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



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 World City
Gold Sponsors
Cal State University Northridge Port of Long Beach Comcast NBCUniversal Korean Air Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. FedEx Logistics HSBC Bank Southwest Yusen Terminals Port of Los Angeles
Silver Sponsors
Los Angeles Regional Export Council Polish Investment and Trade Agency Los Angeles World Airports Consulate General of Canada Crowell & Moring LLP Bank of America Comerica Bank United Airlines
Bronze Sponsors
Citizen Watch Company of America Brasco Enterprises Los Angeles Community College District Imperial Hotel Tokyo Majestic Realty Arent Fox LLP San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration Alaska Airlines Coppersmith Global Logistics Swag Promo
  • BBVA
    City National Bank
    District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC)
    ExIm20/20 Group
    German American Business Association of California, Inc. (GABA)
    Green Closet Printing
    Hong Kong Trade Development Center (HKTDC)
    Marine Exchange of Southern California
    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
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    Pacific Palms Resort

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