There are no other gatherings like it in the Bay Area, bringing together top CEOs, leading influencers and global newsmakers for frank, open and insightful conversations on the biggest issues of our day. On June 21, the Bay Area Council hosted the 2019 Pacific Summit presented by Kaiser Permanente at the stunning Julia Morgan Ballroom with Governor Gavin Newsom and business and government leaders from countries around the Pacific Rim to explore the major political, economic, cultural and social trends that are shaping our world and the Pacific region. In what some have called “The Century of the Pacific,” California’s relationship with its top trading partners specifically on trade, artificial intelligence, climate change, transportation and healthcare will have global impact. The summit featured a series of short, engaging talks by leading thinkers and doers coupled with roundtable group discussions on these topics focused on shaping and deepening California’s relationship with our trading partners.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Gives Keynote Address, Followed by Q&A with Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson
Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis Talks Importance of Global Trade and Investments, Climate Change and More

Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser followed by Q&A with McKinsey & Company Managing Partner Kausik Rajgopal
Jonathan Woetzel Gives Asia-Pacific Trade and Economic Outlook

California President of United Airlines Janet Lamkin


Special thanks to all of our speakers:
Governor Gavin Newsom, State of California
Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, State of California
Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States
Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Joe Kaeser, President and CEO, Siemens AG
Janet Lamkin, California President, United Airlines
Janet Napolitano, President, University of California
David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission
Remedios Gomez Arnau, Consul General of Mexico
Murat Sönmez, Director, Center for 4IR, World Economic Forum
Sarah Krevans, President and CEO, Sutter Health
Anthony Foxx, Chief Policy Officer, Lyft
Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President, Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Sunil Pandya, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
Julie Miller Phipps, President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Health Plan and Hospitals
Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Michael Cahill, President, Siemen’s Rolling Stock North America
Kausik Rajgopal, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Chris Flink, Executive Director, Exploratorium
Cliff Justice, Principal, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, KPMG
Sandra Hernandez, CEO, California Healthcare Foundation Emily Kirsch, CEO, Powerhouse
Robert Ingram, General Partner, Hatteras Ventures
Jeremy Madsen, Program Director, Energy Foundation

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