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L.A. Area Chamber and the Office of the Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State, Host Foreign Ambassadors for Experience America Trip

Nearly 50 ambassadors representing countries spanning five continents met with business leaders in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the office of the chief of protocol, U.S. Department of State, hosted nearly 50 representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps today in downtown Los Angeles. 

The delegation, led by U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall, is visiting Los Angeles as part of the Office of the Chief of Protocol’s Experience America trip, which has taken the diplomatic corps to several cities and states across the United States. The Business Leaders Breakfast this morning is just one event of many that the nearly 50 ambassadors will be attending during their time in Los Angeles, Feb. 28-March 2.

The breakfast focused on encouraging business investment and trade, provided a forum for dialogue, and created opportunities for interchange between chiefs of diplomatic missions and Los Angeles business leaders in a wide array of fields.

“We are honored to host so many of the world’s ambassadors,” said L.A. Area Chamber Senior Vice President Carlos Valderrama. “Meeting with nearly 50 ambassadors from around the world is a great opportunity for our business leaders in Los Angeles. We hope that new international partnerships will begin and grow as a result of this meeting.”

The L.A. Area Chamber is committed to fostering strong international relationships and partnerships.




The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit