
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Kevin Carr
FloridaMakes
Tony Carvajal
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Tony Carvajal
Florida Chamber Foundation
Michelle  Dennard
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Michelle Dennard
CareerSource Florida, Inc.
Tom Feeney
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Tom Feeney
Associated Industries of Florida
Nicole Gislason
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Nicole Gislason
University of West Florida
Luis Gonzalez-Mendez
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Luis Gonzalez-Mendez
Trividia Health
Geary Havran
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Geary Havran
Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium / NDH Medical
Bill Herrle
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Bill Herrle
NFIB in Florida
Dale Ketcham
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Dale Ketcham
Space Florida
John Krug
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John Krug
Niagara Bottling
Cecily Lavender
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Cecily Lavender
OneWeb Satellites
Ken Lawson
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Ken Lawson
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Suzanne Looper
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Suzanne Looper
Vertex Crestview
Dehryl McCall
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Dehryl McCall
CareerSource Florida, Inc.
Laurie Moncrieff
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Laurie Moncrieff
Defensewerx
Eric Owens
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Eric Owens
Florida Department of Education
Jerry Parrish
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Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D.
Florida Chamber Foundation
Lake Ray
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Lake Ray
Florida Manufacturing & Logistics Council
Bill
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Bill "Roto" Reuter
Florida Defense Contractors Association
Bob Ward
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Zoraida Velasco
FloridaMakes
Bob Ward
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Bob Ward
Florida Council of 100
 Robert Weissert
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Robert Weissert
Florida TaxWatch
Bill Wydra
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Bill Wydra
Ashland Technologies

When & Where

JW Marriott
4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, Florida 32837

May 31, 2019 8:00 am -
May 31, 2019 4:00 pm

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