The Business Journal will present its annual Impact Napa conference Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Meritage Resort in Napa.

The event keynote is economist Christopher Thornberg.

In addition, four panelists from Napa County will make presentations on a variety of subjects from tourism, to wine to the major building project at Queen of the Valley Hospital. Q&As with each of the panelists follow.

Mario Zepponi, Zepponi & Company: M&A market remains focused on most solid assets

Clay Gregory, Napa Valley Destination Council: Napa tourism poised to enter new, vibrant era

Walt Mickens, Queen of the Valley Medical Center: Hospital looks to future in midst of $130 million project

Michael Palmer, Meritage Hotel & Spa: $40 million hotel project reflects confidence in Napa