Katty Kay, an internationally known journalist, author, and lead anchor for BBC World News America, will provide the keynote address during the Kentucky Chamber’s Business Summit and Annual Meeting on July 14.
“Katty Kay offers a fresh perspective on American politics that only an outsider can provide,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “We look forward to hearing what she has to say about the 2016 presidential race, as well as her insights on what the future holds globally and how it will impact Kentuckians.”
The daughter of a British diplomat, Kay grew up in the Middle East. Her career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe in 1990 where she started filing radio reports for BBC World Service radio. From there she also covered the end of apartheid in South Africa. Kay then went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake and the Japanese economic recession. She settled in Washington, D.C. in 1996 where she took some time out from broadcast journalism to join The Times’ (the British newspaper) Washington bureau before returning to the BBC in 2002.
Now in its 11th year, the Business Summit and Annual Meeting, scheduled for July 14 and 15 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, provides an opportunity for business leaders throughout the Commonwealth to discuss issues related to the local, national and international economies. The Kentucky Chamber’s signature event, presented by Bingham Greenbaum Doll, has brought to the stage journalists and political analysts such as Tucker Carlson, Donna Brazile, George Will, the late Tim Russert, Ted Koppel and Bob Woodward. Additional speakers for the two-day Business Summit, a progressive, think tank event, will be announced in the weeks to come. Click here for more details or to register.