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Legislative Conference

The 24th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) Legislative Conference provides a platform for Hispanic business leaders and Chamber members to engage in the legislative process. The Legislative Conference attendees participate in educational forums, networking opportunities, and gain insight on how to activate local members, and stakeholders on initiatives impacting their business community. A state procurement matchmaking session will be added to this year’s conference with California State Agencies. 

The CHCC Legislative Conference concludes with a Hispanic Appointee Reception. This reception celebrates and recognizes Hispanic appointees who serve at all various levels of government. The reception also provides attendees an opportunity to meet and engage with legislators, their staff, state agency representatives, Hispanic business owners, and community leaders from across California.
 

2018 CHCC LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Sacramento Convention Center Complex I 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 I Room 202 8:30AM - 2:30PM

8:30PM I REGISTRATION

9:00AM – 12:00PM I STATE PROCUREMENT MATCHMAKING SESSION
Procurement Matchmaking with California State Agencies will be offered as an opportunity to meet with buyers in special, pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with participating buyers during the conference. This portion of the event is limited in availability and is offered to small business participants registered for the overall conference and through the matching portal – REGISTER HERE [https://chcclegislative.mybusinessmatches.com/]. Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018.

11:30AM – 12:15PM I NETWORKING LUNCH
An informal opportunity for conference attendees to network and share best practices with fellow small business owners, elected officials, legislative staff, and corporate representatives.

12:30PM – 2:00 PM I HISPANIC SMALL BUSINESS FORUM
The CHCC Hispanic Small Business Forum will feature a wide range of relevant panels by industry experts offering vital information on both public and private resources. Our forum will highlight the opportunities available to small businesses interested in engaging in procurement activities and civically engaged.

12:45PM – 1:45PM I Breaking Barriers to Contract Participation for Small Businesses

The panel discussion will focus on the challenge of boosting small business participation in major state contracts and driving toward solution for greater inclusivity. The panel will also share information on upcoming contracting opportunities and tools for success at their respective agencies.

Moderator:
Jesse Torres, Deputy Director, Small Business and Innovation/CA Small BusinessAdvocate, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
 
Panelists:
Tanya Little, Business Development Program Manager, Department of General Services
Alice Rodriguez, Deputy Director, External Affairs, High Speed Rail
Janice Salais, Assistant Director, Office of Business and Economic Opportunity, CalTrans
 

1:50PM – 2:30PM I Constitutional Officers: Today’s Economic Climate and Tomorrow’s SmallBusiness Prosperity
The current political landscape and the friction between with the new administration at the federal level has impacted small businesses across California. Beyond campaign talking points, this panel will focus on highlighting the pros and cos in their tenure, as constitutional officers, to support small businesses. And, will analyze the policy and political changes needed to makesmall businesses a priority in California’s new economy.

Moderator:
James Duran, President, Duran Human Capital Partners

Panelists:
The Hon. Dave Jones, California Insurance CommissionerThe Hon. John Chiang, California State Treasurer

2:30PM – 5:00PM I LEGISLATIVE APPOINTMENTS
Participants will attend meetings with Legislators at the State Capitol.

6:00PM – 8:00PM I ANNUAL HISPANIC APPOINTEES’ RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONYCelebration of California Hispanic Appointees
Leland Stanford Mansion I 800 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 6:00PM - 8:00PM