Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Welcome Reception - Warner Brothers Studios

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel


Registration and Breakfast (Exhibitor Area)


Opening Remarks: Welcome remarks by local, state and federal government officials


Morning Plenary Session: Mega-Events: A look inside the opportunities for technological solutions at mega-events, the 2028 Olympics, and beyond


Morning Break (Exhibitor Area)


Concurrent Breakout Sessions #1

  • 11:10–12:00pm
    Esports and the New Entertainment Frontier
    : LA’s expertise in content, communication and commerce is propelling this industry to new heights

  • 11:10–12:00pm
    Building LA’s Future Transportation Network
    : How the Olympics, e-scooters and record-breaking investment in public transportation projects are creating an attractive environment for new mobility opportunities


Luncheon Sessions

  • 12:20–12:35pm
    Lunch Remarks: Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Newsom; Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

  • 12:40–1:00pm

    Presentation of Select LA’s Annual Foreign Direct Investment Award to Honda North America

  • 1:00–1:10pm

    Keynote Address: Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

  • 1:15–1:45pm
    Lunch Presentation: Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chairman and CEO, Rockway Equity Partners; Former Administrator, Small Business Administration (SBA)


Concurrent Breakout Sessions #2

  • 2:00–2:50pm
    What’s Next for Digital Transformation
    : Artificial intelligence, and data visualization and analysis have changed the way people do business across industries - what’s next?

  • 2:00–2:50pm
    A Greater Return on Investment
    : How local venture capital firms are expanding their role in LA’s tech scene and creating a more inclusive community alongside successful investments


Afternoon Break (Exhibitor Area)


Afternoon Plenary Sessions

  • 3:10–4:00pm
    The International Data Download:
    Two reports will be unveiled at this year’s summit. WTCLA’s fourth annual FDI report will precede the presentation of a new Growing Together report that highlights the relationship between LA and Canada.

  • 4:00–4:50pm
    LA on the International Stage: A Dialogue with the Consular Corps
    : Members of the third largest grouping of consulates anywhere in the world will discuss their experiences navigating the region and how they view LA’s enhanced international presence


Summit Closing Reception - The Official Residence of the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles


2018 Select LA Business Keynote Speaker

— Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of NantHealth