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:



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:





World Trade Week
2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Turkish Airlines
Gold Sponsors
Korean Air Southwest Consulate General of Mexico FedEx Logistics Port of Long Beach Alba Wheels Up International, Inc. HSBC Bank Comcast NBCUniversal Cal State University Northridge Port of Los Angeles Yusen Terminals
Silver Sponsors
Comerica Bank United Airlines Brasco Enterprises Los Angeles Regional Export Council Consulate General of Canada Polish Investment and Trade Agency Los Angeles World Airports Bank of America Crowell & Moring LLP Ontario International Airport
Bronze Sponsors
AeroMexico Fast Track Global Services VivaAerobus Majestic Realty Alaska Airlines Swag Promo Los Angeles Community College District Citizen Watch Company of America U.S. Commercial Service Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration Imperial Hotel Tokyo Coppersmith Global Logistics Arent Fox LLP Japan Airlines City Express Hoteles San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency Air France - KLM Office of County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
  • 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

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