Please join the Bay Area Council for the 2024 Pacific Summit presented by Sutter Health on Thursday, May 30 at the beautiful Montgomery Theater in downtown San Jose from 12:30-4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. (full program agenda below)

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Fresh off appearances at Davos and the Milken Global Conference, Argentina’s new President, Javier Milei, will offer the closing talk at the Summit. This appearance in San Jose will be President Milei’s only public address during his visit to the Bay Area. An economist who has made his mark as a champion of free enterprise, we’re expecting President Milei to share his insights on the important connections between Argentina and the Bay Area’s technology and innovation industries.

We’re also excited that Rep. Anna Eshoo will join us to accept our deepest thanks for her years of amazing service to our region and our country, talk about her incredible career, and provide her outlook for Silicon Valley as Congress eyes a growing role in regulating the tech economy. And, of course, hear her thoughts on the current chaotic state of politics in Washington DC, leading into what promises to be one of the most consequential Presidential elections in US history.

If that isn’t enough to stir you, San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan will join us to share his bold vision for achieving net zero energy for his city while shaping it into a leading global AI hub. Great things are happening in San Jose and the strategy Mahan has outlined aims to further elevate this great city. And we’ll showcase panels of top experts on both of those subjects.

In addition to being one of the Bay Area Council’s signature annual events, the Pacific Summit is also a critical source of financial support for the important policy and advocacy work we’re doing to address the region’s biggest challenges and strengthen and grow the Bay Area economy sustainably, equitably and inclusively.

That’s why we urge you to sponsor at the highest level possible. There are a number of great opportunities to introduce or moderate conversations and discussions and showcase your organization’s leadership and brand.

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Welcome (12:30-12:45 p.m.)

  • Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council
  • Kevin Cook, President, Greater Silicon Valley, Sutter Health


The Race to Net Zero Energy: What Will It Take to Get to Zero Carbon and What Does that Look Like? presented by PG&E (12:45-1:30 p.m.)

  • Le-Quyen Nguyen, California Deputy Secretary for Energy
  • Kerrie Romanow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Jose
  • Jason Glickman, Executive Vice President, Engineering, Planning and Strategy, PG&E
  • Janet Birch, Environmental Affairs Program Manager, Alaska Airlines (introduction)


Realizing a Bold Vision for San Jose’s Future. A Conversation with San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan presented by Kaiser Permanente (1:30-2:15 p.m.)

  • Kevin Hart, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Technology, Kaiser Permanente (moderation)
  • Kristina Lawson, Managing Partner, Hanson Bridgett (introduction)


Break (2:15-2:30 p.m.)

AI Revolution: Positioning the Bay Area/Silicon Valley to Lead the Charge presented by PayPal (2:30-3:15 p.m.)

  • Amy Tong, California Secretary for Government Operations
  • Priya Srinivasan, Vice President, IBM Software Support & SRE
  • Kausik Rajgopal, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development & Partnerships, PayPal (moderator)
  • Allen Napetian, Vice President and Head of Site Services, Genentech (introduction)


Reflections on a Storied Career: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Rep. Anna Eshoo (3:15-3:45 p.m.)

  • Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council (moderation)


President of Argentina Javier Milei (3:45-4:15 p.m.)

  • Kevin Xu, Chairman and CEO, MEBO International (introduction)


Reception (4:30-5:30 p.m.)

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