For the fourth consecutive year, C-Suite Quarterly is hosting the Los Angeles Visionaries Summit - on Friday October 6, 2017 - bringing together industry and thought leaders from across the region for introspective and informed discussions surrounding inspired ideas, connective leadership, building community, and forging partnerships all in an effort to further unite Los Angeles. CSQ's tentpole event of the year, the Visionaries Summit is a culmination of four quarters worth of content, that celebrates the men and women who are elevating the Los Angeles economic and cultural ecosystem.
More than 30 speakers will come together to discuss topics that affect Los Angeles as the second-largest US market and how, from Los Angeles, these men, women, and companies impact and shape the world. Conversations will touch on emerging growth in tech startups to social impact entrepreneurship, the influence of streaming television and Hollywood's new deal structures, the benefit of public private partnerships, the role philanthropic donations have on systemic change, and the arrival of disruptive digital media companies.
Closing a day of compelling discussions will be philanthropist Melanie Lundquist to take the stage to share the story - and resonant impact - behind her $50M founding donation to the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools followed by a conversation with Craig Calhoun, the president of the Berggruen Institute and billionaire Nicolas Berggruen, who founded the $500M eponymously named think tank in 2010 in an effort to develop new ideas to shape political, economic, and social institutions in an era of Great Transformations.
The additional list of speakers for the day are David Angelo, David&Goliath; Trent Brown, Deloitte; Andrei Cherny, Aspiration; Ted Chervin, ICM Partners; Chris Davis, Loot Crate; Chuck Davis, Prodege LLC; Dr. Renee Dua, Heal; Rick Eiserman, Engine North America & Trailer Park; Eytan Elbaz, Render Media; Rachel Fine, The Wallis; Larry Fitzgibbon, Tastemade; Michael Gendler, Gendler & Kelly; Joanne Heyler, The Broad; Andy Howard, Shamrock Capital Advisors; Rachel Levin, Fundamental, Inc.; Mark Levinson, Thompson Coburn; Beth Morrison, Beth Morrison Productions; Keith Richman, Defy Media; Chris Silbermann, ICM Partners; Rachel Sumekh, Swipe Out Hunger; John Tabis, The Bouqs; Jorn Weisbrodt, The Music Center. Two more speakers still to be announced. csqsummit.com/#speakers17
Also being featured throughout the day are a half dozen investment pitches - entrepreneurs presenting their company to the room full of qualified investors including angels, venture capitalists, private equity, and family offices. Those individuals are Anthony Archer, Primal Group; Jason Crilly, APEX; Nick Desai, Heal.; Leo Petrossian, Neural Analytics; Dylan Purcell-Lowe, Somabar; Ravi Sawnhey, LoanGifting.
2017 LA Visionaries Summit sponsors and partners are AEG, American Red Cross, APEX, Boys & Girls Club Metro LA, Clay Lacy, Commercial Bank of California, Conscious Fuel, Deloitte, Heal, Hughes Marino, JP Morgan Private Bank, LoanGifting, Nasdaq, Neural Analytics, Primal Group, Somabar, StudioMA, Tech Coast Angels, The Music Center, Thompson Coburn, and Two Bit Circus.
Immediately following the 2017 LA Visionaries Summit, CSQ is hosting their second-annual Spirit of the Community Awards honoring Visionary of the Year Nicolas Berggruen. 2016's Spirit of the Community recipient was Patrick Soon-Shiong. csqvisionaries.com
About CSQ's LA Visionaries Summit
CSQ's LA Visionaries Summit is the annual invite-only platform where visionaries, companies, and next generation innovators converge to exchange ideas, opportunities, and insight across industries, trends, and technologies. Through inspiring ideas, connecting leadership, building community, and forging partnerships, the Summit unites change-makers in the third-largest market in the world, Los Angeles, to discuss the sustainable success of the region and the world. csqsummit.com
About CSQ (C-Suite Quarterly)
Since 2008, CSQ has been the business, luxury lifestyle brand and community for Los Angeles' Billionaire Changemakers, C-Suite Visionaries, NextGen Entrepreneurs, Executive Advisors and those aspiring to that level of success and influence. Our mission to inspire, connect, and educate our community drives CSQ's integrated platform of print publications, online content, live events, and e-commerce centered on our four quarterly pillars: Innovation & Technology, Real Estate & Finance, Sports & Entertainment, and Philanthropy, Art, & Culture. csq.com
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