2009 California State of the State Conference

Who Attends

The State of the State Conference is for anyone with an interest in the future of California, including:

  • Senior business executives and managers from many industries: technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, foreign trade and investment, entertainment, real estate, wholesale and retail trade, and others.

  • Representatives from banking, securities, money management, pension funds, and venture capital, as well as other financiers.

  • Government officials, leading academicians and those interested in the vitality of the California economy.

  • Representatives from the leading business and financial media, national and local press, and television and radio outlets.

Among the companies and organizations that have attended the conference are:
20th Century Fox
ABC Television Network
Activision, Inc.
Adelphia Communications
Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan LLP
Amgen, Inc.
Anschutz Entertainment Group
AOL Media Networks
Arthur Andersen LLP
Asian Business Association
Bank of America
Bank of the West
Bastion Capital Corporation
Bear, Stearns & Company
Big Sky Capital
Blue Cross of California
BNP Paribas
Boeing Company
British Petroleum Company PLC
California Association of Realtors
California Business Roundtable
California Board of Equalization
California Capital Home Loans
California Chamber of Commerce
California Institute of Technology
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
California Mortgage Bankers Association
California Public Employees' Retirement System
California State Assembly
California State Senate
California State Teachers' Retirement System
California Technology, Trade & Commerce Agency
California Trade & Commerce Agency
Capital Group
Cardax Pharmaceuticals
CB Richard Ellis Investors
Charles Schwab & Co.
Chase H & Q
CIBC Oppenheimer Corporation
City National Bank
City of Los Angeles
Coldwell Banker
Countrywide Financial Corp.
County of Los Angeles
Cox Communications
Credit Suisse First Boston
CWS Capital Partners, LLC
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Deutsche Bank
Development Bank of Japan
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
East West Bank
EHS Partners, LLC
Energy Capital
Equity Residential Properties
Far East National Bank
Farallon Capital Management, LLC
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Federal Trade Commission
Fidelity Investments
Financial Times
First Wilshire Securities Management, Inc.
Fluor Corporation
Forrester Research
Founders National Bank
FOX Business Network

Gateway, Inc.
General Motors Corp.
George Smith Partners, Inc.
Goldman Sachs & Company
Goodwin Procter, LLP
Greenlining Institute
Guggenheim Partners Asset Management
Harch Capital Management, LLC
Haverford Capital
Hawthorne Savings
Herbalife International, Inc.
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Huffington Post
Hughes Electronics Corporation
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Husic Capital Management
Imperial Capital
Industrial Bank of Japan
Intel Corporation
Investor's Business Daily
Irvine Company
J. Paul Getty Trust
Jack In The Box
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
JP Morgan
KB Home
Kelso Institute
Koll Development Company
LA City Employees' Retirement System
Latham & Watkins
Latin Business Association
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
Lennar Corporation
Lido Capital Holdings, Inc.
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn.
Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions
Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance
Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts
Los Angeles Times
Lowe Enterprises
Macerich Company
Majestic Realty Company
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
McKinsey & Company
Mega Toys, Inc
Mellon Private Asset Management
Mercer Human Resources Consulting
Merrill Lynch

Metropolitan West Financial, Inc.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
NBC Universal
Nehemiah Corporation of America
Newedge Group
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC

Oakwood Capital Management
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
O'Melveny & Myers
Orange County Business Council
Pacific Coast Capital Partners
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Venture Group
Packard Foundation
PaineWebber Group, Inc.
Paramount Pictures
PG&E Corporation
Phoenix Pictures
Pillsbury Winthrop
Post Advisory Group
Public Policy Institute of California
Public Storage, Inc. / PS Business Parks, Inc.
RAND Corporation
Robertson Stephens & Company
Roll & Ross Asset Management
Rustic Canyon Partners
Saban Family Foundatin
Sacramento Bee
Safeway, Inc
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Joaquin Venture Partners
Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc.
Sempra Energy
Service Employees International Union
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
Silicon Valley Community Ventures
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Southern California Association of Governments
Southern California Edison Company
Southern California Gas Company
Stark Investments
State Farm Insurance
State of California Public Utilities Commission
State of California, Employment Development Dept.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sutro & Company, Inc.
TEC International
The Economist
The Washington Post
Town Hall Los Angeles
Transamerica Insurance & Investments
Trust Company of the West
University of Southern California
Union Bank of California
United Parcel Service
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
Verizon Communications
Viacom Entertainment Group
Wall Street Journal
Walt Disney Company
Warner Bros.
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Wells Fargo Bank
WellPoint Health Networks, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank
Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors
Yahoo! Inc.
Yucaipa Companies, LLC
Zenith Insurance Company