Annual Dinner 2023
In case you missed it, the world stage is now our stage. When KC works together, we realize that no dream is too big to become our reality. KC may be widely known for barbecue and jazz, but to those who know us best, we’re also known for hard work and innovation, collaboration and “nice”.
These are the combined elements that make up our DNA, that fuel our community’s energy to grow, and that propel us farther and faster than anyone thought we could possibly go.
At the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 136th Annual Dinner, you’ll learn how the KC business community is preparing for a surge of power, progress, technology, and people that will lead our region to generational change. And we are doing the work now, to make Future KC ready for all that we have coming, including the things we haven’t dreamed yet.
Join us as we honor outgoing Board Chair Mark Garrett of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and welcome incoming Board Chair Lisa Ginter of CommunityAmerica Credit Union.
You won’t want to miss the announcement of the 2023 Kansas Citian of the Year.
This year's 2023 keynote speaker will be New York Times bestselling author, beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, NOVA host on PBS and New York Times contributor David Pogue is the go-to expert on disruptive tech and science in a fast-changing world. Whether he’s covering AI, autonomous vehicles, the future of technology in healthcare, a post-robot world or climate change, Pogue is a master communicator who brings even the most non-technical audiences up to speed. His highly entertaining keynotes prove that science and technology blend brilliantly with storytelling, humor and, frequently, music and song. Pogue provides invaluable insights on how technology impacts our work, businesses, health, society, and connections with each other—now and into the future.
Following his keynote, Pogue will be moderating a panel of local Kansas Citians as they discuss AI and technology within our community.
We're excited to announce our musical entertainment this year is Kansas City native Kate Cosentino. Well-versed in the art of puns and guitar-shredding, Kate’s music is something of jazzy sleekness atop the lyrical precision of witty slam poetry. Whether you saw her rock the stage as a part of Niall Horan's team for Season 23 of The Voice or saw one of her many goofy social media posts, Cosentino's fun-loving personality, unique sense of style, and witty songwriting shine through in everything she does.
Get your seats now!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are looking forward to celebrating with you at the KC Chamber’s 136th Annual Dinner! In preparation for a fun evening, look at the information below to answer some frequently asked questions. More details will be added as we get closer to the event.
When and where is the event?
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom | Kansas City Convention Center
301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
What’s the itinerary for the evening?
4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program
What is the attire?
Attire for Annual Dinner is business professional.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 ANNUAL DINNER SPONSORS
2023 Annual Dinner Presenting Sponsor is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
Our Executive Sponsor is CommunityAmerica Credit Union.
Our Corporate Sponsors are Bayer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Commerce Bank, Country Club Plaza, Delta Dental of Kansas, Evergy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, HCA Midwest Health, Heavy Constructors Association, HNTB Companies, Husch Blackwell, IMA, Kansas City University, Kansas City Royals, KCNSC, managed by Honeywell FM&T, KPMG, McCownGordon Construction, Metropolitan Community College, Oracle, Panasonic, Polsinelli, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Spire, Stinson LLP, The Roasterie + Messenger Coffee Co., T-Mobile, University Health, and VanTrust Real Estate.