On November 8, 2016, Central Floridians had the opportunity to hear from multiple Florida ports. Torrey Chambliss spoke about the growth of Port Tampa Bay and Foreign Trade Zone #79.
The Consul of Mexico, Juan José Sabines Guerrero, spoke about trading opportunities between Mexico and Central Florida. Alberto Cabrera, with Port Canaveral, gave cruise, cargo, and community updates. Dave Kalata, with Florida East Coast Railway, spoke about how the railway can help Central Floridians move their product. Malcolm Edwards, with Port Manatee, spoke on opportunities at Port Manatee and how the state needs different, diverse ports to handle future population growth.