Putnam Kicks Off Florida Energy Summit in Orlando

Aug 15, 2012

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is hosting the second Annual Florida Energy Summit in Orlando, which started Wednesday. More than 500 people from all over the country will spend the next three days talking about the future of energy in the state of Florida.

This year’s summit is supposed to take a new approach to looking at energy options and issues within the state. While last year’s summit and past conferences focused more on agriculture and bio-fuel, Ag Commissioner Putnam says he hopes all the attendees will take advantage of some of their newer panels, like innovative research techniques from universities across the state.

“And, I hope it provides all of you who have your own businesses to have an opportunity to really critique what they’re doing and make it more market-oriented or understand how technology has changed that would improve your business model and cut out the separate conversations that have been taking place in the past,” said Putnam.

The three-day summit started Wednesday and ends Friday. It’s at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel and convention center in Orlando.