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Site location experts from New York, Louisiana, New Jersey, Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, and Ohio took part in the BDB’s 2017 Palm Beach County Site Consultant Familiarization Program (FAM) on March 29-31.
The tour began on March 29 with an opening dinner at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach with an executive panel. The panel, moderated by Harvey Oyer, Partner of Shutts & Bowen, included:
On March 30, the consultants enjoyed a Mayors' Panel during breakfast at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach. The panel, moderated by Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, included:
After breakfast, participants toured Southern Palm Beach County. The first stop was at 3Cinteractive, followed by lunch at ADT with panel of Southern Palm Beach County industry executives. The panel, moderated by Commissioner Steven Abrams, included:
After lunch, they toured Central and Northern Palm Beach County, which included a tour of the Flagler Financial District, a refreshment break at the Hilton West Palm Beach in Cityplace, a tour of Lockheed Martin's manufacturing facility in Riviera Beach, a visit of Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and a beverage stop at Square Grouper on the Jupiter Inlet. The day-long tour concluded with a dinner at the Jupiter Beach Resort and a panel of Northern Palm Beach County Industry Executives. The panel, moderated by Don Hearing, Partner of Cotleur & Hearing, included:
The FAM program concluded with a BDB Upper Level member breakfast on March 31 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. A site consultant panel, moderated by Corey Saban, Principal, CS Media Works /CO-Founder, TheLaw.TV, LLC, included:
Site consultants provide candid feedback pertaining to Palm Beach County’s business climate. This important feedback provides the BDB with insight and ideas to further strengthen its expansion and relocation efforts.
The BDB would like to thank the 2017 FAM Tour sponsors: