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
Delta Air Lines Southwest Airlines
Silver Sponsors
Kaiser Permanente Spectrum Reach
Bronze Sponsors
10,000 Small Businesses, Southern California Region
First 5 LA
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs Los Angeles Department of Water & Power