Southern California's Premier International Trade Event


wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome Reception: Red Bull Headquarters, Santa Monica


Thursday, May 24, 2018

JW Marriott at LA Live

8:00–8:50am Registration and Breakfast

9:00–9:50am Opening Remarks: Welcome remarks by local, state and federal government officials

10:00–11:00am Morning Plenary Session: The Waking of a Tech Giant – How investors are working with tech companies to fuel and transform LA’s Tech Industry

11:10–12:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions #1

  • 11:10–12:00pm Industry 4.0: Robotics, Automation and Data – The intersection of IoT and manufacturing is transforming entire industries and their supply chains. What’s next?
  • 11:10–12:00pm Building the LA Bioscience Industry - What LA’s $40 Billion Bioscience Industry did to edge out competitors from around the world

12:00–1:25pm Lunch Program

  • 12:15–12:30pm 2018 Select LA Foreign Direct Investment Award of the Year
  • 12:30–12:50pm Lunch Presentation: Spencer Levy, Americas Head of Research, CBRE
  • 12:50–1:10pm Lunch Presentation: Suzanne Boda, Senior Vice President, American Airlines
  • 1:10pm - 1:25pm Lunch Keynote: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman & CEO, NantWorks  

1:30–2:20pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions #2

  • 1:30–2:20pm The LA Mobility Revolution – From Hyperloop’s vacuum pods to all-electric semi-trucks, LA is incubating a new mobility and transportation paradigm
  • 1:30–2:20pm New High Score - Why Los Angeles is emerging as the gaming and eSports capital of the world

2:30–3:00pm Keynote Presentation: Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti

3:00–3:30pm Afternoon Plenary: 2018 Foreign Direct Investment Report –Almost 10,000 foreign-owned establishments are in SoCal. What is the projected trajectory of foreign investment and trade in the region in 2018 and beyond

3:30–4:30pm Afternoon Plenary: Navigate LA - Discover the many great cities in Los Angeles and what they are doing to attract FDI

4:30pm Summit Closing Reception (Exhibitor Area)



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