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World Trade Week

For more than 92 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW actively promotes the positive aspects of international trade that are vital to a strong local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events, including the annual Kickoff in early May.

World trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber's Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with approximately 900 guests. WTW supports college and high school scholarships, high school student and career counselor workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.


SAVE THE DATE: MAY 2, 2019

93rd Annual Kickoff Breakfast
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

The Chamber kicks off the start of each year's celebration by bringing together business executives, leaders of trade organizations and members of the diplomatic corps for the WTW Kickoff Breakfast. The event, which attracts 900 participants, opens with an exhibit featuring award winners, sponsors and country representatives, and continues with a scholarship ceremony, a silent auction, a dynamic keynote address and the presentation of several awards.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

Past Kickoff Keynote Speakers

Laurie Tolson | 2018
Chief Technology Officer
GE Transportation

 

Rt. Hon. Tony Blair | 2017
Former Prime Minister
Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alan Horn | 2016
Chairman
The Walt Disney Studios

 

Bret Johnson | 2015
Chief Financial Officer
SpaceX

 

Special Guests

Governor Jerry Brown
State of California

Maria Contreras-Sweet
Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Mayor Eric Garcetti
City of Los Angeles

Commissioner Kevin McAleenan
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

U.S. Representative Ed Royce
Chairman
House Foreign Affairs Committee

 

Explore World Trade Week

 


 

Video From 2018 World Trade Week:

Recap:

 

Laurie Tolson, chief digital officer of GE Transportation, presents the keynote speech:

 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast:

 

Commissioner Kevin McAleenan of U.S. Customs and Border Protection participates in a special conversation:

 

Jim MacLellan of the Port of Los Angeles accepts the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award:

 


Video From World Trade Week 2017:

 

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers remarks at 2017 World Trade Week:

 

 

   

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Trade Week
2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Turkish Airlines World City
Gold Sponsors
Southwest Mexico Tourism Board Pacific Harbor Line Inc. Deloitte Port of Los Angeles DHL HSBC Bank Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. Los Angeles World Airports Port of Long Beach Consulate General of Mexico Yusen Terminals United Airlines
Silver Sponsors
Ontario International Airport Comerica Bank Bank of America Cal State University Northridge Quebec Government Office Comcast NBCUniversal Air Canada
Bronze Sponsors
VivaAerobus Polsinelli LLP Arent Fox LLP BMW Performance School Los Angeles Regional Export Council Metro Alaska Airlines Ups Coppersmith Global Logistics Interjet Japan Airlines Imperial Hotel Tokyo Citizen Watch Company of America Majestic Realty AeroMexico Brown & Bigelow Emirates Airlines Consulate General of Canada
Patrons
  • California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC)
    Cal Poly Pomona - College of the Extended University
    City Express Hotels
    City National Bank
    District Export Council of Southern California
    Evergreen Shipping Agency
    FCL Logistics
    German American Business Association (GABA)
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
    International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
    Pacific Palms Conference Resort
    Price Transfer
    Roanoke Trade
    San Bernardino Airport
    State Bank of India
    The Boeing Co.
    Union Bank
    USC Gould School of Law
    West Coast Turkish American Chamber of Commerce (WECTAC)

Supporters
  • AEG
    Antea®Group
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    California Short Line Railroad Association
    Center for International Trade and Transportation - CSULB
    Fogo de Chao
    Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 

Media
Los Angeles Business Journal Long Beach Business Journal Supply Chain Brain Inbound Logistics