Economic Forecast 2024

February 27, 2024 | InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Our Speakers

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Conan Nolan

Political Reporter,

Keynote Speaker

Karim Webb

Entrepreneurial Activist

Webb Investments

Opening Remarks

Halé Behzadi

North America Head of Citi Private Bank

Economic Forecast

Shannon Sedgwick

Institute for Applied Economics

Breakout sessions

Building Solutions: Tackling Los Angeles’ Housing Crisis through Innovative Development

Panel Moderator

Jacqueline Waggoner

Solutions Division,
Enterprise Community Partners

Michael H. Anderson

Accelerated Housing and
Transit Development (AHTD) Project

Sarah Dusseault

Lead Strategist,

Nella McOsker

President & CEO,
Central City Association

Ada Peng

HR&A Advisors, Inc.

Navigating the Shift: Economic Strategies for Clean Energy Adoption

Panel Moderator

Diana Boyadjian

Senior Government Affairs Manager,
Southern California Gas Company

Stephen Collins

Senior Manager,
Strategic Planning,
Southern California Edison

Luis Gutierrez

Director of Energy & Water,
Office of Los Angeles
Mayor Karen Bass

Peter Hsiao 

Partner, Energy and Environmental Law,
King & Spalding LLP,
Los Angeles, California

Empowering All Voices: Regional Synergy for Economic Growth in LA

Panel Moderator

Kelly LoBianco

Director, Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity

Sonya Kay Blake 

President & CEO,
The Valley Economic Alliance

Leah Goold-Haws

President & CEO,
Long Beach Economic Partnership

Luis Portillo

President & CEO,
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

Quentin Strode

President & CEO,
Vermont Slauson EDC

Jey Wagner

President & CEO,
Santa Clarita Valley EDC

Closing plenary

Dee Dee Myers

Senior Advisor, Governor Gavin Newsom

Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Stephen Cheung

President & CEO,

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