The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) will host its 7 th Annual Business Forecast Conference on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the University of the Pacific DeRosa University Center. The conference is designed to help local businesses better prepare for what to anticipate from the economy in 2017.
This year, the program will feature a keynote speaker on the national economy, Scott Anderson, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Senior Vice President for Bank of the West and regional expert, Jeffrey Michael, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Business & Policy Research for University of the Pacific to give his overview on regional impacts. The forum will also feature a question and answer session with panelists from different sectors of local industry and business legislation. Guest speakers will discuss how the economy will impact their decision making processes, changing regulatory factors and what business opportunities or programs can be found during the next year. Bob Gutierrez, Director of Government Affairs for Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel and PAQ Incorporated will moderate the panel. Panelists include Lisa Blanco Jimenez, Principal Attorney, Neumiller & Beardslee Attorneys and Counselors and Mike Madrid, Principal at GrassrootsLab.
“This conference is one of the most anticipated economic forecasting events in the San Joaquin Valley and every year we strive to provide our attendees with the most current and relevant data to our area,” stated Bob Gutierrez, Director of Government Affairs for Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel and PAQ Inc., California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Vice Chairman and Board Chair of SJCHCC. “By providing a comprehensive economic analysis, business owners can better prepare their planning strategies for the coming year. This kind of information also allows businesses to mitigate risk by making sound decisions based on concrete economic data.”
Cost for the event is $75 per person. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. Sponsors include: SJC WorkNet, Wells Fargo, Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel, Bank of the West, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Comcast, The Port of Stockton, Entravision, TULEBURG, San Joaquin Delta College, Univision 19, Waste Management, Sass Public Relations, Vernon Transportation, Sims Metal Management, Western States Petroleum Association, and the University of the Pacific. For more information contact the chamber office at 209-943-6117 or email at [email protected] .