National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies

National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies

For 10 years, CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay have successfully hosted the annual Tampa Bay Regional Business & Education Summit. During the annual event, business and education leaders from both sides of Tampa Bay in one setting to focus on region specific industry needs. Past speakers included: Steve Wozniak, Theresa Payton, Adam Davidson, Dr. Barry Asmus, and Jeff Colvin.

The time has come to take the next step.

Join us December 7th - 9th at the St. Petersburg Clearwater Marriott for The Voice of Business: National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies. Invited speakers include: Senator Marco Rubio, Representative Virginia Foxx, Senator Patty Murray and Governor Rick Scott.

Who Should Attend?

Employers • Workforce Professionals • Economic Developers • Educators

Keynote Speaker

Mark Blyth, Political Economist & Author

​​ Noted author, professor and expert on global politics and economics, Dr. Blyth regularly speaks to diverse global audiences including financial institutions, multi-national corporations, associations, governments and literary festivals. In addition to keynote speeches, he is a sought after moderator and live interviewer for notable figures such as Tony Blair, Gerhard Schroeder, and the ex-Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. Blyth distinguishes himself on the speaking circuit with an ability to break down complex, financial and political issues with clarity and sharp Scottish wit. He predicted the Brexit vote, Trump’s election and Italy’s referendum well before most pundits.

Hear him speak about “The Politics of Money: After the 2016 Election.”

Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 7th

  • 3:00-4:00 Regional Sector Strategy Update
  • 4:30-6:00 Advance Robotics for Manufacturing Institute: The Impact of Automation and Robotics on the Workforce
  • 6:00- 7:00 Networking

Friday, December 8th

  • 9:00-9:30 Welcome, General Remarks and Opening Speaker
  • 9:30 - 11:00 Speaker - Mark Blyth- Topic: The Politics of Money: After the 2016 Election
  • 11:30- 1:00 Lunch and Economist and Workforce Panel
    Scott Brown, PhD, Raymond James Financial Services
    Robert G Broyles,Boeing
    Angel Brown, BayCare Health System
    Cassie Batayias, Gulfstream Aerospace
    Steve Moldrem, Embraer Executive Aircraft
  • 1:30-3:00 Industry Breakout Sessions
    Financial and Shared Services
  • 3:30-5:00 Wrap Up/Networking

Saturday, December 9th

  • 9:00 - 12:00 Morning Introduction - Conference Closing

Conference Details

When: December 7 - December 9, 2017

Where: Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater
              12600 Roosevelt Boulevard
              St.Petersburg, FL 33716

Cost: $125.00 per person

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Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater


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Big Thanks to Our Sponsors

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Duke Energy

Great Bay Distributors

IBEW #308

Palms of Pasadena Hospital

National Electrical Contractors Association

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute

National Aviation Academy

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute

St. Petersburg College