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

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