Governor's Business Summit

Maryland is Open For Business: Capture the Momentum!

About the Summit

The Maryland Business Summit, an initiative of the Maryland Marketing Partnership, started in 2017 as an opportunity to provide a forum for the Maryland business community to build connections, while sharing and discussing ideas on key topics related to business in Maryland.

Planning for the 2019 Summit is currently underway!

When available, details and registration information will be posted to this website. If you want to inquire about becoming a sponsor of the Maryland Marketing Partnership or 2019 Maryland Governor’s Business Summit, please contact Tom Riford, with the Maryland Marketing Partnership.

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2017 Summit Recap

The sold-out 2017 Summit hosted 650 attendees and featured 47 speakers including Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh and Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson. A variety of panels throughout the day covered topics such as: next generation learning environments and redefining urban centers across Maryland.

It was well worth the trip, and I hope that it will continue year after year,” – Tré Steger-Smith, Owner, Founder & Consultant of TE Enterprises Consulting

“As a small businessman, it’s invigorating to hear the Governor, Secretary Gill and Arne Sorenson come up and tout the opportunities for business here in Maryland. It’s really exciting. ” – Bob Claire, General Manager, Mobern Lighting

2017 Full Presentation Videos

Featuring keynotes:

    • Governor Larry Hogan
    • Arne Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott International
    • Esti Peshin, General Manager, Cyber Division, Israel Aerospace Industries
    • John Harbaugh, Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens

And a panel discussion among:

  • Ronald J. Daniels, LL.M, J.D., President, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Wallace Loh, President, University of Maryland
  • Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University
  • The Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., President, Loyola University Maryland
  • Moderator:  Dr. Robert Caret, Chancellor, University System of Maryland

 2017 Photo Gallery

Hover to navigate through all photos from the 2017 Summit. 

Maryland Governor's Business Summit 2017

2017 Partners/Sponsors

The 2017 Summit was possible thanks to the following partners.

Howard Hughes
Tradepoint Atlantic
Merritt Companies
98 Rock
Legg Mason
T Rowe Price
M&T Bank
Peterson Companies
North American Millwright
Washington Business Journal
WBAL Radio
Clark Construction
Baltimore Business Journal
DK Consulting

State of Maryland