Future Forum: Space Commercialization

Hear leading industry experts in virtual reality, medical wearables, and workforce development look at innovations in healthcare maintenance, diagnostics and the future of personalized treatment

Future Forum: The Future of Entertainment

The digital media and entertainment industry is in the midst of pivotal moves to re-imagine its model. Where does the industry go from here, and, will these disruptions and pivots become permanent mainstays?

Future Forum: Future of Medical Research and Treatments

Patrick Soon-Shiong, the keynote speaker will discuss the bioscience industry and grand challenges during 2020.  How has this changed the bioscience industry in Los Angeles, given rise to new partnerships, protocols and processes, and what are the opportunities related to this rapid change?

Future Forum: The Future of Esports

California State University, Dominguez Hills 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA

In the world of esports, nothing is more constant than change, and there is always room for expansion. What began as a hobby for many has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. At this in-person event, the LAEDC will focus on timely research to provide regional insights that will inform esports decision-makers about the state of the industry and where the opportunities are, … Continued

The Future of Cannabis

Cross Campus El Segundo 840 Apollo Street, Suite 100, El Segundo, CA

This Future Forum will explore lessons learned from early legalization in states like Colorado and Washington, the unique challenges that face the industry in Southern California, and how reform and progressive economic impact can bring forth a new era for the cannabis industry in the Los Angeles County region. Cross Campus South Bay 840 Apollo Street El Segundo, CA 90245

About LAEDC Events

Future Forum Series

As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, the L.A. County region is destined to be an incubator for business development. Each Future Forum offers an opportunity to learn about trends, workforce demands, and most importantly, what the future holds for key industries. Past themes have covered the future of eSports, healthcare personalization, space commercialization, fintech, cybersecurity, and more, while featuring industry thought leaders.

The Eddy Awards- Annually each November

The Eddy Awards

The Eddy Awards is the most prestigious awards program to recognize leadership in economic development in business, education, and government throughout Los Angeles County. The Most Business-Friendly City award is also presented live to recognize the importance of prioritizing job creation. This cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala also supports the LAEDC’s mission to advance opportunity and prosperity for all.

Economic Forecast

The LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast has been a lightning rod for progress for the past decade. It’s L.A.’s most iconic forecast event. It’s a highly anticipated and publicly visible event, which offers attendees valuable insights on the economic projections for the regional economy. Each year the Economic Forecast Report is shared and distributed to our audience.


World Trade Center LA’s Select LA Summit provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.

88 Cities Summit

LAEDC’s 88 Cities Summit convenes leaders from local governments to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities our communities face. The LAEDC leads timely discussions around LA County’s region and what it means for municipalities and communities.

Quarterly economic briefing

LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics (IAE) will analyze the latest California unemployment data from the State’s Employment Development Department (EDD) and other economic development topics like key industries and jobs currently impacting LA County. This webinar is provided free as a public service for those in our region.

For information about upcoming events, please get in touch with  Riccardo Ruffolo.