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Business Calendar for the Week of June 20, 2015

Via Steve Adamek at the San Diego Business Journal

San Diego and Imperial District Export Council SDIDEC San Diego DEC

Community Night


4-7 p.m.., June 22

San Diego Central Library, 9th Floor

330 Park Blvd, San Diego

Actionable Economics: Finance & Business Loans

North San Diego Business Chamber

7:30 a.m.- 9 a.m., June 22

Sony Electronics

16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego

Panel Discussions on Southeast Asian Pacific: Challenges and Solutions to tensions in that Region of the World

San Diego World Affairs Council organization

3:15-7 p.m., June 22

University of San Diego, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Navigating the New Global Economy Trends: Challenges & Opportunities

TiE South Coast

5:30-8 p.m., June 22

Indian dinner included with registration

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego

Small Business Referral Group 2nd Anniversary Party

Small Business Referral Group

5:30-8 p.m., June 23

Green Dragon Tavern,

6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad

ULI June Breakfast Meeting: Transit Oriented Development in the Mid-City

Urban Land Institute San Diego – Tijuana

7:30 a.m.., June 24

The University Club Atop Symphony Towers

750 B St., Suite 3400, San Diego

New Changes in Realtor Forms from California Association of Realtors Forms

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

9-10 a.m., June 27

PSAR Service Center in Chula Vista,

880 Canarios Court, Chula Vista

Masters in Supply Chain Management Online Information Session

University of San Diego

Noon-1 p.m. June 27



Breakfast With Ralph Rubio of Rubio’s Coastal Grill

ACG San Diego

7-9 a.m., June 28

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach

PSAR hosts Brokers Breakfast: for real estate brokers, office owners and managers


8:30-11:30 a.m., June 28

Riverwalk Golf Club,

1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego

HUB University: Cyber Theft – It’s Not a Matter of If. It’s a Matter of When

HUB International, Sponsor ID Watchdog

June 28

Breakfast session 7:30–9:30 a.m.


To see more events this week, please visit the San Diego Business Journal directly here.

SDIDEC Friend Nikia Clarke named to U.S. Investment Advisory Council

Via Sarah de Crescenzo at the San Diego Business Journal

A San Diego woman is among the 19 people announced this week as appointees to the newly established U.S. Investment Advisory Council.

Nikia Clarke, executive director of World Trade Center San Diego, was among the public and private sector leaders named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on June 7 as inaugural members of the advisory body.

Established in April, the council, whose members serve two-year terms, is intended to give input on how the nation should attract and retain foreign direct investment.

According to the Commerce Department, 18 percent of the nation’s GDP — $2.9 trillion — stems from foreign direct investment.

“U.S. affiliates of foreign companies directly employ 6.1 million people across our nation and pay higher than average wages which positively impacts nearly every facet of our economy,” Pritzker said, in a statement. “Attracting more job-creating foreign investment has always been a priority for the Obama administration. I look forward to working closely with the U.S. Investment Advisory Council to implement policies and strategies to ensure the United States remains the top destination for foreign investment.”

World Trade Center San Diego, which recently became an affiliate of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., has been in San Diego since 1994. The organization helps small- and mid-sized businesses conduct foreign market research and participate in foreign trade missions.

Clarke, hired to lead the group in 2015, has a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford, where she studied Chinese manufacturing firms’ investments across Africa.

The board’s inaugural meeting is slated for June 21 in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit, an event that promotes foreign direct investment in the U.S.

Business Calendar for the Week of June 6, 2016

Via Steve Adamek at the San Diego Business Journal

San Diego and Imperial District Export Council SDIDEC San Diego DEC

Sustainable Brands 2016 San Diego

Sustainable Brands

June 6-9; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

1404 Vacation Road, San Diego

12th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Frost and Sullivan

June 6-9

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa,

2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad

Real Estate, Sales & Use Tax FREE Lunch & Learn

Paramount Property Tax Appeal

11 a.m.—1:30 p.m., June 6

BKM Showroom

4780 Eastgate Mall Suite 100, San Diego

Delivering Your Benefits Strategy Solutions Summit

Aon Hewitt

Noon-2:30 a.m., June 7

Cusp Dining and Drinks

7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla

Regional Connect

North San Diego Business Chamber

5-8 p.m., June 8

Cathedral Catholic High School

5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego

Are You Hitting A Home Run With Your Marketing? – Insights from the Chief Marketing Officer at the San Diego Padres

Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance

7:30-9:30 a.m., June 8

Barney & Barney

9171 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 150, San Diego

You’ve Been Sued……..Now What?

