The 26th Annual Bay Planning Coalition Decision Makers Conference
“Fueling California’s Economic Engine & Jobs: The Importance of Trade to Northern California”
|When: Friday, May 3, 2013
Where: The *New and Improved Pavilion* at Scott’s Seafood
Jack London Square
Time: 7:45am – 6:00pm
|The greater San Francisco Bay Region, home to vital ports, train routes, highway corridors and airports, is on the leading edge of the country’s and state’s recovery. The imports and exports through our region drive a huge and thriving economy, and sustaining and developing trade through our area is crucial to continued economic success.|
Bay Planning Coalition wishes to thank our amazing Sponsors, Speakers, Panelists, Moderators and Guests for a fantastic, informative and successful 2013 DMC!
2013 DMC News Coverage:
Video of the DMC has been posted below, and can be found on our YouTube channel!
Mr. John A. Coleman, Executive Director & Master of Ceremonies, Bay Planning Coalition
Mr. Scott Warner, President, Bay Planning Coalition
An Update on the 34th America’s Cup
Mr. Tom Ehman, Director of External Affairs, 34th America’s Cup
Mayor Jean Quan, City of Oakland
Fresh Air & Networking Break
Accidents on the Bay: Environmental and Economic Implications to Job Growth
The San Francisco Bay and Delta is a highway on the water, and an accident can have enormous environmental consequences and economic implications to thousands of jobs. Are we doing enough to protect the bay and delta, and what might we need to do differently to minimize an accident and protect our economic resources, trade and environment?
Moderator: Dr. Khalid Bachkar, International Business & Logistics, California Maritime Academy
Panelists: Guy Bjerke, Manager, Bay Area Region, Western States Petroleum Association
John Berge, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association
Captain Peter McIsaac, President and Port Agent, San Francisco Bar Pilots
Commander Jason Tama, Prevention Department Head, US Coast Guard
Yvonne Addassi, Deputy Administrator, Office of Spill Prevention and Response,
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
United States Senator Barbara Boxer
Inside the Beltway: Washington Update
Update on policy implications to California foreign trade, funding constraints to infrastructure improvements and operations, and legislative efforts related to port investment.
Mr. Eric Sapirstein, President, ENS Resources
Understanding the Corps’ Project Approval and Budgeting Process
Mr. Mark Bierman, Economics Section Chief, San Francisco District, US Army Corps of Engineers
Keynote Address: Dr. Scott Anderson, Chief Economist, Bank of the West
Session VIII: Luncheon Program
Frank C. Boerger Award Presentation to Alexis Strauss, Deputy Regional Administrator of the US EPA Region 9, by Walton Gill, Government Affairs Manager, Chevron
United States Congressman Eric Swalwell
What are the Economic Impacts of Environmental Agencies when Making Decisions?
Should regional, state and federal agencies review the potential economic impacts when making a decision, as they do when evaluating environmental consequences? If so, how are the economic impacts weighed in the decision making process?
Moderator: Mike Marcy, Government Affairs Manager, Tesoro Corporation
Panelists: Jeff Wingfield, Director of Environmental, Government and Public Affairs, Port of Stockton
Bruce Wolfe, Executive Officer, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board
Alexis Strauss, Deputy Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 9
Lieutenant Colonel John Baker, District Commander, US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District
Study: International Trade and the Bay Area Economy
Dr. Sean Randolph, President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Fresh Air & Networking Break
Modern Infrastructure & Trade = JOBS
Up-to-date infrastructure, whether it is for airports, ports, highways or rail, is necessary to move goods and products, which helps promote international trade and creates jobs. Have we invested enough funds or invested wisely on infrastructure projects in order to promote jobs and trade? What is the nexus between infrastructure, trade and protecting and enhancing job growth?
Moderator: Kish Rajan, Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Panelists: Anne Landstrom, Principal Advisor, Moffatt & Nichol
John Hummer, Director, Northern California Gateway, US Department of Transportation
Phil Tagami, President & CEO, California Capital and Investment Group
Isaac Kos-Read, Director of External Affairs, Port of Oakland
Wrap Up, Next-Steps and Adjourn to Reception
Bay Area Transportation Infrastructure Map
Many thanks to Graham King at Final Frame Studios for the video of the 2013 DMC
Sponsorship opportunities are available!