The California Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Capitol Summit today.
The half-day summit precedes the Sacramento Host Reception this evening and Host Breakfast on May 18.
Host Breakfast speakers will include Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and 2016 CalChamber Chair Michael W. Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare.
Attendees will hear from political insiders and CalChamber policy advocates who will address national campaigns and state policy issues.
The agenda includes a straight talk from CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg about the many initiatives that will be jostling for voters’ attention in California.
In addition, two journalists leading media coverage of State Capitol activities will be on the media panel. Presenting the insiders’ view on California policies and politics will be John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, and Juliet Williams, correspondent for the Associated Press.
The special guest luncheon speaker will be national pollster and strategic consultant Dave Sackett, founding partner of The Tarrance Group. He has an extensive background in campaign strategy, political media and message development, and demographic targeting.
Following lunch, former Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines, Villines Group LLC, will moderate as CalChamber policy advocates Jennifer Barrera and Anthony Samson provide updates on the status of major policy issues.
Following the Capitol Summit, attendees are invited to attend the Sacramento Host Reception, an event co-sponsored by the CalChamber and the Sacramento Host Committee to provide networking opportunities for business leaders from all industries in California to discuss key issues facing the state.
The reception is a prelude to the 91st Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast the following morning, May 18. The Host 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. as well as international guests from the consular corps assigned to California.
Traditionally, the Governor of California and the chair of the CalChamber Board of Directors speak on issues facing employers in California. Leaders from business, agriculture, the administration, education, the military and legislators from throughout the state, as well as international guests from the consular corps assigned to California are invited to join the discussion.