INVESTFlorida Equity Conference Announces its Company Lineup and Presentation Schedule

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INVESTFlorida Equity Conference organizers have announced the presentation schedule for the companies and executives participating in the one-day investment event that features some of Florida's top public companies.

Senior executives from 13 Florida-based companies will be discussing corporate performance and future plans at the INVESTFlorida Equity Conference, to be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida on December 7.

The conference is presented by Crowe Horwath LLP and Holland & Knight and supported by the CFA Societies of South Florida, Naples and Orlando. INVESTFlorida provides a forum for institutional investors, analysts, fund managers and other investment professionals to hear and meet with executives of Florida companies from a variety of industries and sizes.

"It's a very convenient way for professional investors to dig deeper into companies they already hold or follow, and explore others as potential investments," said Terry McWilliams, chairman of INVESTFlorida. The company and executive presentation lineup, by room, is:

NASDAQ OMX Presentation Room – Diplomat Ballroom 1

9:20 – 9:55 a.m. Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO), Miami.
Barry Logan, Senior Vice President
10:00 – 10:35 PGT Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), North Venice
Rod Hershberger, President, Chief Executive Officer, and
Jeff Jackson, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
10:45 – 11:20 magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), West Palm Beach
Dan Borislow, Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew MacInnes, President
11:25 – 12:00 p.m. Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVE), Miramar
Ben Baldanza, President, Chief Executive Officer
1:20 – 1:55 AccuDial Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Privately Held), Palm Beach Gardens
Robert Terwilliger, President, Chief Executive Officer
2:00 – 2:35 Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE:FRF), Jacksonville
Richard S. Kahlbaugh, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

PNC Bank Presentation Room – Diplomat Ballroom 2

9:20 – 9:55 a.m. PetMed Express, Inc. (Nasdaq:PETS), Pompano Beach
Bruce Rosenbloom, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer
10:00 – 10:35 Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMEX), Tampa
Mark Gordon, President and Chief Operating Officer
10:45 – 11:20 National Retail Properties, Inc.(NYSE:NNN), Orlando
Kevin Habicht, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
11:25 – 12:00 p.m. Alico, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALCO), LaBelle
J.D. Alexander, President, Chief Executive Officer, and
W. Mark Humphrey, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
1:20 – 1:55 MagneGas Corporation (Nasdaq:MNGA), Tampa
Ermanno Santilli, Chief Executive Officer, and
Jack Armstrong, Executive Vice President
2:00 – 2:35 AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), Fort Lauderdale
Cheryl Scully, Treasurer, Vice President – Investor Relations

Fast Track Corporate Participant – One-on-One Meetings

9: 20 – 2:35 Abakan, Inc. (OTC:ABKI), Miami
  Robert Miller, Chief Executive Officer
  (Prescheduled and adhoc meetings)

Check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. and opening remarks start at 8:15 a.m. Each company will deliver a 35-minute formal presentation and have the opportunity to meet with selected investors throughout the day with the conference concluding around 2:30 p.m.  Information about presenting companies and executives and the Fast Track company is available at

Investment professionals can attend INVESTFlorida on a first-come basis, with admission, continental breakfast, lunch and programming underwritten by the conference and its sponsors. Advanced registration is required on-line at Call INVESTFlorida or the CFA Society to discuss qualifications to attend. After registration, attendees can request 1-on-1 meetings with company executives.

Besides the public company presentations, the program will also feature Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation as the conference keynote speaker. Stu Hoffman, senior vice president and chief economist for PNC Financial Services Group, will open the conference.

INVESTFlorida is developed by a steering committee that includes professionals from the investment community, public company executives and Florida business leaders. Crowe Horwath LLP and Holland & Knight are title sponsors; PNC Financial Services Group and NASDAQ OMX are platinum sponsors.  Gold sponsors are The Wall Street Transcript, RedChip Companies, Optimum Companies and InGrid Design. Organizing sponsors include CFA Societies in South Florida, Orlando and Naples; Financial Executive International chapters in Florida and National Investor Relations Institute chapters in South and Central Florida.

The INVESTFlorida logo is available at

For more information about the conference and participation, contact Chairman Terry McWilliams at 813.964.7454, More information is also available at the INVESTFlorida website:  

Investor, media and general inquiries:

Terry McWilliams, Chairman, INVESTFlorida, 813-964-7454,

Sponsor inquiries:

Justin Stone, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, 954-202-8572,

Tammy Knight, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, 954-468-7939,

Craig Grant, Regional President, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., 561-803-9709,

CFA Society leadership:

South Florida: James B. Murphy, director,, 561-249-0926.

Naples: Ken Thomas, president,, 239-262-8800.

Orlando: Jason Flowers, president,, 407-339-5984.