September 04, 2002

The next UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference will highlight critical issues facing California’s infrastructure. The conference titled, “California Infrastructure: Are We Ready to Grow?” is presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and will offer panel sessions focusing on the status of water, airports, electricity and natural gas in California.

The day-long event, held for the first time in downtown Los Angeles, will feature two keynote presentations: Stephen Baum, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy, will offer a talk entitled “The Business of Infrastructure,” and Philip Angelides, treasurer of California, will speak on the topic of “A California Investment Policy for the 21st Century.”

Economists Edward Leamer, Tom Lieser and Chris Thornberg will present their latest economic projections on the nation, California and Los Angeles. In addition, a special presentation will be offered by Brent Haydamack, manager of the California Infrastructure Project, which will uncover the relationship between infrastructure, economic growth, and development in the state.

Westin Bonaventure Hotel, downtown Los Angeles
404 S. Figueroa St.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. — Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Conference

Speakers and moderators include:

Stephen Baum, chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy

Russell J. “Rusty” Hammer, president and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Ronald Gastelum, president and CEO, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Mark Allen Bernstein, senior policy analyst, RAND Corporation

Philip Angelides, treasurer, state of California

Tom Sayles, vice president, governmental and community affairs, Sempra Energy

Allan Zaremberg, president and CEO, California Chamber of Commerce

Mark Gold, executive director, Heal the Bay

James Noyes, director of public works, Los Angeles County

Please contact the media relations office at (310) 825-9983 for more information or to register for the conference.

Members of the public should contact the UCLA Anderson Forecast office at (310) 825-1623 or via e-mail at to register to attend the conference. The conference is open to the public at a cost of $350.00 per quarter or through an annual membership.


Sempra Energy (Lead Sponsor)
Washington Mutual (Silver Sponsor)
Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) (Silver Sponsor)
Kline Hawkes & Co. (Bronze Sponsor)
United California Bank (Bronze Sponsor)
Los Angeles Business Journal (Media Sponsor)
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