Hard Rock Hotel Ready to Play New “Guitar”

By staff writer

June 2019

2 min. read

The sky is truly the limit for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s $1.5 billion expansion, which is epitomized by the new 450-foot guitar-shaped hotel that residents of Broward County have seen rise from the ground over the past two years. The sprawling resort is set to open on Oct. 24, 2019.

The hotel will house three towers: the world’s first guitar-shaped building, with 638 luxury rooms; the Oasis Tower, which will consist of 168 luxury rooms overlooking a new “Bora Bora Experience” pool-lagoon area; and the classic Hard Rock Hotel that is a long-established staple in South Florida. This resort is shaping up to be unique in many aspects, including the size of the over 800 new rooms at 515 square feet, a significant upgrade from the average industry standard of 400 square feet.

The resort’s new amenities rival that of any luxury resort found in places like Las Vegas or Dubai. Guests will have access to the private “Bora Bora Experience” that is reminiscent of the region for which it is named, including private villas, personal butler service and a pool-lagoon landscape. The resort will also offer a new 42,000 square foot space that includes a 3,200 square foot fitness center, salon, barber shop, and countless spa services. The primary staple of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel is its casino, which is also undergoing some major renovations and upgrades with the addition of 200 table games, 3,100 slot machines and a newly constructed 45-table poker room. Finally, the new 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live venue is expected to draw tourists and musical acts alike to the South Florida region. The venue will be kick-started a day after the grand opening with an inaugural concert by Maroon 5.

The massive expansion is already having a positive economic impact on the South Florida region. The resort has been in the process of hiring over 1,200 new employees for full-time, part-time and on-call positions, while the expansion required over 2,000 construction employees. The almost completed guitar-shaped tower is already a landmark on the South Florida skyline and is attracting more attention to the city of Hollywood, where the resort is located.

Long a major economic driver in Broward County, the refurbished Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is ready for its debut and set to play a major role in all of South Florida.

For more information on Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino visit:



St. Pete Rising

By staff writer

June 2019

Development and transformation are necessary to any region undergoing the population and business growth that Tampa Bay is experiencing. Nowhere is this more evident than what was once the sleepy beach town of St. Petersburg, which Mayor Rick Kriseman describes as, “A city of opportunity, where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play. Our population was once just a retirement community, but that has changed dramatically over the years.”

The development of St. Petersburg is a prime example of the type of change that can happen when various entities work together to create change. In fact, the very essence of the St. Pete that residents have come to know is based on a foundation of collaboration, thanks to efforts by groups like the Tampa Downtown Partnership that laid the groundwork for economic drivers like the St. Pete Innovation District. Invest: Tampa Bay spoke with Alison Barlow, Executive Director of the Innovation District, who expressed just how important collaboration has been to the development of St. Pete. “Forty years ago, St. Pete benefited from some forward-thinking people who laid the groundwork for the Innovation District. They developed the Downtown Partnership and assembled the land that would eventually become the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Others turned to solving childhood illness. They set out to find a research partner, and brought Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to the area. As all of these people kept attracting these innovative companies and individuals and putting them next to each other, it resulted in some incredible outcomes. We are now living the benefit of all this collaboration and innovation.”

Mayor Kriseman has been perhaps the biggest advocate for the development of St. Pete through collaboration and unity, spearheading multiple initiatives to help reach the untapped potential of the area. One of his largest endeavours started in 2014, just months after taking office: the development of a new pier for the city of St. Petersburg. This $87 million undertaking will include a restaurant, a pavilion, a wet classroom and discovery center. “We like to think of ourselves as an arts and culture hub. Our new pier will include an entirely new pier district when it opens toward the end of next year,” Mayor Kriseman told Invest: Tampa Bay. Major construction on the pier should be completed toward the end of 2019 with the hope of opening to the public in 2020. The ultimate goal for the 3,065-foot pier is to be its own district within St. Pete and to act as a hub of cultural and economic activity for residents and visitors alike.

