View the 14th Business Summit Agenda Below!

Thursday, July 11, 2019


Day 1
1:00 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m. Welcome
Renee Shaw
| Public Affairs Managing
Producer & Host, KET

Janet Jakubowicz
| Partner and Partnership Board
Member,
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP
1:35 p.m. Program Overview
Paul Thompson
| Chairman, CEO & President,
LG&E-KU and Chairman, Board of Directors,
Kentucky Chamber
1:40 p.m. Manufacturing Rules the South (including Kentucky):
Obstacles and Opportunities

Mike Randle
| Owner, Publisher, Southern
Business & Development Magazine

2:30 p.m. HEMP: What Will it Mean to Kentucky’s Economy?
Honorable Ryan Quarles | Agriculture Commissioner,
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Garrett Bain | Executive Vice President
of Revenue, GenCanna

3:40 p.m. Opioid, Drug, Substance Abuse in the Workplace:
What is it Costing Kentucky Business?

Honorable John Tilley
 | Kentucky Justice and Public
Safety Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky

4:15 p.m. Kentucky Politics
Scott Jennings |
Co-founder and Partner, RunSwitch PR
Matt Jones
| Host, Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR)
Moderator: Jacqueline Pitts | Communications Director,
Kentucky Chamber

5:00 p.m. Day one Business Summit concludes

  • Annual Meeting Reception
    with sponsors begins
6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting Dinner Keynote
General John F. Kelly | 45-Year Marine Veteran and
Former White House Chief of Staff to President Trump


Friday, July 12, 2019


Day 2
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Renee Shaw
| Public Affairs Managing Producer & Host, KET
Paul Thompson |
Chairman, CEO & President, LG&E-KU
and Chairman, Board of Directors, Kentucky Chamber

8:40 a.m. Getting to Know the Candidates for Governor
The Honorable Matt Bevin | Governor, Commonwealth
of Kentucky
Interviewer: Jacqueline Pitts | Communications Director,
Kentucky Chamber

9:45 a.m. Is Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail the Next Napa Valley?
Adam Johnson
 | Senior Director of the Bourbon Trail,
Kentucky Distillers Association (invited)

Linsey Gallagher | CEO, Visit Napa Valley (invited)
Moderator and Panelist: Kristen Branscum |
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Tourism

10:40 a.m. Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect — Significant
Impact on the Bottom Line

Eric Ellis
| President and CEO, Integrity
Development
Corporation
11:30 a.m. Key Issues Facing Kentucky’s Future
Dave Adkisson
 | President & CEO, Kentucky
Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: An Entrepreneurial Success Story:
A Conversation with Texas Roadhouse’s Kent Taylor

Kent Taylor
 | Founder, CEO and Chairman,
Texas Roadhouse Corporation
Interviewer: Elizabeth McCoy | CEO, Planters Bank, Inc.
1:30 p.m. 14th Annual Business Summit concludes