MBITA/TradePort
Event Presentations 2013

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The Monterey Bay Region - Like No Other
Seminar Luncheon with Congressman Sam Farr
May 2, 2013 - Salinas , CA

Joint Venture Monterey Bay Vision and Update on Regional Initiatives
Chris Khan, President, Joint Venture Monterey Bay (JVMB)
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JVMB - Monterey Bay Innovation Fund

G. Stearns, Board Member, Joint Venture Monterey Bay (JVMB)
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The Monterey Bay Brand, A Strategy for Success
Maryann Leffel
, President, Monterey County Business Council (MCBC)
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AGRICULTURE PANEL

Monterey Bay Agriculture Leading the World in Product and Innovation
Sponsored by L+G, LLP and LeafyGreens.com
Moderators:
Bradley Sullivan, Agribusiness Attorney, L+G, LLP
David Armanasco, President, Armanasco Public Relations

Wine Brand Monterey, Important?
Kurt Gollnick
, Chief Operating Officer, Scheid Vineyards Inc.
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FoodLink – at the Intersection of Technology and Agriculture in Monterey County
Ray Connelly, Vice President - Strategy and Business Development, FoodLink
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Where Land Meets the Sea – Monterey Bay and the Salinas Valley
Joe Pezzini, Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Mist Farms
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The Future of Agricultural Innovation In Steinbeck Country
Margaret D'Arrigo, Vice President of Community Development, Taylor Farms
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TOURISM & HOSPITALITY PANEL

California Here We Come Monterey Bay - Sponsored by Pinpoint
Moderator:
Thomas Gardiner, California Representative, Pinpoint
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Thomas Greer
, General Manager, Monterey Regional Airport
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Destination Market Research & Marketing Programs
Mimi Hahn, General Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
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China Visits Monterey Bay
Geno Pini, Historian, Pasatiempo Golf Club
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Brand = Experience
Sylecia Johnston, Destination Services Specialist, Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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MARINE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH PANEL

Monterey Bay - A World Center for Marine Science and Technology
Moderator:
Gary B. Griggs, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
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Monterey Bay: A Window to the World Ocean
Christopher Scholin, President & CEO, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary – Utilizing Our Region’s Excellence in Marine Science for Education, Outreach, and Tourism
Paul E. Michel, Superintendent, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)
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Language at the Monterey Institute: Unparalleled Opportunities
Renee Jourdenais, Dean, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)
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Developing Regional Public Policy through Online Crowdsourcing
Manu Koenig, CEO & Founder, Civinomics
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Monterey Bay Regional Promotion Summary
Rodger Wasson, President, Alec Wasson, Vice President, WassonIdea Farming
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