Three speakers will address the State of the Region-The Road Ahead in an event sponsored by the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 10.

The event’s three speakers are John Chiang, California’s Controller; Erik Bruvold, president National University Institute System for Policy Research; and Joe Ahn, Northrop Grumman regional manager of government and public affairs.

Chiang will give an overview of the state’s finances, the outcome of the national elections, and provide an economic forecast for 2013. Bruvold will review a report by the institute on unmanned aerial vehicles, and how defense cuts may affect the industry. Ahn will discuss the value of San Diego’s UAV industry, and its impact on North San Diego County.

The event will be held at the Sony Electronics building at 16535 Via Esprillo, and begins at noon. Contact the San Diego North Chamber for tickets at 858-487-1767.

— SDBJ Staff Report