Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 8am – 12pm
The Long Beach Economic Partnership’s regional economic forum returns with Accelerate Long Beach presented by Bank of America, where we’ll be hearing from business and economic leaders on the theme of “Navigating the Future.”
Hosted by Randal Hernandez, Immediate Past-Chairman, LBEP and Ryan Altoon, Chairman, LBEP with special guest Emily Jameson, SVP, Business Bank Market Executive Los Angeles/South Bay, Bank of America.
The event will include an economic update and forecast by renowned economist Dr. Robert Kleinhenz of Cal State Long Beach and Kleinhenz Economics, who will report on trends in consumer spending, housing, international trade, employment and other economic factors, including the possibility of a recession.
There will also be a special panel discussion about advanced air mobility, with Curt Castanga, President & CEO, National Air Transportation Association; Sergio Cecutta, Founder and Partner, SMG Consulting; and George Kivork, Head of U.S. State & Local Policy, Joby Aviation discussing the future of flying taxis in Long Beach.
2022 Long Beach Economic Partnership Quarterly Forum
Guest speakers such as Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley will be among the policy makers and business and community leaders talking about the challenges and opportunities ahead, and the event will also include a special announcement from the Port of Long Beach.
Additional guest speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
They’ll highlight what investors need to know about this unique city on the boarder of Los Angeles and Orange counties, where it is a major contributor for more than $1 trillion in annual economic output between the two counties. That’s thanks, in part, to it being a destination for students, startups, and investment capital from around the world, with continued growth across multiple and diverse industry sectors.