Featured Luncheon Speaker:

Max Stewart, Enterprise Florida

Max Stewart works for Enterprise Florida, Inc., a not-for-profit partnership between Florida's businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI’s mission is to diversify Florida's economy and create better-paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries.

Total trade valued at $162 billion flowed through Florida's airports and seaports in 2012, making the state one of the world's leaders in international trade. Enterprise Florida and its partners around the state provide valuable exporting assistance services to Florida-based companies looking to expand internationally. In addition to exports and trade Florida is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment, ranking 5th among all U.S. states in employment by majority foreign-owned firms.