Salt Lake City, Utah

SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2018

2014: Greater Miami, FL

Posted on Jun 12, 2015

2014: Greater Miami, FL

With year-round mild climates, miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cosmopolitan cities. Miami streets are busy with many districts, trendy nightlife, attractions and stars and personalities from around the world.

Home to the Miami Heat, Dolphins and Marlins, as well as the University of Miami Hurricanes (among other colleges and universities), Miami caters to sports fans from around the globe. Featuring some of the world’s top golf, tennis and sporting facilities, plus the sparkling waters that are a magnet for boating enthusiasts, fishermen, divers and water sports aficionados, it is easy to see why Miami is a number one choice for active travelers of all ages and skill levels.

The arts are a one billion dollar industry in Miami-Dade County and an essential part of the creative economy. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, the world-famous Art Basel show in Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event. Showcasing over 250 of the world’s leading galleries and artwork from across the globe, Art Basel draws an impressive 70,000 visitors each year. Combined with the city’s world-class dance performances, theater, live music, film festivals and the natural culture, it’s easy to see why Miami is a sought-after international arts and entertainment destination.

2014 Agenda

Wednesday, September 23

Wed., Sept. 20

1:15 PMLunch Buffet InterContinental Toronto Centre 225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
1:45 PMWelcome to 2017 Strategic Leadership Visit -Dr. Dan Kaufman - President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber
2:00 PMWelcome to Toronto -Councilor Shelley Carroll, City of Toronto
2:15 PMTrade Overview of Greater Toronto -Hugo Cameron, Director, Ministry of International Trade – U.S. Trade Engagement -Councilor Shelley Carroll, City of Toronto -Louie DePalma, Director, SME Programs & Global Growth Fund, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
3:15 PMThe Views are Different Here: Selling a Diverse Destination -Andrew Weir, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Toronto
4:00 PMHotel Check-In
5:45 PMWelcome Reception InterContinental Toronto Centre, Sapphire Room Sponsored by: Axis Companies
6:45 PMBoard bus and depart for Toula Ristorante
7:00 PMToula Ristorante One Harbour Square - 38th Floor, Toronto, ON Sponsored by: Georgia Power

Thursday, September 24

Thurs., Sept. 21

7:30 AMBreakfast Buffet InterContinental Toronto Centre, Oakville Room 225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3 Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
8:00 AMToronto District School Board: Closing the Opportunity Gap, Raising Achievement -Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board -Helen Fisher, Central Coordinating Principal, Toronto District School Board
8:45 AMWork Integrated Learning -Elaine Fenner, Director, Work-Integrated Learning, Seneca College
9:30 AMTransportation Overview -Chairman Charlotte Nash, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
9:45 AMWalk to Union Station 65 Front Street West
10:00 AMTake subway from Union Station to Finch Board Viva bus at Finch Station • Stop 1 – Richmond Hill Centre • Stop 2 – Bayview Station in Richmond Hill
NoonArrive at Downtown Markham Presentation Center
12:20 PMWalk to Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP 179 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 169, Markham, ON, L6G OE7
12:30 PMLunch Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP Sponsored by: Evermore CID, Gwinnett Place CID, Gwinnett Village CID, Lilburn CID, Sugarloaf CID
1:30 PMMarkham City Centre Overview -Richard Kendall, Manager of Development, Central District -Randy Peddigrew, Vice President of Development, The Remington Group Sponsored by: Lose and Associates
2:15 PMWelcome to City of Markham Overview -Hon. Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, City of Markham
2:30 PMBreak
2:45 PMGwinnett County Transit Update -Alan Chapman, Director, Gwinnett DOT
3:00 PMCreating a Transit Network for a Growing Region -Mary-Frances Turner, President, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation -Ann-Marie Carroll, General Manager, York Region Transit -Peter Paz, Manager, Regional Partnerships, Planning and Policy, Metrolinx Sponsored by: Metro Atlanta Chamber
4:00 PMDepart for InterContinental Toronto Centre
5:00 PMArrive at InterContinental Toronto Centre
6:45 PMWalk to Modus Ristorante (10-minute walk)
7:00 PMModus Ristorante 145 King Street West, Toronto, ON Sponsored by: Andersen, Tate and Carr and Jackson EMC

