2023 Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast
Please join us for the Annual Meeting & Chairman’s Inaugural Breakfast as we celebrate the Chamber’s 2023 accomplishments and inaugurate the new chair, slate of officers, and board members.
7:15 AM- Board Meeting
7:45 AM – Registration Begins
8:00 AM – Doors Open
8:15 AM – Program Begins
Invocation & Breakfast
Welcome Remarks: Angela Franco, President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce
Keynote Speaker: Angie Gates, President & CEO Events DC
The 2023 Year in Review: Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Board Chair and Vice President Community Engagement, Advocacy & Government Affairs Children’s National Hospital
Presentation of 2023 Board Slate
Remarks from the 2023 Chair-Elect
Presentation of the Annual “Green Book”, Honorable Muriel E. Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia
10:30 AM – Program Concludes
Angie M. Gates is the president and chief executive officer of Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia.
Gates leads the organization tasked with generating economic and community benefits for DC residents and businesses through premier events.
Under Gates’ leadership, Events DC continues its mission of building community connections through impactful events and programming. As the conventions, meetings, sports, and entertainment industries continue to evolve, Gates is tasked with driving sustainability, innovation and a thriving tourism economy in DC that will serve as a national model.
With decades of experience in the venue management and entertainment industries and a deep understanding of DC, Gates previously served as DC’s Director of the Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.
A 20-year veteran in the fields of event management, entertainment, film and public service, Gates’ expertise ranges from tourism and hospitality to film and venue operations. Notably, Gates was named the first African American General Manager of the iconic Warner Theatre and earned Washington, DC its first Emmy at the 60th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award show.
The DC Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our sponsors and partners.
- Bank of America
- Children’s National Hospital
- City National Bank
- CRP, Incorporated
- Department of Licensing & Consumer Protection
- Howard University
- M&T Bank
- MedStar Health
- TD Bank