Capital Analytics launches the third edition of Invest: Miami at annual launch conference

“We will be one of the great cities of the U.S. and the world – it’s up to us to build the foundation,” Carlos Gimenez, mayor of Miami-Dade, told a receptive audience at the launch of Invest: Miami 2017. The launch was attended by some 350 people, 70 percent of whom are C-suite level executives and featured a closing address from Mayor Gimenez as well as speeches from Capital Analytics CFO Albert Lindenberg, General Manager Abby Melone and Executive Director for Invest: Miami Erica Knowles. The event also included two-panel discussions from leading names in the South Florida economy.

Moderated by Kerri Barsh shareholder and co-chair of the National Environment Practice of Greenberg Traurig, the conference’s first panel focused on the infrastructure developments facing the county. The three-member panel consisted of Alice Bravo, director of the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, Tony Coley, president of the South Florida Region of BB&T and George Foyo and executive vice-president and chief administration officer of Baptist Health South Florida.


The second panel, moderated by Gerry Greenspoon, co-managing director of GreenspoonMarder, discussed the growing global profile of Miami-Dade. The panel was made up of Edgardo Defortuna, president & CEO of Fortune International Group, Emilio Gonzalez, director of Miami-Dade Aviation Department and Miami International Airport, David Schwartz, president of Florida International Banking Association and Penny Shaffer, market president for South Florida of FloridaBlue.

It was also announced at the launch that Capital Analytics is expanding its coverage to include publications on Broward, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia with more to follow later in the year.

For more information on Invest: Miami, our events or upcoming publications, please contact Albert Lindenberg at