Session 1 – Collaborative Leadership During a Pandemic
In a top-20 metro area of residents with 70 million visitors a year, Orange County is one of the nation’s largest regional economies, and as such faced a tremendous challenge in balancing public safety with business interests in 2020. Meet members of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force as they share insights into what transpired in real time and how they came together to minimize health issues and economic damage to this vibrant marketplace. Panelists include Tim Giuliani (Orlando Economic Partnership), Evelyn Cardenas (Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, Inc.), Dr. Raul Pino (Orange County Department of Health), John Henry (J. Henry’s Barbershop), Doug Taylor (Church Street Entertainment) and Dr. Youcheng Wang (UCF Rosen School of Hospitality). Moderated by Roseann Harrington, Chief of Staff to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and member of the task force.
Session 5 – Adapting to an Uncharted Marketplace
The business world has already changed dramatically this year. How much of this is permanent? And for those elements which may not be here for the long term, what is their timetable? How do we adapt to re-invigorate our businesses and help our clients get back on to their own paths of success? A panel of business leaders who work in the realms of local, national, and international dynamics share their insights on the future and the best roads to profitability. This session includes presentations by Betsy Gardner Eckbert, President/CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Nick Grounds, President & Executive Director of the British American Chamber of Commerce, and is moderated by Jerry Ross, President of the National Entrepreneur Center.
After this session, attendees will have a better understanding of:
- Lessons learned from this extraordinary year
- The latest national and international data and trends
- How businesses have re-invented themselves for survival
- What it will take for companies to Survive and Thrive going forward
Session 6 – 2021 Industry Insights: Hospitality.
To date Congress has failed to pass legislation that would provide immunity to businesses for COVID-19 liability claims. What is the likelihood of a bill being signed into law? In the interim, and if no bill ever comes about, how do you best protect your clients, your independent contractors and your very own company in this unprecedented business climate? Led by a team of experts from the nationally prestigious law firm Gray-Robinson. Moderated by Chris Carmody, Shareholder, Gray-Robinson and featuring Sarah Reiner, Rich Barry and Doyle Bartlett of Gray-Robinson.