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The Future of Kentucky 9TH ANNUAL

Business Summit AND Annual Meeting July 21-22, 2014 | Louisville

Annual Dinner Keynote



Business Summit THE FUTURE OF KENTUCKY Be a part of the conversation to shape the course of our state. The Business Summit brings together diverse ideas to answer the question: What are the decisions we have to make to move Kentucky forward? Join your peers, business leaders, legislators and educators for a dialogue on Kentucky that explores solutions and inspires change.

Ted Abernathy

Dave Adkisson

Gov. Steve Beshear

James R. Comer

Jack Conway

Dr. Paul Coomes

Al Cross

Mike Duncan

Adam Edelen

Virginia B. Edwards

Bill Goodman

Hal Heiner

Wil James, Jr.

Elizabeth McCoy

Sen. Rand Paul

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers

Rob Samuels

Sam Youngman

Business Summit participants have called the event ... great ... fantastic ... diverse ... impressive ... thought-provoking ... outstanding ... inspiring


Sponsors as of 5/14/14

Monday, July 21 1 p.m. Registration 1:30 p.m. Business Summit Begins Business Summit Emcee Bill Goodman, Managing Editor and Host, Kentucky Tonight and One to One, KET Welcome and Overview Elizabeth McCoy, Kentucky Chamber Chair and President and CEO, Planters Bank, Inc. Opening Keynote: A New Vision for Kentucky’s Future Hon. Rand Paul, U.S. Senator 2:30 p.m. Focusing on a Rapidly Changing Future: Kentucky's Path to Economic and Workforce Competitiveness Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership LLC


4 p.m.

The Future of Eastern Kentucky Hon. Steve Beshear, Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky and Hon. Hal Rogers, U.S. Congressman 5 p.m. Day One Business Summit Concludes Annual Meeting Reception with Sponsors 6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting Dinner Keynote Address: National and Kentucky Politics Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director




Tuesday, July 22 8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Welcome Elizabeth McCoy, Kentucky Chamber Chair and President and CEO, Planters Bank, Inc. Opening Keynote: The Future of Toyota, the Auto Industry and Kentucky’s Economy Wil James, Jr., President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. 9:45 a.m. Kentucky’s Education Bet: A Future of Progress and Promise? Virginia B. Edwards, President and Editor, Editorial Projects in Education, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week and 11 a.m. The Future of Coal and Kentucky’s Economy Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity 12 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: The Future of Maker’s Mark, Bourbon and Kentucky’s Economy Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc. 1:30 p.m. The Future of the Nine Economic Regions of Kentucky Dr. Paul Coomes, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University

of Louisville and Senior Economic Advisor, Kentucky Chamber 2 p.m. Top Issues For Kentucky's Next Governor Dave Adkisson, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber 3 p.m. Closing Keynote: Kentucky Leaders Panel James R. Comer, Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Jack Conway, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Adam Edelen, State Auditor, Commonwealth of Kentucky; and Hal Heiner, Chairman, Capstone Realty, Inc. Q&A from Media Panel Al Cross, Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues; Bill Goodman, Managing Editor and Host, Kentucky Tonight and One to One, KET (also moderator); and Sam Youngman, Political Reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader 4:30 p.m. 9th Annual Business Summit Concludes



Annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. | Monday, July 21

Keynote Address

| National and Kentucky Politics

With what Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” Todd has become a fixture in the White House press room, a steady and constant presence on television, and a tireless voice on the campaign trail. His up-to-the-minute poll analysis and insightful commentary has made him one of the most sought-after voices in American political coverage, and his on-air political analysis can be seen almost daily.




Todd is responsible for all aspects of NBC News’ political coverage, serving as the point person for political news and information. He is the on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, TODAY, and Meet the Press, where he is a contributing editor, as well. He also edits First Read, the network’s must-read guide to political news and trends in and around our nation’s capital.

464 Chenault Road Frankfort, KY 40601

Annual Meeting Keynote 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21



NBC News Chief White House Correspondent

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Pricing Business Summit and Annual Meeting Monday and Tuesday July 21-22 $499 Non-member $399 Kentucky Chamber member

Business Summit Monday and Tuesday July 21-22 $399 Non-member $299 Kentucky Chamber member Annual Meeting Dinner not included

Annual Meeting Dinner featuring Chuck Todd Monday evening July 21 $199 Non-member $149 Kentucky Chamber member

Hotel Louisville Marriott Downtown 280 West Jefferson Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Phone: 502-627-5045 Toll-free: 800-266-9432 Room Rate: $149* Room Cutoff Date: July 4, 2014 *The advertised Kentucky Chamber room rate cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff date. When contacting the hotel for lodging, please reference Business Summit and Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate.

Cancellations/Substitutions Cancellations must be made no later than five business days prior to the program for a full refund. After this date, no cash refunds will be granted. Substitutions are welcome. Special accommodations made upon request.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images Registration and attendance at or participation in Kentucky Chamber meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the Kentucky Chamber’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Special Diet Requests

Business Summit not included

If you have a special dietary restriction or food allergies, please contact us five business days prior to the event so we can make arrangements for your meal.

Annual Meeting Dinner Table of 10


Monday evening July 21 $1,800 Non-member $1,300 Kentucky Chamber member

Lori Jo Hill, Customer Service Manager Phone: 502-848-8727 Email:

Includes 2 tickets to the Business Summit

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