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The RNC and Tampa's Brand

Chariman of the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention. Co-founder of the Tampa Preparatory School. A University of Tampa outstanding alumnus. An original founder of the Westshore Alliance. Tampa's Al Austin has a remarkable history contributing to Tampa's maturity as a destination city.

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Al was the driving force behind getting the RNC to Tampa. Learn how this major event has impacted Tampa's brand, the logistical challenges of putting on an event of this magnitude, and crisis management involved with the hurricane that hit Florida on the first day of the convention.


11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Members only networking with event speakers
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Opening Comments and Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Speaker Presentation
1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Q&A and Closing Comments

Event Fees:
Members - $30
Guests - $50
Students: $25

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  • Kim F.

    Entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes look at what went in to getting the RNC to Tampa. Al delivered with charm and wit.

    January 18, 2013

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