North County Human Resources – San Diego (NCHR-SD)

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 8

5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

Case Study: FeetZ, The Digital Cobbler


5-8:30 p.m., June 8

Sanford Consortium/Roth Auditorium,

University of California, San Diego,

2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla

HUB Roundtable: Innovative Reward Practices for a Rapidly Changing Workplace

HUB International

Breakfast Session: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.; Lunch Session: 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.

June 8

5355 Mira Sorrento Place, San Diego

Second Floor Training Room

Mergers & Acquisitions


8-11:30 a.m., June 8

CONNECT, 4790 Eastgate Mall

Suite 125, San Diego

Health Law Roundtable: The Doctor is In (Your Computer)

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

and the Association of Corporate Counsel-San Diego

7:30-9 a.m., June 9

Procopio Del Mar Heights Office

12544 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego


For additional events, please see the full schedule at the San Diego Business Journal!

Business Calendar for the Week of May 23, 2016

Via Steve Adamek at the San Diego Business Journal

San Diego and Imperial District Export Council SDIDEC San Diego DEC

Do’s and Don’ts for International Transactions

Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

10:30 a.m.-Noon, May 24

PSAR Service Center in Chula Vista

880 Canarios Court, Chula Vista

Introduction to Doing Business with Government Agencies

San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center

9 a.m. -11:30 a.m., May 24

Mission Valley

4007 Camino Del Rio S. Ste. 210, San Diego

Are You Planning For Your Future? What you need to know about your personal financial, tax and estate planning

San Diego Women in Finance

5:30 p.m.; discussion at 6 p.m., May 24

TriNet Group Inc.

4747 Executive Drive, Lobby Conference Room, San Diego


Chamber Leadership Delegation to Sacramento

San Diego Regional

Chamber of Commerce

2 p.m., May 24-25

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

1209 L St., Sacramento

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts

The Aerospace & Defense Forum

5:30 -7:45 p.m., May 24

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego

“From University Lab to a Billion Dollar Enterprise – The Journey of an Entrepreneur”

TiE South Coast

5:30-9 p.m., May 24

Speaker: Dr. Suhas S. Patil, Founder of Cirrus Logic Inc

Janssen Research & Development,

3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego

Biocom Big Data Executive Summit


7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 25


10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego

Entrepreneurship in Action

FocalPoint Business Coaching

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., May 25

Global Professional Building,

2888 Loker Ave. E. Carlsbad

Human Performance Alliance Happy Hour

ATD San Diego

5:30-7:30 p.m. May 26

The Hyatt UTC, Michaels Lounge,

3777 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla

FILM FINANCING: The Art of Raising High Risk Money

SD Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Inc.

6- 7:15 p.m., May 26

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Room 318

1155 Island Ave., San Diego


Execs Connect with Kelly McDonald

San Diego Regional

Chamber of Commerce

5:30-7:15 p.m., May 26


For more events, please see the San Diego Business Journal’s article directly!

San Diego and Imperial District Export Council SDIDEC Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

Front row (from left): Mark Ballam, San Diego State University; Sovie, Law Offices of E. Sovie; The Honorable Jerry Levine, Honorary Consul of Barbados, Former National DEC Chair; Judy Rising Reinke, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service/Global Markets; Roy Paulson, Paulson Manufacturing, Former National DEC Chair; Susanne Stirling, CalChamber; Deep Sengupta, DSG Global; Susan Ross, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP; Cary Wanner, Rabo Bank; Middle row (from left): Renee Taylor, Northern California World Trade Center; Fred Latuperissa, U.S. Department of Commerce; Rod Hirsch, U.S. Department of Commerce; Ester Gordillo, Sacramento Center For International Trade Development; Dean Fealk, DLA Piper; Jeremy Potash, California Asia Business Council; Leslie Levy August, Boomerang Carnets; Carol Johnson, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; George Tastard, U.S. Department of Commerce; Everett Golden, Otis McAllister, Inc; Back Row (from left): John McPeak, Genentec; Glen Roberts, U.S. Department of Commerce; Greg Johnston, Page•Fura, P.C.; Richard Swanson, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service; Michael Obermire, USS-POSCO Industries; Rob Guthrie, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; Nick Grooters, Pacer Technology

Members of the four California District Export Councils (DEC) meet at the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento on May 17, 2016 to hear from Roy Paulson, Former Chair of the National District Export Council and President of Paulson Manufacturing and Judy Rising Reinke, Deputy Director-General, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, and attend several international trade-related events.

Via CalChamber Advocacy