San Diego Business Journal

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.

Ticket price includes a 26-week subscription to the San Diego Business Journal ($15 allocated to the subscription). New subscribers only. Current subscribers may gift their 26-week subscription to a colleague.

SDBJ Forum 2017:
Family-Owned Businesses

    Join the San Diego Business Journal and area owners and leaders for advice and insight into navigating the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family-owned business. It’s your opportunity to learn and network with others who are on the same journey as they strive to build wealth and create a lasting legacy.

    Hear from a dynamic lineup of panelists as they share real life examples of what separates success stories from failures.

    This networking breakfast and interactive panel discussions will offer perspectives from both industry experts and actual family business owners to address issues facing family-owned businesses every day.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Vicino Ballroom
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

7:00 to 7:30 a.m. Registration/Networking
7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Panel of Family Owned Business Expert Advisors
9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Panel of Family Business Owners


Ticket price includes a 26-week subscription to the San Diego Business Journal ($15 allocated to the subscription). New subscribers only. Current subscribers may gift their 26-week subscription to a colleague.

CFO of the Year Awards

    This 11th annual event recognizes San Diego financial professionals for the roles they play in the success of their businesses and their positive impact on their companies.
    These key individuals exemplify hard work, dedication, ethics and the ability to inspire others to work together to find solutions to business challenges. The San Diego Business Journal pays tribute to these men and women by hosting a reception and awards program to honor the winning individuals and organizations.

Public company (publicly traded)
Privately held company
Nonprofit organization (e.g. 501(c)3)
Business nonprofit (e.g. credit union)
Government agency • Education

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Pavilion


Best of the Bar

Get involved in a jury of your peers! Calling all lawyers... nominate your peers in private practice whom you admire and respect for the Best of the Bar, a publication of the San Diego Business Journal.

SDBJ FORUM: Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is no joke. Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of Web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack. Although the public typically only hears about cyberattacks against high-profile companies, banks and government websites, every size business is a prime target for cybercriminals, competitors and disgruntled parties.
    Today’s cyber attackers are sophisticated and intrusions are inevitable. Cybersecurity is a classic people-process-technology problem, and organizations often lack the data management and analytics strategies and processes for putting security data to work.
    Join the San Diego Business Journal and a panel of experts for a discussion on current, emerging, and future challenges, technologies, projects, solutions, and research in trusted computing, security automation, and information sharing.
Ensure your cybersecurity efforts can rise to the challenge. Register today!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Pavilion
1404 Vacation Road, San Diego 92109
7:00 to 7:30 a.m. Registration/Networking
7:30 to 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
7:50 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion


Top Tech Execs San Diego 2017

    We are looking for the best I.T. Leaders in the San Diego area. Nominate your I.T. Leader today for the 2017 Top Tech Exec Awards.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4 to 7 p.m.
Petco Park Stadium


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Best Places To Work Awards

    It’s more than just a paycheck! The San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards program recognizes outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in the region. These companies do all they can to improve the performance by challenging their employees in an environment that makes work fun and engaging.
    The awards program will honor top local employers that participated in a detailed survey conducted by the Best Companies Group. Results from the extensive survey ranks small, medium, large and mega companies on subjects such as leadership, corporate culture and communications and much more. The top 100 companies will be revealed at the award ceremony.
    Being named a best place to work can not only enhance recruiting efforts, but it can also increase employee retention, improve your brand awareness and reputation. If you think your company is the best place to work, make it official by submitting your nomination today!

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Sunset Pavilion
1404 Vacation Road, San Diego 92109