This year we are excited to announce we are partnering with the statewide nonprofit, California Forward, to bring you The 2023 California Economic Summit: Coachella & Imperial Valleys. A statewide nonprofit organization, California Forward brings together businesses, government, regions and communities to focus on racial and geographic equity, environmental sustainability and economic growth for all.

The three-day California Forward event will take place from October 11-13, 2023 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells.

The kick-off to the event will be our 19th Annual CVEP Economic Report and Breakfast, and will feature keynote speaker Nikolas Badminton, a world-renowned futurist speaker and futurist consultant who will show us the future trends that shape impactful organizations, trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments, and 200+ billion dollar investment funds. A seasoned futurist, Badminton specializes in highlighting the significance of foresight in securing future success. For more information, see Nikolas Badminton’s Bio below.

We will also reveal the annual economic report and will showcase our region’s business strategies and goals to mobilize a long-term sustainable effort to elevate the economy of the Coachella Valley.

Whether you’re a regional business leader seeking solutions for challenges, or contemplating the relocation or expansion of your business, this year’s program will demonstrate why our region remains an exceptional place to work and live.

The 19th Annual CVEP Economic Report
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, 44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, California 92210

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Registration | Pre-Event Networking | Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am: Program, featuring the CEO Economic Report and Keynote Speaker: Nikolas Badminton
10:00 am on: Post-Event Networking

Individual Tickets $150
Table of Ten $1,395

For more information on the three-day California Forward event, click here.

To register, click below:

Click here to view or download the 2022 Greater Palm Springs Economic Report.

Nikolas Badminton FRSA, Chief Futurist at

Nikolas Badminton is a global futurist speaker and Chief Futurist who mentors top executives and the highest levels of government to explore desirable futures, anticipate unforeseen risks, and strengthen strategic planning.

He has spent 30+ years working with leadership at over 400 leading organizations at the frontline of foresight, strategy and disruption – including NASA, United Nations, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, WM, JPMorgan CHASE, VISA, TD Bank, American Express, BISCI, ISACA, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble, US Department of State, UK Home Office and many more.

Facing Our Futures: How foresight, futures design and strategy creates prosperity and growth – is Nikolas’ number one best selling book and has been selected for the Next Big Idea Club and as J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s‘Next Gen Pick’ for their prestigious 2023 Summer Reading List to guide new leaders to ignite curiosity and embrace futures thinking.

Nikolas’ essential research has been featured by the BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Business Insider, Forbes, Sunday Telegraph and many others. He appears on SIRIUSXM and CTV regularly, was a key advisor to the ‘Age of AI’ series with Robert Downey Jr., and appears in the Franklin Institute’s series ‘2050.’