Joseph Hirsch from Globalview Advisors attended the 2017 Los Angeles Chapter for Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Business Conference held at the beautiful Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, on September 12-13, 2017. This conference is the nation’s premier deal flow and business conference. Business owners, capital providers, and deal makers were all in attendance. The conference attracts participants from across the nation and around the world and showcases some of the most influential speakers from the business, entertainment and political realms. This year’s Keynote speaker was President Obama. The former presidents’ speech encouraged the audience to stay away from the “cynicism” fed through Twitter and television, noting how much social progress has been made in a relatively short period of time. The former president’s speech, aside from his remarks hinting at the perceived failures of the current administration and Congress, were largely optimistic.

Kevin Demoff, COO of the Los Angeles Rams along with J.B. Long, the play-by-play voice of the Rams and CBS-2 LA spoke about sports and business entertainment and the future of the Ram in Los Angeles. The conference also hosted a women’s luncheon with keynote speaker Rosie O’Neill, CEO of the gourmet candy company Sugarfina. Ms. O’Neill spoke about her passion for quality sweets and taking Sugarfina to the next level of investment and international business.

In addition to the various sessions, keynotes and networking opportunities, the ACG LA Conference drew a record number of Capital Connection exhibitors and Deal Source participants who participated in our signature one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings between Investment Banks and PEGs to discuss deal opportunities.

ACG LA has been a hub for the city’s business community. A place for executives of all types to learn new practices, challenge conventional thinking and broaden and strengthen their relationships throughout the region. ACG LA’s members represent companies and industries that are as varied as the neighborhoods of Los Angeles—corporate executives, commercial and investment bankers, private equity investors as well as legal, accounting and finance professionals, many of whom specialize in mergers and acquisitions or corporate development. The diversity of professions and industries is one of ACG LA’s greatest strengths, along with the Chapter’s commitment to hosting events that bring members together, as well as help them share information and stay apprised of the business environment. ACG LA is more than a networking group—it’s an organization of individuals pursuing the shared goal of corporate growth.