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.


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

MAY 1, 2017

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.

Most Admired CEO

    This event recognizes our local industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
Del Mar Ballroom
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
4 to 5 p.m. Networking
5 to 6 p.m. Awards Program
6 to 7 p.m. Networking
Special Awards Reception with hosted hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar

Submission deadline
May 1, 2017

Fastest Growing Private Companies

     Each year, the San Diego Business Journal researches and publishes the list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego County. This research uncovers our region’s top emerging growth companies. The San Diego Business Journal honors these companies by publishing the list and hosting an exclusive invitation only reception and awards program to honor the winners and guests. Honor your company by submitting for the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Don’t miss this opportunity to let your company shine!

• Be an independent, privately held company (not a subsidiary or division of another company) headquartered in San Diego
• Have been established with recorded revenue in January 2014 and still be in business
• Have reported gross revenues of at least $350,000 in 2014
• Have demonstrated revenue growth
• Applicants who operated in bankruptcy at any point during the contest period to the time of winner selection are ineligible

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109
4 to 5 p.m. Networking
5 to 6 p.m. Awards Program
6 to 7 p.m. Networking
Special Awards Reception with hosted hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar


SDBJ Forum:
Diversity & Inclusion

    Join the San Diego Business Journal for a discussion featuring companies and individuals who have shown an exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business leadership. The most successful companies know that their leadership team, their suppliers and their workforce must reflect the larger community in which we work. The face of business is ever-changing, making the way you approach what is diverse more broad than ever before.

Wednesday, August 16, 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 11:00 a.m. Awards Program and Panel Discussion

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, CA 92109

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Special Awards Recognition and Luncheon


Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Conference & Awards

    With its proud military history and presence, San Diego boasts one of the most robust markets for veteran or military spouse-owned businesses in the United States. Now the San Diego Business Journal, in partnership with The Rosie Network, will celebrate and support local veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses with this new awards program and educational conference. Winners and finalists will be honored in a special San Diego Business Journal supplement.

    To be nominated, the individual must be a veteran or military spouse of the U.S. military — Navy, Marines, Army, Coast Guard or Air Force, or a military spouse. Self-nominations are accepted.
An independent panel of judges will select winners from among these categories:
    • Veteran-owned businesses
    • Veteran business leaders in the private sector
    • Businesses that advocate for veterans
    • Other individuals, such as emerging business leaders,
       veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs and franchisees

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

Conference 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Networking 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and Awards Program 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Networking 6:30-7:30 p.m.