SOURCE: Harvard Business School Association of Orange County

Harvard Business School Association of Orange County

April 27, 2011 13:21 ET

Business All-Stars Unite to Share Their Lessons at the 2011 Business Growth Conference

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ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - What do Comerica Bank, Macy's, Alibaba, Baha Fresh, LA Sparks, Greif & Co., Orange County Network of Tech Coast Angels, and even the City of Los Angeles have in common? All of them will have senior leadership sharing their lessons learned at the 2011 Business Growth Conference, a public event co-hosted by the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County and the University of Southern California Marshall Alumni Association of Orange County. This year's conference features over two dozen outstanding panels, covering a wide variety of topics grouped into themes of management, marketing, leadership, plus money and finance. With so many topics to choose from, conference attendees have the ability to create a custom experience that will maximize value for their interests.

And for the first time ever, the conference will host an exclusive investment track dedicated to those in the financial world. The program will begin in the afternoon so you can still follow the market before it closes and expand your knowledge and networking afterward. Note, this half day ticket entitles holder to all post 2:00 pm panels, breaks, and the conference wide reception, not just the Investment Track. In addition to keynote speaker James F. Rothenberg, Chairman and Principal Executive Officer Capital Research, this afternoon session features four investment related panels which are as follows:

1. Investment Outlook: Jane Buchan, CEO of PAAMCO, Andrew Hoffmann, SVP Real Assets at PIMCO and Jeffrey Bronchick, Chief Investment Officer of Reed, Conner & Birdwell discuss today's markets.
2. Hows and Whysof Capital Raising Amidst the Financial Crisis -- A View from Both Sides: The post crisis gap between Investors and Borrowers regarding capital raising and allocation.
3. Objectively Evaluating Various Financial Advisory Practice Models for Managing Your Assets: The wealth manager's role has changed dramatically, with our expert panel discussing fundamental changes in the industry and client expectations.
4. Financial Planning Strategies for Businesses -- Get It Right or Pay the Price: Not preparing for adversity can lead to devastating financial consequences to the business, owners and employees. Experts, including Thomas R. Seck, National Director of Business Succession Planning for the Wealth Planning Group at Comerica Bank, discuss planning tools to help avoid costly mistakes.

Furthermore, in addition to James Rothenberg, the conference is honored to host the following superior keynote speakers:

  • Professor Warren Bennis, world-renowned leadership expert and founding Chairman of USC's Leadership Institute;
  • Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive; and
  • Mark Wetterau, Chairman & CEO of Golden State Foods.

Southern California is famous for its star sightings, and this year's Business Growth Conference is no exception. Join the 1,000+ attendees and meet world-class business all-stars operating locally in Southern California. Come hear our outstanding keynote speakers, customize your experience with over two dozen cutting-edge panels to choose from, and almost infinite networking opportunities. Register now for this epic event on Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Anaheim Marriott, and prepare to be connected, informed, and inspired! Full details and registration information available at Early bird registration ends April 30th.

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