Business Growth Conference 2011

Co-Hosted by HBSAOC and USC Marshall School of Business

Date: May 9, 2011
Time: 7:00AM to 6:45PM
Location: Anaheim Marriott
              700 West Convention Way
              Anaheim, Ca 92802
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For over a century, Harvard Business School's (HBS) national and international missions have been to "educate leaders who make a difference in the world." For over a quarter of a century, the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County (HBSAOC) has made the mission local to Southern California, by extending that knowledge to their professional peers who look to take their businesses to the next level, via the annual Business Growth Conference. The 2011 Business Growth Conference is truly the best place to network with the leaders of Southern California, learn new ideas to take your business to the next level, and even help make the world a better place.


In 2010, HBSAOC chose to partner with USC-Marshall School of Business, also a global leader in business education, and with the USC Marshall Alumni Association of Orange County to make a quantum leap to host over 1,000 attendees, with deeper and richer content than ever before.  We are proud to provide a sneak preview of our plans for the 2011 Business Growth Conference.

We're especially excited to announce that this year's conference will feature four keynote speakers as opposed to our traditional two keynotes!


This year's BGC keynote speakers are:

  • Warren Bennis is founding chairman of USC's Leadership Institute, distinguished professor of business administration at the USC Marshall School of Business and advisory board chairman of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School. One of the world's foremost experts on leadership, Dr. Bennis is a Pulitzer Prize nominated author of 30 books and numerous articles on leadership, change and creative collaboration.
  • Henrik Fisker of Fisker Automotive (luncheon keynote).  Mr. Fisker will share his personal innovative journey in one of our nation's most challenging industries, as he looks to lead the next automotive revolution, in Orange County, far removed from Detroit and Tokyo
  • James F. ("Jim") Rothenberg of the Capital Group (afternoon keynote).  The BGC is thrilled to announce our first-ever investment track for attendees, whether investment professionals or those looking to beat the market, and Mr. Rothenberg's insight, from leading the Capital Group, one (1) of the world's largest mutual fund families, will be invaluable.
  • Mark Wetterau, Chairman & CEO of Golden State Foods (morning keynote).  Mr. Wetterau will share how he established a company credo, utilizing the power of unified ethics and values within his corporate culture to develop a multi-billion dollar business.

Join the 1,000+ attendees, for these four (4) outstanding keynote speakers, about two (2) dozen cutting-edge panels, and almost infinite networking opportunities.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us once again for this epic event scheduled for May 9, 2011.  Mark your calendars and prepare to be connected, educated, and inspired! For More Information and to Register go to