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Our Region | Our Future Regional Development Summit

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Valley Economic Alliance hosted our first signature and premier event of 2024 with a sold-out crowd of over 250 Valley government, corporate, small business, and community leaders for the 2nd Annual Our Region | Our Future Regional Development Summit


The half-day program, which took place at The Orchard Conference Center at CSUN, featured insightful presentations and moderated conversations with industry experts and Valley leaders, including Caruso® Founder and Executive Chairman Rick Caruso, Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian, LA Building and Safety General Manager Osama Younan, LADWP Assistant General Manager Simon Zewdu, and two dozen dynamic panelists. View the digital program book by clicking here.


Our own Alliance Board Chair Fred Gaines led an engaging Fireside Chat with Rick Caruso, while industry experts from across the Valley shared their perspectives on tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, development near transit, and more. Speakers included Robbie Gluckson, Kim Guard, Tamara Gurney, Mark Loucheim, Kathy McIntyre, Spence Moore, Miri Rossitto, Chandra Subramaniam, and Adel Villalobos, as well as many others.

Attendees participated in meet-and-greet conversations with government officials as well as city planning, building, and safety leaders from Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Los Angeles, and San Fernando — underscoring the vital importance of fostering collaboration to create informed and inclusive strategies for regional development.


On behalf of The Alliance, we want to thank our esteemed program speakers, sponsors, dedicated planning committee, and all attendees for contributing to the tremendous success of this event. If you weren’t able to join us in person, there are still many ways for you to engage with us and stay connected in the year ahead. Please be sure to visit to register for our upcoming programs.


We look forward to partnering with you as we work together to transform the Valley!



January 11
8:00 am - 1:30 pm