Opening Remarks

  • Lillian Werbin, Co-Owner and CEO, Elderly Instruments – the 2023 America’s Top Small Business Winner

State of American Business 2024

  • Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


AI’s Potential and How It Can Be Responsibly Developed and Used

  • Brad Smith, Vice Chairman and President, Microsoft 
  • Harold Kim, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


The Business Ecosystem, Entrepreneurship, and the Role of Franchises 

  • Matthew Haller, President and CEO, International Franchise Association  
  • John Bates, Franchisee, College HUNKS Hauling Junk, Annapolis MD 
  • Nick Friedman, CEO, College HUNKS Hauling Junk 


Closing Remarks

  • Ashli Watts, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce