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2017-18 SOUTH BAY

A Region in Transition: Changes and Trends in Consumer Behavior

October 5, 2017

8:00 am to 8:30 am - Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 am to 11:00 am - Speaker Panel and Economic Forecast

Loker Student Union | Grand Ballroom

1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747

The rapid pace of new technology is changing consumer shopping patterns, and the traditional retail shopping experience. Brick and mortar stores will continue to exist, but there will be fewer of them and the reason for their existence will be different:  entertainment and engagement. 

What other consumer behaviors can we expect to change? What are the economic and agricultural impacts of legalized marijuana?  What will these developments mean to the region?  What type of retail impact will there be on the local economy, employment trends, and real estate development?

Hear from companies on what they are doing to adapt to these changes.

  • Online high-value membership stores – Techstyle Fashion Grou
  • Meal and recipe delivery services -
  • Energy-water implications and evolving technologies in cannabis products – Whittier College

Who Should Attend:  Business Leaders in the community, civic leaders, small business owners, major corporations and South Bay residents.

Ticket Prices:

$75Early Bird Individual Ticket – ends September 15th
Tax Deductible Amount: $60
$95   General Rate - after September 15th
Tax Deductible Amount: $80
$500   Early Bird Table of Ten – ends September 15th
Tax Deductible Amount: $350
$650  General Rate Table of Ten
Tax Deductible Amount: $500

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Ticket rate includes complete breakfast, and the 2017-2018 South Bay Economic Forecast report produced by Beacon Economics.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Shawn Gold | Techstyle Fashion Group (Fabletics, JustFab) | Trends and Behavior of Online Shopping
  • Dr. Daniel Duran | Whittier College | New Trends in Urban Ag: Cannabis Production in SoCal
  • Kyle Ransford | Chef'd | Trends and Future of Food E-commerce and Grocery Delivery
  • Giancarlo Filartiaga | Macerich Real Estate | Trends in Brick & Mortar Retail Shopping
  • Dr. Christine Cooper | CoStar Group | Our Changing Consumer Behavior
  • Dr. Robert Kleinhenz | Beacon Economics | South Bay Economic Forecast Report
  • Dr. Jose Martinez | CSUDH | Housing and & Commuting Trends in South Bay       
  • Dr. Fynnwin Prager | CSUDH | Growing Trends in Foreign Owned Businesses and Economic Impact Model of South Bay
  • Frank Mottek | KNX1070 – Moderator

For information, please call 310-243-3337 or email,