Registration is Open for the
2016 Tampa Bay International Town Hall at Port Tampa Bay
Friday, May 6, 2016
The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA), a partnership between the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and Pinellas County Economic Development, will host the 2016 Tampa Bay International Town Hall at Port Tampa Bay, Cruise Terminal Two, 651 Channelside Dr. 
Tampa, Florida 33605. 

The town hall discussion will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, and the program will run from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

contact Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411

2016 Tampa Bay International Town Hall 
Agenda Highlights

Welcome from Tampa Bay's 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 Les Miller, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Keynote: Jabil inControl - Digitizing the Supply through Intelligent Control
  • Mundit Bajaj, Vice President of Advanced Analytics Solutions, Jabil
  • Ross Valentine, Director of Solution Innovation, Jabil
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 inControl™:
  • "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" -Multi-national Appliance Company's CPO
Tampa Bay on the Global Stage, an Interactive Discussion 
moderated by Alexis Muellner, Editor, Tampa Bay Business Journal
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.
  • Paul Anderson, CEO, Port Tampa Bay
  • Santiago Corrado, CEO, Visit Tampa Bay
  • David Downing, Executive Director, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
  • J.P. DuBuque, Interim CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
  • Joe Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport
  • Mike Meidel, Director, Pinellas County Economic Development

Thank you to our
Gold Sponsors, Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay

Thank you also to these generous sponsors for making this event possible: 
The University of South Florida and
St. Petersburg College

contact Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411

Tickets are $45 per person and include breakfast.  A discount of $10 is available by using promo code PCED. The 2016 Tampa Bay International Town Hall will open for registration and networking at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the Tampa Bay Export Alliance and to register for the 2016 Tampa Bay International Town Hall, visit

The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) is a partnership between Pinellas County Economic Development and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, formed in 2014 to grow jobs and capital investment by increasing the international export of products and services within the bi-county area.  The TBEA conducts joint export activities, such as seminars, trade events and trade missions, and supports the export-related growth initiatives of regional economic partners, including Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay.
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the Ideal Business Climate of Pinellas County, Florida.
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation  is the lead economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. The EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention, and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors.  Locally, the EDC helps existing businesses access the tools and resources they need to succeed, now and in the future.

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