Monterey Bay Economic Partnership is proud to welcome back Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC, to our Region. He is widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists and will share his provocative insights on federal, state and local economic trends. If you've seen him in action before, you know it will be another insightful and entertaining presentation.

Also joining us will be Morgan Simon, a nationally renowned leader in impact investment and building community capital. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital, and has become one of the most respected voices in her field. 
We will also be presenting our annual Public-Private Partnership Award given in recognition of an innovative project that demonstrates significant contribution to the well-being of our region.

For more information, please click here and purchase your tickets today! Discounted Early Bird Registration ends on March 31st.

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

 South Swell Ventures   


Gold Sponsors:



Silver Sponsors:


Please email questions and press inquiries to

Special Digital NEST Open House: Digital NEST, a non-profit, high-tech training and collaboration space for young people invites you for a special tour immediately after the MBEP summit until 3:00pm. Modeled after successful tech companies that inspire creativity and innovation, Digital NEST offers the 21st century training, skills, exposure, and professional mentorship young people need to become competitive and self sufficient in the digital future. Located two blocks from the Mello Center come tour the facility and see some of the innovate work its members have done for local companies like Martinelli's and Annieglass."