2018 World Trade Week Awards
As a national observance since 1935, World Trade Week has a long standing tradition of celebrating international trade and promoting its importance.
In honor of this purpose, each year World Trade Week Southern California chooses to highlight a few select companies that have done an outstanding job in promoting global trade.
EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recognizes companies in the five-county area that have demonstrated success in exporting or have provided significant export services to others over the past two years.
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AWARD
Recognizes foreign companies who have established U.S. operations in the five-county area and made significant contributions to the Southern California economy through financial investment in California companies or the establishment of local facilities.
Konoike-Pacific California, Inc.
BOB KLEIST LEADERSHIP AWARD
Recognizes and honors an organization or company that has demonstrated inspirational and visionary leadership in the development of world trade in Southern California.
Discrict Export Council of Southern California (DECSC)
STANLEY T. OLAFSON BRONZE PLAQUE AWARD
Originally presented by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in 1933, this award is one of the Chamber’s oldest and most prestigious awards. It is presented to an outstanding member of the global trade community in Southern California who has contributed to the advancement of world trade and international relations above and beyond job requirements.
Jim MacLellan, Port of Los Angeles