Chamber Board Chair Jerry Neuman led a private roundtable with Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. Francisco Santos.
Members of the Chamberís Global Initiatives Council received an update on the implications of fintech and blockchain on global business from Edward Achtner, head of digital banking and strategic change, HSBC.
The Chamber held a joint Innovation & Technology and Government & Fiscal Affairs Council focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), slated to go into effect January 2020, with the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Privacy, Assemblymember Ed Chau.
The Council heard insights on the California Cradle-to-Career Data Insights Act from Ben Chida, Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom; Valerie Lundy-Wagner, California Competes; and Kim Pattillo Brownson, First 5 LA.
Members of the Chamberís Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group met with Dr. Paul McLachlan, Principal Data Scientist with Ericsson Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator, to receive an update on general trends in the AI and 5G sector in California.
The Chamber held a special panel discussion and reception with the World Economic Forum at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada.
During Thursdayís Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Met), the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) all discussed their investments in recycled water.
Chamber members and L.A. Cityís elected officials and policymakers joined Beacon Economics at L.A. City Hall to hear findings from the 2019 Los Angeles City Council Districts Economic Report.
Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas moderated a panel at the Mobility 21 2019 Summit, themed "Beyond the Limits," at Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The summit focused on transportation priorities and improvements to mobility in the region.
Chamber President & CEO Maria S. Salinas spoke on a panel at UCLA Anderson Forecast's 2019 economic outlook conference, "The Tech Wave: An Endless Summer in Los Angeles?"
The Chamber co-sponsored a reception on Sept. 18 with Sen. Lena Gonzalez and Education & Workforce Development Council Chair, Tamika Lang, to share why investing in early childhood benefits working parents, employers and the economy.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan from the Republic of Armenia on his inaugural visit to Los Angeles.