Visit Orlando's annual Business Insights Luncheon & Economic Forum, always one of our most popular member events, is set for Aug. 23 at the Hilton Orlando — and I'm very pleased to announce that Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of, will deliver our keynote speech.

Described as "an intellectual can of Red Bull" and "on the forefront of cool," Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning innovation expert and top-flight management consultant. He's also one of the most-requested speakers on the planet, and his website is changing the way the world's most powerful brands innovate.

Also joining us for a return engagement will be Sage Policy Group Chairman and CEO Anirban Basu, whose highly enjoyable and popular economic analysis has been a favorite of ours and audiences across the country, and Visit Orlando's own senior director of Market Research & Insights, Daryl Cronk. These two respected economists will explore the global, national and regional dynamics shaping visitation to our destination.

It all adds up to a must-attend event you won't want to miss. Tables fill up fast, so register today. I look forward to seeing you there!

-- George Aguel