World Trade Week 2019

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.


Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award
Dr. Jerrold D. Green, Pacific Council on International Policy

Export Achievement Award
DimEye Corp.
Frazier Aviation

Foreign Direct Investment Award Award
California Steel Industries, Inc.
Turkish Airlines

Bob Kleist Leadership Award
International Visitors Council of Los Angeles

World Trade Week Recap Video


Explore World Trade Week


Thank You to Our 2019 WTW Committee


Video from 2019 World Trade Week:



L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti shares a special welcome message at the 2019 WTW Kickoff Breakfast:


Udo Lange, CEO of FedEx Trade Networks Transportation & Brokerage, presents the keynote speech:

2019 Export Achievement Award recipient - DimEye Corp.:

2019 Export Achievement Award recipient - Frazier Aviation:

2019 Foreign Direct Investment Award recipient - California Steel Industries, Inc.:

2019 Bob Kleist Leadership Award recipient - International Visitors Council of Los Angeles:





World Trade Week
2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Turkish Airlines
Gold Sponsors
FedEx Logistics Consulate General of Mexico Yusen Terminals Korean Air Port of Los Angeles Cal State University Northridge HSBC Bank Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. Port of Long Beach Southwest Comcast NBCUniversal
Silver Sponsors
Bank of America Polish Investment and Trade Agency United Airlines Ontario International Airport Consulate General of Canada Comerica Bank Los Angeles World Airports Crowell & Moring LLP Los Angeles Regional Export Council Brasco Enterprises
Bronze Sponsors
City Express Hoteles VivaAerobus Air France - KLM Fast Track Global Services Coppersmith Global Logistics San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency Alaska Airlines Majestic Realty Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration U.S. Commercial Service Citizen Watch Company of America Swag Promo AeroMexico Office of County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Japan Airlines Arent Fox LLP Los Angeles Community College District Imperial Hotel Tokyo
  • BBVA
    City National Bank
    CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
    District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC)
    Evergreen Shipping Agency
    ExIm20/20 Group
    German American Business Association of California, Inc. (GABA)
    Green Closet Printing
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
    Marine Exchange of Southern California
    Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
    MUFG Union Bank
    Office of Foreign Trade for the County of Riverside
    Pacific Harbor Line Railroad
    Price Transfer
    Purolator International
    Roanoke Trade
    San Bernardino International Airport
    State Bank of India
    The Boeing Co.
    USC Gould School of Law

  • The China General Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (CGCC-Los Angeles)
    Center for International Trade and Transportation - CSULB
    Fogo de Chao
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
    Pacific Palms Resort
    Quebec Government Office - Los Angeles

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