TAMPA & MIAMI, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Florida Venture Forum (http://www.floridaventureforum.org) announced today that Peter S. Rummell will serve as keynote speaker at the 22nd annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Golf Club in Ponte Vedra, FL on January 31 – February 1, 2013. Registration to attend is still open at www.floridaventureforum.org.
Rummell will speak on the topic of creativity in business and managing the creative process in a fast growing company. A Jacksonville resident, Rummell has served in several leadership and CEO posts, including as president of Disney Development Company, The Walt Disney Company’s non-theme park development company, and Walt Disney Imagineering, the company’s design and creative division responsible for theme park development. He has also served as chairman and chief executive officer of The St. Joe Company, and as chief executive officer of Nicklaus Companies, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
The 2013 Florida Venture Capital Conference will also feature presentations by more than 20 of Florida’s most innovative, fast growing companies, chosen through a rigorous selection process, panel discussions on topics including Valuations, eCommerce and eTailing, and an in-depth look at the state of the venture capital industry by Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association.
About the Florida Venture Forum
The Florida Venture Forum, Inc. is Florida's oldest, largest and most prestigious statewide support group for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneurial networking group, the Florida Venture Forum educates entrepreneurs and assists them in identifying sources of venture capital. Created in 1984 by a group of high-level business leaders and academicians, the Florida Venture Forum helps ensure the success of Florida-based entrepreneurial ventures by offering expert counsel and educational advice.
Each year, the Florida Venture Forum presents the Florida Venture Capital Conference, now in its 22nd year. Florida's only statewide later stage Venture Capital Conference, the event has attracted more than $2.7 billion dollars in venture capital funding for Florida-based companies since its inception.
For additional information and to register for the Conference, please call 813-335-8116 or visit the web site at http://www.floridaventureforum.org.