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Nashville Business Breakfast

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 7:00 AM-8:30 AM

George Shinn Center

Nashville Business Breakfast

The Nashville Business Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker Deana Ivey, President and CEO Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Registration, Networking & Coffee begins at 6:45 a.m.

The price per individual ticket is $50.00, tables of up to 10 people are $450.00, and the day of event ticket price is $60.00. Virtual tickets are available for $50.00. 

Registration will close on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at noon. 


Guest Speaker
Deana Ivey
President and CEO,
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. 

Deana Ivey serves as President and CEO for the Nashville Convention & Visitors
Corp and has been with the organization since 1997. She has helped oversee
and coordinate the organization’s marketing efforts as Nashville became a top
global destination. The city’s tourism industry has been at an all-time high with
14.8 million annual visitors and $9.2 billion in direct visitor spending. Ms. Ivey
has played a key role leading Nashville in branding itself around the world as
Music City.

Ms. Ivey’s previous roles with the NCVC included President, Executive Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer. She has been instrumental in creating and
producing successful large annual concert events to market the city, including
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th and New Year’s Eve in Nashville. She has
been a co-producer and helped lead creation of two award-winning Nashville
documentaries, as well as the Music City Walk of Fame.

Ms. Ivey has received the Nashville Business Journal Women in Music award,
the Women in Business award by Nashville Lifestyles and was named a Nashville
Post Most Powerful Women in 2023. She is a board member of the Tennessee
Hospitality Association, Academy of Country Music, Cheekwood Estate &
Gardens and Rhythms of the South Corporation. Ms. Ivey was a member of
the 2015 Leadership Music class. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Ivey
was a driving force behind the city’s recovery as a key member of the Mayor’s
Hospitality Committee advocating on behalf of the tourism industry and as the
chief architect behind the Good to Go health and safety program, in partnership
with Vanderbilt Health and Ryman Hospitality Properties.

She has served as an adjunct professor at Belmont University. Before her work
in Nashville, Ms. Ivey had prior CEO-level experience leading the Gatlinburg
Chamber of Commerce, having served the tourism industry for ten years in both
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky
University and has completed master’s work at the University of Tennessee and
Western Kentucky. She and her husband Brian have a college-age son.