GREAT CITIES SYMPOSIUM 2023

Date: WED, OCTOBER 4 | 5:30 – 8:00pm
Location: GARDEN CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
Speaker: AG LAFLEY, Transformational business and non-profit leader
Tickets: $100 per person

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The evening will include a social hour with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, our speaker program with Q & A, followed by cocktails, dessert and conversation.

AG LAFLEY is a transformational business and non-profit leader: Former CEO, Proctor & Gamble; Founding Chairman, Cincinnati  Center City Development (3CDC); Founding CEO, the Bay Park Conservancy in Sarasota, FL; Author, Business Mentor, Consultant |  VIEW FULL BIO

The GREAT CITIES SYMPOSIUM is an annual program hosted by Scenic Jacksonville for the purpose of bringing inspired examples of leadership and peer city solutions to the people of Jacksonville. The program aims to inform, entertain and connect to one another while continuing discussions of how we can continue to improve our city for the benefit of future generations.

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