Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce I March 2017

91st Annual World Trade Week Celebration Kicks Off May 4kickoff
Join more than 800 business executives, members of the diplomatic corps and elected officials from all over Southern California on May 4 for one of the biggest celebrations of international trade in the nation. The program will feature Jack Dangermond, president of ESRIcreators of the most powerful mapping and spacial analytics software. Dangermond's presentation will cover the five geographic information system (GIS) trends changing the world.
For 91 years, World Trade Week (WTW) has been dedicated to educating the public on the importance of global trade and its contribution to our local, state and national economy. Corporate tables are available to host your clients. RSVP NOW.
Under the guidance of its founding sponsors, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles World Airports, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, 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. LEARN MORE.
LARExC sponsors first ever California Pavilion at the Australian International Airshow
The Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC), in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service in Los Angeles, organized the first ever California Pavilion at the Australian International Airshow. Seven small- to medium-sized aerospace and defense companies exhibited in the pavilion. The photo above includes company representatives and U.S. Embassy staff.

LARExC is an affiliate program with the L.A. Area Chamber.
Members receive update on U.S. Chamber trade policy recommendations

Nearly 80 members of the Chamber's Global Initiatives Council convened this week to hear from John Murphy, senior vice president of International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Murphy provided an overview of the U.S. Chamber's trade policy recommendations under the new administration and what to expect of the new president and Congress. The council also welcomed 2017 Council Chair Lisa Greer Quateman, principal, Polsinelli LLP. Eleven countries were represented by their attending consul generals and trade officers. See the PHOTOS and VIDEO.
Chamber co-hosts the 2017 Latin America Business Conference

On March 3, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Latin American Business Association (LABA) and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2017 Latin American Business Conference. Senior experienced and influential private and public sector leaders, across multiple industries and disciplines, provided practical overviews of the region and panel discussions that explored the relationship between Latin America and the Los Angeles region. Some of the topics included: "Latin America: A Rising Star on the Global Media and Entertainment Stage," "Innovative Strategies to Reignite the Region's Growth" and "The Region's Economic Landscape and Importance of Sustainable and Inclusive Growth." Conference sponsors included Chamber members City National Bank and the Port of Los Angeles.
California Energy Briefing, April 4
Members of the Diplomatic & Commerical Officers Group are invited to the first private briefing of the year at the La Kretz Innovation Campus on Tuesday, April 4, from 8:30-11 a.m. We will take an in-depth look at California's energy sector, including state partnerships and MOU's, as well as the latest climate change and cleantech initiatives. 
Speakers will include Robert Weisenmiller, chair of the California Energy Commission, Kevin Randolph, vice president of International at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and an invited representative from the California Environmental Protection Agency. RSVP HERE.
For Members of the Chamber's Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group only.
Last chance to apply for WTW business awards and scholarship nominations
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the World Trade Week Committee are seeking nominations for a series of prestigious international trade awards that will be presented at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. Categories include Export Achievement, Foreign Direct Investment and the prestigious Stanley T. Olafson Award.
The WTW Education Committee is seeking applications for student scholarships that are available to high school and college students. Please encourage potential candidates in your network to take advantage of these scholarship opportunities!
Showcase your company at the largest celebration of trade in the nation

WTW sponsors have the unique opportunity to integrate marketing and charitable goals by supporting international trade educational programs and scholarships, while also gaining recognition throughout the year. Hear how WTW scholarships have impacted past student recipients. LEARN MORE.
Exploring Dubai - The Next Business Frontier, March 13
Join the Dubai Investment Development Agency and Dubai FDI to learn about the innovation-driven economy of Dubai. Topics will include: an overview of the top 10 major innovation pillars of Dubai; Dubai as a platform to enhance business growth in the region; Dubai's investment climate and leading sectors for U.S. export and investment; and how to use international diversification and partnerships to grow your company and increase your exports. REGISTRATION FULL.
California, the Pacific Rim and Trade in the New Administration, March 15
Join the Council to hear from Kevin Klowden, executive director of the Milken Institute's California Center. He will discuss the impacts of the U.S. no longer engaging with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and possible trade ramifications with Asia and Latin America. Klowden will also provide an overview of California's comparative advantage on trade with the Pacific Rim. REGISTER NOW.
The U.S. and Canada: An Indispensable Trade Relationship
Canada is the top U.S. export market, and our two-way trade supports nine million American jobs. We do $670 billion in bilateral goods and services trade annually. Nearly $2 billion in trade crosses our shared border every day. 
We are much more than just buyers and sellers of one another's products. We make things together. Our supply chains across automotive, IT, energy and other critical sectors are highly integrated and efficiently produce goods and services. This helps us cut costs and makes our firms more efficient. And our highly trained and integrated workforces collaborate daily to produce the best products and services in the world. 
It is no exaggeration to say that the U.S.-Canada relationship has never been stronger than it is today. Our relationship has helped establish North America as the world's most competitive economic region. And we aim to keep it that way. Read more from Thomas J. Donohue.

SoCal Aerospace Expo | March 8-10
Source British | March 13-14
Sell to the Middle East | March 28- April 1

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