Writer: Felipe Rivas
2 min read May 2021 — As the local market begins to emerge from the pandemic landscape, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s business and political leaders, including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, will come together in an online forum on Wednesday, June 16, 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 begin at 11 a.m. via Zoom Webinar. The forum will focus on two robust panel discussions centered around recovery from a civic leadership perspective and innovation across multiple industries. It will also feature a keynote speech delivered by Broward Health Medical Center CEO Heather Havericak.
Also on the docket is the launch of the company’s critical annual report, Invest: Greater Fort Lauderdale 2021. Compiled after eight months of thoroughly researched analysis, the fourth edition of Invest: Greater Fort Lauderdale highlights the opportunities in the local economy through C-level insider insights and key business intelligence.
World-renowned for its high-quality of life offerings, diversifying industries, strong banking and finance sector, growing logistics and industrial operations, and home to one of Florida’s most desirable and welcoming tourism markets, Greater Fort Lauderdale 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: Greater Fort Lauderdale 2021. Featuring exclusive insights from industry leaders, sector insiders, and heads of important institutions, the report analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators. The 2021 edition highlights economic activity throughout the region, and includes a special focus chapter on the city of Fort Lauderdale.
“Despite challenges from the pandemic, Greater Fort Lauderdale is still experiencing positive economic activity as individuals and companies eyeing a strong business climate, education system, and quality of life choose the region as a place to grow or relocate their operations and family,” 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.”
The first panel, “Operation recovery: How our civic leaders are encouraging economic growth and community engagement in a recovering market,” will feature Hallandale Beach City Manager Dr. Jeremy Earle, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Oakland Park Mayor Jane Bolin, and Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Director Nguyen Tran. Moderated by Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Vice President of Business Development Todd Holt, the panelists will discuss the economic growth and community engagement initiatives slated to carry the recovery process in the local market.
The second panel, “Innovative ideas: A glimpse into how innovation has thrived in Broward County over the last year,” will explore the agility and innovation happening across the education, hospitality and tourism, and healthcare sectors. Panelists include Nova Southeastern University President George Hanbury, Visit Lauderdale President and CEO Stacy Ritter, The Restaurant People CEO and co-Founder Tim Petrillo, and Miami Jewish Health CEO Jeffrey Freimark.
Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Greater Fort Lauderdale’s key industries and economic institutions will be tuning into the event.
For more information, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YnPSDcc7Q_ChoxTS2egCSg