By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– High Desert Opportunity and the Victor Valley College Foundation announced they are joining forces to create this year’s “High Desert Opportunity Summit,” (HDOS) combining the 37th annual High Desert Opportunity Conference with the Victor Valley College Foundation’s High Desert Economic Summit, usually held in the spring. The one-day event is focused on marketing the High Desert region for business retention and attraction as well as feature an economic forecast of the Victor Valley and Inland Empire Region.
The High Desert Opportunity Summit will take place on October 25, 2018, at the High Desert Events Center in Victorville. High Desert Opportunity is returning to the High Desert after holding the conference in Rancho Cucamonga the previous two years. Tickets will go on sale later this month.
Eric Schmidt, President of the Victor Valley College Foundation and Cari Thomas, the President of High Desert Opportunity, collectively agreed the partnership made sense to both organizations, sponsors and the loyal event attendees.
Proceeds of “High Desert Opportunity Summit” will benefit the Victor Valley College Foundation, which provides scholarship and grant opportunities to students at Victor Valley College.
High Desert Opportunity has a long history in the region and was formally designed to draw business owners and site locaters from out of the area to introduce them to the benefits of expanding or relocating to the Valley. A key highlight of the event is also a well-known keynote speaker, which in the past included basketball legend Magic Johnson and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran. Last year’s High Desert Opportunity Conference keynote speaker was Eric Schurenberg, editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine.
With the recent merger of the High Desert Economic Summit and High Desert Opportunity, this year’s conference will include an economic forecast, educating attendees about the economic future of the High Desert, Inland Empire and state as a whole. In the past, High Desert Economic Summit has featured economists such as UC Riverside’s Dr. Christopher Thornberg and Inland Empire economic expert Dr. John Husing.
The High Desert Opportunity Summit speakers will be announced in late June.
The newly branded HDOS event is presented by Desert Valley Hospital and Desert Valley Medical Group.
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