World Trade Week Article Archive

Southern California's World Trade Week observance is the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country.

The breakfast is designed to promote the importance of international trade, and more than 500 executives and members of the diplomatic corps attend each year. The World Trade Week Committee holds the annual breakfast to launch the 40-plus trade events in May. Past keynote speakers at the Kickoff Breakfast include Dr. Steven B. Sample, president of the University of Southern California (USC); Andy Bird, president, Walt Disney International; and Howard Shatz, economist, RAND Corporation. The annual kickoff event is held the first week of May.

A Look Back at Past Los Angeles Times Articles:

 Date aArticle
March 5, 1981 Trade Week Observance Proclaimed by Reagan
Jan. 10, 1973 Trade Week Founder, Stanley Olafson, Dies
May 21, 1967 World Trade L.A. is Doing Well
May 16, 1953 Observance of World Trade Week to Open
May 22, 1959 Bronze Plaque Awarded for World Trade Work
May 21, 1954 C of C Honors Educator for World Trade Effort
May 17, 1953 City and County Join in World Trade Week Today
May 22, 1951 World Trade Week Acclaims Port Growth
May 18, 1948 World Trade Week Gets Off to a Record Start