The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) is pleased to announce that ABC “World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer will be the featured speaker at the 211th Annual Meeting on Friday, October 14, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

In an exclusive interview with 6abc Action News’ Jim Gardner, Ms. Sawyer will discuss the economy, healthcare, and other issues of interest to the regional business community. Throughout her career, Ms. Sawyer has traveled the globe delivering in-depth and breaking news reports and has conducted interviews with almost every major newsmaker of our time. She stands as one of the most respected journalists in the world.

Similarly, Mr. Gardner joined WPVI-TV in 1976 and has served as the leading anchor since 1977. He has covered every Democratic and Republican political convention since 1980, and has interviewed every president and major presidential candidate since 1976.

“It is a great pleasure to host Ms. Sawyer as the featured speaker for our 211th Annual Meeting,” said Chamber President and CEO Rob Wonderling. “Ms. Sawyer has an unprecedented record of excellence in reporting, and we look forward to exploring the latest issues with her and to celebrating the Chamber’s achievements as the region’s leading business advocacy organization.”

More than 1,500 business professionals are expected to gather at this event to celebrate the Chamber’s membership of 5,000 organizations across 11 counties in three states. Mr. Wonderling will review the Chamber’s accomplishments from the past year, and GPCC Chairman of the Board of Directors William P. Hankowsky, Chairman, President and CEO, Liberty Property Trust, will discuss the Chamber’s top priorities for the coming year. In addition, Mr. Hankowsky will welcome current Board members and introduce the newest members of the Board of Directors.

View more information or register for the Annual Meeting here.