Southern California's Premier International Trade Event
 

Speakers

The World Trade Center Los Angeles is pleased to welcome the following speakers at the 2018 Select LA Investment Summit. 

More speakers coming soon!


Opening Remarks

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stephen Cheung

President
World Trade Center Los Angeles

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David Ryu

LA City Councilmember
4th District

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Steve Olson

Partner
O’Melveny’s Los Angeles

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Seth Isenberg

Senior Investment Specialist
SelectUSA, Department of Commerce

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Bill Allen

CEO
LAEDC

Awinash Bawle

Deputy Director
International Affairs and Business Development


The Waking of a Tech Giant

How investors are working with tech companies to fuel and transform LA’s Tech Industry

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Richard Jun

Co-Founder & Managing Director
BAM Ventures

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Rick Smith

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Crosscut Ventures

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Chang Xu

Principal
 Upfront Ventures

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Eric Zabinski

Partner at O’Melveny
Panel Moderator


Industry 4.0: Robotics, Automation and Data

The intersection of IoT and manufacturing is transforming entire industries and their supply chains

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Eric Lau

Senior Product Manager
Amazon

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Carmen Palafox

Partner
Make in LA

Panel Moderator

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Michael King

Vice President and General Manager
Global Education Industry, IBM

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Heidi Pease

Co-Founder
Los Angeles Blockchain Lab


Building the LA Bioscience Industry

What LA’s $40 Billion Bioscience Industry is doing to edge out competitors from around the world

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Keith Hoffman

Vice President, Business Development
& Technology Transfer
LA BioMed

Maureen Klewicki

Director
Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstar

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Jasson Crockett

Manager of Economic Policy
City of LA

Panel Moderator

Yiwen Li

Director, Strategy and Business Development
NantHealth


Presenter of the 2018 Select LA Foreign Direct Investment Award of the Year

 
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Lew Horne

President of Southern California and Hawaii Division
CBRE

Introductor

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Anna Magzanyan

Publisher and CEO
Los Angeles Business Journal

 

Lunch Presentation: The Future of LA investments

 
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Maggie O’Sullivan

Market Executive, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, J.P. Morgan

Introductor

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Spencer Levy

Americas Head of Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE

 

Lunch Presentation: The Future of La Investments

 

Rob Jernigan

Regional Managing Principal
Gensler

Introductor

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Suzanne Boda

Senior Vice President
American Airlines

 

Lunch Keynote

 
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DR. PATRICK SOON-SHIONG

Chair
NantWorks, LLC

 

The LA Mobility revolution

From Hyperloop’s vacuum pods to all-electric semi-trucks, LA is incubating a new mobility and transportation paradigm

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Dakota Semler

Co-Founder & CEO
Thor Trucks

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Alan Ohnsman

Senior Editor, Forbes
Panel Moderator

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Andrew Liu

Co-Founder & President
Arrivo

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Rachel Nguyen

Director
Nissan Future Labs

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Brook Taylor

Senior State Regulatory Affairs
Mercedes Benz

Derrick Waters

Vice President of Engineering
UPS West Region


New High Score

Why Los Angeles is emerging as the gaming and eSports capital of the world

 
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Salim Mitha

Partner
Evolution Media

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Phillip Hyun

CEO
Gamevice

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Ramon Hermann

Director of Esports
Tencent America

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Andy Vander Woude

     CEO & Founder
Next Generation Esports (NGE)

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Jason Woo

GM & CSO
Next Generation Esports (NGE)
Panel Moderator

 

Keynote Speech

 
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ERIC GARCETTI

Mayor of Los Angeles

 

2018 FDI Report Presentation

 
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Mike Shires

Associate Dean for Strategy and Special Projects and Associate Professor of Public Policy
Pepperdine School of Public Policy


Navigate LA

Discover the many great cities in Los Angeles and what they are doing to attract FDI

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John P. Keisler

Economic Development Director
City of Long Beach

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Jason Crawford

Economic Development Manager
City of Santa Clarita

Greg Carpenter

City Manager
City of El Segundo

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Fran Fulton

Economic Development Manager
City of Torrance

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Johanna Maska

CEO
Global Situation Room

Panel Moderator

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Darlene Sanchez

Deputy Director Community Development/Economic Development
City of Glendale