Peter S. Rummell to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Florida Venture Forum’s 2013 Florida Venture Capital Conference

  Peter S. Rummell to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Florida Venture Forum’s
  2013 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Business Wire

TAMPA & MIAMI, Fla. -- January 16, 2013

The Florida Venture Forum ( announced today
that Peter S. Rummell will serve as keynote speaker at the 22^nd 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

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 22^nd 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

For additional information and to register for the Conference, please call
813-335-8116 or visit the web site at


The Florida Venture Forum
Media Contacts:
Pat Schneider, 813-335-8116
Kevin Burgoyne, 305-343-0617
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