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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. 


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


More information about the Policy Forum, including how to submit a policy position can be found on our Policy Forum page.


More information about the Premier Business Awards, including how to submit a nomination can be found on our Premier Business Awards page.

Past Fall Forums

2022 - Partners in Progress - Fairbanks, Alaska
2021 - Rejuvenating Alaska's Economy - Girdwood, Alaska
2020 - Virtual Fall Forum - Presentations Here
2019 - Charting Our Future - Girdwood, Alaska
2018 - 65 Years of Pro-Business Advocacy - Fairbanks, Alaska
2017 - A Tale of Two Economies - Sitka, Alaska
2016 - Illuminating the Path Forward - Kenai/Soldotna, Alaska
2015 - Renovate. Innovate. Repeat. - Fairbanks, Alaska
2014 - Our Business, Our Story - Girdwood, Alaska
2013 - It's Your Business - Fairbanks, Alaska
2012 - We Mean Business - Anchorage, Alaska
2011 - Champions for Alaska's Future - Talkeetna, Alaska
2010 - Alaska + Business = Economy “Back to the Basics” - Juneau, Alaska
2009 - Riding the Wave: Setting a Course for the Next 50 Years - Homer, Alaska
2008 - 49th State, 49th Year: Planning for Alaska's Prosperity - Fairbanks, Alaska
2007 - Alaska's Business Environment: Anticipating Changing Times - Anchorage, Alaska
2006 - Charting Alaska's Future - Anchorage, Alaska
2005 - Providing the Tools for Alaska's Future - Valdez, Alaska
2004 - Meet the Faces Behind Alaska Business - Juneau, Alaska
2003 - Reclaiming Alaska's Spirit: A New Attitude for Making it Happen - Kodiak, Alaska
2002 - Celebrating Our Past: Prospecting Alaska's Future - Fairbanks, Alaska
2001 - Planning for Progress in Challenging Times - Juneau, Alaska
2000 - Accepting the Challenge - Leading the Way - Girdwood, Alaska
1999 - New Millennium: New Economic Opportunities - Wasilla, Alaska
1998 - Learning From Our Golden Past to Energize Our Future - Valdez, Alaska
1997 - Business in Alaska: Gateway to Opportunity - Ketchikan, Alaska
1996 - Providing for Today - Preparing for Tomorrow - Sitka, Alaska
1995 - Golden Past, Brilliant Future - Whitehorse, Alaska
1994 - Business Partnerships for Alaska's Future: Let's Make a Difference - Fairbanks, Alaska
1993 - The Future Isn't What It Used to Be - Anchorage, Alaska
1992 - Mining: Alaska's Sleeping Giant - Juneau, Alaska
1991 - Its Good Business - Kenai/Soldotna, Alaska
1990 - Connections East and West: Onward to 2000 - Fairbanks, Alaska
1989 - Alaska Business: Alive and Well - Anchorage, Alaska
1988 - Alaska Summit: A view from the Top - Sitka, Alaska
1987 - Building World Market for Alaska - Juneau, Alaska
1986 - Alaska's Economy: Challenging and Exciting - Fairbanks, Alaska
1985 - Alaska Business: Serving Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska
1984 - Silver to Gold - Valdez, Alaska
1983 - Alaska's “Unity in Diversity” - Sitka, Alaska
1982 - Sitka, Alaska
1981- Anchorage, Alaska
1980 - Juneau, Alaska
1979 - Fairbanks, Alaska

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