Nearly 30 members of the Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group participated in a private roundtable this week to establish program priorities for 2020 and discuss potential areas of collaboration.
The Chamber, in partnership with the Brazil California Chamber and Brazilian National Confederation of Industries (CNI), hosted the Governor of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, João Doria Júnior, this week for a discussion focused on trade, investment and the state's economic outlook and privatization objectives, specifically targeting assets and special projects in infrastructure, transportation, education, sustainability, ag-tech, entertainment and tourism.
On Nov. 20, Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) held their annual Visionaries Awards. SCLN annually presents awards to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership achievement and celebrates those whose vision has inspired action, collaboration and positive outcomes.
Bud Colligan, Senior Adviser for International Affairs and Trade at the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, addressed members of the Chamber's Global Initiatives Council this week to provide an update on California's strategy to expand international trade and investment opportunities.
L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby and Deputy Fire Chief Jon O'Brien joined the Government & Fiscal Affairs Council to present the challenges the department faces as wildfires continue to become more prevalent in Southern California and the number of calls for services steadily increases.
On. Nov. 13, Bixel Exchange hosted their L.A. Tech Founders x Talent Coworking Day at General Assembly DTLA to highlight wins over the last year and share insights on creating a more diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem in Los Angeles.
The Honorable Senator María Elena Durazo (SD 24) joined the Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Council Friday morning to discuss her vision of education in the state.
To kick off the season of giving, community and friendship, the Chamber held a special Business After Hours Mixer, collecting canned goods for the L.A. Food Bank.
The Chamber, in partnership with Fast Track Global Services (FTGS), the U.S. Commercial Service and District Export Council of Southern California, was joined by local exporters and manufacturers this week to receive key updates and information on export documentation solutions from industry experts.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Center for Education Excellence & Talent Development (UNITE-LA) co-facilitated a discussion on regional talent development at the eighth annual California Economic Summit in Fresno, CA.
The Chamber and guests met with leaders from the public and private sector for the sixth annual State of L.A. Infrastructure. The half-day summit featured leaders throughout the region to focus upon smart cities, resilient infrastructure and the strategies that Los Angeles will need to employ to be prepared.
His Excellency Thani Thongphakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to the U.S, visited the Chamber to meet with President & CEO Maria S. Salinas and Board Chair Jerry Neuman to discuss Thailand's economic policies and trade and investment opportunities in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), ACMES and ASEAN countries.