Annual Economic Forecast


Join LAEDC for the 2014-2015 Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook


This year’s theme:  Innovation in Healthcare 


Gain Knowledge about Our Local Economy:

  • How will the SoCal economy perform in the coming two years?
  • How are Healthcare organizations adapting and innovating?  
  • What is Fed policy doing to the economy? 
  • Which L.A. County industry clusters are growing or contracting?
  • Should the focus be on growth or cost control in 2014?

Event Details:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Speaker Program and Forecast





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LA Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Purchase Tickets and Tables Here

Pricing: incl. continental breakfast and the Economic Forecast Report on flashdrive

Last day to buy tickets/tables is Friday, Feb 14 at 1pm.

Members/Consulates/Nonprofits – Individual $95
Members/Consulates/Nonprofits – Table (seats ten) $750
Regular Ticket $155
Regular Table  (seats ten) $1,350
Day of Event Ticket $170
Exhibit Space – Includes admission for one, 6’ draped table $250



Robert KleinhenzRobert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D. – Chief Economist – Kyser Center for Economic Research

presenting the Economic Forecast
Robert A. Kleinhenz, Ph.D. is the Chief Economist of the Kyser Center for Economic Research, which conducts research on the regional, state, and national economies.  Dr. Kleinhenz has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree and a Doctorate from the University of Southern California, all in Economics. Prior to joining the LAEDC, he served as Deputy Chief Economist at the California Association of REALTORS® and taught economics for over 15 years, most recently at California State University, Fullerton.  Dr. Kleinhenz has spoken to local, state, and national audiences and is a frequent contributor to media coverage on the economy, including coverage in news outlets throughout California along with the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg News, and NPR.


PriselacTomPPT - Photo Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System Los Angeles

presenting Innovation in Healthcare

Thomas M. Priselac is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cedars-Sinai Health System — a position he has held since January 1994.  Mr. Priselac has been associated with Cedars-Sinai since 1979.  Prior to being named President and CEO, he was Executive Vice President from 1988 to 1993.  Before joining Cedars-Sinai, he was on the executive staff of Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Throughout his career, he has been a leader in the development of strategic and operational innovations to foster high quality, safe and efficient healthcare as well as being actively involved in healthcare delivery and finance policy development. He is a past Chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and a past Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  He also formerly chaired the California Healthcare Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Hospital Association of Southern California.

Mr. Priselac is an author and invited speaker on a variety of contemporary issues facing the health care field including leadership and policy issues related to the delivery and financing of health care, health care quality and safety and the adoption and implementation of information technology. He is the holder of the Warschaw/Law endowed Chair in Healthcare Leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Cedars-Sinai Health System is among the nation’s leading providers of health care services, medical education and research.  A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Priselac obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, and a master’s in Public Health, Health Services Administration and Planning, from the University of Pittsburgh.


rivelle_tadTad Rivelle, Chief Investment Officer – Fixed Income, Group Managing Director, Trust Company of the West (TCW)

presenting on Financial Markets

Tad Rivelle is TCW’s Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, overseeing $85 Billion in fixed income assets, including nearly $50 Billion of mutual fund assets under the TCW Funds and MetWest Funds brands. Prior to joining TCW, Tad served as Chief Investment Officer for MetWest, an independent institutional investment manager which he cofounded. Tad heads a fixed income team that has been nominated for Morningstar’s Fixed Income Manager of the Year seven times over a 12-year period and won the award in 2005. Mr. Rivelle was also the co-director of fixed income at Hotchkis and Wiley and a portfolio manager and vice president at PIMCO. Tad holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Yale University, a master’s degree in applied mathematics from University of Southern California, and an MBA from UCLA


FrankMottekFrank Mottek
Event Moderator – Anchor, Business Hour, KNX1070 Newsradio

Frank Mottek is the voice of business news in Los Angeles. An award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Frank currently anchors the business reports on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO. Weekdays at 1pm, he hosts the KNX Business Hour, the number one source for business and consumer news in Southern California.




Cooperating Organizations:

·          Building Industry Association, Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter

·          Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance

·          Japan America Society

·          San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

·          The Valley Economic Alliance

·          The Valley International Trade Association

·          Town Hall Los Angeles


Additional Sponsorship Opportunities: 

Limited spots for category exclusivity!  Click HERE for a list of Sponsorship Benefits

Please contact Marilyn McPoland, 213-236-4812, or  at your earliest!


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