2018 Economic Summit: California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC)

2018 Economic Summit: California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC)

Update: Sold out.

Saturday at 11 AM – 6 PM
EBay
2025 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125

The CHCC’s Economic Summit is a forum to discuss issues impacting job and economic development opportunities in CA. The Annual State of Hispanic Small Businesses has become a signature element of this event.

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) recognizes that small businesses must adapt to industry advancements, and comply with regulatory policy changes. The recent political and economic shifts impact communities across the state and create uncertainties and barriers for our small business. Beyond the population numbers, the Hispanic business community is the backbone for California’s economic stability and growth.

The CHCC’s Economic Summit is a forum to discuss issues impacting job and economic development opportunities in CA. The Annual State of Hispanic Small Businesses has become a signature element of this event.

 

SCHEUDULE:

REGISTRATION
[11:00AM]

WELCOME – Opening Remarks
[12:00PM]
Julian Canete – CHCC, President & CEO
Damien Hooper-Campbell – eBay’s Chief Diversity Officer
Board Supervisor Cindy Chavez – County of Santa Clara
Dennis King – HCC Silicon Valley, Executive Director

LUNCHEON – The State of California’s Hispanic Small Businesses
[12:30PM – 1:55PM]
Dominique Hollins – eBay’s Seller Diversity Ambassador
Marlene Orozco – SLEI’s Lead Research Analyst

Keynote: Mark Madrid – Latino Business Action Network, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Madrid is Executive Director of the Latino Business Action Network, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening America through funding Latino research and education impact programs at Stanford University. Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year. Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, Madrid enjoyed a flourishing career in banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.

PANEL I – Technology: Mastering Adaptation, Automation, and Trends [2:00PM – 3:00PM]
Innovation has revolutionized industries across California. The way small businesses operate have significantly changed during the last three decades. Business owners and employees tackle the task of keeping up with new technologies that can benefit, stabilize, or hinder their success. Beyond business planning, businesses must understand how to take advantage of trends, to quickly adapt to latest methods of managing their operations, and decrease the cost of doing business by activating automation when needed. This panel will discuss the positive and negative ramifications of technology integration for California’s small businesses.
Moderator: Julian Canete – CHCC, President & CEO
Panelists: Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-27); Director Amy Tong, California Department of Technology; James Gutierrez, CEO & Founder of Insikt; Renée La Londe, CEO & Founder of iTalent; and Angie Nelson, Co-Owner of eWaste Direct, Inc.

PANEL II – Immigration: Transforming California’s Economy
[3:15PM – 4:15PM]
Immigration has been a heated issue of debate at all levels of government. The new federal administration has made significant moves to immigration policies affecting individuals, and creating a high level of uncertainty for businesses and the economy of our State. As the 6th largest economy in the world, it is important to comprehend the impact of immigration to our economy to facilitate solution-driven discussions that can result in legislative remedies at the local and state levels. The panelists will engage in a comprehensive discussion and analysis on the issue of immigration in California, its impact to the economy, and solutions to address the current political climate.
Moderator: Julian Canete – CHCC, President & CEO
Panelists: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA – 19th); Mark Ranneberger, FWD.US; Adolfo Gomez, Owner of Mezcal Mexican Restaurant & Bar; and Susana Sandoval, Founder of
SANA Global Community Development Corporation

RECEPTION – Celebration to Hispanic Small Businesses
[4:30PM – 6:00PM]
Julian Canete – CHCC, President & CEO
Senator Jim Beall – California State Senate District 15
Frank Montes, CHCC, Chairman of the Board
Julio Baisa – CHCC, Northern Region Chair

Award Presentation: Maria Salamanca – Hispanic Shark of the Year

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