Center for Global Trade & Foreign Investment

Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group

Southern California relies on the global economy. The Chamber works to advance global trade in the region and help local businesses build international relationships and expand global reach.

The Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group provides the infrastructure and venue where members of the consul corp. and trade offices can develop their own trade strategies and programs as they perform their professional responsibilities. To date over thirty countries are represented in the initiative.

Read the 2018 Welcome Message from Chair Amb. Lamia Mekhemar, Consul General of Egypt.


 NEXT MEETING:

To Be Announced

 


RECAP OF September 19 MEETING:

On September 19, members of the Chamber’s Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group were briefed by SpaceX on general trends of the aerospace industry in CA, current international partnerships that SpaceX has cultivated and potential partnership opportunities.

Agenda, Bios


PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

Date Sessions
2018  
07/18/18

Private City of Los Angeles Briefing

Agenda, Bios, Presentation

06/08/18 Economic Development Centers in the Regional Counties
AgendaBios
World Trade Center Los Angeles Presentation
County of Riverside Presentation
Ventura County Presentation
Orange County Business Council Presentation
3/13/18 Import Regulations Briefing
AgendaBiosFDA Presentation, U.S. Customs Presentation
2017  
12/04/17 Strategic Roundtable
Agenda, Programming Summary
11/30/17 Private Session: The L.A. Tech Scene
AgendaBio, Presentation, PitchBook
11/16/17 Private E-Commerce Briefing
AgendaBio, Presentation
08/25/17 Private Roundtable with GO-Biz
AgendaBio
06/29/17 Private Pasadena Tournament of Roses Briefing 
Presentation
2017 Rose Parade Highlights - Echoes of Success
04/04/17 California Energy Briefing 
Agenda
A Closer Look at California's Energy Market & Regulations
California's Air Quality and Climate Efforts
Building a World-Class Green Economy
   
2016  
12/05/16 Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 
Agenda
10/17/16 Private Briefing with Solar Reserve
Agenda, Bio
Presentation, Video
09/22/16 Private Skechers Facility Tour & Highland Fairview Luncheon
Presentation
09/9/16 Goods Movement & Infrastructure Briefing
Agenda
Alameda Corridor Fact Sheet
Port of Los Angeles Overview
Environmental Programs at the Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect
08/3/16 Economic Development Round table with the Five Counties
Agenda, Bios
World Trade Center Los Angeles Presentation
County of Riverside Economic Dev. Agency
San Bernardino County Economic Dev. Agency
Ventura County Small Business Dev. Agency
Orange County Business Council Information
03/9/16 Briefing with LA BioMed
Agenda, Presentation

MEETINGS ARCHIVE ▾


CURRENT MEMBERS

British Consulate General - UK Trade & Investment Chilean Trade Commission (ProChile)
Consulate General of Angola Consulate General of Argentina
Consulate General of Australia Consulate General of Bangladesh
Consulate General of Brazil Consulate General of Bulgaria
Consulate General of Canada Consulate General of Egypt
Consulate General of Ethiopia Consulate General of Finland
Consulate General of Germany Consulate General of Hungary
Consulate General of Japan Consulate General of Kenya
Consulate General of Malaysia Consulate General of New Zealand
Consulate General of Mauritius  Consulate General of Angola
Consulate General of Paraguay Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
Consulate General of Switzerland Consulate General of Turkey
Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates Fiji Trade Commission - The Americas
Consulate General of Belgium - Flanders Investment and Trade Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Indonesian Trade Promotion Center Italian Trade Commission Los Angeles Office
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
North American Rep Office of Shenzhen Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Consulate General of Argentina ProMexico
South African Consulate General Sri Lanka Consulate General 
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Los Angeles (Economic Division) Thai Trade Center Los Angeles
Trade and Investment Promotion Office of Peru Trade Office of Ecuador
Trade Commission of Spain Consulate General of Mexico
Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency  Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Vietnamese Trade Office in San Francisco
*List last updated 5/31/18

INVESTMENT PROJECTS

Consulate General of Thailand

Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates

Consulate General of Mauritius 

Summary of Bids

Invitation for Bids - Ministry of Health and Quality of Life requests

Invitation for Bids - Procurement of Outdoor Distribution Transformers 

Consulate General of Egypt

Consulate General of Bangladesh

Consulate General of Ethiopia

 

 

 

Group Leadership:

Lamia Mekhemar

Chair
Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group
Amb. Lamia Mekhemar
Consulate General of Egypt


Patricia

Vice Chair
Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group
Patricia Elliott
Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles

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