MAKE MORE Manufacturing Summit 2019

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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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

7:30 a.m. NETWORKING BREAKFAST AND ON-SITE REGISTRATION
8:30 a.m.

SUMMIT BEGINS

Welcome Remarks
Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
Zoraida Velasco, Vice President, External Affairs, FloridaMakes

Setting the Stage: Florida’s Manufacturing Productivity
Kevin Carr, Chief Executive Officer, FloridaMakes

An Update on Florida’s Business Climate
Ken Lawson, Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Keynote Address: The State of Florida’s Manufacturing
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation

10:00 a.m.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSION
Setting the Stage: Talent-Driven Strategies for Manufacturing and other Key Florida Sectors
Michelle Dennard, President and Chief Executive Officer, CareerSource Florida, Inc.

Moderator: Nicole Gislason, Director, Office of Workforce and Industrial Innovation, University of West Florida

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

Manufacturer's Perspectives
Abe Alangadan, Senior Project Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision
Bayne Beecher, Production Control Manager, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors
Bill Wydra, President and Owner, Ashland Technologies

11:30 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAK
Visit the Made in Florida Showcase Expo

12:15 p.m.

LUNCH KEYNOTE
Introduction: Ray Aguerrevere, Vice President and General Manager, Custom Metal Designs
The Future of Manufacturing – The Impact of Technology in the Industry
Luis Benavides, Partner, McKinsey & Company

1:30 p.m.

NETWORKING DESSERT RECEPTION
Hosted by the FloridaMakes Board of Directors at the Made in Florida Showcase Expo

1:45 p.m

BUSINESS GROWTH SESSION
Setting the Stage: The Role of Manufacturing in a More Competitive Florida
Bob Ward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Council of 100

Moderator: John Krug, Economic Development Manager, Niagra Bottling

The Cape is Back: And This Time, it’s Commercial!: Dale Ketcham, Vice President, Government and External Affairs, Space Florida
Manufacturing and its Importance to Innovation & Technology: Laurie Moncrieff, Executive Director, DefenseWerx
Growing Florida's Life Sciences: Geary A. Havran, Board Chair, Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium and President of NDH Medical, Inc.
Providing Fertile Ground: Bill “Roto” Reuter, President, Florida Defense Contractors Association

Manufacturers’ Perspectives
Luis Gonzalez-Mendez, Director Process Engineer, Trividia Health
Cecily Lavender, Manager of Special Projects, OneWeb Satellites
Suzanne Looper, Quality Director, Vertex Crestview

3:15 p.m

BUSINESS CLIMATE SESSION
Moderator: Robert Weissert, Executive Vice President and Counsel to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida TaxWatch

Tom Feeney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Industries of Florida
Margaret Good, Florida House of Representatives, District 72
Bill Herrle, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business
Lawrence McClure, Florida House of Representatives, District 58
Lake Ray, President, Florida Manufacturing & Logistics Council
Bob Ward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Council of 100

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & Next Steps

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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
Nicole Gislason
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Margaret Good
Democratic Party
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
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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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