With only sixty days remaining before the 2016 Governor’s Conference, our team is working hard putting the final touches on what will be our best conference yet.

Not wasting much time, we began the planning process shortly after last year’s conference. We wanted to build upon the momentum that has been created behind Team Tennessee, but instead focus more specifically on our MVPs: The Most Valuable People, Policies and Programs in our state. Session topics have been chosen with that goal in mind and will include discussions on business recruitment, rural development efforts, workforce solutions, entrepreneurship and more.

We’re also excited to hear from our keynote speaker, Martin Frey, who was personally recommended by Commissioner Boyd. Frey, the first person to climb the Seven Summits – the highest peaks on each continent – and sail the Seven Seas, will speak during the Commissioner’s Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 27. Apart from the great accomplishments that landed him a spot in Guinness World Records, Frey also spent 13 years working as the senior director for Cisco and in 2004, served as managing director for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.Hip Hues will be back by popular demand giving conference attendees a chance to be hands-on in the screen printing process by creating their own custom t-shirts.

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