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Mayor Teresa Jacobs Hosts 2018 Economic Summit on Jan. 19 at Orange County Convention Center

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host the 2018 Orange County Economic Summit  on Jan. 19. The Summit will provide an overview on local job growth, economic success and workforce development.

WHO: Mayor Jacobs will be joined by local experts and distinguished panelists including:

  • Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director of the University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness will present his highly anticipated annual economic update.
  • The Funding & Growing Your Tech Enterprise in Central Florida Panel
  • Tim Giuliani, President and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership
  • Suneera Madhani, co-founder and CEO of Fattmerchant
  • Shawn Seipler, Chief Executive Officer of Clean the World
  • Chris Whitlow, founder and CEO of Edukate

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse – Room N320

9400 Universal Blvd.

Orlando, Fla. 32819

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 19. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The Summit begins at 9 a.m.

Following the Summit, Orange County will also host the third annual Florida TechMatch, an invitation-only event that paves the way for local technology companies and national industry leaders to build relationships, discuss contracts and explore possible mentoring opportunities.

BACKGROUND:  The Mayor’s annual Economic Summit was launched in 2013 following a series of nine economic and job summits designed to examine the area’s varied needs.

Editor’s Note for Media: Media will be provided with audio mult and an unobstructed view from a platform in the middle of the ballroom. Mayor Jacobs, Sean Snaith, and other panelists will be available for interviews following the event. Media will be parked for close access and a live clean feed for video will be provided by Orange TV. For technical support, contact Orange TV at 407-222-5372 or                     

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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