GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: The State of Hospitality & Tourism

  • July 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

National Aquarium

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and top industry experts for this update on the current status of the hospitality and tourism industry.

The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the top economic engines in our region and has disproportionately been impacted by COVID-19. The program will address the challenges experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic, re-opening of venues, and what steps need to be taken to return Baltimore to its position as a top tourist destination and to provide recovery assistance to attractions, restaurants, and hotels.

Hear from panelists:

  • Al Hutchinson, President & CEO of Visit Baltimore
  • Jim Kinney, Managing Partner of Capital Grille
  • John Racanelli, President & CEO of the National Aquarium
  • Juan Webster, General Manager of Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Event details:

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020; 9 a.m. (Registration closes at noon, Tuesday, July 14)

Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 5 p.m. July 14, please contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Please submit your questions in advance to Lisa Byrd at