Celebrating St. Pete’s Success Stories

St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

SPEAKERS

(Moderator: Sandra Gadsden)

 

Morning (Arts)

Palehorse, aka Chris Parks
The Vitale Brothers
Bob Devin Jones, Artistic Director/Co-founder of The Studio@620
Joel Malizia, Co-Founder of Pilot Moon Films

 Digital Illustrator
& Gallery Artist

 

 Artistic Director/
Co-Founder

 

Afternoon (Tech, Online Business)

Rachel Carpenter, Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio 
Joe Bardi, Senior Content Strategist at Marxent
Andrew Harlan, Writer/Editor at iLovetheBurg 
Kyle Nardo, Co-Owner at
Nardo’s Natural 

 Co-Founder and CEO

 

 Senior Content Strategist

 

 Writer/Editor

 

Afternoon (Online Business, Craft Beverages/Food)

Monica Leonard, Founder of Molly’s Suds 
Ron Petrini, President and CEO of
Great Bay Distributors, Inc.
Mike Harting, Owner/Operator of
3 Daughters Brewing 
Jeffrey Jew, Executive Chef of 2BHospitality (BellaBrava & Stillwaters Tavern) 
A banyan tree in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida

 

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Keynote Speaker: WILL PACKER

Producer & Founder, Will Packer Productions

Producer Will Packer has established himself as one of Hollywood’s blockbuster hit makers and is one of the only African American producers in the world who has had eight of their films open number one at the box office. Collectively, his films have grossed nearly $1 billion.

Producer Will Packer, founder and producer, Will Packer Productions

Packer’s number one films include Ride Along 2, No Good Deed, Think Like a Man Too, Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Takers, Obsessed and Stomp the Yard. In 2015, he served as an executive producer on the mega hit Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of the rap group N.W.A, that also opened number one at the box office and grossed over $200 million to date.

 

In 2016, Packer is set to executive produce “Roots,” a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time for A&E Networks that will air on Memorial Day; as well as ABC’s upcoming comedy series “Uncle Buck,” starring Mike Epps and Nia Long that will premiere on June 14. He is currently in post-production on the film Almost Christmas, starring Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover, that will debut in theaters nationwide on November 11, 2016.

 

Packer has overall film and television deals with Universal Studios and Universal Television and is a member of the esteemed Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He has also been on the cover of both Essence and Black Enterprise magazines and featured on several high profile magazine lists including Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch,” Jet’s “Who’s Hot To Watch” and Ebony’s prestigious “Power 100 List.”

 

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

 

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Thursday, June 16

The Mahaffey Theater

401 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Conference: 10 am - 4 pm  •  Networking Social: 4 pm - 7 pm

Get inspired by these BurgBorn individuals and businesses that have received national and international recognition. Learn from their journeys. Celebrate their success stories.


Get Tickets

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Get inspired by these BurgBorn individuals and businesses that have received national and international recognition. Learn from their journeys. Celebrate their
success stories.

 

Thursday, June 16

The Mahaffey Theater

401 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Conference: 10 am - 4 pm
Networking Social: 4 pm - 7 pm

 


Get Tickets

Producer Will Packer has established himself as one of Hollywood’s blockbuster hit makers and is one of the only African American producers in the world who has had eight of their films open number one at the box office. Collectively, his films have grossed nearly $1 billion.

 

Packer’s number one films include Ride Along 2, No Good Deed, Think Like a Man Too, Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Takers, Obsessed and Stomp the Yard. In 2015, he served as an executive producer on the mega hit Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of the rap group N.W.A, that also opened number one at the box office and grossed over $200 million to date.

 

In 2016, Packer is set to executive produce “Roots,” a remake of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time for A&E Networks that will air on Memorial Day; as well as ABC’s upcoming comedy series “Uncle Buck,” starring Mike Epps and Nia Long that will premiere on June 14. He is currently in post-production on the film Almost Christmas, starring Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover, that will debut in theaters nationwide on November 11, 2016.

 

Packer has overall film and television deals with Universal Studios and Universal Television and is a member of the esteemed Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He has also been on the cover of both Essence and Black Enterprise magazines and featured on several high profile magazine lists including Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch,” Jet’s “Who’s Hot To Watch” and Ebony’s prestigious “Power 100 List.”

 

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

 

Afternoon (Craft Beverages/Food)

Celebrating St. Pete’s Success Stories

Get inspired by these BurgBorn individuals and businesses that have received national and international recognition. Learn from their journeys. Celebrate their success stories.

 

Thursday, June 16

The Mahaffey Theater

401 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Conference: 10 am - 4 pm  •  Networking Social: 4 pm - 7 pm

 


Get Tickets

Palehorse, aka Chris Parks
Bob Devin Jones, Artistic Director/Co-founder of The Studio@620
The Vitale Brothers
Joel Malizia, Co-Founder of Pilot Moon Films
Rachel Carpenter, Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio 
Andrew Harlan, Writer/Editor at iLovetheBurg 
Monica Leonard, Founder of Molly’s Suds 
Joe Bardi, Senior Content Strategist at Marxent
Kyle Nardo, Co-Owner at
Nardo’s Natural 
Mike Harting, Owner/Operator of
3 Daughters Brewing 
Ron Petrini, President and CEO of
Great Bay Distributors, Inc.
Jeffrey Jew, Executive Chef of 2BHospitality (BellaBrava & Stillwaters Tavern) 

Afternoon (Craft Beverages/Food)