Transformation and development have become commonplace for residents in the Tampa Bay region, and the change underway in St. Petersburg is a testament to the area’s positive growth. Spearheaded by the construction of the St. Pete Pier, the city is looking to continue its positive trend, both economically and socially, into the future. “Over the last decade as the foundational elements were built, St. Pete evolved into one of the most diverse and vibrant downtown areas in the state of Florida,” noted Commissioner of Pinellas County Ken Welch. “The influx of residents, especially younger residents, has reversed the demographic trend of St. Pete being the place where people come to solely retire.”

To learn more about our interviewees, visit their websites:

Mayor Rick Kriseman: http://www.stpete.org/mayor_s_office/mayor_s_biography.php

Alison Barlow, St. Pete Innovation District: https://stpeteinnovationdistrict.com/the-district/

Commissioner Ken Welch: http://www.pinellascounty.org/commission/KTWelch.htm


Tampa’s Surging Growth Leads to Big Moves in Transportation

By staff writer

May 2019

Tampa’s growth from mid-2017 to mid-2018 propelled it into the top tier of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, according to figures released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau. Tampa had the nation’s ninth largest increase in population among all U.S. metro areas, and the highest level of net domestic migration in 2018, with 132,602 new arrivals from other parts of the U.S.

Along with Orlando, which came in at No. 5, Tampa leads the way in Florida, a state in which the population growth rate was the fourth highest in the United States between July 2017 and July 2018.

All of that growth leads to growing traffic and higher transportation needs. Solving the ground transportation needs isn’t just a concern for the residents of Tampa, as the effects are also felt at local well-known staples like the Tampa International Airport.  “From the standpoint of the airport, we see our passenger traffic doubling over the next 20 years,” said Joe Lopano, CEO for the Tampa International. “That means that the roadways have to be capable of taking our travelers to the beaches or museums or wherever else they want to go. At the present time, they aren’t capable of doing that, so we’re looking for solutions.”

Plans to expand Brightline’s high-speed rail to the city solves one piece of the solution, Lopano said, “but there’s no silver bullet. It’s going to be a combination of things, and the fact that Uber and Lyft exist has enabled rail to be a viable alternative. Ride sharing solves the first-mile, last-mile problem.”

The main question, of course, is how Tampa Bay will deal with the increased traffic. Beth Alden, the executive director for the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning for Transportation, said that local municipalities are heading in the right direction. After convincing the local public that there was a there was “a multi-billion dollar disconnect” between its current spending plans and the realities of the city’s growing transportation needs,  “last November, Hillsborough County’s voters approved a one-penny sales tax, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward transportation investments.” She said it was a watershed moment. “This sales tax will help us achieve our vision for the future of transportation.”

She said that besides building, expanding and fixing roads, the city is also working on improving transportation options for bicycles and pedestrians across the city, expanding pathways on and off barrier islands, and improving intersections. Improving access to alternative fuel sources and trolley systems are another priority.

“When you look at it from a regional standpoint, we’re the gateway to the west coast of Florida,” Lopano said. We have been able to increase our international travel by more than 125 percent since I started. That’s extremely important because every time we bring in a new international live body on a daily basis it generates $154 million in economic impact to our community. That’s critical.’

“Tourism in Florida is extremely important, and we want to be a part of its growth.”

For more information, visit:

Tampa International Airport  
Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning for Transportation


New Opportunity Zone Rules May Spur Greater Investment in Miami

By staff writer

April 2019

The new proposed regulations for opportunity zones issued by the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department earlier this month could unlock further real estate investment in Miami and give business investors a chance to reap greater profits.

The qualified opportunity zones are part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed in 2017 and were implemented last year, but they also build on tax breaks for what used to be referred to as “empowerment zones.” They seek to incentivize investment in distressed areas through relaxation of taxation on capital gains obtained through the sale of appreciated assets if those gains are reinvested in qualified opportunity funds. The new rules could drive development as well as property values.

Ronald Fieldstone, one of the partners of  Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, was bullish on the opportunity zones even before the new rules. Recently, he told Invest: Miami that there was  “tremendous opportunity”  in the designated areas.

“For instance, the area extending from the west side of Biscayne to the railroad tracks up to 36th Street is a booming opportunity zone. Most of Overtown is an opportunity zone, and you will see a lot of residential and multifamily development there. All of North Miami is an opportunity zone as well, and there is currently an almost 200-acre, mixed-use project being developed there.”

