World Trade Week 2018

World Trade Week

For more than 90 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 dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.

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 more than 800 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.


 World Trade Week Recap Video


Explore World Trade Week

Thank You to Our 2018 WTW Committee

Additional Video From This Year's Event:


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 Last Year's Event:


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















World Trade Week
2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
World City Turkish Airlines
Gold Sponsors
United Airlines Southwest Deloitte Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. Mexico Tourism Board DHL Pacific Harbor Line Inc. Port of Los Angeles Consulate General of Mexico Los Angeles World Airports HSBC Bank Yusen Terminals Port of Long Beach
Silver Sponsors
Cal State University Northridge Bank of America Air Canada Comerica Bank Quebec Government Office Ontario International Airport Comcast NBCUniversal
Bronze Sponsors
Majestic Realty Coppersmith Global Logistics Metro AeroMexico BMW Performance School Imperial Hotel Tokyo Polsinelli LLP Ups VivaAerobus Interjet Brown & Bigelow Japan Airlines Citizen Watch Company of America Alaska Airlines Consulate General of Canada Arent Fox LLP Los Angeles Regional Export Council Emirates Airlines
  • California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC)
    Cal Poly Pomona - College of the Extended University
    City Express Hotels
    City National Bank
    District Export Council of Southern California
    Evergreen Shipping Agency
    FCL Logistics
    German American Business Association (GABA)
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
    International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
    Pacific Palms Conference Resort
    Price Transfer
    Roanoke Trade
    San Bernardino Airport
    State Bank of India
    The Boeing Co.
    Union Bank
    USC Gould School of Law
    West Coast Turkish American Chamber of Commerce (WECTAC)

  • AEG
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    California Short Line Railroad Association
    Center for International Trade and Transportation - CSULB
    Fogo de Chao
    Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 

Los Angeles Business Journal Inbound Logistics Long Beach Business Journal Supply Chain Brain