Peter Guber Slated as Keynote Speaker for 2014 High Desert Opportunity

Peter Guber Slated as Keynote Speaker for  2014 High Desert Opportunity Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group and Co-owner of  the Los Angeles Dodgers and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors Peter Guber Victorville, Calif. – The High Desert Opportunity Committee has announced that Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group, Co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Owner and Co-executive Chairman of NBA’s Golden State Warriors, TV commentator and best-selling author, will serve as Keynote Speaker for the 2014 High Desert Opportunity business conference.  The annual event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16th Event Center, formerly known as the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, in Victorville, CA. The conference’s purpose is to draw “out of the area” business owners, commercial real estate brokers, developers and site locators to the High Desert region to promote local business development. This year’s speaker is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. A passionate, humorous and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber dedicates himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telling purposeful stories to propel their business success. Peter Guber is Chairman of NASDAQ’s Mandalay Digital Media, Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, and Chairman of Dick Clark Productions, which produces such perennial hits as the Golden Globes, American Music Awards and So You think You Can Dance. He is an Entertainment and Media Analyst for Fox Business News and a full professor at UCLA. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. He produced or executive produced films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations, winning for Rain Man. Forthcoming Mandalay releases include The Voices, starring Ryan Reynolds, When The Game Stands Tall, starring Jim Caviezel, Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, and Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron. A noted author, Peter Guber’s works include the cover article for the Harvard Business Review titled, The Four Truths of the Storyteller, Shootout: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood, and Tell to Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, which became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2014 High Desert Opportunity, please call 760-245-7600 or visit the website: www.highdesertopportunity.com.  About High Desert Opportunity, 2014, at the High Desert High Desert Opportunity (HDO) is the premier High Desert event annually showcasing local businesses and development opportunities for new and expanding businesses. The goal of the event is to support economic growth and stability by attracting businesses and jobs to the High Desert. The region encompasses the cities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia and Victorville as well as portions of San Bernardino County. In its 33nd  year, High Desert Opportunity continues to grow, continually attracting close to 1,000 attendees focusing on the benefits of doing business in the High Desert. Past keynote speakers at HDO have included Todd Buchholz, Barbara Corcoran, Billy Beane, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Ben Stein, John Naber, Jack Canfield, Steve Forbes, Newt Gingrich, Oliver North, Terry Bradshaw and Elizabeth Dole among others. Previous conference sessions have included topics such as local real estate and development trends, industry expert panels, economic forecasting and infrastructure, green technology and transportation plans. The expo features local businesses, commercial real estate associates, the local chambers of commerce and local and regional government representatives from the High Desert. The event is organized by a volunteer group of approximately 40 local business professionals and community leaders dedicated to promoting economic growth in the region.

Peter Guber’s appearance arranged through Gotham Artists.