Inside Global Trade: Creating Jobs Through Exports at The Americas Business Forum

October 2013 - in this issue...

Creating Jobs Through Exports

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Trade news from around the world
Once a month, the L.A. Area Chamber produces an email brief that includes trade news from around the world. The brief is a Global Trades Council exclusive email benefit that is later published online. Read more.
Chamber Empowers Businesses to Create Jobs Through Exports at the Fifth Annual Americas Business Forum

In late September,  L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, welcomed more than 250 business leaders to the Chamber's Fifth Annual Americas Business Forum at the University of California, Los Angeles. "The Americas Business Forum is not just about connections but results. There is nothing like meeting face to face with people and building those relationships," said Mayor Garcetti. "L.A. seeks to be the most prominent hub and is brimming with opportunity.  As mayor I will have a laser like focus on trade and jobs ... and together we will be stronger." The two-day event provided manufacturers and exporters the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and other developing markets in Latin America. Approximately 240 business meetings took place with U.S. Senior Commercial Officers to identify export sales opportunities. Read more and view the photo gallery. Contact Carlos Valderrama, 213.580.7570. (Photo by ImageActive)

Update on the City's International Trade Initiatives at Global Initiatives Council, Oct. 16
Join the Global Initiatives Council on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9-10:30 a.m. as we hear from Stephen Cheung, director of International Trade for the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, for an update on the mayor's plans for international trade, including goals and strategies, synergy of international trade between City Hall/Port/Airports and upcoming trade missions. Register now or contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, 213.580.7569.
Upcoming Session
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8:30-9 a.m.
Trade Commissioner Networking Group (TCNG) participants are invited to join us for a private meet & greet with Stephen Cheung, director of International Trade, Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Cheung's responsibilities include the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports, and international trade Initiatives for the City. This private meeting is open to TCNG members only. Please note the meeting will be held immediately prior to the Global Initiatives Council meeting. RSVP now
Mayor Garcetti announces leadership change at Port of Los Angeles
Harbor Department General Manager Dr.Geraldine Knatz announced she will be retiring at the end of the year. City Engineer Gary Lee Moore will serve as acting general manager until a permanent one is appointed. Nearly 900,000 regional jobs, and nearly 3 million jobs nationwide, are related to trade at the Port of Los Angeles, which comprises 7,500 acres and 43 miles of waterfront. Knatz will continue to work at the Port of Los Angeles through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition. Chief Deputy City Engineer Deborah Weintraub will serve as the Interim Chief City Engineer.

4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit Malaysia, Oct. 11-12




28th Trade Expo Indonesia, Oct. 16-20


Brazil's Opportunities in Innovation, Oct. 17

Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2013, Oct. 29


WIT-LA Global Trade Awards Gala, Oct. 30

To submit an event or for more information on any of the information in this newsletter, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez213.580.7569.
The Chamber is proud to be a partner of California STEP. The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for
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