Governor’s Cabinet Secretary to Speak at Public Affairs Conference

A review of Governor Gavin Newsom’s first year in office is on the agenda for the California Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Conference, set for October 15–16 at the Fashion Island Hotel, Newport Beach.

CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg will moderate the session, featuring Ana Matosantos, the Governor’s Cabinet secretary.

Tuesday, October 15

The opening conference session at 1 p.m. on October 15 will focus on the CalChamber Annual Survey of California Voter Attitudes.

Pollsters Robert Green and Adam Rosenblatt of PSB Research will review the survey results.

Next on the agenda is “California: 2020 Vision Election Preview,” moderated by Martin R. Wilson, CalChamber executive vice president, public affairs.

The panelists will be Andrew Acosta, Acosta Consulting; Bob Giroux, Lang Hansen, O’Malley & Miller; and Christy Wilson, Wilson Public Affairs.

Following the election preview, the first of three bipartisan legislative panels will examine what happened in the first year of the 2019–2020 session and what remains for the second year of the session.

The legislators set for this panel include: Senator Thomas Umberg, Assemblymember Tasha Boerner-Horrath, Assemblymember Tom Daly, Assemblymember Heath Flora, Assemblymember Vince Fong, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, and Assemblymember Rudy Salas.

Wednesday, October 16

The agenda for October 16 will open with a media panel providing “The View from the Fourth Estate.” Moderating the panel discussion will be Kevin Yamamura, editor, POLITICO California Pro.

The morning legislative panel will focus on “A Taxing Conversation—Legislative and Ballot Measures.”

Legislators scheduled to participate include: Senator Steve Glazer, Senator Scott Wilk, Assemblymember William Brough, and Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva.

CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera will moderate the discussion.

After lunch will be the review of the Governor’s first year and future priorities with Zaremberg and Matosantos.

The afternoon legislative panel will examine the “California Consumer Privacy Act—The Process and the Work in Progress.”

The legislators set to speak on this panel will include: Senator Andreas Borgeas, Senator Brian Jones, and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin.

Register Today

The deadline to register for the conference is Thursday, October 3.

Conference registration includes dinner at Cucina Enoteca on Tuesday evening, the breakfast burrito buffet on Wednesday morning, and the reception on Wednesday evening at the Fashion Island Hotel.

Google and Southern California Edison are major sponsors of the conference.

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