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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 19, 2020

Miami-Dade’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight business forum and launch of Invest: Miami 2020.

Miami, FL. – In this time of uncertainty, Miami-Dade’s leaders are coming together in an online business forum to discuss the region’s economic climate and how to prepare for a post-pandemic world. Hosted by integrated media platform Capital Analytics, the highly anticipated event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom Webinar.

Following a brief introduction by Capital Analytics’ CEO Abby Melone, the forum will focus on two robust panel discussions, a speech from panel presenter James R. Haj, president and CEO of The Children’s Trust, and two keynote speeches delivered by Adrienne Arsht, the founding chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation, and Daniella Levine Cava, mayor-elect for Miami-Dade County. Also on the docket is the launch of the company’s critical annual analysis, Invest: Miami 2020. Compiled after eight months of thoroughly researched analysis, the sixth edition of Invest: Miami highlights the opportunities in Miami-Dade’s economy through C-level insider insights and key business intelligence.

World-renowned for its tourism and hospitality offerings, diversifying industries, strong banking and finance sector and home to one of the busiest airports and seaports in the world, Miami-Dade is poised for a strong economic bounceback in 2021 despite the challenges caused by coronavirus-related uncertainty. The challenges, and the steps taken to overcome them, are just some of the focal points in Invest: Miami 2020. Featuring exclusive insights from industry leaders, sector insiders, elected officials and heads of important institutions, the report analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators. The 2020 edition highlights economic activity throughout the county, and includes a special focus chapter on the City of Aventura.

During the forum, participants will address how the banking and financial sector is positioned for success in a post-pandemic world, as well as the innovations that are emerging in all business sectors and which will help shape the future.

The panel “The future of finance: What’s to come in 2021 and beyond” will feature Steve Zelkowitz, office managing partner of Fox Rothschild LLP; Nick Miceli, regional president for Florida metro at TD Bank; Jeff Ransdell, founding partner and managing director of Fuel Venture Capital; and Ryan Marks, corporate finance and strategy lead for Kaufman Rossin. The “Shaping the future: Today’s problems are tomorrow’s innovations” panel will feature Kelly Kronenberg CEO Michael Fichtel, Knight Foundation’s Miami Program Director Raul Moas, NDM Hospitality’s Managing Principal Nick Falcone, Stantec’s Senior Principal Andrew Burnett, and Location Venture CEO Rishi Kapoor.

Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Miami-Dade’s key industries and economic institutions will be tuning into the event.

“Despite challenges from the pandemic, Miami-Dade is still experiencing positive economic activity as individuals and companies eyeing beneficial tax climates and a strong business climate choose Miami-Dade as a place to grow or relocate their operations,” said Abby Melone, president and CEO of Capital Analytics. “Capital Analytics remains steadfast in our purpose: to deliver in-depth business intelligence through its print and digital platforms. Now more than ever, information is not only necessary, it is vital.”

For more information, contact: 

Max Crampton-Thomas

Regional Editor

305-523-9708 Ext: 233