The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) has announced the keynote speaker lineup for its Inaugural Inland Empire Latino Economic and Policy Summit presented by Bank of America.

The annual Summit, themed "A Vision of Inclusion and Economic Vitality," will be held Friday, Nov. 22 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario.

The Summit’s extensive speaker line-up includes morning and afternoon keynotes from Peter Villegas, vice president and head of Latin affairs for the Coca-Cola Co., and Dennis V. Arriola, executive vice president and group president of Sempra Energy.

The Summit will also offer three presentations and panel discussions addressing the following topics:

• “The State of the Latino Middle Class in the Inland Empire”

• “Latino College Access and Success: Determining the Future of the Inland Empire”

• “What Does it Take to Get By in the Inland Empire: Introducing the Real Cost Measure”

There will be speakers from Bank of America, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, The Campaign for College Opportunity, and the United Ways of California, among others.

“4.5 million people call the Inland Empire home. 2.3 million of them are Latinos. Public policy concerning education, housing and the future of work disproportionately affects the Latino community,” said Paul Granillo, president and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. “Join us as we begin the process of analyzing and advocating for public policy that insures inclusive economic growth for all Californians.”

To learn more about the Summit and/or to register, visit www.ieleps.eventbrite.com. Walk-up registrations will also be accepted at the summit.

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