GOALS Conference -Vision for 2020 @ W South Beach Hotel

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Name: GOALS Conference -Vision for 2020 @ W South Beach Hotel
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM EST
Website: W South Beach
Event Description:
Vision for 2020

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The mission of the conference was to gather business leaders, city officials, stakeholders and residents to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Miami Beach.

For a recap of Richard Florida's speech please click here.

Stay tuned in the coming months for a Report Card of the conference.

Miami Beach Chamber Pillar Trustee Board Sets Vision for 2020
On February 22, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Pillar Trustee Board hosted their inaugural Goals conference where business leaders, city officials, residents and stakeholders discussed challenges and opportunities facing Miami Beach. More than 150 guests attended the event and heard remarks from City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber , Leading Urbanist Richard Florida and Marketing Strategist Bruce Turkel.
"It was exciting to see the community, business leaders and stakeholders come together to discuss the future of Miami Beach", said Event Chair Leila Chang (Florida Dental Benefits, Inc.). "Now the real work starts as we identify and start to work on activating these important goals."
Attendees were able to attend breakout sessions organized by topics of interest identified by the Chamber and its membership. The breakout session areas of interest were:
  • Quality of Life
  • Doing Business on the Beach
  • Tourism & Entertainment - Miami Beach, The Brand
  • What it Takes to Sustain a Vibrant City
The purpose of each breakout session was to produce 3-5 major goals, which will be brought to the Chamber's Board of Governors, and will be reviewed and an action plan will be created. Once in the breakout rooms, attendees engaged in meaningful conversations led by subject-matter specialists and community leaders such as Jorge Gonzalez (Bal Harbour Village), Jordan Kramer (COMPASS), Madeleine Romanello (COMPASS), Jeevan Tillit (East of Collins), Joshua Gelfman (Terranova), Sheila Duffy Lehman (Tropic Survival Advertising & Marketing),  Steve Haas (Centerplate), Nick D'Annunzio (Tara Ink), Maia Mediavilla (Atlantic Broadband), John Stuart (FIU), Jansen Pennock (Centric Consulting) and Wayne Pathman (Pathman Lewis LLC).
The event was programmed by the Pillar Trustees, which is co-chaired by Seth Feuer (COMPASS) and Aaron Tandy (Pathman Lewis). The board seeks to energize economic growth in Miami Beach, provide leadership for effective community involvement, aid in the advancement of education, support progressive government and initiate projects and ideas that benefit both businesses and residents.
Finally, the conference concluded with a report on the ideas and suggestions that each breakout room discussed. The event was sponsored by City National Bank, WeWork, Atlantic Broadband and COMPASS.

Keynote Speakers
Mayor Dan Gelber  |   Mayor of Miami Beach
Bruce Turkel  |   Business Author/Speaker 
Richard Florida  |   Creative Class Group / Miami Urban Futures Initiative

Topics will include:
Quality of Life
Subject Matter Specialists: Jorge Gonzalez (Bal Harbour Village) , Jordan Kramer (COMPASS)
Moderator: Madeleine Romanello (COMPASS)

Doing Business on the Beach
Subject Matter Specialists: Mindy McIlroy (Terranova) , Jeevan Tillit (East of Collins)
Moderator: Sheila Duffy Lehman (Tropic Survival Advertising & Marketing) 
Tourism & Entertainment - Miami Beach, The Brand
Subject Matter Specialists: Steve Haas (Centerplate), Nick D?Annunzio (Tara Ink)
Moderator: Maia Mediavilla (Atlantic Broadband)
What it Takes to Sustain a Vibrant City
 Subject Matter Specialists: John Stuart (FIU), Wayne Pathman (Pathman Lewis LLC)
Moderator: Jansen Pennock (Centric Consulting)

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Event Sponsors:
  • Florida Dental Benefits, Inc.
  • COMPASS - Seth Feuer
  • WeWork - South of Fifth
  • Ocean Drive Association
  • Re'scycling Meet and Greet Party Tours
W South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Date/Time Information:
Friday, February 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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