Governor's Business Summit

Maryland is Open For Business: The Future of Our Workforce

2019 Summit - September 20th - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

SAVE THE DATE – September 20, 2019

The 2019 Maryland Governor’s Business Summit will feature dynamic keynotes and sessions delving into one of the most important topics for businesses today – workforce. Speakers will share innovative approaches, partnerships and more to diversify, attract, train and develop their workforce. Find out what workers want, best practices on workforce development, and what the future of our workforce will look like.

Networking and Resources

You spoke and we listened! The 2019 Summit will include ample networking breaks so that you can connect and learn from other businesses. Additionally, you can tour the Resource Hall which will feature exhibits with key agencies and organizations that provide business resources: Business registration and licensing, financing, workforce development and more.

Topics Include:

  • The modern apprenticeship
  • Diversifying your team
  • Workforce attraction and retention
  • Innovative training and development
  • Setting the standard for best places to work


View the Summit agenda for more details.

Secure your spot before August 1st and receive the “Early Bird” discount of $100.

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.

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 Photo Gallery

Hover to navigate through all photos from the 2017 Summit. 

Maryland Governor's Business Summit 2017

Maryland Business Summit Partners/Sponsors

The Summit is possible thanks to the following partners.

Howard Hughes
Tradepoint Atlantic
Merritt Companies
Howard Bank
Royal Farms
Morgan Stanley
Kaiser Permanente
Cybercore Technologies
St. John's Properties
Legg Mason
T Rowe Price
M&T Bank
Peterson Companies
University of Maryland Medical System
Brown Advisory
Alban CAT
Erickson Living
Medstar Health
Clark Construction
Weller Development
H&S Properties
Port Covington
Wexford Science and Technology

State of Maryland