• Port Everglades Association

    Florida's Premier Port Business organization promoting the growth of Port Everglades Since 1979

    PEA serves as a bridge between public and private interests to facilitate the Port's achievement of its rightful place as a leader in the ranks of America's port ocean commerce.


    Broward Economic Engine Leaders Look to the Future at May 18 Luncheon

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Chief executives of Broward County’s seaport, airport and tourism bureau are set to brief regional business leaders on future planning at a Friday, May 18, 2018 luncheon to be presented by the Port Everglades Association at the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center.

    The tenth annual Economic Engine Performance Report luncheon event is slated to run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., including time for networking, presentations and panel discussion.

    Steve Cernak, Chief Executive and Port Director of Port Everglades; Mark Gale, CEO and Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; and Stacy Ritter, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, are scheduled to speak on a panel moderated by Heiko Dobrikow, Executive Vice President, The Las Olas Company & General Manager, Riverside Hotel.

    “This is an exciting time to focus on these three economic leaders,” said Anthony Caggiano, President of the Port Everglades Association and Senior Marketing Manager with Seabulk Towing. “Their team approach contributes to the unequaled growth, expansion and development now and for the foreseeable future. This year’s Economic Engine Performance Report focuses on the theme of global connectivity.”

    Premium Sponsors of the luncheon include Emirates, the United Arab Emirates-based airlines offering daily service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Dubai; Munilla Construction Management LLC (MCM), a Miami-based heavy civil and general building construction services firm with offices in Dania Beach; Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, North America’s leading provider of marine dredging services that maintain and deepen America’s seaports; and Fort Lauderdale-based fixed-base operator Sheltair Aviation.

    Networking Coffee Bar Sponsors include American Guard Services Inc., Bergeron Land Development Inc., Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Moss & Associates, Seabulk Towing and Louis Berger. Some of the prizes to be raffled include a pair of round-trip tickets to Dubai, donated by Emirates; an overnight stay at

    Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort including dinner at JWB Prime Steak and Seafood and Spa treatment; and a one-week cruise to be announced. Proceeds from the raffle benefit scholarships for the Broward College Supply Chain Management program.

    Tickets, at $1,000 for a table of eight, including program recognition (Click here), or $100 for individuals, are available on the Port Everglades Association website, www.portbiz.org.


    Lori Baer,
    Executive Director
    Phone 954-463-2801