The 2018 Select LA Investment Summit was hosted by World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) on May 24th in Downtown Los Angeles, with 500 registered attendees and a full slate of top speakers including Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, City of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and many other leaders, visionaries and industry experts.
Presentations and panels included discussion of the key industries in LA and the related opportunities and trends, on the topics of: How VC’s are Transforming LA’s Tech Industry; Advanced Transportation and LA’s Mobility Revolution; Robotics, Automation and Data; LA’s Growing Bioscience Industry; LA as the eSports Capital of the World, and more. Numerous cities presented in a session entitled Navigate LA to increase awareness of the diverse regions in LA County.
In addition, the new WTCLA report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Southern California was presented to increase awareness of the success foreign-owned enterprises are having in the region, and the related jobs created by those operations.
The inaugural Select LA Award was presented to BYD Motors, to celebrate the hundreds of well-paying jobs that the company’s electric bus manufacturing operations have created in LA County.