Infotech in Palm Beach County: Insights for Conference and Meeting Planners.
In the past few decades, South Florida has quickly grown into an infotech hub thanks to a new generation of workers looking for access to top companies, and much of this evolution began right here in The Palm Beaches. If your company wants to be at the forefront of the Infotech sector, host your next meeting in The Palm Beaches. Besides a strong Information Technology industry, our destination offers a centrally located international airport, hassle-free ground transportation, a state-of-the-art Convention Center, and several meeting venues.
Palm Beach County boasts collective knowledge and talent spread out across more than 2,100 tech companies.
The infotech sector creates about 20,000 jobs in the county.
Four of the largest cell tower companies are located in The Palm Beaches: Crown Castle USA, Phoenix Tower International, SBA Communications, Vertical Bridge
Key Industry Fields include Software, Telecommunications, Digital Media, Microelectronics and Precision Devices, Modeling, Simulation, and Training, and Photonics/Optics.
Modernizing Medicine was founded by Lake Worth graduate Daniel Cane, who recently earned a place on The Healthcare Technology Report’s “Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs of 2022” list.
Palm Beach County has one of the nation’s largest software clusters and is home to one of the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training clusters.
Palm Beach County has the largest concentration of FPL solar trees and canopies, which provide not only clean, zero-emissions energy but also shade and phone-charging capabilities.
Before iPhone and Android, the first smartphone – Simon Personal Communicator – was developed in Palm Beach County.
Noteworthy Infotech Companies
HotelPlanner.com: a global travel technology company and hotel booking engine.
Modernizing Medicine: a company that develops electronic health records (EHR) systems, helping physicians save time in their medical practices while improving both quality of care and business outcome.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions: a portfolio of brands that span multiple industries providing customers with innovative technologies, information-based analytics and decision tools and data services.
Florida Power and Light Company (FPL): the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and sold. The company supports more than 11 million residents across Florida with clean, reliable and affordable electricity.
CrossMatch Technologies: a company that makes forensic-quality fingerprint recognition and identification systems for law enforcement agencies and corporate customers.
Florida Power and Light (FPL), the largest energy company in the U.S. (by retail electricity produced and sold), is nestled along Palm Beach County’s northern coast and easily accessible via major highways. The headquarters are a 10-minute drive from scene Singer Island, home to ideal meeting hotels such as Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island and Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences, a luxury wellness-inspired property on more than seven beachfront acres.
Groups staying at PGA National Resort & Club – home to the renowned Honda Classic Tournament – will appreciate the convenience of short drives to some of the destination’s biggest infotech names, including CrossMatch Technologies (10 minutes), United Technologies (15 minutes), and ADP (15 minutes).
The 350,000-square-foot Palm Beach County Convention Center in the heart of West Palm Beach is within close proximity to major companies such as ADP (10 minutes), and HotelPlanner.com (5 minutes). It is also only a five-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport.
The recently renovated luxury resort The Boca Raton offers sophisticated meeting venues perfectly designed to inspire attendees. Within a 15-minute radius of the property, attendees can gain access to top tech players such as LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Connection, and Modernizing Medicine.
Getting to The Palm Beaches
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) offers over 200 daily flight arrivals and departures from 13 airlines: Air Canada, Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Avelo Airlines, Bahamasair, Breeze Airways, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, and United Airlines. The Palm Beaches are served by two other major South Florida airports: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Miami International Airport (MIA). The Palm Beaches’ southernmost cities, such as Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, are only about 30 minutes from FLL and within an hour of MIA.