Governor Rick Scott to Address South Florida Economic Summit

JPMorgan Chase Senior Economist to Give 2011 Economic Outlook

Dec 16, 2010, 12:49 ET from The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

MIAMI, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a half-day Economic Summit with panelists from critical industries devoted to discussions about the 2011 economic outlook for South Florida on Tuesday, January 11 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Jungle Island.  The event is presented by JPMorgan Chase.

Governor Rick Scott will give the keynote address in the opening session, while JPMorgan Chase Senior Economist Jim Glassman will discuss the economic outlook for 2011 at the Summit's closing lunch session.  In between, the Summit will contain panel discussions featuring business leaders from the key economic engines in South Florida.

"As we begin a New Year, the Greater Miami Chamber wants to put the spotlight on the key economic indicators of South Florida – what is emerging, what we can expect in 2011," said Chamber Chairman Maria C. Alonso, Senior Vice President, Miami-Dade/Monroe Market Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bank of America.  "We need to focus on the realities and the ways to seize upon opportunities that are unique to the region," she added.

The Economic Summit will mark the first appearance of the state's new governor at such a large scale public/business event in South Florida following his inauguration on January 4.

Jim Glassman is a Managing Director and Senior Economist with JPMorgan Chase & Co. He works closely with the firm's chief investment officer, commercial banking, investment banking, and government relations groups. He publishes independent research on the principal forces shaping the economy and financial markets. Mr. Glassman's views are widely cited in the financial media, where he is a frequent commentator on economic policy issues.   From 1979 through 1988, Mr. Glassman served in a number of areas in research divisions at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. He joined the JPMorgan Chase & Co. family in 1988.

The Economic Summit will feature business leaders from South Florida who will give insight and perspective on economic indicators for a variety of industries including commercial and residential real estate, healthcare and technology, banking, travel and tourism, retail and automotive sales, and international trade.  Speakers include:

Tere Blanca, President/CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Joe Caruncho, CEO, Preferred Care Partners

Paco Diaz, Senior Vice President, CB Richard Ellis

Al Dosal, President & CEO, Compuquip Technologies, Inc.

Daniel Hanrahan, CEO/President , Celebrity Cruise Lines

Ted Fernandez, Chairman/C.E.O., Hackett Group

Alphonse Ferrara, Partner, BDO

Dario Fuentes, President, Florida International Bankers Association

Julie Goldman, General Manager, The Falls Shopping Center

Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association

Keith Koenig, President, City Furniture

Jack Lowell, Vice President, Flagler Development

Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President & COO International Trade, Enterprise Florida

Mario Murgado, President & CEO, Brickell Motors

Raul Pedraza, President and Chief Executive, Magno International

Linda Quick, President, South Florida Hospital Association

Alex Sanchez, President & CEO, Florida International Bankers Association

Ron Shuffield, President,  Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Real Estate

David Stokoe, Vice President, Sun Capital

William Talbert, President/CEO, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ken Thomas, H.K. Thomas Associates, LLC

This event is presented by JPMorgan Chase and sponsored by South Florida Workforce, Check Point Software Technologies, Inc., Compuquip Technologies, Inc. and BDO.

For event details about the South Florida Economic Summit contact Cornelia Pereira, 305-577-5432 or

About the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in South Florida, representing more than 400,000 employees of member companies. To carry out its mission, the Chamber involves the private sector in community leadership. For more than a century, the Chamber has been widely recognized and respected for its extraordinary record of economic development and community improvement. The Greater Miami Chamber is a proactive chamber, regularly getting engaged in issues important to its member companies and individuals. Its program of work is organized in five areas: Domestic Business Development, Governmental Affairs, International Business Development, Leadership Programs and Marketing & Member Services. The Chamber is nationally recognized as one of the Top 10 Executive Speaking Forums in America.

SOURCE The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce