Louisville (August 1, 2012) -- Louisville will host 1,000 chamber of commerce executives and partners from North America and overseas for the annual national convention of American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The convention will begin today and run through Saturday, August 4th at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
The national convention was recruited to Louisville by Greater Louisville Inc.
"We are excited to welcome so many of our fellow chamber professionals to Louisville,” says Tracee Troutt, interim CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region and the hard work we do to be a driving force for transformation."
“ACCE is pumped to bring its annual convention to Louisville,” says Mick Fleming, ACCE’s president. “Over the next few days our members will experience this vibrant downtown, hear from pundits, practitioners and global corporate leaders. Everyone we meet is making us feel welcome, and we’re getting a great taste of what makes the region unique.”
Highlights of the conference include presentations by David Novak, Chairman & CEO of Yum! Brands Inc, Katty Kay, Anchor of BBC World News America, Rana Foroohar of TIME Magazine and James Cunningham, President & CEO of Funny Money Inc. The annual meeting will include a bevy of additional speakers, educational opportunities, networking and idea sharing from some of the best-run chambers in the world.
For more information on the conference, session and speakers, visit www.acce.org/convention. Special clearance is required, to cover portions of the meeting, please contact Meredith Siemens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also note that David Novak’s presentation is open only to registered conference attendees.
About Greater Louisville, Inc.
Greater Louisville Inc. is the metro chamber of commerce, dedicated to connecting and growing businesses. We lead economic development for the region, driving job creation and entrepreneurship. GLI is committed to transforming our community by improving the region’s quality of life, advocating for a pro-business environment and developing a talented workforce. For more information, visit www.GreaterLouisville.com.
About American Chamber of Commerce Executives
Established in 1914, ACCE is the only national association uniquely serving the professional development needs of individuals managing chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada. Representing more than 7,300 chamber professionals, ACCE enhances the knowledge, leadership skills, and management effectiveness of chamber executives and their staffs through education, trend analysis, benchmarking, and best practices. ACCE promotes the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity within the chamber profession.