Building a Strong Economy: A Vision for 2020
On Wednesday, February 6, 2013 the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce will engage business leaders, industry experts, technology innovators, entertainers, development planners, and community partners in a half-day economic development summit in Downtown Oakland.
Through a series of dynamic speakers and engaging panel discussions, event participants will revisit the strong regional sectors of the East Bay economy identified by the Oakland Partnership work, and envision a plan with our regional partners that will result in a strong economy, a dynamic logistic center, and a world class city by the year 2020.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Yossi Sheffi, MIT, Director of MIT’s Transportation and Logistics Center
- Wright Lassiter III, CEO, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital
- Bert Lubin, President & CEO, Children's Hospital Oakland
- Nathaniel L Oubre, Senior Vice President, Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
- Steve O'Brien, MD, VP Medical Affairs, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
- Rebecca Rozen, Regional Vice President, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California
- Alison Best, President & CEO, Visit Oakland
- Ruth Carlton, General Manager, Fox Theater, Another Planet Entertainment
- Michael LeBlanc, Pican Restaurant, Oakland
- Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director, San Francisco Entertainment Commission
Tanya Holland, Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar
Kitchen and B-Side BBQ
- Mike Moran, Managing Partner, Cassidy Turley
- Jason Dreisbach, President, Dreisbach Enterprises
- Mark Hansen, Senior Vice President, Prologis
- Anne Landstrom, Principal Advisor, Moffatt & Nichol
- Doug Bloch, Alameda County Labor Council
- John McLaurin, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
- Isaac Kos-Read, Director of External Affairs, Port of Oakland
Our objective is to prepare our East Bay region, Oakland, our policy makers, community members, and entrepreneurs to focus for growth. By revisiting the Partnership-identified top sectors including; healthcare, trade & logistics, and entertainment, our goal will be to establish objectives for Oakland and its neighboring cities to capitalize on positive trends and expand the promise in our region for the next five years and beyond. Please join us for Building a Strong Economy: A Vision for 2020.
7:30am – 8:40am: Registration
8:00 am – 8:45am: Insider Real Estate Update and Forecast Session (Optional)
Participants will be treated to a market overview and trends briefing for the East Bay marketplace. Fourth quarter 2012 Market Data and predicted 2013 trends will be presented for the office, industrial, retail, and housing sectors. Multi-family units and single-family construction will also be covered.
8:45 am – Keynote Address & Breakfast
Participants will convene in the early morning at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center for a series of keynote addresses from experts in the field. The address, from Bill Fulton, publisher of the California Planning and Development Report, will highlight current trends in city building, and will provide a vision for moving Oakland and its neighbors forward by 2020. The keynote program will also include remarks by Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Transportation and Logistics Center, reviewing what it takes to create a world class logistics cluster in the Bay Area. The entire event will continue the strong tradition of OMCC’s work in the Northern California MegaRegion, and identify priority economic development goals moving forward – the lasting message underscoring that Oakland’s Port, City, and unique geographic position in the state makes it ‘open for business,’ ready to capitalize on its strong sectors, and to move forward robustly towards the year 2020.
10:30am – 12:00pm: Concurrent Sessions (Panel Discussions):
Concurrent Session Panel Discussions (participants choose one to attend) will be held in separate break out rooms at the convention center featuring four industry leaders and well-informed moderators.
Trade and Logistics – This panel of will have a detailed discussion on creating a world class
logistics cluster, and provide more time to follow up on the substance of the keynote speaker’s presentation.
Potential discussion points could include: How has this sector changed since the 2007 Oakland Partnership
Report was published? Have ports and other modes of transport engaged with new technologies? In what
area is the client is base strongest? What are the challenges to attracting new business in this sector? Will
those challenges be similar going forward?
Health Care – This panel of major hospital administrators will discuss both the expansion of care and observed changes in the sector with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. This esteemed group will parse what the next 8 years (that is until 2020) will bring both in terms of quality care and facility construction for each institution, especially as the first deadline for compliance approaches in 2014.
Exploring Oakland’s Culinary and Entertainment Renaissance - Visit Oakland CEO Alison Best will moderate a panel of the movers and shakers that are redefining Oakland’s culinary and entertainment scene. This panel will examine Oakland’s thriving design sector and burgeoning entertainment cluster in the city. It will explore what Oakland’s “place” is in the larger state context as a functioning entertainment center with sports and music. Panelists will also examine the intersection of creativity, entertainment, dining and technology. How has the expanding dining and entertainment scene and art celebrations contributed to a flourishing Oakland? How can these kinds of events be leveraged for small business expansion, or raising the profile of Oakland nationwide?
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