BIZCON SoCal Schedule



8-9 a.m.

Registration, Continental breakfast

Morning Session

Keynote Address
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


Sponsor Remarks
Michael Ormonde, Region Bank President, Wells Fargo

9 - 10:30 a.m.

General Session

  • The Heart of Business, The Power of Storytelling: Engaging Communities, Driving Social Change
    (Scott Budnick, Producer of The Hangover and Founder, ARC and Good Films )

  • The Heart of Business, The Power of Sports: Brands, Fans, Communities, Connections
    (Panelists include: Jennifer Pope, LA Kings; Christina Khosravi, Los Angeles Lakers; Erik Braverman, Los Angeles Dodgers; Thomas Braun, LA Galaxy; and Lindsay Amstutz, Fox Sports West. Moderated by Jonathan Lowe, LA Kings/AEG Sports.)

  • The Heart of Business, The Power of Family & Food: Quality, Service, Growth and Living the American Dream
    (Chamber chat with Betty Porto of Porto's Bakery & Cafe. Moderated by Journalist Veronica Villafane.)

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (concurrent)

  • DX: When Digital Transformation Becomes a Must
  • Procurement - Transportation Agencies
  • Dollars & Sense: Access a New Talent Pool & Increase Your Bottom Line

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (concurrent)

  • Bootstrap Your Business with Tech Tools
  • Procurement - Public Agencies
  • Access to Capital - Big Banks
  • Consultants Corner

12:30 - 2 p.m.

General Session

  • Without a Heart, It’s Just a Machine
    (Chamber chat with Gary Kelly, CEO Southwest Airlines. Moderated by Steve Lehman, Former CEO of Nasdaq & NYSE Companies and Chairman of Business Rockstars.)

2 - 3 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (concurrent)

  • Access to Capital - Let's Demystify Alternative Funding
  • Let's Get Digital - The Evolving Landscape of Email, SEO and Marketing
  • Consultants Corner

3 - 4 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (concurrent)

  • The Greatest Storyteller: Using Social Media to Tell Your Story
  • Scaling The Wall Using The Entrepreneur Mindset
  • Speed Networking

4 - 6 p.m.

Networking Reception & Gifting Suite




Presenting Sponsors
Wells Fargo
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Kaiser Permanente Southwest Airlines
Silver Sponsors
UPS Spectrum Reach Ralphs
Bronze Sponsors
JPMorgan Chase
Port of Long Beach
10,000 Small Businesses, Southern California Region