2019 Leadership Summit

2019 Leadership Summit
IEDC's Leadership Summit is a unique gathering of senior-level and CEcD-certified economic developers. Experience peer networking and active discussions on the latest issues affecting economic development leaders. The Summit will illustrate ways organizations are bringing together polarized factions to form successful collaborations. Key themes to creating collaborative communities:

- Building strong business climates
- Creating partnerships in education and training
- Moving transportation forward
- Promoting synergy between businesses and government
- Fostering regional collaboration for economic success

Attendance is limited to senior managers of economic development organizations and Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).
1/27/2019 - 1/29/2019
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six 2301 SE 17 Street Causeway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Sunday, 27 January 2019

The recently redesigned and renovated Greg Norman Signature Pines Course opened on January 1, 2013 to rave reviews. With state of the art design, Celebration Bermuda fairways and TifEagle greens, the Pines will most assuredly become a golf destination for residents and visitors to the region. The Palms golf course continues to cater to a loyal following of golfers who have enjoyed the layout for over a half a century.
6:30 AM
6:30 AM

New River Boat Tour of Downtown Office and Residential Redevelopment and Marine Industry Facilities

Fort Lauderdale's waterways have been nicknamed the "Venice of America", and participants will see why on this educational boat tour along the New River. Home not only to the famous Millionaire's Row, the New River now houses many new sites of business and residential redevelopment, including the Icon Las Olas residential tower and new office towers. This tour will also stop at several marine facilities, showcasing an industry that produces 136,000 jobs and has an $11.5 billion-dollar economic output in South Florida annually.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM

Are you faced with ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Do you have the tools to deal with ethical issues? Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. This session will provide essential instruction on ethics in economic development and provide you with the tools to foster an environment of high standards in your organization. No theoretical lecture, this workshop will focus on real life ethical decision-making situations faced by economic developers.

Ethics training is a requirement for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) re-certification processes. CEcDs who seek recertification are required to have two hours of ethics training each time they recertify.

Price: Free, but registration is required
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:30 AM

Monday, 28 January 2019

One of the top three cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is Florida's "powerhouse port" and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. This IEDC tour will give you an up close and personal look at 2,190 acres, including office space, real estate, warehousing and a foreign-trade zone - in addition to more than 25,000 lineal feet of docks. Participants will also visit Florida Power & Light's Next Generation Clean Energy Center, a gas-fueled power plant located within Port Everglades that produces power for about 260,000 of the utility company's 4.8 million customers.
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2:30 PM

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center and Florida Atlantic University Seatech Facility

Join this tour for a behind-the-scenes look at two major marine research centers in Broward County. South Florida now derives $11.5 billion in economic impact and 136,000 jobs from our reefs and marine industry. At Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center, researchers and students work together as they study and learn about all aspects of our marine ecosystem. Florida Atlantic University's SeaTech provides an environment for advanced engineering research and technology development aimed at solving problems in the ocean. Come learn about all the exciting research being done within the world's third largest coral reef system!
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM

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