Mark your calendars: Annual Meeting set for October 25

August 21, 2016

The EDC’s Annual Meeting has risen to the top of the list of must-attend events for Tampa Bay’s business and community leaders. We promise another great time of celebrating and networking with our 2016 event, so please plan on joining us. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena.

Our signature gathering, the Annual Meeting commemorates the past fiscal year’s most significant achievements of both the EDC and our more than 100 Investors. This year’s theme, THRIVE, focuses on all of the great aspects of working and living in Hillsborough County and what makes the energy and dynamism here different than anywhere else.

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Annual Meeting will feature a pre-program drinks reception, an exciting recap of 2016 with our President and CEO Craig Richard and outgoing and incoming chairs Colleen Chappell and Dr. Ken Atwater, respectively, and a post-program buffet dinner on the Bud Light Party Deck.

To purchase ticket packages or individual tickets, please visit the Annual Meeting registration page.

The EDC is grateful for the support of our major event sponsors: Tampa Bay Lightning (Host Sponsor), TECO Energy (Premiere Sponsor), Hillsborough Community College (Presenting Sponsor) and ChappellRoberts (Post-Event Reception and Dinner Sponsor).

More sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Avril Stinson, Investor Engagement Manager, at (813) 518-2642 or

More details will be released as they become available on