Global Initiatives Council

Date: June 18, 2019Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber
350 S Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Jasmin Sakai-GonzalezPhone: 2135807569Email:


Join the Global Initiatives Council for an in-depth discussion on how companies can remain competitive in a global marketplace complicated by constant economic and political fluctuations.
Success in Today's Global Trade Landscape
Tuesday, June 18
9 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Program
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

During times of economic uncertainty, strong global business strategies to lower risk and mitigate the effects of regulatory changes resulting from unpredictable trade negotiations are more important than ever. 

In an era of unprecedented advances in technology, new market opportunities continue to arise as organizations gain the capability and know-how to leverage their positions and take advantage of new resources for innovative solutions. Despite the fluctuating political and economic climate, international trade volumes continue to expand, and businesses prepare for the next wave of disruption while reaping the numerous benefits of global trade. 
Please join the Global Initiatives Council to hear from global business executive Ryan Patel -- a frequent CNN, BBC and Nasdaq contributor -- as he sheds light on how businesses can not only sustain but thrive in a constantly changing and complicated global marketplace.
The Global Initiatives Council works to create employment opportunities throughout Southern California by increasing exports, imports and foreign investment for companies of all sizes, and for the communities in which they conduct business.

Special Guest:

Senior Fellow,
Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University; 
CNN contributor
Ryan Patel, a global business executive, is widely regarded as a thought-leader in global business and an expert in scaling companies and brands. His deep knowledge in economies, innovation, strategy and consumer trends has made him an expert in growing publicly traded companies and startups worldwide. He is a contributor on CNN and BBC, and has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine and WWD. 
Patel grew Pinkberry from a local shop into a global leader during his tenure as vice president of global development. He was also a key player in Wet Seal Retail Inc., Jamba Juice, BJ's Restaurants, Inc. and Panda Restaurant Group Inc. He currently serves as a trainer at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and was awarded "Executive of the Year" by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2015. He is a recipient of the U.S. Congressional Award for outstanding services to the community and is the NAAAP Southern California chapter's 2018 awardee for Business Leader of the Year. 
Follow him at @RyanPatelGlobal.
Thank you to the 
2019 Global Initiatives Council sponsors:   
Like us on Facebook Follow Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Twitter! View our profile on LinkedIn View on Instagram
For more information, contact the director for the Center for Global Trade & Foreign Investment: 
Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors