2019 Select LA Investment Summit 


Building LA’s Future Transportation Network Panel

As Los Angeles continues to expand, so do the opportunities for mobility and access to alternate means of transportation. Across Los Angeles County’s vast and sprawling 4,751 square miles, more than 4.5 million commuters walk, bike, drive, rideshare or take public transit to get to their jobs. Yet, 73% of Angelenos drive alone to work, and only 6.8% use public transit. Despite these statistics — or perhaps because of them — voters in L.A. County have approved historic tax increases to radically expand the existing public transit system. In addition, the County of Los Angeles has approved a robust project completion named “20 by 2028,” meaning 20 large scale transportation projects will be completed by the time the Olympics start in Los Angeles. This environment coupled with the booming demand for personal mobility devices such as bicycles, e-bikes, and e-scooters is creating a local mobility revolution. Come here first-hand about these exciting projects and the opportunities for international businesses to get involved.



Chris Hawthorne

Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles

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Seleta Reynolds

General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

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Justine Johnson

Mobility Strategist, FORD Smart Mobility

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Rehi Alaganar

Director of Business Strategy, Virgin Hyperloop One


LA on the International Stage

More than 103 countries have either full-time consulates or honorary representatives throughout Los Angeles. As one of the most diverse cities in the history of mankind, these diplomatic missions are essential to bridge the business and cultural ties that create and drive new economic value to the region. With the current uncertainty in US foreign and trade policy, Los Angeles is stepping into the spotlight to make sure individuals from each of these countries understand they are welcome. Join us at Select LA 2019 to hear from these distinguished international diplomats leading their countries’ mission locally, as they relay their experience of navigating LA and how local nonprofit and government actors come together to assist international businesses expanding to the region.


Amb. Nina Hachigian

Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti


Akira Chiba

Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles


Patricia Elliott

Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada in Los Angeles


Stefan Schneider

Consul General of Germany in Los Angeles


Mega-Events in Los Angeles

The Super Bowl and the Olympics provides one of the largest platforms for a City’s exposure globally. Playing host to thousands of guests poses unique challenges and opportunities for the local region. Then add the MLB All-Star Game, the World Cup, the U.S. Open Championship, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, among others, and it’s clear that LA is the center of the sport and entertainment universe for the next decade. From issues related to crowd management and security, to ticketless access to public transportation and on-site purchasing, these events and venues must seek new technologies to make sure LA is ready. International companies like Panasonic are eyeing these lucrative opportunities to engage stadiums and fans across sports. This panel of experts and futurists will share what these events need for a seamless and positive guest experience for the next ten years, and beyond.



Stephen Cheung

Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada in Los Angeles


Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission


Kevin Demoff

EVP of Football Operations and COO, Los Angeles Rams


Bob Graziano

Board Member, LA84


More speakers announcement coming soon!