June 9, 2010

Chamber to assist Governor in showcasing California

Chamber briefed on investment opportunities in Argentina  

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The Chamber announced this week that it will be coordinating with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office to form a delegation charged with promoting California in South Korea during a fall trade mission to Asia. Gov. Schwarzenegger’s trade mission — which includes stops in China, Japan and Korea — will be used to promote California, bolster trade relations and encourage investment and with the exception of security costs, will come at zero cost to California taxpayers. "The Chamber is honored to be working with Gov. Schwarzenegger to expand international trade and investment opportunities for our state," said Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben. "Our focus will be on further exploring high-speed rail, promoting exports and travel and tourism, which will benefit all Californians." Read more.

  Chamber briefed on investment opportunities in Bicentennial Argentina

The Chamber, in partnership with the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic, welcomed ProsperAr President Dr. Beatriz Nofal, left, for a private briefing on investment opportunities in Argentina. Nofal, whose ranking is equivilant to that of the U.S. secretary of state, heads ProsperAr, which is Argentina's investment development agency. She addressed the current resources available for foreign investors in Argentina and discussed Argentina's resilient economy. "Argentina is the country most open to foreign direct investment in Latin America," said Nofal, who addressed main investment opportunities available in Argentina and the advantages and opportunities the country has to offer to international businesses. View presentation here and photo gallery.


Trade Commissioners Networking Group Corner
The Chamber's Trade Commissioners Networking Group (TCNG) toured the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica last month and met with RAND Executive Vice President Michael Rich. Rich shared RAND's role as a research institute and the organization's international influence. TCNG members were invited to provide any research opportunities and partnerships they believe their respective countries could have with RAND. View Photo Gallery.

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Small Business Awards, June 17
Join the Chamber and the U.S. Small Business Administration in honoring the Small Business Person of the Year and more on Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Richard Pink, president of Pink's Hot Dogs, Inc., is the keynote speaker. Register now.

Global Readiness - Business Leadership in the 21st Century, June 30
The Chamber's Global Initiatives Council and Small Business Council will host Dr. Laree Kiely, president and founder of the Kiely Group on Wednesday, June 30, 9-11 a.m. Kiely will address developing business skills to engage in a global mindset and effectively compete in the world-wide marketplace. Register now.

For more information on Chamber events, visit lachamber.com/events.

ITAR Export Compliance Training, June 10
Where: El Camino College Center for International Trade Development, Hawthorne, CA
Register: Darling Garcia, 310.973.3148 or dagarcia@elcamino.edu
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The Golden Triangle: A Cooperative Effort between the U.S., Mexico, China, June 22

Where: Omni Hotel Los Angeles
Register: Marlen Marroquin, 310.586.7901
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Connecting Women to Power, June 24
Where: American Jewish University, Bel Air, California
Register: Caifornia State Board of Equalization
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VITA Global Networking Breakfast: "Export Regulations and Compliance", July 21

Where: Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, CA
Register: Darcy Winters, dwinters@economicalliance.org
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3rd Annual India Conference, July 29
Where: Edison CTA Center, Irwindale, CA
Register: seminars@quantaco.com
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To submit an event or for more information on any of the information in this newsletter, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, 213.580.7569 or jgonzalez@lachamber.com.


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