The Inland Empire’s most anticipated event, The City of Ontario’s annual State of the City, will bring together representatives of the business, development, and real estate community. Leaders from all over Southern California will gather on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Ontario Convention Center to be inspired by industry experts and network with the region’s top dealmakers.This year’s theme, “Elevate”, will showcase how the Ontario Mayor and City Council focus on investment, safety, innovation, community life, and opportunity. City Officials will discuss Ontario’s commitment to public service; continued enhancements made at public facilities, residential and commercial neighborhoods; provide updates on future developments; and show how the City continues to be the most business-friendly City in all of Southern California.In addition to presentations by Mayor Paul S. Leon and the Ontario City Council, attendees will hear from internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics, Seth Mattison. Seth will bring an entirely unique perspective on the future of work, talent, innovation, and the power of relationships. With a passion for helping to create greater understanding and collaboration in today’s workplace, Seth will offer attendees actionable content that can immediately impact business performance.Mark your calendar to attend the most important leadership and networking event in the region. Program ScheduleWednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Ontario Convention Center 5:00 PM - Registration and Pre-Event Networking6:00 PM - State of the City Program – Ontario City Council with Featured Speaker7:00 PM - Networking Forum For more information and to register, please call John Andrews, Executive Director Economic Development, at (909) 395-2005 or visit About the City of OntarioThe City of Ontario elevates the quality-of-life by creating urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as Southern California’s gateway. With three major interstates, two railroads and the Ontario International Airport, Ontario offers direct access from Los Angeles to the rest of California and to North America. With over 177,000 residents and residential development on the rise, Ontario is well-positioned for growth in the next two decades, making it one of the 100 most populated cities in the nation. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario offers premium entertainment venues such as the Ontario Convention Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, and the Ontario Mills Mall. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit or call (909) 395-2000.About Ontario’s State of the CityThe 2019 State of the City: Business Leadership Symposium will be held on March 20, 2019 at the Ontario Convention Center, located at 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, California 91764. Registration and Pre-Event Networking begins at 5 PM followed by the State of the City Program presented by the Ontario City Council with a featured speaker, promptly at 6 PM. Following the State of the City Program there will be a Networking Forum.About Seth Mattison Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert, best-selling author, and business performance advisor. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.Over the past decade Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, E&Y, Caterpillar, and The Walt Disney Company.# # #