Calendar of Events

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Capitol Summit/Host Breakfast
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May
28
Sun
NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition
May 28 – Jun 2 all-day

http://www.nafsa.org/Annual_Conference/Annual_Conference_Expo/

Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education to explore the theme for the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, “Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections.”

The conference offers outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world class Expo Hall, located in one of the most diverse and innovative cities in United States-Los Angeles, California.

May
31
Wed
Capitol Summit & Sacramento Host Breakfast
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day

www.calchamber.com/2017summit-host

Registration is now open for the California Chamber of Commerce 2017 Capitol Summit and the Sacramento Host Breakfast events the CalChamber co-sponsors with the Sacramento Host Committee.

The Summit is set for May 31, and will be followed by the Sacramento Host Reception the evening of May 31 and the Host Breakfast on June 1.

The Host Reception provides networking opportunities for business leaders from all industries in California to discuss key issues facing the state.

The reception is a prelude to the Sacramento Host Breakfast the following morning. The breakfast provides a venue at which California’s top industry and government leaders can meet, socialize and discuss the contemporary issues facing businesses, the economy and government.

Traditionally, the Governor of California and the chair of the CalChamber Board of Directors speak at the breakfast about the issues facing employers in California. Invited to join the discussion are leaders from business, agriculture, the administration, education, the military and legislators from throughout the state.
Registration

The registration fee for the Capitol Summit, Host Reception and Breakfast is $65. Space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, May 19 or until sold out.

CalChamber Council for International Trade – International Forum
May 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Topic: Go-Biz Update
Speaker: Panorea Avdis, Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Topic: U.S. Trade Issues
Speaker: Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy. U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Trade in the Americas
Speaker: Ambassador Jamal Khokhar, President & CEO, Institute of the Americas

R.S.V.P.

Jun
1
Thu
20th Annual International Business Luncheon
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

https://www.norcalwtc.org/events/2017ibl/
Schedule:

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am International Networking
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch & International Business Panel
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exporter Workshop: Nurturing a “China Distinction” for Your Brand

Network Globally.

Lunch Locally.

The International Business Luncheon is a dynamic forum for business leaders and diplomatic representatives to discuss the state of global trade, explore new business opportunities, and recognize the region’s international connections.

Hear from thought leaders in the digital economy about how technology-enabled trade and business tools are revolutionizing global business practices and expanding access to global markets for small to medium businesses.

If you are an exporter, join us immediately after the luncheon for an informed conversation about entering and sustaining business in China’s market.

For two decades, the Northern California World Trade Center has hosted this high-profile luncheon to grow trade by connecting businesses with international market opportunities and to celebrate consuls and trade commissioners from around the world.

 

Jun
6
Tue
HR Boot Camp – Santa Clara – SOLD OUT
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

New to Human Resources or want a refresher? Build your HR muscle at this one-day, topic-packed seminar focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination.

CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals:

  • Hiring, including I-9 verification and criminal background checks
  • Discipline and termination
  • Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classification
  • Meal and rest break requirements
  • Leaves of absence basics, including paid sick leave
  • Discrimination and harassment prevention
  • Policies and best practices

Learn what you need to know and take away best practices to avoid common HR mistakes. Join us at HR Boot Camp.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of the employment life cycle
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

Jun
15
Thu
Live Webinar: Nothing Ordinary About Local Ordinances in California
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

http://store.calchamber.com//10032189-low/training/live-webinars/nothing-ordinary-about-local-ordinances-in-california

We are in the process of developing the webinar content, based on relevant employment laws and regulations and case law pertaining to the topic.

Product Features

  • Presented by top CalChamber employment law experts
  • Ideal for HR professionals, office managers, business owners or anyone responsible for hiring and staffing
  • Mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones
  • Ability to submit questions during webinar
  • Downloadable webinar slides and webinar recording

This webinar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

Jun
18
Sun
SelectUSA Investment Summit 2017
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day

http://www.selectusasummit.us/

The Summit’s theme – “Grow with US” – will highlight the innovative business climate in the United States and feature investment opportunities from every corner of the country. Increased networking time will provide new opportunities for a wide range of global investors to engage with state, regional, and local economic developers – all under one roof.

We are lining up a roster of fantastic keynote speakers and panelists who will lay out a clear roadmap of how businesses of any size, and in any industry, can both benefit from and contribute to the U.S. economy – and grow with us.

Jun
22
Thu
Leaves of Absence – Huntington Beach
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

http://store.calchamber.com/10032188-mastloa/training/seminars/leaves_of_absence

Managing leaves of absence isn’t easy. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap.

Then there are California’s unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused—and with good reason.

Join our employment law experts for this one-day intensive seminar as they address common and more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence:

  • What benefits apply whether the leave is paid or unpaid
  • Eligibility requirements for various leaves
  • Required notices from the employee and the employer
  • What leaves require employers to continue benefits such as health care
  • When employers must pay an employee on a leave of absence
  • How different leaves interact with each other

Our experts speak specifically to state and federal laws regarding:

  • California paid sick leave
  • California and federal family and medical leave
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Other leaves such as PTO, kin care, jury duty and USERRA

To avoid penalties or costly litigation, it’s essential to understand all required and optional leaves of absence, plus the differing California and federal legal requirements that apply to them. Makes sense.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of differing California and federal rules for required and optional leaves of absence
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar.

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

Jun
29
Thu
5th Annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

https://asiasociety.ent.box.com/s/ybafwt8qen95r8bqh8xlzclpsqb21j94

PCSI’s Annual Forum is an event that brings together a cross-sector group of urban practitioners from around the world to share ideas and insights and set the stage for action. Attendees include senior representatives from government, the private sector, NGOs, foundations, and more.

Sponsorship opportunities available.

Aug
18
Fri
Leaves of Absence: Making Sense of It All-Sacramento
Aug 18 all-day

http://store.calchamber.com//10032188-mastloa/training/seminars/leaves_of_absence

Managing leaves of absence isn’t easy. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap.

Then there are California’s unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused—and with good reason.

Join our employment law experts for this one-day intensive seminar as they address common and more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence:

  • What benefits apply whether the leave is paid or unpaid
  • Eligibility requirements for various leaves
  • Required notices from the employee and the employer
  • What leaves require employers to continue benefits such as health care
  • When employers must pay an employee on a leave of absence
  • How different leaves interact with each other

Our experts speak specifically to state and federal laws regarding:

  • California paid sick leave
  • California and federal family and medical leave
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Other leaves such as PTO, kin care, jury duty and USERRA

To avoid penalties or costly litigation, it’s essential to understand all required and optional leaves of absence, plus the differing California and federal legal requirements that apply to them. Makes sense.