One of the most important updates under the new regulations is the definition of “substantially all.” Generally, the law requires a qualified opportunity fund to hold at least 90 percent of its assets in eligible stock, partnership interests or business property. For business property to be an eligible investment, the law specifies that “substantially all” of the fund’s tangible property must be held within an opportunity zone; however, “substantially all” was not originally defined. The new regulations provide an explicit definition: at least 70 percent of the fund’s tangible business property must be held within opportunity zones, it now says. This clear standard allows businesses and investors to easily know whether they qualify.
Investors can already avoid capital gains taxes on appreciation resulting from opportunity zone investments that they hold for more than ten years. However, the program expires in 2028, meaning that the cutoff to benefit is the recognition of capital gains by December 31, 2026 and reinvestment in a qualified opportunity fund by June 30, 2027. Under the new regulations, though, investors are entitled to hold their opportunity zone investments for a longer time than the original ten years when acquired near the program’s expiration in 2028, but also for another 10 years after expiration.

The new regulations also provide an important safe harbor from the requirement that 90 percent of a fund’s assets be held in eligible property categories. They provide that investing in businesses that are rehabilitating or constructing tangible business property in an opportunity zone, including real estate development companies, can count cash provided to those businesses toward the 90 percent requirement if they use the money for the project within 31 months.

The original opportunity zone regulations included a “50 percent Rule” which required that at least half of an opportunity zone business’s revenue had to be generated within an opportunity zone. Under the new regulations, businesses can qualify if at least 50 percent of the hours their employees work are within the zone, if it performs at least half of its services within the zone or if there are significant management and operational functions present within the zone.

Finally, the new regulations notably provide that the “original use” requirement for designating qualified opportunity zone business property will be disregarded in certain cases. In the original wording, used tangible property satisfied this requirement only if the property had not been previously placed in service in the qualified opportunity zone. Now, structures that have been vacant or abandoned for five years or more, or property acquired after December 31, 2017 under a market rate lease, counts as qualified opportunity zone business property.

In aggregate, these changes are likely to make the opportunity zone incentive program even more attractive to investors, thereby further promoting investment in the zones.

To learn more, please visit:

Opportunity Zones: Frequently Asked Questions

Opportunity Zones: New Rule Changes

Atlanta Creates Board to Boost Tech Growth, Connectivity

By staff writer

April 2019

Atlanta may be one of the nation’s leading technology hubs, but the city isn’t satisfied. Last week, it announced the formation of a Chief Information Advisory Board (CIAB) to take its tech industry to the next level while improving the city’s digital connections.

Leaders from public and private sectors who comprise the board will analyze the challenges facing Atlanta’s technology sector and overall digital connectivity. Members of the CIAB team include IT leaders from Delta Airlines, Georgia State University, Cox Enterprises, Equifax, Chick-fil-A, Southern Company, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Quikrete, Adams & Reese LLP and Atlanta Tech Village.

 “The Chief Information Officer Advisory Board will play a vital role in setting the strategic direction for innovation and technology now and in the future,” said Gary Brantley, the city’s chief information officer.  “We’re thrilled to partner with these senior executives within top companies whose deep experience will fuel our agenda and help shape the future of technology in the great city of Atlanta.”

Building the right ecosystem for a growing tech hub requires a community of entrepreneurs, tech-focused corporations and higher education institutions who can supply skilled workers. As they say, it takes a village, and Atlanta has created its own Atlanta Tech Village, the country’s fourth largest tech hub. And it’s tethered to a robust investment and business community.

The city’s goal is to create 10,000 jobs and fuel Atlanta’s rise to a top-5 U.S. tech start-up center. The Village facilitates connections between talent, ideas and capital. In addition to providing fully equipped office space, The Village offers daily interactions to spread ideas and collaboratively solve problems; mentors and advisors who guide participants through challenges; networking events and classes to create collaborations and pre-accelerator programs; discounts from partners like Google, Microsoft and Hubspot; pitch competitions; and access to talent that can help grow businesses and attract new customers.

