Southern California's Premier International Trade Event

PROGRAM

 
 

MORNING PLENARY

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THE NEW LOOK OF ENTERTAINMENT INVESTMENTS - NEW DEALS, NEW INVESTORS AND NEW GROWTH

The panel discussion will encompass the growing number of entertainment investments and their impact on the Los Angeles market. It will focus on the sources of capital within this industry, deal structure and company experiences. 


KEYNOTE SPEECH

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MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His "back to basics" agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.

Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Council member representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village -- all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti's leadership.


concurrent breakout sessions #1

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THE RISE OF SILICON BEACH AND LA'S EMERGING HUBS

Inc. Magazine designated Los Angeles as the second most innovative region in the entire country. While many international investors look towards Silicon Valley for the US tech industry, a strong network of venture capital and creative entrepreneurs are showing that Los Angeles can no longer be overlooked as a tech hub. Join financing executives, international investors, and growing companies as they discuss why Los Angeles is the perfect home for tech. 

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THE EXPANSION OF LA'S BIOSCIENCE INDUSTRY CLUSTER

The bioscience industry has garnered much attention recently as an influx of businesses have planted roots in Los Angeles and outside the traditional locals of San Diego and San Francisco. This session will discuss the intersection of healthcare and technology and the importance of industry-related investments that have become one of the hottest industry clusters in LA County. 


AFTERNOON PLENARY

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FDI REPORT PRESENTATION

The release and presentation of WTCLA’s second report on Foreign Direct Investment in the Southern California region. This report will highlight the changes from the inaugural report on FDI, and take a deeper dive into the almost 10,000 foreign companies located in all six counties of Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura). 


CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS #2

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THE RESURGENCE OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

A recent LA Times article quoted CEO of Vector Space Systems Jim Cantrell saying, “There’s probably more rocket engine and launch vehicle expertise in Southern California than anywhere else in the United States or probably the world.” With the likes of SpaceX and Virgin Galactic calling Southern California home, a new frontier of the aerospace industry is here. Join some of the region’s most accomplished executives in this field as they discuss what this new frontier means for Los Angeles, the country and the world. 

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POWER INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ROLE OF ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION

With the advent of electric vehicles extending beyond personal use and to public transportation applications around Los Angeles, implications arise with the gigantic power grid system throughout the region. As such, new issues arise with regard to power consumption and storage and usage, which creates opportunity for creative solutions. This session will bring together power company executives, EV charging stations and vehicle manufacturers to comment on the challenges and solutions at hand in this burgeoning industry. 


AFTERNOON PLENARY

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LA REAL ESTATE MARKET: GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY

An opportunity to learn about current real estate investments coming from abroad, the process by which the investment was made, and lessons learned. A panel will be comprised of local executives in this space as well as foreign investors placing capital in real estate throughout the region.

 

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