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BUSINESS FORECAST CONFERENCE
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
Jeff Allport, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Vince Fong, Member, California State Assembly
Sarah Fischbach, Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University
Dr. Frances Gipson, Chief Academic Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District
Ranjan Goswami, Vice President, Los Angeles and Sales - West, Delta Air Lines
Fernando Guerra, Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University
Emile Haddad, Chairman & CEO, FivePoint Holdings, LLC
Dr. Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Kevin James, President, Board of Public Works, City of Los Angeles
Marc Joffe, Senior Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
Michelle Kempner, Vice President - Operations, Buzzfeed
Megan Kirkeby, Policy Research Specialist, California Department of Housing & Community Development
Elissa Konove, Deputy CEO, Metrolink
Jeffrey Kravetz, Regional Investment Director, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Paul Krekorian, Member, Los Angeles City Council
Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission
Harlan Levy, Government Relations Director, McDonald's U.S.A.
Tom Lynch, Writer/Producer/CEO, Tom Lynch Company
Patti MacJennett, Senior Vice President, L.A. Tourism
Nicholas Marantz, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
George Minter, Regional Vice President, Southern California Gas Co.
Patrick Nygren, Wells Fargo
Scott Ochoa, City Manager, City of Glendale
Nicole Rice, Policy Director, California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Dr. John Rott, Regional Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente
Rebecca Schenker, Director of Strategy, BYD Heavy Industries
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
Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Dan Walters, Journalist, CALmatters
Phil Washington, CEO, Metro
Adrian Wilson, Public Sector Director, Microsoft Corp.
Dr. Paul Witman, Professor, California Lutheran University
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.
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