Atlanta is also home to the BridgeCommunity, a platform developed by Coca-Cola that aims to accelerate the success of technology start-ups by connecting them to corporations, while supporting local entrepreneurship. In addition, those with ties to cybersecurity and machine learning have a robust accelerator program in Cyberlaunch.

Higher education opportunities for techies include programs at Georgia Tech and Emory University, designed to help students and non-students further their businesses and achieve greater success. They’re another critical component of the city’s high-tech plans.

“We are proud of the ever-growing tech hub Atlanta has created,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms upon announcing the new board. Its members, she said, “will serve as a great resource as we explore how we can continue to use technology in creative ways to improve our city and leverage our innovative local tech community.”

To learn more, please visit: https://www.business.org/business/startup/top-cities-for-entrepreneurs-and-startups/

Atlanta Chief Information Officer Advisory Board members include:

Eric Anderson, Egon Zehnder
David Cummings, Atlanta Tech Village
Cynthia Curry, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Martin Davis, Southern Company
Michael “Mike“ Ebrick, Chick-fil-A
Jay Ferro, Quikrete
Roy Hadley, Adams and Reese LLP
Bryson Koehler, Equifax
Danielle McPherson, Delta Airlines
Gregory Morrison, Cox Enterprises
Krishnakumar “KK“ Narayanan, Delta Air Lines
Phil Ventimiglia, Georgia State University
Tye Hayes, City of Atlanta

Bacardi Shines a Spotlight on its Latin Roots

By staff writer

April 2019

The longstanding battle between Bacardi and Pernod Ricard over the hearts and minds of Havana Club rum lovers has extended to a new front — the theatrical stage. “The Amparo Experience,” depicting the saga of pre-revolutionary Cuba and the story of the Arechabala family, Havana Club’s founders, is intriguing audiences across South Florida.

The company is hoping the immersive theatrical production, which tells the story of its Havana Club Rum, will blaze a path to Broadway after its two-month debut run.

It has an intriguing and colorful story to tell. At the start of the 1960s, the Arechabalas watched as their thriving rum business was seized at gunpoint and without compensation by the government of Fidel Castro. Some of the family was thrown into jail, while others escaped to Miami. Included in the loot: the Havana Club recipe.

In the 1990s, the Cuban government partnered with French company Pernod Ricard to sell their Havana Club across the world, while the Arechabala Family fought back by joining forces with another Cuban family in exile, Bacardi, which began producing rum that was also based on the original recipe.

With the play, Bacardi aims to tell that story while strengthening its grip over the Havana Club name and driving interest in the product’s Cuban heritage. Although the company hopes to eventually take the play to other sites around the nation, it is proud to introduce it in Miami, company executives said.

“Miami keeps us connected to our Latin roots,” said Pete Carr, regional president, North America.It has been a part of our history since 1964,” he explained, adding that Bacardi’s story really began in Santiago de Cuba in 1862.

“As a Latin company, Miami keeps us connected to our Latin roots. The city is also a short flight to our global headquarters in Bermuda and to our rum distillery in Puerto Rico.”

Bacardi became interested in putting on a play after considering different options to publicize the product’s interesting tale. The production also fits well into Bacardi’s “Forever Cuban” campaign, which focuses on the company’s history and tradition.

Of course, they hope it will spur further interest in Havana Club and the company’s other products. “We’re seeing more people having cocktails at home, so their interest in the mixology, provenance and ingredients is growing,” said Carr. “When you have 157 years of stories to share, and are the world’s most-awarded rum, this trend allows us to connect even more with consumers.”

“Amparo” will run in South Florida through June 1.

What, Where and When:

What: “The Amparo Experience” by Vanessa Garcia.

Where: 221 NE 17th St., Miami.

When: Thursday-Saturday (7 and 10 p.m.). Sunday (3:30 & 6:30 PM).

Through May 31 st.

Cost: $79 (21 or older).

