Southern California Planning Congress

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Thanks to Robert “Bud” Ovrom for Convention Re-Invention!


The Southern California Planning Congress would like to thank
Robert “Bud” Ovrom for an informative and entertaining event!


Convention Re-Invention!


How will LA Create a
Convention Center Superstar?


Conv Center Proj Rendering 


Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Long striving for competitiveness in the international convention and tourism marketplace, the Los Angeles Convention Center/Farmer’s Field partnership held promise. Though the sports venue has gone elsewhere, billions of dollars continue to be invested in Downtown Los Angeles, and the development of eleven new and planned area hotels represent a critical link. A promising strategy for the Los Angeles Convention Center may finally, and permanently, cement the facility’s prominence as a convention and tourism superstar in an increasingly bustling downtown.


Our guest speaker:


Robert “Bud” Ovrom

Executive Director,
Department of Convention and Tourism Development,
City of Los Angeles




Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.


With one of the following selections:

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.


All with sherbet and coffee or tea.



Cost: $40 general public, $30 members, $25 for students with ID


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On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed. After the registration closure date, refunds will not be provided. 

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit. 

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In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.




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