• BUSINESS FORECAST CONFERENCE


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    Our annual Business Forecast Conference continues to attract nationally recognized experts on our region's dynamic economy. The breakfast forecast helps business leaders plan for the challenges of 2018. VICA's Business Forecast Conference is one of the region's best policy conferences, as economists, academics, business leaders and attendees have the opportunity to discuss timely business issues in dialogue-generating sessions. The BFC is an annual, all-day event featuring an economic forecast breakfast, exhibit booths, breakout panels and a luncheon keynote.


    Early bird ticket rate is $125 per person, if tickets are purchased before Friday, September 22, 2017.


    The 2017 Business Forecast Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Universal City.

     

    Confirmed Speakers Include:

    • Eugenio Aleman, Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo

    • Carrie Bowen, District Director, California Department of Transportation

    • Vince Fong, Member, California State Assembly

    • Frances Gipson, Chief Academic Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District

    • Fernando Guerra, Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University

    • Kevin James, President, Board of Public Works, City of Los Angeles

    • Marc Joffe, Senior Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation

    • Jeffrey Kravetz, Regional Investment Director, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank

    • Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

    • Harlan Levy, Government Relations Director, McDonald's U.S.A.

    • George Minter, Regional Vice President, Southern California Gas Co.

    • Scott Ochoa, City Manager, City of Glendale

    • Nicole Rice, Policy Director, California Manufacturers and Technology Association

    • Susan Shelley, Columnist, Los Angeles Daily News

    • Michael Shires, Associate Dean for Strategy and Special Projects, Pepperdine School of Public Policy

    • Cameron Smyth, Mayor, City of Santa Clarita

    • Dan Walters, Journalist, CALmatters

    • Phil Washington, CEO, Metro

    • Adrian Wilson, Public Sector Director, Microsoft Corp.

    • Paul Witman, Professor, California Lutheran University

     

    Select Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available!

    Exhibitors: $1,500; Company name placement, includes exhibit booth, four all-day passes, quarter-page black/white ad - Upgrade to a full-page black/white ad for an extra $500
     

    Lunch Table Sponsors: $1,750; Includes logo placement at table, 10 all-day passes with table at luncheon, and a quarter-page full-color ad
     

    Breakfast Buffet Sponsors: $1,750; Includes logo placement near breakfast buffet, two all-day passes, a quarter-page full-color ad, and exhibit booth
     

    Coffee Cart Sponsors: $1,750; Includes logo placement at cart, two all-day passes, a quarter-page full-color ad, and exhibit booth near cart
     

    Registration Sponsors: $2,000; Includes logo placement near registration, four all-day passes, a quarter-page full-color ad, and exhibit booth
     

    Centerpiece Sponsors: $2,000; Includes logo placement on centerpiece, four all-day passes, a quarter-page full-color ad, and exhibit booth This sponsorship is no longer available.
     

    Exhibit Bag Sponsors: $2,500; Includes logo placement on bag, four all-day passes, a half-page black/white ad, and exhibit booth
     

    Exhibit Hall Sponsors: $2,500; Includes logo placement in exhibit hall, four all-day passes, a half-page black/white ad, and exhibit booth
     

    Panel Sponsors: $3,000; Includes five all-day passes, logo placement at panel, a half-page black/white ad in journal, exhibit booth, and possible speaking role at breakout session
     

    Breakfast Sponsors: $5,500; Includes 10 all-day passes, logo placement, a full-page black/white ad in journal, exhibit booth, speaking role at breakfast, and preferred table during luncheon This sponsorship is no longer available.

     

    Track Sponsors: $5,500; Includes 10 all-day passes, logo placement at track, a full-page black/white ad in journal, exhibit booth, speaking role at one of the breakout sessions, and preferred table during luncheon
     

    Luncheon Sponsors: $7,500; Includes 10 all-day passes, logo placement, a full-page black/white ad in journal, exhibit booth, speaking role at lunch, and preferred table during luncheon This sponsorship is no longer available.
     

    Co-Sponsors: $10,000; Includes 10 all-day passes, logo placement, possible speaking role, a full-page full-color ad in event journal, exhibit booth, and preferred table during luncheon
     

    Presenting Sponsors: $15,000; Includes up to 20 all-day passes, logo placement, inside-front-cover or inside-back-cover full-color ad in event journal, speaking role at breakfast or lunch, exhibit booth, and preferred tables during luncheon This sponsorship is no longer available.
     

    Advertising Opportunities: Contact VICA's Membership Manager at Helene@vica.com

     


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