Information: 877-542-8262 or www.theamparoexperience.com.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.bacardi.com/


Tampa Bay’s Strong Female Leaders are Changing the Area’s Future

By staff writer

April 2019

Within the Tampa Bay market lies a strong cohort of female leaders looking to enhance their community. Whether it be local government, law offices, performing arts centers, or tech-based companies, these women are taking steps to ensure Tampa Bay’s steady growth.

Take Trenam Law, for instance, which has offices in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg and is led by managing shareholder Marie Tomassi. “We have seen some growth over the past year or so that we’re very excited about,” Tomassi said. “We acquired five lawyers and two paralegals from another firm in the area that have been a great fit for Trenam.”

As the firm continues to grow, Tomassi sees Trenam Law expanding its reach into fields that have recently fallen into higher demand — such as cybersecurity and solar energy. The firm recently bolstered its land-use practice by adding lawyers who are well-versed in representing alternative energy sources as a means to better the community.

“This group of top-notch professionals has helped us develop our solar practice, which is something that’s fairly unique,” Tomassi said. “As the Tampa-area market grows, our practice groups strengthen. Tampa has seen an increase in tech and a booming real estate market. Our technology and cybersecurity practice groups have been seeing a lot of demand because of the action in the market.”

And as Trenam Law moves into more tech-focused fields, so does the workforce in Tampa Bay.

This is quite evident in regulatory software company Global Safety Management, which is led by their founder & CEO Julia MacGreggor-Peralta who is working to ensure that as the tech space in Tampa continues to grow, so does the number of women working in it.

“More than 60 percent of our employees are women, which is unusual in our space as a regulatory software company. It’s traditionally considered a man’s business,” Julia MacGreggor-Peralta told Invest. “As female business leaders, we’re working to change this.”

The growth in tech is also being stimulated by women like Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Embarc Collective, who felt extremely bullish in relation to the growth in Tampa. “It’s the right time to be in Tampa Bay if you want to be a part of our growth story. I believe the growth of the entrepreneurial community and increase in startup businesses will attract people that maybe weren’t previously interested in Tampa Bay or Florida that want to help grow and build something here.”

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman, who was re-elected to a third term in 2016, sees the Tampa Bay area as an up-and-coming destination for tech workers and is intent on making that goal a reality.

Here in Tampa, we’re intent on acquiring higher-wage tech jobs to keep graduates local after they move on from our colleges and universities. We want to be seen as a Charlotte, Chicago, or New York — an attractive city that young professionals want to call home.”

Murman knows that in addition to providing job opportunities, the city also needs to provide an affordable place for said very tech workers and young professionals to live, and the city is putting forth the resources to do just that.

“We just made a large investment in our general revenue budget — an extra $5.2 million for affordable housing,” Murman said. “The plan is to leverage that money with private developers to maximize our impact. Most affordable housing projects cost somewhere between $15 to $25 million, so we have to creatively figure out ways to make our dollars stretch.”

The city also benefits greatly from the economic impact of the Straz Center, one of the country’s largest performing arts centers. President & CEO Judith Lisi is keen on the center remaining a mainstay of a booming community.

“The Straz Center is the largest performing arts center south of the Kennedy Center and the largest cultural organization in Florida with $100 million annual economic impact,” she said. “We are the first performing arts conservatory attached to a major performing arts center in the country. There are a lot of other performing arts centers from around the country looking at us as a model.”

And Lisi intends to capitalize on the prime location of the Straz Center, right along the Tampa Riverwalk, as a means for attracting an even larger and diverse crowd to the center.

“We have a great opportunity in light of the transformation of the Riverwalk,” Lisi said. “Our whole masterplan for the renovation of the Straz Center is being developed to address everything that’s happening on the river.”

With a strong group of female leaders within its business and arts communities and a local government investing in its community, Tampa Bay is establishing itself as the next hot spot in South Florida. Thanks to the efforts of women like Tomassi, Murman,Lisi, MacGreggor-Peralta, and Shenoy, the city is making that dream a reality.

