Visit Orlando Business Insights Luncheon & Economic Forum

Visit Orlando's
Business Insights Luncheon & Economic Forum

Thursday, August 22

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, FL 32819

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9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Registration & Networking
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 Economic Forum
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
 Member Connect
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Business Insights Luncheon

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Dan HeathDan Heath

Creating Moments That Matter
Some experiences are vastly more memorable and meaningful than others: A moment of extraordinary service that a customer can’t stop talking about. A moment of insight that helps a group of employees embrace a new vision. Everywhere you look, people are trying to craft memorable experiences. But these discussions have been dominated by a focus on fixing problems, rather than creating memorable experiences. Yet Heath’s research suggests that it’s far more valuable to create memorable experiences. In his keynote, Dan Heath will reveal the four elements that create defining moments. Armed with an understanding of these elements, you will learn how to become the author of moments that spark delight, connection, and insight.

About Dan Heath
The co-author of four New York Times best-selling books on business, Dan Heath offers a breadth of expertise to teach audiences how to learn to create extraordinary moments in our life and work. Known for combining an entertaining style with useful insights, Dan Heath’s talks weave together research-based tools, fascinating stories, and a liberal dose of humor.

Dan is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who fight for social good. He is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded Thinkwell, an innovative education company that celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. A graduate of the Harvard Business School, Dan was named in 2013 to the Thinkers 50, a ranking of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers, and also to Fast Company magazine’s list of the Most Creative People in Business.

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Anirban BasuAnirban Basu
Sage Policy Group, Chairman & CEO

"To All the Economists I've Loved"
This engaging presentation provides detailed discussions of global, national and regional economies using the most up-to-date data available. Special attention is invested in certain aspects of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, and real estate markets.

About Anirban Basu
Anirban is a study in contradictions. He has been called an economist with a personality, or alternatively, one with a sense of humor. He has twice been recognized as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. He has also been named one of the Baltimore region’s 20 most powerful business leaders. He serves as Chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, teaches global strategy at Johns Hopkins University, and serves the Chief Economist function for a number of organizations around the country.

Daryl CronkDaryl Cronk
Senior Director of Market Research & Insights at Visit Orlando

Hear an overview of Orlando’s travel and tourism performance so far in 2019 and the outlook for the rest of the year. You will also take a peek into 2020 focusing on key shifts/trends impacting the travel industry.

About Daryl Cronk
Daryl Cronk is the Senior Director of Market Research & Insights at Visit Orlando. Daryl overseas all functions of Visit Orlando's research department including primary and secondary research programs, internal performance measurements, and strategic planning. Daryl started with Visit Orlando in 1999 as a Research Analyst and has been Director since 2008. Prior to moving to Orlando, Daryl was an Economist in the Statistics of Income Division of the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, DC. He also spent 5 years as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Orlando campus of Nova Southeastern University. Daryl has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from James Madison University in Virginia, and a Masters of Arts in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida.

Academy Sports + Outdoors

British Airways
Clear Channel Outdoor

The Florida Mall
Go Pegasus
Insurance Office of America

The Mall at Millenia
Orlando Economic Partnership
Orlando Health
Orlando International Airport

Orlando Magic
Orlando Premium Outlets
Orlando Sanford International Airport

Patina Restaurant Group
Smart City
Tupperware Brands

Viking Charters of America
Wells Fargo

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Gold Sponsors

Fun Spot America

Hello! Florida

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, U.S.

Silver Sponsors

Advent Health
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Four Seasons Resort
Hyatt Regency
I-Drive Business Improvement District

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The Launch Group
Margaritaville Resort

Merlin Entertainment
Rosen Hotels & Resorts Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Bronze Sponsors

Icon Park
Loews Hotels & Co

Orange County Convention Center Pointe Orlando UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

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To purchase a Corporate Sponsorship click here.

Signature Luncheon Sponsorship

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Economic Forum & Luncheon = $95
Luncheon = $55

Economic Forum & Luncheon = $120
Luncheon = $80

Luncheon = $20

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