Southeastern Chamber CEO to speak at IEDC Conference in Vegas

Atlanta, GA - Southeastern Chamber CEO Henry Ravenel Jr. to Speak at Prestigious IEDC Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Published Thursday, January 25, 2018


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The International Economic Development Council selected Southeastern Chamber CEO & Board of Governors Chair Henry Ravenel to keynote at their 2018 Annual Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada January 28-30, 2018.

Attendees will learn how individual states are aligning funding, expectations, and guidance to help students complete college degrees, and enter the workforce as competitive, prepared graduates. Ravenel will be exploring the evidence showing how P-16/P-20 systems reduce dropout rates, and how their councils are structured, with members from educational institutes, and, business and community leaders. Since completing his studies Psychology & Government Foreign Affairs at Hampden-Sydney College in VA, Henry Ravenel Jr. served as Chief Executive Officer for a Charleston Networking Association, where after six years of operating the alliance, in 2011 he amended the name to the Southeastern Chamber of Commerce, which operates on a regional level to date.

Ravenel will be speaking on Monday, January 29, 2018, from 4:00 pm – 5:40 pm on the topic of The Role of Education in Economic Development.

About IEDC: IEDC is the world's largest professional organization serving the economic development profession. It has nearly 5,000 members and expects about 400 senior economic development leaders to attend this year’s Conference. The focus of the 2018 Conference will cover content areas including re-imagining workforce education and economic development structures and partnerships, economic vitality; re-imagining downtown Las Vegas, sustainable and renewable energy, transportation and mobility, and economic vitality of tourism and economic development.


About Southeastern Chamber of Commerce: The SCC was founded as a business networking association in 2005, and amended its name to the Southeastern Chamber in 2011. It is headquartered in North Charleston, SC, with regional Chapters and satellite offices throughout the Atlanta and Charlotte area as well. The SCC is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to improving businesses and tourism throughout the Southeastern Region. Through the tireless efforts of the Chamber and their supporting businesses and member base, they have continued to raise the economic bar, and, maintain high standards for the future.


To join the event: or contact: 202-223-7800

To view the summit program, please visit: For more information about the Southeastern Chamber of Commerce: