• Welcome from Elected Officials

    • Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa
    • Mayor George Cretekos, City of Clearwater
    • Commission Chairman Charlie Justice, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
    • Mayor Rick Kriseman, City of St. Petersburg
    • Commission Chairman Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr., Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Keynote: Jabil inControlTM

    • Mundit Bajaj, Vice President of Advanced Analytics Solutions, Jabil
    • Ross Valentine, Director of Solution Innovation, Jabil
  • Tampa Bay on the Global Stage: An Interactive Discussion


7:30 A.M. Registration, Breakfast & Expo

8:00 A.M. Welcome and Introduction

8:30 A.M. Keynote Presentation



Jabil In Control: Digitizing the Supply Chain through Intelligent Control

A demonstration of Jabil’s proprietary and forward-looking supply chain management system that is designed to pinpoint areas of concern, risk or pressure points before they become problems. Built in analytic capabilities allow visibility to minimize cost, improve flexibility and mitigate risk.

What customers are saying about Jabil inControlTM :

  • “The Control Tower is supply chain Nirvana” -Large Clothing Manufacturer’s Head of Supply Chain, May 2014
  • “Jabil has a rocket to go to Mars and we are on a bicycle” -Multinational Appliance Company’s CPO

Presented by:

  • Mundit Bajaj, Vice President of Advanced Analytic Solutions, Jabil
  • Ross Valentine, Director of Solution Innovation, Jabil

9:00 A.M. Edelweiss in Tampa Bay


Join us to hear about the steady growth Edelweiss has experienced with the collaborative effort of support from all the community partners in just 4 short years.

What’s next for Edelweiss?

Edelweiss head of corporate development will share further expansion plans and future developments planned as well as joint growth of Edelweiss as part of Lufthansa Group in Tampa.

Presented by:

  • Michael Trestl, Head of Corporate Development


9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.  Tampa Bay on the Global Stage: An Interactive Discussion

Join David, J.P., Joe, Mike, Paul and Santiago for an interactive discussion of the collaborative efforts elevating Tampa Bay’s global image for business.  Tourism, export development, the airport of tomorrow and new frontiers at our port are critical pieces to a symbiotic solution for the success of this region on an international stage. We’ll welcome questions, ideas and comments from conference participants to help us explore new ideas and move this discussion forward.

  • Updates from the Tampa Bay Export Alliance’s missions to Canada and Costa Rica
  • Tampa Bay’s Record-Setting Tourism Boom and International Opportunities
  • Tampa International Airport’s Master Plan for the Future
  • Port Tampa Bay – the Vision, the Cranes and New Frontiers

Moderator: Alexis Muellner, Editor-in-chief – Tampa Bay Business Journal 

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10:30 A.M. Closing Remarks, Networking & Expo

Meet with experts who provide services and support to exporters including training, counseling, grants, financing, logistics, networking, etc.