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.
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Video From 2018 World Trade Week:
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:
BBVA CIEDEC City National Bank District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC) ExIm20/20 Group EXP FCL German American Business Association of California, Inc. (GABA) Green Closet Printing Hong Kong Trade Development Center (HKTDC) Marine Exchange of Southern California 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 Hitachi, Ltd. KOTRA Pacific Palms Resort