The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce's summer luncheon series is in full swing. The fourth annual Innovation Forum will be this Thursday at the Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery event center across the street from .
If you want to be part of a local tech expo, this is the place to be. Each year, it draws around 300 people to the luncheon and networking event, and around 30 booths from companies in the area that are helping to change the world.
, the CEO of the Chamber always attracts a high caliber group to these events, and this year is no exception. This year’s luncheon program will feature a panel of business experts moderated by Peter Burrows. Burrows is a senior writer for Bloomberg's Business Week.
The focus of the panel is how to grow jobs in the US and keep them here in the new economy.
- , former Undersecretary of Commerce for the Obama administration
- Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
- Ken Turteltaub of
- Anthony Zografos, COO of Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation
- Christine Wente, fifth generation winemaker at
Kaye said, "The Innovation Forum is a joint project of the Livermore Valley Chamber and Innovation Tri-Valley. It was created to showcase the Tri-Valley's technologies and innovations that are changing the world. It's designed to show the world just what is here in the Tri-Valley."
"This forum will bring together leaders from business, the labs, and civic associations to discuss how to grow our economy, overcome the skills gap, and facilitate job creation. The focus will be on solving problems, instead of boilerplate rhetoric," said Khanna, one of the panelists.
The Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is the Innovation Forum sponsor this year.
The expo and luncheon program is Thursday, July 26. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and the lunch and panel discussion starts at 12 noon. If you'd like to join in, a few luncheon tickets are still available through the Chamber's website or by calling them at 925-447-1606.