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Join us as we focus on the future of equitable recovery in California

About this event

California’s policy landscape is ever-evolving, especially post-COVID19. For our AAPI and small business communities who have weathered the storm, it can be very difficult to keep up with and understand how various changes in laws can impact their businesses. Resiliency is a critical focus for the State and small businesses alike. Join us as we cast a spotlight on programs, laws, and initiatives that have regional impact, as our communities equitably rebuild from the economic effect of COVID19 and look to a more prosperous future.



9:00 am — Welcome Remarks


9:10 am — Keynote

Mayor Todd Gloria, City of San Diego


9:30 am – 10:00 am — Fireside Chat

Assemblymember David Chiu, 17th Assembly District

David Nelson, Director of Public Policy, CalAsian Chamber


10:00 am – 10:50 am — PANEL: Equity & Procurement

Rick Fultz, Executive Director, Biocom California

Edwin Lombard, President/CEO, California African American Chamber of Commerce (invited)

Senator Dave Min, California’s 37th Senate District

Angela Shell, State Chief Procurement Officer, Deputy Director, Procurement Division, California Department of General Services

Moderated by: David Nelson, Director of Public Policy, CalAsian Chamber


10:53 am – 11:43 am — PANEL: Equity in Energy

Mitch Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Community Partnerships, Sempra Energy

Robert Kenney, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Jennifer Hernandez, Partner, Holland & Knight (invited)

Moderated by: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County’s Fourth District


11:45 am – 12:35 pm — PANEL: Equity & Economic Development

Cornelious Burke, Legislative Director, North State Building Industry Association

Kenia Zamarripa, Executive Director International Business Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by: Jason Paguio, President & CEO, Asian Business Association San Diego


12:35 pm – 12:45 pm — Closing Remarks