SDBJ Annual Awards Programs & Calendar of Events

Throughout the year, the San Diego Business Journal hosts a series of high profile events that bring together decision makers and business owners from all industries. These programs are designed to recognize businesses and leaders who positively impact the San Diego County business community.

Drawing in attendance from 300 to 1,000 attendees, these programs provide local and regional firms with the opportunity to reach a target audience face-to-face. To find out more information on these upcoming events, please call Audrey Marlow at 858-277-6695 or email

Awards and networking programs also provide tremendous visibility for event sponsors. We offer unique opportunities for companies to promote their goods and services directly to event attendees—the movers and shakers in San Diego’s most vibrant industries. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each event at Presenting, Title and Gold levels.

2018 Economic Trends

    Join us for the premier business information and networking event as top executives from San Diego's most respected companies candidly discuss the challenges and expectations for our local economy in 2018.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

2018 Book of Lists Party

    Join the San Diego Business Journal for a reception honoring the top San Diego Business champions who appear in the 2018 Books of Lists.
Enjoy great food, beverages and high-level networking at this annual event.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
4 to 7 p.m.
San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Health Care Heroes Awards


    The San Diego Business Journal’s 2018 Healthcare Heroes Awards honors individuals within the San Diego community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation in the rapidly changing health care industry. These individuals epitomize the spirit of the word “hero” whether they are doctors, nurses, physical therapists, executives, medical groups or facilities.
• Community Leader.
• Company CEO or President - Medical .
• Company CEO or President - Service Provider .
• Company Executive • Emergency Medicine .
• Health Care Educator • Health Care Entrepreneur .
• Health Care Innovation • Health Care IT .
• Nurse • Physician .
• Wellness - Medical • Wellness - Service Provider.
The Healthcare Heroes Awards recognize the dedication and spirit of innovation to patient care, research, community outreach, health care agency executive and management.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle, San Diego 92101

2018 CFO of the Year Awards


    Each year, the San Diego Business Journal honors the financial wizards who work behind the scenes — the chief financial officers. Now in its 13th year, the CFO of the Year Awards recognizes contributions to company growth, leadership and community involvement by top financial executives in the San Diego area. A panel of independent judges, drawn from the region’s top financial leaders, will select candidates who overcame unique challenges and stood apart in the ranks of local CFOs. This year’s categories include: public company (publicly traded), privately held company, nonprofit organization, business nonprofit, government agency and education.
    Finalists will have the opportunity to meet the judges and other finalists at a private reception on February 15, 2018.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Networking
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Awards Program
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Networking
Special Awards reception hosted hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar.