GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting: Moving Forward with Purpose

  • May 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Pictured: GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler, Thomas Friedman, GBC Vice Chair Mary Ann Scully and GBC President & CEO Don Fry.


Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its 66th Annual Meeting, the state’s premier business event of the year.

Thomas L. Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, and the author of seven bestselling books, including “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” and “The World Is Flat,” will be the 2021 Keynote Speaker.

Friedman has won three Pulitzer Prizes: The 1983 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

Prior to starting his column in 1995, Friedman served as Beirut Bureau Chief, Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and international economics correspondent for the Times. Before joining the New York Times in 1981, he served as a Beirut reporter for UPI.

In addition to hearing from Friedman, attendees at GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting, will also:

  • Celebrate the work of the GBC since the 2020 Annual Meeting.
  • Learn about priorities and goals of the GBC for the remainder of the year.
  • Hear from GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler and GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on the work of the GBC and its priorities going forward.
  • Honor the recipients of the GBC Regional Visionary Award.

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021; 9 a.m.

Where: Virtual event

*A personal, one-time link to join the livestream will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening of  May 17.

(If you do not receive your link by 8 a.m., May 18, please contact Karen Parrish at

Cost: GBC Members: $100, Non-members: $150

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

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

View scenes from GBC’s 65th Annual Meeting here.

Southwest Airlines Giveaway

Thank you to our sponsor, Southwest Airlines. All who register to attend GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting will be automatically entered to win travel on Southwest Airlines. Four lucky winners will be chosen at random.

Event Sponsors:

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Platinum Sponsors

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Ambassador Sponsors

BGE          UMMS logo

Signature Sponsors

AT&T      Merritt Companies logo


Gold Sponsor

University of Maryland logo

Partner Sponsors

Comcast     Kaiser Permanente logo

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Ascension Saint Agnes    BCCC logo    Curio Wellness logo   

Media Sponsors


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