The Maryland Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Meet the State event Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lowe House Office Building, Rooms 170-180, in Annapolis.
An evening reception will follow at the Governor Calvert House.
Meet the State is a gathering of General Assembly leadership, representatives from state government agencies, and Maryland’s business community at the beginning of the legislative session, which kicks off Wednesday. It is also a forum for the Chamber to advance its legislative priorities for the 2020 session and inform legislators of how Maryland businesses are impacting our economy and communities.
Attendees will receive a briefing on the chamber’s legislative priorities and hear directly from (and network with) leaders from the General Assembly, state agencies and top Maryland businesses.
Confirmed speakers and panelists include Comptroller Peter Franchot, the keynote speaker; Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz; Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson; Senate President-designee William “Bill” Ferguson; Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings; House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga; Del. Kathleen Dumais, vice chair of the House Economic Matters Committee; Sens. Jim Rosapepe and Brian Feldman, vice chairs of the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, respectively; Del. Anne Kaiser, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee; Dels. Luke Clippinger and Vanessa Atterbeary, chair and vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee; and Dels. Kumar Barve and Dana Stein, chair and vice chair of the House Environment & Transportation Committee.