World Trade Week 2018

World Trade Week

For more than 90 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 dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.

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 more than 800 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.


 World Trade Week Recap Video


Explore World Trade Week

Thank You to Our 2018 WTW Committee

Additional Video From This Year's Event:


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 Last Year's Event:


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
Deloitte Mexico Tourism Board Consulate General of Mexico United Airlines Port of Los Angeles Port of Long Beach Yusen Terminals HSBC Bank DHL Pacific Harbor Line Inc. Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. Southwest Los Angeles World Airports
Silver Sponsors
Ontario International Airport Air Canada Cal State University Northridge Comerica Bank Comcast NBCUniversal Bank of America Quebec Government Office
Bronze Sponsors
Los Angeles Regional Export Council Brown & Bigelow BMW Performance School Interjet Arent Fox LLP Imperial Hotel Tokyo Ups Metro Coppersmith Global Logistics Majestic Realty Emirates Airlines VivaAerobus Japan Airlines Citizen Watch Company of America Polsinelli LLP Consulate General of Canada AeroMexico Alaska Airlines
  • 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)

  • AEG
    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) 

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