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:
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 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)