Invest: Miami Launches First-Ever Comprehensive Annual Investment Guide on Miami-Dade
Thursday, May 28, 11:00am-2:00pm
Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, 8th floor
2889 McFarlane Road
Miami, FL 33133
11:00 a.m. – Arrival and reception
11:45 p.m. – Welcome address by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
12:15 p.m. – Panel discussion
1:15 p.m. – Presentation of Invest: Miami 2015 and closing remarks
Local CEOs and community leaders gather to discuss how Miami will become the next great global metropolis.
The editorial team behind Invest: Miami and a panel of renowned community leaders to unveil Invest: Miami 2015, a 200-page business review covering the key issues facing Miami-Dade’s economy and featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Miami is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on Miami to external investors and the global business community, and 2) to promote Miami as a place to invest and do business. The 16 industries covered include: real estate; construction; banking and financial services; health; education; trade and logistics.
Invest: Miami 2015 will be introduced during a special luncheon that will start with a keynote address by Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, and then feature a panel of distinguished local leaders who will discuss innovations in their respective sectors and provide insights as to why Miami is becoming the next major global hub. The panel will be moderated by Adeline Oka, editorial director of Invest: Miami. Panelists will include:
· Dr. Eduardo Padron, President, Miami-Dade College
· David Martin, President, Terra
· Matt Allen, Executive Vice President & COO, Related Group
· Wayne Brackin, Executive Vice President & COO, Baptist Health
· Rob Bowlby, Market President Miami-Dade County, BB&T
Invest: Miami 2015 is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing Miami-Dade’s economy featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Miami is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on Miami to external investors and the global business community, and 2) to promote Miami as a place to invest and do business.
The book conducts a deep dive of the top economic sectors in the county (full list: Construction and Real Estate; Trade and Logistics; Transportation; Banking and Finance; Technology and Innovation; Health; Education; Retail; Tourism; Entertainment, Arts and Media; Sports; Environment & Utilities; Legal and Accounting). It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market, as well as covers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Over the course of a six-month research period, the Invest: Miami team met with over 200 top senior-level executives in Miami-Dade County in intimate, one-on-one discussions. These executives came from a broad spectrum of industries, including government, and the perspectives collected from these exclusive discussions became the basis of the contents of our inaugural issue. Some noteworthy interviewees include Florida Governor Rick Scott; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Florida Secretary of Commerce Bill Johnson; Related Group Chairman and CEO Jorge Perez; former U.S. Senator and JPMorgan Chase Southeast U.S. and Latin America Chairman Mel Martinez; Carnival CEO Arnold Donald; Baptist Health South Florida CEO Brian Keeley and 19-time Grammy Award-winning producer Emilio Estefan, to name a few.