MBEP's Regional Economic Summit 2016

This all-day event highlighted some of the exciting and innovative collaborative efforts that are transforming the Monterey Bay Region. Guests had the opportunity to talk with forward-thinkng, local nonprofits at the ES16 Marketplace and taste regional wines at the Winemaker’s Reception. In addition to all the great lectures, we were thrilled to present our first Public-Private Partnership Award for the Spreckels Crossing housing project to Tanumura and Antle and the County of Monterey. See more by following the links below.

Click here to download the Regional Economic Summit 2016 Program

Click here to view the photos taken at the event - Photographer, Chris Chandler of Christopher and Co.


Bud Colligan: Building Regional Excellence Slides, Podcast
Chris Thornberg: Economic Outlook: The Real Story Slides, Podcast
AgTech Panel Discussion: How Information Technologies are Transforming Agriculture

Public-Private Partnership Award Podcast 
Jen Grant: The Next Generation of Big Data Slides, Podcast
Brian Kunz: The Renewable Energy Economy Slides, Podcast

Scott Kriens: The Wellness Advantage: 1440 Multiversity Podcast 
Julie Packard and Gary Griggs: The Blue Economy: How Ocean Education, Recreation and Conservation have transformed the Monterey Bay Podcast

MBEP's Second Annual Regional Economic Summit in the News

As a sponsor of ES16, the Silicon Valley Business Journal would like to offer you a discounted rate on an annual subscription. Please click here to read more and download the form.

Press Releases 

Read the March 15, 2016 Press Release
Read the April 14, 2016 Press Release

Survey comments in response to the question: "What did you enjoy most about the event?"

“Learning about Monterey Bay economic development -- great to learn about new firms and initiatives. Great!”

“Great content and well-produced event."

“The speakers and the networking were outstanding! This event was a straight 10!”

“Innovative ideas, actual projects, and positive, real solutions embracing change.”

“The overall mission of MBEP -- learning about what people are doing and more importantly the potential for collaboration.”

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:

City of SalinasSouth Swell VenturesDignity Healt Domincan Hospital


Gold Sponsors:

CSUMBPalo Alto Medical FoundationWell's Fargo

Silver Sponsors:

Newman's OwnFirst SolarUCSCDriscoll'sAT&T

Winemaker's Reception Sponsors
Hahn Families WinesBargetto WineryMartinelli's Cider

Special Thanks for Supporting Our Event
Lemonee on the Hills

Media Sponsors:

Silicon Valley Business Journal


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