Chamber members enjoyed an evening of fun and networking while tapping into new connections within the Chamber membership and partnering organizations. This Business After Hours event was held for the first time at The Autry Museum of the American West.
Friday's celebration of global trade included remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a keynote speech by Laurie Tolson, chief digital officer of GE Transportation, and a special conversation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan about the agency's initiatives in enhancing the region's global competitiveness and the impact of e-commerce. Congratulations to our award recipients, which include Jim MacLellan, director of trade development at the Port of Los Angeles, with the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, and 13 high school and college student scholarship awardees!
Chamber members enjoyed an evening of fun and networking while tapping into new connections within the Chamber membership and partnering organizations. This Business After Hours event was held for the first time at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Members of the Global Initiatives Council heard from Chamber Board member Humphrey Ho, managing partner of Hylink USA, who provided an overview of the e-commerce market in China and examined the opportunities and lessons that can be learned from their immense market successes.
The Chamber's Diplomatic & Commercial Officers group were briefed by specialists from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as both agencies provided an update on current U.S. import regulations and licensing requirements.
The ABE-LA Teacher Appreciation Brunch was an opportunity to express gratitude to the 270 teachers who participate in the Amgen Biotechnology Experience, Greater Los Angeles (ABE-LA) and make science matter for thousands of students across Los Angeles. ABE-LA is an innovative, science education program that introduces secondary school students to the excitement of scientific discovery by bringing real-world science labs into the classroom. It also provides teachers implementing the program with industry driven professional development.