MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Anchor/Reporter, Buck Owens Production Company Bakersfield
PLATINUM SPONSOR WELCOME
JON VAN BOENING
President and CEO, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Senior Vice President, Dignity Health Central Valley Service Area
THE EDGE OF INNOVATION IS BOTH HARD AND SOFT
Publisher of Forbes Magazine
KERN COUNTY & CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Director/California Economic Forecast
Mark Schniepp will present the economic outlook for the California economy in 2014. What are the principal engines of growth? Will the pace of job creation subside or accelerate this year and next? He will also present a new forecast of the Kern County economy over the next 5 years, with emphasis on the labor market, demographics, housing, income, and home prices.
PANEL: HIGHLIGHTS FROM KERN COUNTY REAL ESTATE SECTORS
Director/Principal, Cushman and Wakefield | Pacific – Moderator
Vice President, Roll Real Estate Development – Industrial
DARLENE MOHLKE, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Castle & Cooke, Inc. – Residential
MARTIN STARR, Principal, Office Services Group, Newmark Grubb ASU & Associates – Commercial
ANTHONY OLIVIERI, Olivieri Commercial Group – Retail
Kern County real estate leaders will compare and contrast major forces that have affected their respective sectors in the past, and the major influences that will affect their sectors in the future. Sectors to be represented include Industrial, Commercial, Retail and Residential — all vital providers of real estate in Kern County.
NATIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: MONETARY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Zimmerman will present the San Francisco Federal Reserve’s outlook for the national economy, discuss current monetary policy developments, and comment on how Bakersfield’s economic performance compares to the nation.
Chief Comedy Officer
You don’t want to miss Don’s corporate show that utilizes his unique high-tech roots to take a lighthearted look at computers, technology, and our fast pace tech lifestyles. His PowerPoint slides are like none you’ve ever seen. He is the only comedian that references “Avogadro’s Number”, “XML”, and he Beta tests all his jokes. He has performed over 300 shows for major corporations around the United States including IBM, Apple, Google, and Genetech, and in 2012, Don was named the #1 Corporate comedian by CBS BNET!
THE SITE SELECTION PROCESS: WHAT COMPANIES LOOK FOR IN A REGION
President/Site Selection Consultant
Webster Global Site Selectors
An experienced site selection consultant to Bose, Dole, Daewoo and other multinational companies, Webster will share his experience on current trends affecting site selection. In addition to transportation, he will discuss utility costs, cost of living, labor availability, and more.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
JOHN HUSING, PH.D
Vice President, Economics & Politics, Inc.
With the state’s extensive revisions of its 2012 and 2013 employment data, Dr. Husing will discuss how Kern County performed in the last two years. He will also look at the economic base of the county and how it is growing. Having done extensive work on the economy of Inland California from San Joaquin through Mexico, he will comment on the issues and potential solutions necessary to ensure the area is no longer forgotten in Sacramento.
Doors open at the DoubleTree Hotel at 7:00 a.m. on March 26th and the event wraps up at 12:30 p.m.
For more information please call 661.862.5150.