When

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Where

Brightline/Virgin Trains USA 
600 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33136
 

 
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Contact

Tim Center 
Sustainable Florida 
850-212-2684 
sustainableflorida@gmail.com 
 

Sustainable Florida Forum - Miami 

We are excited to offer another summit for sustainable professionals! The focus for this summit will be on transportation. And we are delighted to announce that Virgin Trains USA is our sponsor. 

We will follow our usual format with a light continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 am, presentations by three outstanding professionals in the transportation arena, a box lunch and tour of the Miami station, our usual Mastermind Sessions and Report Out and conclude with social networking 3:30-5 pm. 

Thanks to Brightline/Virgin Trains for free roundtrip train rides to attendees who can board at their West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale stations! Email us for details.

For planning purposes, we will have continental breakfast available at 8:30 AM, program begins at 9 AM, Lunch at Noon and reception around 3:30 PM. 

SPEAKERS

Mass Transit and the Changing Landscape - Patrick Goddard, President, Virgin Trains USA.

Patrick is responsible for all aspects of Brightline’s current operating passenger rail system and future expansion efforts across the U.S.

Prior to joining Brightline, Patrick was the president and chief operating officer for Trust Hospitality, an international owner, developer and operator of boutique and luxury hotels, many of which have been entrepreneurial and start-up ventures successfully launched in South Florida. Patrick grew this portfolio from 10 to 40 hotels over six years.

Prior to that, he was the president and managing director of Ocean Blue Hospitality, a consultancy firm that specialized in hotel openings and sales, marketing and revenue management for independent hotels. While there, he successfully repositioned and managed many iconic South Florida hospitality venues including the Clevelander Hotel & Bar, the Raleigh Hotel, the Savoy Hotel and the Grand Beach Hotel.

Patrick also held management positions with Rosewood Hotels, Loews Hotels in the United States and the Caribbean as well as Hilton Hotels, Jurys Hotels and other independent hotels and restaurants in Europe.

Born and educated in Ireland, Patrick has a degree in hospitality management granted by Trinity College Dublin. He lives in Miami with his wife and two boys.

The New World of Sustainability - Jim Murley, Chief Resiliency Officer, Miami-Dade County

James F. Murley was appointed Chief Resilience Officer for Miami-Dade County by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez in November 2015.  Miami-Dade County, in partnership with the Cities of Miami Beach and Miami, joined the international 100 Resilient Cities network in May 2016.  Jim previously served as Secretary of the Department of Community Affairs under Governor Lawton Chiles and was appointed Chair of the Florida Energy and Climate Commission by Governor Charlie Crist.  Additionally, he served as Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Florida, spent over 10 years with Florida Atlantic University overseeing research on urban and environmental issues, and served as Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Planning Council.  Jim is a founding member of the American Society for Adaptation Professionals and Resiliency Florida, a Board member of The Florida Ocean Alliance and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association.  He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Will We Really Need a Car? The Future… - Javier Correoso, Public Affairs Manager, Uber Technologies in Florida

In this role, Javier manages Uber’s communications throughout the state, helping build Uber’s brand and profile with the media, third parties, and policy makers.

Javier is a graduate of Florida International University, where he double majored in Communications and Political Science

MASTERMIND GROUPS

A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members.  The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill in his book, The Law of Success, and described further in his 1937 book, Think and Grow Rich.  The idea of a mastermind is two or more people coming together in harmony to solve a problem.