To learn more about our interviewees, visit their websites:

Marie Tomassi with Trenam Law: https://www.trenam.com/people-list/marie-tomassi/

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman: https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/government/board-of-county-commissioners/sandra-murman

Judith Lisi with Straz Center: https://www.strazcenter.org/About-The-Straz-Center/Executive-Staff

Lakshmi Shenoy with Embarc Collective: https://www.embarccollective.com/team/

Julia MacGreggor-Peralta with Global Safety Management: https://www.gsmsds.com/

Opportunities Abound for Women and Minorities in Orlando

By staff writer

April 2019

Orlando has a diverse economy and demographics, and with this diversity comes the need to create opportunities for women and minorities. The city’s population has grown by 51 percent over the past 19 years — almost three times the national average  — so catering to the accompanying surge in minority and female residents has become a priority.

The Census Bureau’s 2016 survey showed that minorities now make up nearly 40 percent of Orlando’s 280,000 residents, and that Hispanics represent about 30 percent of that total. Florida boasts the fourth-highest percentage of jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses, and the city of Orlando recently received the top score in the government leadership category in the New American Economy Cities Index, which measures municipalities’ effectiveness in integrating immigrants.

The city also received a near-perfect score in socio-economic livability, which measures immigrants’ quality of life fin areas such as housing, healthcare and education. “When the local government actively supports immigrant integration into economic and civic life, other local organizations follow. It starts with representation, and the city of Orlando employs many of our foreign-born residents,” Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando, wrote recently in a column for the Orlando Sentinel.

Local universities and colleges also offer a variety of programs for minorities and foreign-born residents. For example, the University of Central Florida has a Diversity in Contracts program that aims to create an equitable purchasing environment for all businesses by working to remove opportunity barriers.

Entities such as the Minority Business Development Agency, the Office of Supplier Diversity, the Hispanic Office for Local Assistance and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are some of the organizations committed to helping minorities move up in the city.

In addition, public and private organizations have developed efforts to create opportunities for women throughout the area. For example, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce recently launched a pilot program to identify talented professionals — mostly women with degrees who have stayed home to raise a family and wish to re-enter the workforce. The program aims to help chamber members meet the challenge of attracting and retaining talent, while giving support to women returning to the workplace.

“Through this pilot return-to-work program we placed 83 percent of the participating women within six months in local and global companies,” Betsy Gardner Eckbert, President and CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce told Invest:. “We’re very excited to have the ability to furnish our members with a talent base of people who are reliable and have the skills and talents they’re looking for.”

Florida is doing better than most in fulfilling its mission to provide opportunities for women. Today, the state boasts 1.4 percent more self-employed females than the average state, according to the State of Small Business Report. Moreover, between 2002 and 2016, Florida was ranked No. 1 in the growth of women-owned businesses, reported the South Florida Business Journal.

To learn more about our interviewees, please visit:

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce: https://winterpark.org/

Palm Beach’s Boat Show Boosts Tourism, Growth

By staff writer

April 2019

This weekend, Palm Beach County residents and tourists were treated to the 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, billed as one of the nation’s top 5 boat shows in the country. This year’s show featured more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats, ranging from 10-foot inflatables to super yachts hundreds of feet long.

“Fifty-one percent of the people who visit Palm Beach County come to West Palm Beach,” West Palm Beach Mayor Geraldine Muoio told Invest: Palm Beach. “And this event’s just another great reason for individuals to check out everything the city has to offer.”

The public was also treated to four days of luxury watercrafts, exhibitions and seminars, as well as the enticing fare of of more than 100 food vendors. And for those with a little extra to spend, a luxurious VIP experience included access to a premium open bar and exclusive access to events throughout the weekend.

Those events included seminars taught by the world-class International Game Fish Association School of Sportfishing and an “AquaZone” sponsored by Nautical Ventures which showcased products ranging from kayaks to a self-propelled, stand-up paddleboards. For younger anglers, there were fishing clinics presented by Hook the Future, providing hands-on fishing instruction to kids of all ages.

Maybe the biggest attraction of the show, though, was once more its beautiful setting in a world-famous, luxurious location. In places such as Palm Beach, where tourism is the major driver of the economy, events such as this one help boost that tourism further, while attracting many others to town, too.

As Palm Beach’s tourism industry grows, events such as the Palm Beach International Boat Show will continue to play a vital role in that growth.

For more information on our interviewee and the event, visit: