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Savannah Sizzles with ACCE Southern hospitality and chamber world camaraderie come together this summer when ACCE brings ACCE2016 the chamber professions biggest event of the year to Savannah, Augus

Kickstart your mornings in Savannah with these Keynote Presenters Wednesday, August 10 8915 a.m. Jamie Merisotis Jamie Merisotis is president and chief executive officer of Indianapolisbased Lumina F

Convention Schedule All events take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule and content subject to change. Indicates an optional event requiri

Thursday, August 11 78 a.m. 8 a.m.5 p.m. 8845 a.m. 91015 a.m. 915 a.m.2 p.m. 101511 a.m. 11 a.m.1215 p.m. 1215 p.m. 23 p.m. CCE Breakfast Registration Open ACCE Annual Meeting and Keynote Presentation

Start planning your threeday learning agenda for Savannah Leadership Wednesday, August 10 Keeping a Strong and Relevant Membership Pipeline Retention Jeopardy 1130 a.m.1230 pm CCE Workshop Chamber Mem

Use the grid to customize your convention experience. Session descriptions are listed on pages 6 through 16. Visit www.ACCE.orgconvention for expanded descriptions and the latest session updates. Eco

Workshops For the most uptodate convention information, including session details, visit www.ACCE.orgconvention. Wednesday, August 10 101115 a.m. Inclusive Economic Development What does it mean to

Wednesday, August 10 1130 a.m.1230 p.m. Mobilizing the Mighty Middle Market The middle market composed of companies with annual revenues between 10 million and 1 billion is the economic engine of t

Workshops Wednesday, August 10 1130 a.m.1230 p.m. continued Tapping the Global Marketplace Chambers have long been in the connections business. Some are taking those connections global. Hear from cha

Everything You Wanted to Ask About LGBT Business Despite having made huge strides in equality, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender LGBT individuals and businesses still face unique challenges. Panelists

Workshops Thursday, August 11 91015 a.m. Engaging Millennials in Public Policy Often categorized as impatient and fickle, millennials are also known to be highly informed and civically minded. Govern

Think Tanks are open, peerdriven discussions on a set topic or theme, facilitated by a moderator. No charge for Think Tanks, but preregistration is required. Think Tank InterCity Visit Organizers Rou

Workshops Thursday, August 11 11 a.m.1215 p.m. continued Creating a Culture of Health Within Your Community Recognizing that an investment in health and wellness boosts economic competitiveness, hear

Video Worth a Million If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. Chambers have used video to parody pop stars and persuade policymakers. See surprising ways peers are usi

Workshops Thursday, August 11 330445 p.m. Attracting and Keeping Millennial Talent Millennials are now the largest and most diverse group in the workforce. They are also highly mobile. Learn how comm

Friday, August 12 89 a.m. SPECIAL SESSION Attitude of a Champion Chamber Todays chamber environment is more competitive than ever. Every day you have to perform, educate, and deliver for your member

Workshops Friday, August 12 91015 a.m. continued The Six Biggest Mistakes in Economic Development Marketing Gleaned from Development Counsellors Internationals work with more than 450 cities and comm

Chamber Business Expo Investing in Your Chambers Success Expanded Hours This Year Wednesday, August 10 915 a.m.330 p.m. Thursday, August 11 915 a.m.2 p.m. Buffet lunch served in the Expo Hall on We

Social in Savannah Garden Party at Johnson Square Tuesday, August 9 79 p.m. As the warm Savannah sun starts to set, meet your ACCE friends for a garden partythemed welcome reception in Johnson Square

Peer Networking Dinners Thursday, August 11 6 p.m. On this last night of ACCE2016, sign up for Dutchtreat dinners to continue idea swapping and networking with peers who share your professional inter

Tours Registration required for all tours. Firstcome, first serve. All tours are nonrefundable. Tuesday, August 9 Savor Savannah Experience 11 a.m.2 p.m. In this walking tour, discover the history

Southbound Brewing Tour and Tasting 91130 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour of the first production microbrewery in Savannah Southbound Brewing Company and quench your thirst with a tasting of six 6ounce s

Convention Hotels As you make your hotel reservations and related travel arrangements, keep in mind that this years convention will open on Tuesday, August 9, and wrap up at noon on Friday, August 12.

1 Savannahs International Trade and Convention Center Westin Savannah Hyatt Regency Savannah Savannah Marriott Riverfront 2 3 r St r eet W hi t a ke E Ba y St r eet ton S treet 23 E Br ya n S 4

General Information Convention Pricing Online registration and pricing for addon events are available at www.ACCE.orgconvention. A 50 administration fee will be added for each attendee registration no

ADA Needs For ADA needs, contact Yodit Gebreyes via email at or call 7039983579. Attire We encourage you to dress casually and comfortably during all convention events. Meeting room

acce ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 223146400 Join your chamber peers in Savannah, August 912 for ACCE2016 Register today at www.ACCE.o