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.
Business Women of the Year Awards
Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes
dynamic women business leaders who have contributed
significantly to San Diego’s corporate sponsors. Now in
the 24th year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes
these women by hosting our biggest and most anticipated
reception and awards program to honor the winners and
guests. Celebrity emcees, a keynote speaker and the
awards program are staples of this landmark event. Honor
a successful business women you know by submitting
nominations for the 2017 Business Women of the Year.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Registration 11:00 a.m.
Special Awards Luncheon with no host bar 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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
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.
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
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.