Announcing our Annual Meeting keynote speaker…

This week we announced that New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will deliver the keynote address at the Chamber’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Thomas Friedman is a foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. He has covered monumental stories from around the globe for the Times since 1981, and is known for his direct reporting and sophisticated analysis of complex issues facing the modern world.

Friedman is also the best-selling author of numerous books, including The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, which has sold more than four million copies and won the inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2005. His next book, Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America, was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. Friedman’s other books include Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism, and The Lexus and the Olive Tree. He has won three Pulitzer Prizes throughout his career, and has been deemed “the country’s best newspaper columnist” by Vanity Fair.

“Thomas Friedman is not only an accomplished author, but he’s one of the world’s most highly regarded voices on foreign affairs and global policy,” said Paul Guzzi, President & CEO of the Chamber. “We are delighted to provide Greater Boston’s business and civic communities the opportunity to hear directly from Friedman about today’s increasingly global economy at our Annual Meeting on May 14.”

Bringing together more than 1,600 business, government, and philanthropic leaders, the Chamber’s Annual Meeting is a signature event for the region and one of the largest gatherings of the Greater Boston business community. Learn more about the Annual Meeting here.