The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host its 2022 South Florida Economic Summit, a half-day in-person conference on Wednesday, March 30th, to discuss South Florida’s economic outlook, Miami’s new tech boom and the future of work.  The summit will bring together business and community leaders, and nonprofit organizations who drive business decisions as the region moves forward.  The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne.

“As we continue to come out of this pandemic, we are excited to host this in-person summit in order to help facilitate important conversations about the significant issues that are impacting our region,” said Alfred Sanchez, president and chief executive officer at Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to a fun and engaging experience.”

The summit will be filled with interactive, in-depth discussions and in-person networking opportunities culminating with a networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m.  The sessions include the following: 
“South Florida Economic Outlook,” featuring: 

• Shari Bower, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
• Brent Meyer, Assistant Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
• Robert Hau, Chief Financial Officer, Fiserv
• Moderator, Tom Hudson, Vice President, News Special Correspondent, WLRN 91.3

“How to Capitalize on Miami’s New Tech Boom,” featuring: 

• Felice Gorordo, Chief Executive Officer, eMerge Americas, LLC
• Jalak Jobanputra, Founder and Managing Partner, Future/Perfect Ventures
• Anthony Vanaki, Chief Executive Officer, Deliver Capital
• Moderator, Saif Ishoof, Founder, Lab22c

“One Size Does Not Fit All: Employees, Employers and the Future of Work,” featuring:

• Magda Demerritt, DSW, LCSW, School of Social Work, Florida International University
• Frank Lopez, Vice President and Chief HR Officer, Ryder System, Inc.
• Moderator, Tom Hudson, Vice President, News Special Correspondent, WLRN 91.3

The GMCC’s South Florida Economic Summit is open to everyone.  Chamber members $159, and non-members $179; a table of 8 is available for $1,200. For more information visit

The Chamber would like to take this opportunity to thank our title sponsor Fiserv and presenting sponsor Career Source South Florida; and the Chamber’s Financial Services Chair Jay Pelham; Economic Summit Task Force Chair Gladys Reed; Financial Services Vice Chair Emma Pacetti; and, Industry Growth Group Chair Erbi Blanco-True. 

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the proud champion for the Greater Miami Business Community and a civic engine that fuels the advancement of The Magic City. Founded in 1907 as the Miami Board of Trade, today’s Chamber boasts representing more than 400,000-member company employees and is heralded for its legacy of leadership in economic development, and its unwavering commitment to improving the Miami-Dade community. For more information, please visit

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