Press Release

Announcing the New Economy Virtual Summit Series, presented by Truist Financial Corp.

The four-event series begins October 6 with a focus on recovery solutions for businesses, cutting-edge talent development strategies and technology that accelerates innovation. 

Orlando, Fla. – Today, the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) announced the New Economy Virtual Summit Series, a four-event conference of expert-led sessions that focus on implementation of recovery solutions for businesses, cutting-edge talent development strategies and technology that accelerates innovation.  

Presented by Truist Financial Corp., the Summit kicks off October 6, 2020 with a half-day session titled “Recovering Our Economy and Securing a New Future for the Orlando Region” featuring national experts who will share their perspectives on economic development and inclusive economic recovery and then join participants in the discovery of new solutions.

Keynote speakers include Anna Mason, partner on Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, and Dr. Nika White, national management, leadership and DEI consultant.

Subsequent sessions include:

Rebuild and Renew Your Business Post COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 13: Get a deeper understanding of the economic impact of the pandemic on the business community, legislation impacting the future of businesses, and strategies to move forward and rebuild stronger.

Raise the Bar with Skills-Based Hiring on Tuesday, October 20: Learn how to find, diversify and upskill your workforce by investing in skills through this interactive workshop.

Level Up Your Innovation Capabilities on Tuesday, October 27: Discover how companies from construction, tourism and healthcare are leveling up their innovation strategies by implementing new technology.

“The Summit is an excellent opportunity for anyone in the Orlando business community to grow their knowledge, business and career as we build a brilliant region together.”

Tim Giuliani, Partnership president and CEO

“Thank you to Truist Financial Corp. and our Governors Council sponsors for supporting this effort to actively build a new economy for our region and advance Broad-Based Prosperity™,” said Tim Giuliani, Partnership president and CEO.

The agenda for the October 6 kickoff session is jam-packed with an array of thought leaders from within and beyond the Orlando region, covering topics ranging from the evolution of economic development to the power of place and from diversity, equity and inclusion to increasing opportunity through entrepreneurship.

Featured speakers and panelists include Joseph Parilla, Brookings fellow and author of “Talent-Driven Economic Development,” Ian Nicolini, vice president of economic development at the Indy Chamber, Carol Naughton, interim CEO of Purpose Built Communities, Eddy Moratin, executive director of LIFT Orlando, and Minah Hall, Managing Director, Compass Key Site Solutions, LLC, among others.

More details, including ticket prices, agendas and speakers can be found at and those interested in becoming a sponsor can learn more here. For more information on the New Economy Summit, please contact or at 407-242-3982.