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Alaska’s top business symposium, the Alaska Chamber’s Fall Forum attracts business leaders from all across the state. The Forum will highlight issues of statewide importance, host a full conference of speakers for the business community, and an evening gala event to recognize the Local Chamber of the Year. The photo album for 2022 Fall Forum is found here!

2022 Fall Forum Presentations


September 21

Opening Remarks

  • Kati Capozzi, President & CEO, Alaska Chamber
  • Mike Satre, Board Chair, Alaska Chamber- Director- Governmental Affairs, Hecla Mining Company

Alaska's Economic Outlook and Workforce Realities

The Talent Pipeline: Preparing for the future and how to hire today - Moderated by Lori Davey, Vice President Business Sales, GCI

  • Pat Pitney, President, University of Alaska
  • Brad Billings, Program Manager, Career Technical Education, State of Alaska
  • Paula Bradison, CEO, PeopleAK

A View From the Hill -U.S Chamber Update

The Business Community and Elections: Are we on the losing end?

  • Matt Germer, Resident Elections Fellow, R Street

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Moderated by Lisa Cassino, Vice President Public Relations, Usibelli Coal Mine

Former Governor Bill Walker
Former Representative Les Gara

Industry Update: Fishing, Mining, Tourism, Oil and Gas -Moderated by Kati Capozzi, President & CEO, Alaska Chamber 

  • Fishing: Chris Barrows, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association
  • Mining: Deantha Skibinski, Executive Director, Alaska Miners Association
  • Tourism: Sarah Leonard, President & CEO, Alaska Tourism Industry Association
  • Oil and Gas: Tamara Maddox, External Affairs Manager, Alaska Oil and Gas Association

The Rising Threat (and costs) of Cybercrimes

Port Infrastructure, food security and supply chains: Meeting challenges with Resilience - Moderated by Cory Baggen, Vice President, Samson Tug & Barge

  • Steve Ribuffo, Port of Alaska
  • Deanna Keller, Port of Tacoma Commissioner, NWSA
  • Peggy McLaughlin, Port Director, Port of Dutch Harbor, City of Unalaska

Congratulations Local Chamber of the Year: Seward Chamber of Commerce!

September 22

Congressional Candidate Forum - Moderated by Jenn Thompson, Realtor, Century 21 Gold Rush

Congresswoman Mary Peltola (virtual)
Former Governor Sarah Palin
Nick Begich
Chris Bye

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