Congressman Ed Royce to Speak at 2016 World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

February 29, 2016 10:00 am
by L.A. Area Chamber

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that this year’s World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast, to be held on May 3, will feature welcome remarks from U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton).

Serving his twelfth term in Congress, Congressman Royce represents California's 39th District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Royce is Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has served in that role since January 2013, before which he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and as a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

“We are honored that Congressman Royce will join us at this year’s 90th kickoff breakfast. As a representative of Southern California in Congress, he brings to our audience an exceptional background in foreign policy and trade. His experience as one of the nation’s premier representatives to foreign governments around the world will bring extraordinary insight and perspective to the global trade community,” said L.A. Area Chamber Senior Vice President Carlos Valderrama.

Royce is a strong advocate of a foreign policy that keeps the American homeland safe and was at the forefront of some of the most important issues facing our country, including the global threat posed by terrorism and the capacity building of foreign forces to fight terrorism, during his time as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. He was recently named one of the Most Effective Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress by the Washington Post.

For 90 years, World Trade Week has been dedicated to educating the public on the importance of global trade and its contribution to our local, state and national economy. Under the guidance of its founding sponsors – the L.A Area Chamber, Los Angeles World Airports, and the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles – the original week-long observance has now grown to more than 30 events held each year throughout the month of May in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura.

The World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE. The event, which will include feature more than 600 executives and members of the diplomatic corps, will commence the month-long celebration of world trade in Southern California.   


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

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