World Trade Week 2019

World Trade Week

For more than 92 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW actively promotes the positive aspects of international trade that are vital to a strong local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events, including the annual Kickoff in early May.

World trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber's Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with approximately 900 guests. WTW supports college and high school scholarships, high school student and career counselor workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.


Explore World Trade Week



2019 World Trade Week Promo:



Video From 2018 World Trade Week:



Laurie Tolson, chief digital officer of GE Transportation, presents the keynote speech:


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast:


Commissioner Kevin McAleenan of U.S. Customs and Border Protection participates in a special conversation:


Jim MacLellan of the Port of Los Angeles accepts the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award:


Video From World Trade Week 2017:


Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers remarks at 2017 World Trade Week:















World Trade Week
2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Turkish Airlines
Gold Sponsors
Comcast NBCUniversal Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. Consulate General of Mexico Southwest HSBC Bank Port of Los Angeles Port of Long Beach Cal State University Northridge Yusen Terminals FedEx Logistics Korean Air
Silver Sponsors
United Airlines Los Angeles World Airports Bank of America Comerica Bank Polish Investment and Trade Agency Consulate General of Canada Los Angeles Regional Export Council Brasco Enterprises Ontario International Airport Crowell & Moring LLP
Bronze Sponsors
VivaAerobus Los Angeles Community College District Coppersmith Global Logistics Imperial Hotel Tokyo Citizen Watch Company of America AeroMexico U.S. Commercial Service Arent Fox LLP City Express Hoteles Japan Airlines Fast Track Global Services Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency Alaska Airlines Air France - KLM Swag Promo Office of County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Majestic Realty
  • BBVA
    City National Bank
    CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
    District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC)
    Evergreen Shipping Agency
    ExIm20/20 Group
    German American Business Association of California, Inc. (GABA)
    Green Closet Printing
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
    Marine Exchange of Southern California
    Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
    MUFG Union Bank
    Office of Foreign Trade for the County of Riverside
    Pacific Harbor Line Railroad
    Price Transfer
    Purolator International
    Roanoke Trade
    San Bernardino International Airport
    State Bank of India
    The Boeing Co.
    USC Gould School of Law

  • The China General Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (CGCC-Los Angeles)
    Center for International Trade and Transportation - CSULB
    Fogo de Chao
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
    Pacific Palms Resort
    Quebec Government Office - Los Angeles

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