SOLD OUT – 2020 Economic Forecast featuring the UCI Paul Merage School of Business


Date(s) - 10/23/2019
11:15 am - 1:30 pm


Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660
SOLD OUT - 2020 Economic Forecast featuring the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Join us for our signature annual event, featuring three industry powerhouses as they focus on the future economy to help with budgeting, investing, real estate, the evolving changes in the healthcare and insurance system and how these issues will affect the
2020 Presidential election.

The 2020 Economic Forecast featuring the UCI Paul Merage School of Business is presented by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and is an annual event that attracts hundreds of Orange County business leaders, media and government officials and promises to deliver a powerful program presented by an esteemed and unprecedented panel of experts.

Lunch included. Valet Parking – $10

For sponsorship information, please contact Steve Rosansky at 949-729-4404 or via eMail at

Please register below to attend.

Featured Guest Speakers

Christopher Schwarz

  • Associate Professor, Finance, UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business
  • Faculty Director, University of California, Irvine, Center for Investment and Wealth Management

Christopher Schwarz is an Associate Professor of Finance at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business as well as the Faculty Director for the Center for Investment and Wealth Management. During his time at UCI, he has been published in all leading academic and practitioner finance journals. His research has also been cited by the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times and provided a number of economic forecasts in the community. Prior to arriving at UCI, Christopher received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, during which he was also a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at Yale University’s International Center of Finance. He received his B.S. from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

Bill McBride

  • Creator of the Calculated Risk Blog
  • Housing and Economic Analyst

Mr. McBride retired as a senior executive from a small public company in the ’90s.  He has been writing the Calculated Risk blog since January 2005, and is well known for his economic analysis, especially in the housing area.   He has appeared several times on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?” and was profiled in 2016 on Bloomberg’s “Masters of Business”.  Mr. McBride holds an MBA, and a degree in chemistry, both from the University of California, Irvine.

Richard Afable, MD, MPH

  • President and Board Chair, MindOC
    Recently Retired President and C.E.O., St. Joseph Hoag Health

Richard Afable, MD, MPH, is the President and board chair of MindOC, a non-profit community benefit corporation created in 2018 with the sole purpose of improving mental and behavioral health in the community of Orange County CA. MindOC does so primarily by supporting BeWell OC, a community-based mental health organization comprised of local government, hospitals, healthcare professionals, the faith community, academia and other local community support organizations, all striving to lead the nation in optimal mental health and wellness for all residents.

Dr. Afable is also the recently retired President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Hoag Health (SJHH), an Orange County CA-based integrated delivery system created by the affiliation of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and the Southern California region of St. Joseph Health. SJHH is one of the largest healthcare organizations in Southern California, with a focus on population health and high value clinical care. SJHH includes 7 hospitals, almost 2000 beds, a 2000+ physician medical network (425 employed, over 1600 affiliated), over 5000 physicians on medical staffs, 12,500 employees, and $3.8 B in annual net patient revenue.

Concurrently, Dr. Afable was the Executive Vice President of the Southern California region of Providence St Joseph Health, the largest integrated health system in the Western US.

Prior to his current roles, Dr. Afable served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian from August 2005 until the creation of SJHH in March 2013. Hoag is an independent, faith-based, not-for-profit, tertiary care hospital system located in Newport Beach, California. Hoag is the largest provider of secondary, tertiary and select quaternary healthcare services for the 3.1 million residents of Orange County, California.