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 2017 Welcome Message from Chair Hon. Hans Jörg Neumann, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles





On November 30, the Chamber’s Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group convened to hear from Dakota Ortiz, tech program lead of the Annenberg Foundation and Kat Yalung, Director of Bixel Exchange. They provided an overview of the current trends in the L.A. tech community and the role of incubators, accelerators and investors in contributing to innovation growth. "L.A. will need to focus on encouraging an open global business mindset and partnerships abroad for the next wave of tech entrepreneurs to broaden their reach," said Ortiz. SEE PHOTOS.




Date Sessions
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
06/29/17 Private Pasadena Tournament of Roses Briefing 
2017 Rose Parade Highlights - Echoes of Success
04/04/17 California Energy Briefing 
A Closer Look at California's Energy Market & Regulations
California's Air Quality and Climate Efforts
Building a World-Class Green Economy
12/05/16 Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 
10/17/16 Private Briefing with Solar Reserve
Agenda, Bio
Presentation, Video
09/22/16 Private Skechers Facility Tour & Highland Fairview Luncheon
09/9/16 Goods Movement & Infrastructure Briefing
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
12/2/15 Annual Strategic Roundtable & VIP Holiday Reception
11/10/15 Private Briefing with Director of Business Development, SpaceX
09/29/15 Global Trends in the Los Angeles Fashion Industry
06/17/15 Private Import Briefing with U.S. Customs and FDA
12/3/14 Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 
11/12/14 Private Briefing: Silicon Beach & the L.A. Tech Scene
Agenda, Presentation
10/01/14 Private Briefing with Beacon Economics LLC
Agenda, Presentation
07/23/14 Private Briefing & Tour of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
AgendaInternational Programs Video
03/13/14 Private Briefing and Tour of the L.A. CleanTech Incubator Program
12/05/13 Annual Strategic Planning Session & Holiday Reception
11/13/13 Private Roundtable Discussion with Deputy Director of Int'l Affairs & Business Development for the Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development (GOBIZ)
10/16/13 Private Meet & Greet with Director of International Trade for the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti 
08/05/13 Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
03/14/13 U.S. Customs & FDA Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
02/21/13 US Foods Distribution Center Briefing & Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
11/28/12 National Association of Specialty Food Trade Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
07/11/12 International Builders Show Briefing - National Home Builders Association
Presentation & Photo Gallery 
05/14/12 Private Briefing: KOTRA Business Incubator Program
Presentation & Photo Gallery
02/23/12 Roundtable Discussion & Tour of Gensler
Presentation & Photo Gallery
11/29/11 USC Health Science Center Briefing & Tour
Agenda & Photo Gallery
08/31/11  Port of Long Beach Green Policy Briefing & Harbor Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
08/10/11 JPL Private Procurement Briefing & Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
05/17/11 Import Specialist BriefingII
AgendaFDA Presentation & Photo Gallery
01/26/11 Boeing C-17 Facilities Tour & Briefing
Agenda & Photo Gallery
11/16/10 Milken Institute Roundtable & Tour
Agenda & Speaker Bios 
05/28/10 RAND Corporation Roundtable Discussion & Tour
Agenda & Speaker Bios 
01/27/10 Import Briefing
Agenda & Speaker Bios
FDA PresentationFDA Import Process
ACE Overview - U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Treasury Presentation 
11/05/09 Meeting with Tim Olson, Program Manager, California Energy Commission 
09/24/09 Roundtable discussion with Dario Gomez, Director, International Trade,
Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Elga Sharpe, Chief of Protocol,
City of Los Angeles  
09/17/09 Meeting with Kevin Weeks, Director, Field Operations, Los Angeles
U.S. Customs and Border Protection  
07/22/09 Meeting with Jenny Chavez, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Office of Councilmember Janice Hahn 


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 Pakistan
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
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
Philippine Trade and Investment Center 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 Commission of Ecuador
Trade Commission of Spain Trade Queensland - The Americas
Vietnamese Trade Office in San Francisco
*List last updated 6/19/17


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




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