Simpson And Gray To Headline FSU Trends Conference - Nov. 14 & 15

The 19th annual Conference will be held at the University Center Club and the FSU Turnbull Center in Tallahassee. Last year’s forum involved over 500 participants, 60 panelists and speakers, and nearly 80 sponsors. With a capacity limited to just 500, we anticipate that this exclusive “club” event will again sell out quickly!

Registration materials will be sent out and the online registration portal opened in early September. For more information, please contact Loreen Kollar or visit

The Conference Committee is pleased to announce that former Senator Alan Simpson will open our Trends Conference on Thursday evening, Nov. 14. With quick wit and a straightforward style, Simpson tackles the most controversial of topics on the national agenda—bringing both honesty and sensible solutions for moving the country forward in these most uncertain of political times.

We are also thrilled to host Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate at Blackstone, at our featured Friday morning session titled “Strategies for Beyond Tomorrow” on Nov. 15. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest real estate platform in the world with more than $50 billion in investor capital under management. Major holdings include Hilton Worldwide, Equity Office Properties, Brixmor shopping centers and London’s Broadgate office complex.