The 16th Annual Greater Palm Springs Summit promises to be one of the most significant conferences for our Valley in the 2020 year. Whether you are a business leader in the region whose business has been impacted by the pandemic, or you’re looking into moving or expanding your business here, this year’s Summit program will demonstrate why Greater Palm Springs continues to be one of the best places to work and live.

Set for Thursday, November 19th, The Summit will be streaming live FREE on News Channel 3’s Event Livestream at This year’s theme is “Becoming Essential.” The morning event will reveal the annual economic report and forecast, and will also showcase our region’s business attraction strategies and goals to mobilize a long-term sustainable effort to diversity and elevate the economy of Greater Palm Springs.

If you would like more information, please give us a call at 760.340.1575, or send us an email here.

To RSVP for The Summit, click below.


Featured Speakers

Manfred W. Keil

Keil is an Associate Professor and the former Chairman of the Faculty at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Keil is a Fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and a Research Associate at the Lowe Institute of Political Economy at CMC. He has a history of working on various aspects of business cycles and comparative economic performance (Journal of Macroeconomics, Oxford Economic Papers, Southern Economic Journal, and Canadian Public Policy). More recently, Keil has written papers on the employment effects of minimum wages and the recession of 2009. Both papers were listed among SSRN’s top 10 downloads in their respective categories.

Kome Ajise

Kome Ajise is the new executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments. He has three decades of experience in regional planning and transportation, most recently as the Director of Planning at SCAG. Prior to working at SCAG, Kome was the Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), where he was responsible for internal operations, overseeing more than 18,000 employees and a budget in excess of $1.1 billion. Previously, he was Caltrans’ Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs and oversaw the Aeronautics, Mass Transportation, Rail, Transportation Planning, Local Assistance, and Research Innovation and System Information Divisions. Kome has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Benin, Nigeria and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from California State University, Fresno.