Friday, September 25

Fri., Sept. 22

7:30 AMBreakfast Buffet InterContinental Toronto Centre, Oakville Room
8:30 AMDepart for Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 35th Floor, 250 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 2L7 Seminar Room
9:00 AMToronto Inclusion Best Practices -Moderated by: Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction -Margaret Eaton, Executive Director, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council -Max FineDay, Co-Executive Director, Canadian Roots Exchange -Nicole Hendrickson, Community Outreach Program Director, Gwinnett County  -Naki Osutei, Director, Partnerships and Engagement, TD Bank
9:45 AMDiverseCity onBoard -Cathy Winter, Program Manager, DiverseCity onBoard at The Chang School, Ryerson University
10:30 AMDebrief Session -Facilitator: Norwood Davis
11:30 AMLunch at Ontario Investment and Trade Centre Sponsored by: Ontario Ministry of International Trade
12:30 PMDepart for Toronto Airport

2014 Attendees

First Name Last Name Organization
Norwood Davis 12Stone Church
Pam Ledbetter Accent Creative Group
Brad Carr Andersen, Tate, and Carr, PC
Diontia Cornell Anderson Corporate Solutions, Inc.
Raye Varney Artworks! Gwinnett
Cindy Price AT&T
Doug Hooker Atlanta Regional Commission
Anthony Rodriguez Aurora Theatre, Inc.
Kip Stokes Balfour Beatty Construction
Chad McLeod Balfour Beatty Construction
Greg Shumate Brand Mortgage
Tammy Shumate Brand Mortgage
Judy Jordan Johnson City of Lawrenceville
James Johnson City of Norcross
Rusty Warner City of Norcross
Lorri Christopher City of Peachtree Corners
Doug Ireland City of Suwanee
Judy Waters Development Authority of Gwinnett County
Raymer Sale E2E Resources, Inc
Jim Brooks Evermore Community Improvement District
Lisa Anders Explore Gwinnett
Renee Byrd-Lewis Georgia Gwinnett College
Doug Jenkins Georgia Power
William Edwards Georgia Power
Rachel Jeffers Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Dan Kaufman Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Alicia Krogh Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Misty Aguilar Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Connie Wiggins Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Jace Brooks Gwinnett County
Lynette Howard Gwinnett County
Glenn Stephens Gwinnett County
Bryan Lackey Gwinnett County
Kim Conroy Gwinnett County Department of Transportation
Ron Seibenhener Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
Berney Kirkland Gwinnett County Public Schools
Alvin Wilbanks Gwinnett County Public Schools
Danny Jardine Gwinnett County Public Schools
Ed Shaddix Gwinnett County Public Schools
Kevin Tashlein Gwinnett County Public Schools
Louise Radloff Gwinnett County Public Schools
MaryKay Murphy Gwinnett County Public Schools
Carole Boyce Gwinnett County Public Schools
Steve Cannon Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
Phil Wolfe Gwinnett Medical Center
Randy Meacham Gwinnett Municipal Association
Joe Allen Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District
Leo Wiener Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District
Stan Hall Gwinnett Sports Commission
Elissa Dooman Gwinnett Sports Commission
Dave McCuolloch Gwinnett Technical College
Chuck Warbington Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
Alyssa Sinclair Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
Jim Liley IBM
Caroline Cassidy IBM
Heather Gibbs-Poe IBM
Randy Dellinger Jackson EMC
Todd Evans Jackson EMC
Chuck Button Jacobs
Trey Ragsdale Kaiser Permanente
Gerald McDowell Lilburn Community Improvement District
Greg Cantrell Living Stone Properties
Wendy Butler MARTA
Dave Williams Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Cathy Nichols Mobile Communications of Gwinnett
Ann Hanlon North Fulton Community Improvement District
Patrick Corleto Parsons Brinckerhoff
Nick Masino Partnership Gwinnett
Carla Carraway Precision Planning, Inc.
Chess Britt Primerica
Dean Collins T.Y.Lin International
Sallie Foell Wells Fargo