Thursday, October 26, 2017  •  7:30 AM - 1:00 PM • Pechanga Resort & Casino

(Tickets include breakfast, lunch, EXPO and City Tours)

Join Southern California businesses, acquire exclusive insight from prominent leaders that can do business anywhere in the world… and have chosen to come to the Southwest Region.





Welcome Address: State Senator Jeff Stone

Introduction: Doug McAllister - EDC Executive Director


Joe Cesta - Managing Director, CBRE

Jon Geske - Regional Vice President, CarMax

Mike Hestrin - District Attorney Riverside County

Gary Jacobs - President of Jacobs Investments, Lake Elsinore Storm

Mark Macarro - Tribal Chairman, Pechanga Resort and Casino

Dr. Roger Shultz - President, MSJC

Boris Said - President, BMW of Murrieta




Attendees can pre-register for tours by using the "City Tours" tab, or by attending our Conference EXPO on the day of the event.  Most tours will include:

  • A bus tour to available land sites, key quality of life and entertainment zones
  • City sponsored receptions



Joe Cesta

Managing Director - CBRE


Mike Hestrin

District Attorney Riverside County


Gary Jacobs

President - Jacobs Investments

Owner - Lake Elsinore Storm


Mark Macarro

Tribal Chairman - Pechanga


Boris Said

President - BMW of Murrieta


Roger Shultz

President - Mt. San Jacinto College


Jon Geske

Regional Vice President - CarMax



Tours are complimentary to event attendees.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for City Tours during the EXPO. Below you will have the opportunity to pre-register for your tour of interest.   All tours will start at 1:30 pm. A shuttle will be provided.



Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, alone or with your kids, our Comfort Inn & Suites Near Temecula Wine Country hotel offers accommodations for every type of travel. Murrieta hotels like ours are proud to offer hotel rooms to relax and unwind no matter what reason you travel. Get rested, set, go—book a room today!

You can also easily get to the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, antique dealers, specialty shops, boutiques, art galleries and several restaurants.

41005 California Oaks Rd, Murrieta, CA 92562

You’ll find the comfort and convenience you desire at our Hampton “Forever Young” hotel. Choose from a spacious standard room or suite with sofa bed and comfortable living area. Use the large workstation in each room to be productive and stay connected to the office. Increased power accessibility and free WiFi throughout the hotel keep you charged and connected, even in the pool area.

25140 Hancock Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

Experience the charm and hospitality Murrieta's new at Residence Inn by Marriott® Temecula Murrieta, Gem of the Valley. The hotel is located just minutes from the Temecula Valley Wine Country and convenient to both San Diego and Orange Counties. Whether you're in our region for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. Delight in the conveniences you need such as spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas and a fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Upon waking, join us in the hearth room for a complimentary hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening mix to end the day well. Relax and unwind when you want.

25407 Madison Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

At Holiday Inn Express® hotels they keep it simple and smart. This hotel provides travelers who need a simple, engaging place to rest, recharge and get a little work done. They offer everything guests need and provide more where it matters most.

27660 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

Motel 6 Temecula - Historic Old Town is located near restaurants and shopping. Visit Murrieta Hot Springs, the local vineyards, and the casino all within 5 miles. Relax in our outdoor pool. Wi-Fi is available in all of our modern rooms for a fee.

41900 Moreno Rd, Temecula, CA 92590

Set off Interstate 15, this modern hotel is an 8-minute drive from the wineries of Temecula Valley and 0.6 miles from Temecula's historic Old Town. 

Casual rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed) and flat-screen TVs. They also provide microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. Suites add pull-out sofas, and some have wet bars, whirlpool tubs or fireplaces.

28190 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, California, 92590

Just off Interstate 15, this simple hotel is 2.4 miles from Old Town Temecula 6.6 miles from Pechanga Resort and Casino.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms, free WiFi, and cable TV, plus microwaves, mini fridges, and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces.

A free hot breakfast buffet is provided. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and hot tub. Other amenities include a business center, guest laundry, and free parking for trucks and buses.

27338 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

Set 1.6 miles from the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, this homey, low-rise hotel is 1.7 miles from Pennypickle's Workshop children's museum. It’s a 5.8-mile drive from Pechanga Resort and Casino.

The straightforward rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, and minibars, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Upgraded rooms and suites offer elements such as whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, wet bars, mini fridges and/or sitting areas with sofas.

Free amenities include continental breakfast and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a steam room, plus a business center and a coin-operated laundry.

27706 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

Set across from the Tower Plaza Shopping Center, this modern, all-suite hotel is 4.6 miles from Thornton Winery and 5 miles from Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Functional suites come with pillowtop mattresses, pull-out sofas, kitchenettes, and coffeemakers, as well as 37-inch flat-screens, free WiFi, and iPod docks.

Freebies include a hot breakfast buffet and parking. There’s also both an indoor and outdoor pool, a patio, and a trendy lobby lounge, in addition to an exercise room and a 24/7 business center.

28220 Jefferson Avenue  Temecula  California  92590  USA 

Fairfield Inn & Suites® appeals to travelers who want to maintain momentum and stay balanced and uniquely supports productivity and well-being with smart spaces, health-conscious options, and a stress-free experience so you never skip a beat.

An ideal location for an escape to the wineries and a balloon ride over beautiful Temecula. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Temecula allows guests a chance to experience relaxation while maintaining access to all of their favorite city activities

27416 Jefferson Ave  Temecula  California  92589  USA 

Whether you are in the area on behalf of company business or just cruising through California, our hotel has a host of first-class features to bring convenience and comfort to your stay. Wake up and enjoy a piping hot waffle, fresh fruit, and all-you-can-drink coffee and juice at our free Bright Side Breakfast. After a solid night’s sleep on a high-quality mattress, you will be ready to take on your day discovering the many area destinations.

27330 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590

This relaxed all-suite hotel in Wine Country is 5 miles from Pechanga Resort and Casino and 4 miles from Thornton Winery.  Cooked-to-order breakfast, parking, and evening appetizers and drinks are included. There are a sports-themed bar and grille, as well as an outdoor, saltwater pool and hot tub.


29345 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591


Deadline: September 15, 2017

Thank you for considering investing in the region by being a sponsor of the Coalition’s OPEN 2017 Conference. The outward-facing event will draw in business and investment decision makers from outside our region and expose them to the opportunity that is the Valley of Innovation. Of course, it is your sponsorship that funds this essential effort. So again, thank you for being a part of why this region is truly California’s future!

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Title Sponsor ($10,000)

• Golf for 4 at Journey

• Table for 10, Premier location

• Double Page Spread Ad (18.125 W x 9.125  H - full bleed)

• Priority placement of logo in all program/advertising/marketing materials

• Skybox Banners (12 ft x 4 ft - 4 sides)


Premier Sponsor ($5,000)

• Golf for 2 at Journey

• Table for 10, Preferred location

• Full Page Ad (9.125 W x 9.125 W - full bleed)

• Placement of logo in all program/advertising/marketing materials


Partner Sponsor ($3,000)

• 5 Seats, Preferred location

• ½ Page Vertical Ad (4.5  W x 6.5 H - no bleed)

• Placement of logo in all program/advertising/marketing materials


Patron Sponsor ($1,500)

• 5 Seats

• ¼ Page Ad (6.5 W  x 6.5 H - no bleed)

• Placement of logo in all program/advertising/marketing materials