Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland will host its first Business Summit on Thursday, May 18 at the Hilton Baltimore, bringing together Maryland business, education, and community leaders to focus on key issues impacting Maryland's economy, including innovation and entrepreneurship, the global economy, human capital, and attracting venture capital.
The all-day event will feature remarks by Governor Hogan and other notable speakers, including Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh; BITHGROUP Founder and CEO Robert Wallace, Maryland Economic Development Commission Chair and CEO of Sage Policy Group Anirban Basu, and Innovation Village Baltimore chairman Richard May.
Registration is now open at MarylandBusinessSummit.com.
"Our administration remains committed to growing our economy, putting more Marylanders back to work, and connecting small businesses and entrepreneurs to the resources they need to thrive," said Governor Hogan. "We have made tremendous progress, including adding nearly 100,000 jobs since January 2015, attracting new businesses, and helping our existing businesses expand. This conference is a way to bring together the visionaries of our state, share ideas, and work together in continuing to change Maryland for the better."
"I am truly honored to have been chosen as a speaker for this year's first Maryland Business Summit," said Harbaugh. "This conference will featurea unique and exciting blend of leaders and visionaries from across Maryland's thriving corporate landscape, and I believe that together we can help to inform and inspire, while continuing to progress our great state's 'winning' business tradition."