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Day One

Tuesday, November 10; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

South Carolina - Economy, Infrastructure and Inclusivity



Governor Henry McMaster


Our State and Regions by the Numbers

Joseph Von Nessen, Research Economist at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina


Building a Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable South Carolina

Anton Gunn, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Community Health Innovation, Medical University of South Carolina

Ricaye Harris, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Milliken and Company

Julian Williams, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of South Carolina

Moderated by: Mamie Bush, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn - Charleston Waterfront/Downtown


The State of Economic Development

Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce, State of South Carolina


Attainable and Affordable Housing - Funding, Policy and Impact

Bryan Brown, President & CEO, Greenville Housing Fund

Geona Shaw Johnson, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Charleston

Ivory Mathews, Executive Director, Columbia Housing Authority

Moderated by: Dr. Bryan Grady, Chief Research Officer, South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority


Planning Transit for Inclusive Growth and Increased Economic Mobility

John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA)

Sharon Hollis, Principal Planner, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments

James Keel, Director of Public Transportation, City of Greenville

Moderated by: Steve Dudash, Regional Director, Thomas & Hutton


Commercial, Industrial and Office Real Estate Trends and Analysis

Charles Gouch, Senior Vice President, CBRE

David Lockwood, Executive Vice President and COO, Colliers International | South Carolina

Bob Nuttall, Managing Principal, Lee & Associates Charleston

Moderated by: Scott Sharp, South Coast Regional Vice President | Commercial Banking, TD Bank


Day Two

Wednesday, November 11; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Education, Workforce and Preparing the Next Generation


State of Employment in South Carolina

Dan Ellzey, Executive Director, South Carolina Department of Education and Workforce


The Future of Technical College - Presidents Panel

Dr. Keith Miller, President, Greenville Technical College

Dr. Ronald Rhames, President, Midlands Technical College

Dr. Mary Thornley, President, Trident Technical College

Moderated by: Anita Zucker, Chair & CEO, The InterTech Group


Innovation in Educational Attainment

Haley Glover, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation


The State of Public K-12 Education

Molly Spearman, Superintendent of Education, State of South Carolina


Building Broadband Access for the Future


The Future of Higher Education in SC - College Presidents Panel

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College

Dr. James P. Clements, President, Clemson University

Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, College of Charleston

Moderated by: Lou Kennedy, CEO & Owner, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation


The Economic Impact of Our South Carolina Defense Communities

Dan Beatty, Chairman, SC Military Base Task Force

Maj. Gen. William F. Grimsley (Ret.), Secretary of Veterans Affairs, State of South Carolina

Moderated by: Josh Sorkin, Vice President, Service Line Director, SAIC


Day Three

Thursday, November 12; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Recovery and Resiliency, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Power of Collaboration


State of Our Cities

Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor, City of Columbia

John Tecklenburg, Mayor, City of Charleston

Knox White, Mayor, City of Greenville

Moderated by: Mike Harris, Vice President of Sales, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in South Carolina

Bob Quinn, Executive Director, SCRA


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel

Patrick Bryant, CEO & Partner, CODE/+/TRUST

Caroline Crowder, Program Director, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

Scott Millwood, CEO, Yesflow

Moderated by: Laura Corder, Managing Director, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation


State of the Port

John Kopanski, Market Executive | Carolinas Middle Market Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jim Newsome, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority


A Message from Senator Tim Scott

Senator Tim Scott, United States Senate


Impact of the Election

Dr. Robert Oldendick, Professor, University of South Carolina


Metro Chambers Coalition - The Power of Collaboration

Carl Blackstone, President & CEO, Columbia Chamber

Bryan Derreberry, President & CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber

Carlos Phillips, President & CEO, Greenville Chamber

Moderated by: David Lominack, South Carolina Market President, TD Bank

Registration Closed