San Diego Business Summit

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Name: San Diego Business Summit
Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

The 2020 San Diego Business Summit offers a wealth of insight from some of San Diego's most successful business leaders.

This all-day interactive Summit will bring together business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders for a day of workshops, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and networking.

The San Diego Business Summit will kick-off with two keynote sessions to choose from. Seating for each keynote is limited and on a first-come basis.

Garry Ridge
Chief Executive Officer

It's All About the People

It's often said, with nods of wise agreement, that any organization is nothing without its people. Then why are nearly 70% of all employees in the U.S. disengaged at work? Clearly, the conferences, books, courses and motivational speakers are insufficient to make a difference.

This session by WD-40 Company CEO Garry Ridge will be a look under the hood of one of the world's most recognized brands, where employee engagement is above 93%, 98% say they love to work at WD-40 Company, and 99% say that their opinions and values are a good fit for WD-40 Company. This high engagement has resulted in a company that has doubled in revenue in the last decade, and is on a trajectory to double again in the next.

Itica Milanes
Communications Director
SD County Supervisor, Kristin Gaspar

Strategies for Polishing Your Public Speaking

Public speaking is the number one fear for people around the world. Polished presentation skills are always useful in making presentations, interviewing for a job, or merely speaking to your colleagues about a project. Itica will share strategies that have carried her through the many presentations on and off the air as an anchor and reporter for major television news stations and as a Communications Director for Supervisor Kristin Gaspar.

  • First Impressions
  • Um's and uh's
  • Body language
  • Strategies for recovery after a stumble
  • Moving your audience

After the opening keynotes, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of breakout sessions throughout the day. Each hour offers different workshops that focus on marketing, human resources, finance, and technology. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge that they can take back to the office and implement the very next day.

Workshops Include:




2020 Exhibitors
  • 2Point Digital Agency
  • AccessElite
  • AleSmith Brewing Company
  • All About Promotions
  • Baker Electric Home Energy
  • Best Rate Repair & Termite
  • Bucher Consulting for Human Resources
  • Business Bridging Solutions 
  • City of San Diego
  • Communications World of San Diego - North 
  • County of San Diego, Contracting & Procurement 
  • County of San Diego HHSA, North Coastal & North Inland
  • Deedub Inc.
  • DeVry University
  • Global Leadership Academy 
  • Greenway Irrigation Lawn & Landscape 
  • High Performanceology LLC  
  • LeafFilter North, LLC
  • Littler Mendelson 
  • MyPoint Credit Union
  • North County Food Bank
  • O'Reilly Wealth Advisors, LLC
  • Poway Unified School District
  • PRAVA Constructions Services, Inc.
  • Push Marketing
  • Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
  • RDM Management Group
  • Rose Insurance Solutions
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • San Diego Strike Force 
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • SCORE San Diego
  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers
  • ShowTec
  • Small Business Association


Thank You to Our Partners


Presenting Partners


Supervisor Jim Desmond
Supervisor Kristin Gaspar

Corporate Partners



Executive Partners
Baker Electric Home Energy
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Disclaimer: Portions of this program may be filmed and/or photographed. By attending, you consent to its unrestricted use, as deemed appropriate by North San Diego Business Chamber. Click here to see our complete Notice of Filming and Photography.
Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center
11111 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127

School is not in session
Park in the parking structure - no charge
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:00 AM               Check in and networking
9:00 AM               Keynote speakers
10:00 - 12:00       Breakout Sessions    
Noon                    Lunch - box lunch included
1:00 - 3:00           Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM               Conclusion of event
Contact Information:
Limited to 200 tickets

On-line registration closes at 5pm 1/22/2020
WALK-INS WELCOME  $99 at the door

$59 until 11/30/2019
$79 after 11/30/2019

$79 until 11/30/2019
$99 after 11/30/2019

  • 1 Admission Ticket
  • Boxed Lunch (pre-ordered)
No Refunds