Invest: Miami Launch Conference to highlight the region’s current success and bright future

Invest: Miami Launch Conference to highlight the region’s current success and bright future

2021-10-26T15:54:22-04:00October 14th, 2021|Economy, Miami, Press Releases|

Writer: Joshua Andino

Invest: Miami 20222 min read October 2021As a hub for both international and domestic business, paired with the surging influx of capital and new residents, Miami-Dade County has shown itself to be one of the winners coming out of the pandemic. The future of the county, and the new baseline that the region has established for itself, will be central themes at the official Invest: Miami 2022 Launch Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 17. 

During the launch for Invest: Miami 2022, the flagship annual business report compiled by integrated media platform Capital Analytics, local industry heavyweights and community leaders will come together to discuss the region’s economic climate and how best to capitalize on a strong post-pandemic future. 

“The release of our seventh edition of Invest: Miami couldn’t come at a more opportune moment. The county is at an inflection point,” Capital Analytics CEO Abby Melone said. “The energy and excitement surrounding the county and it’s business community is palpable, and few, if any publications provide the breadth and depth of market analysis that Invest: provides, or the innate understanding of the county’s culture as we do. Capital Analytics was founded in Miami, and I’m proud that others have taken note of the sheer potential that Miami has to offer.” 

Capital Analytics began in Miami in 2014, and now provides coverage for 16 markets, including Greater Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville. 

The Invest: Miami 2022 report provides an in-depth look at what makes the region’s economy tick and the challenges that remain from the perspective of over 200 local leaders and elected officials. 

This year’s report looks to provide answers to the questions surrounding the future of Miami’s workforce and how the county is sustaining its status as an established business hub while maintaining its’ second-to-none quality of life. With strong partnerships and activation initiatives across both the public and private sector, the question of “why Miami, and why now?” looks to be addressed as the key focus of the report. The 2022 edition also includes a special focus chapter on the City of Doral. 

Melone will present the opening remarks for the conference, which starts at 11 a.m. via Zoom Webinar. She will be followed by an opening keynote speech by Christina Crespi, executive director for the Miami Downtown Development Authority, and three robust panel discussions. 

The first panel, “Essential Industries: The integral role education and healthcare play in shaping Miami’s future”, will feature panelists including Gulliver Preparatory School President Cliff Kling, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Principal – Government Relations Michael Grissom, University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education Dean Rebecca MacMillan Fox, and Banyan Health Systems President and CEO Vincent Carrodeguas. 

The second panel, “Equitable Economy: Why diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential factors toward the future of Miami’s economic growth” will be moderated by Leigh-Ann Buchanan the president of aire ventures. Panelists include The Children’s Trust President and CEO James Haj, alongside Baker McKenzie’s New York and Miami Managing Partner Scott Brandman, and Kaufman Rossin’s Entrepreneurial Services Principal & Practice Leader Meredith Tucker. 

The third and final panel, “Miami’s Future: How today’s real estate and development market is creating the Miami of tomorrow” will center around Miami-Dade’s real estate market, its growing emphasis on quality, and working around some of the unique challenges found in Miami’s economy. Panelists will include Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures, Reinaldo Borges, Principal & CEO of Borges Architects, and Hancock Askew & Co., LLP Office Managing Partner Craig Armstrong. Hamptons Group Chairman and Managing Director Jeff Bartel will be moderating the discussion. 

More than 500 Miami business leaders are expected to attend the digital conference. Click here to register.

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