On Friday, April 15th, the 2011 Northern California MegaRegion Summit will convene public officials and private industry leaders from around the Northern California megaregion, as well as other national and international experts, to discuss the state of the region's export economy and identify opportunities to improve long-term global competitiveness. Why is the export marketplace important to the megaregion's economy? Is Northern California exporting knowledge-based exports or commodities? Does the megaregion have the transportation and other infrastructure required to take important products to market? These questions and more will be tackled by the expert speakers and panelists at this year's Northern California MegaRegion Summit, "Competing Globally, Succeeding Locally."
Highlights of the program:
Finally, a Northern California "Regional Export Initiative" will be signed by all of the mayors in attendance and given to Ro Khanna, who will eventually present it to the White House.
The main conveners of the event are The City of Oakland, The Port of Oakland, and The Oakland Chamber of Commerce. The event's title sponsor is Bank of America. The MegaRegion Summit will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the admission cost is $125 per person, which will include a continental breakfast and sit-down lunch.
In 2008, America 2050 was involved in hosting the first Northern California MegaRegion Event in Sacramento.