Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group

Southern California relies on the global economy. The Chamber works to advance global trade in the region and help local businesses build international relationships and expand global reach.

The Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group provides the infrastructure and venue where members of the consul corp. and trade offices can develop their own trade strategies and programs as they perform their professional responsibilities. To date over thirty countries are represented in the initiative.

Read the 2017 Welcome Message from Chair Hon. Hans Jörg Neumann, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles


 NEXT MEETING:      

Private Tournament of the Roses Briefing

Location: Pasadena Tournament of Roses House  

June 29


 

RECAP OF APRIL MEETING:

On April 4, more than 50 Members of the Diplomatic and Commercial Officers group convened for private briefing at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) Kretz Innovation campus to receive an update on California's energy sector, including state partnerships and the latest climate change and clean tech initiatives. Speakers included Chair of the California Energy Commission Robert Weisenmiller, Vice President of International at LACI Kevin Randolph, and Exec. Officer of the California Air Resources Board Richard Corey.

Presentations:
A Closer Look at California's Energy Market & Regulations
California's Air Quality and Climate Efforts
Building a World-Class Green Economy

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:


Date   Sessions
2017      
04/04/17  

California Energy Briefing 
Agenda
A Closer Look at California's Energy Market & Regulations
California's Air Quality and Climate Efforts
Building a World-Class Green Economy

 
2016      
12/05/16  

Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 
Agenda

 
10/17/16  

Private Briefing with Solar Reserve
Agenda, Bio
Presentation, Video

 
9/22/16  

Private Skechers Facility Tour & Highland Fairview Luncheon
Presentation

 
9/9/16  

Goods Movement & Infrastructure Briefing
Agenda
Alameda Corridor Fact Sheet
Port of Los Angeles Overview
Environmental Programs at the Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect

 
8/3/16  

Economic Development Round table with the Five Counties
Agenda, Bios
World Trade Center Los Angeles Presentation
County of Riverside Economic Dev. Agency
San Bernardino County Economic Dev. Agency
Ventura County Small Business Dev. Agency
Orange County Business Council Information

 
3/9/16  

Briefing with LA BioMed
Agenda, Presentation

 
2015      
12/2/15   Annual Strategic Roundtable & VIP Holiday Reception  
11/10/15  

Private Briefing with Director of Business Development, SpaceX

 
9/29/15  

Global Trends in the Los Angeles Fashion Industry

 
6/17/15   Private Import Briefing with U.S. Customs and FDA
AgendaPresentation
 
2014      
12/3/14  

Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 

 
11/12/14  

Private Briefing: Silicon Beach & the L.A. Tech Scene
Agenda, Presentation

 
10/01/14  

Private Briefing with Beacon Economics LLC
Agenda, Presentation

07/23/14   Private Briefing & Tour of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
AgendaInternational Programs Video
03/13/14   Private Briefing and Tour of the L.A. CleanTech Incubator Program
2013    
12/05/13   Annual Strategic Planning Session & Holiday Reception
11/13/13   Private Roundtable Discussion with Deputy Director of Int'l Affairs & Business Development for the Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development (GOBIZ)
10/16/13   Private Meet & Greet with Director of International Trade for the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti 
08/05/13   Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
03/14/13   U.S. Customs & FDA Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
02/21/13   US Foods Distribution Center Briefing & Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
2012    
11/28/12   National Association of Specialty Food Trade Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
07/11/12   International Builders Show Briefing - National Home Builders Association
Presentation & Photo Gallery 
05/14/12   Private Briefing: KOTRA Business Incubator Program
Presentation & Photo Gallery
02/23/12   Roundtable Discussion & Tour of Gensler
Presentation & Photo Gallery
2011    
11/29/11   USC Health Science Center Briefing & Tour
Agenda & Photo Gallery
08/31/11    Port of Long Beach Green Policy Briefing & Harbor Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
08/10/11   JPL Private Procurement Briefing & Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
05/17/11   Import Specialist Briefing
AgendaFDA Presentation & Photo Gallery
01/26/11   Boeing C-17 Facilities Tour & Briefing
Agenda & Photo Gallery
2010    
11/16/10   Milken Institute Roundtable & Tour
Agenda & Speaker Bios 
05/28/10   RAND Corporation Roundtable Discussion & Tour
Agenda & Speaker Bios 
01/27/10   Import Briefing
Agenda & Speaker Bios
FDA PresentationFDA Import Process
ACE Overview - U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Treasury Presentation 
2009    
11/05/09   Meeting with Tim Olson, Program Manager, California Energy Commission 
09/24/09   Roundtable discussion with Dario Gomez, Director, International Trade,
Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Elga Sharpe, Chief of Protocol,
City of Los Angeles  
09/17/09   Meeting with Kevin Weeks, Director, Field Operations, Los Angeles
U.S. Customs and Border Protection  
07/22/09   Meeting with Jenny Chavez, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Office of Councilmember Janice Hahn 
       

CURRENT MEMBERS


British Consulate General - UK Trade & Investment   Chilean Trade Commission (ProChile)
Consulate General of Angola   Consulate General of Argentina
Consulate General of Australia   Consulate General of Bangladesh
Consulate General of Brazil   Consulate General of Bulgaria
Consulate General of Canada   Consulate General of Egypt
Consulate General of Ethiopia   Consulate General of Finland
Consulate General of Germany   Consulate General of Hungary
Consulate General of Japan   Consulate General of Kenya
Consulate General of Malaysia   Consulate General of New Zealand
Consulate General of Mauritius    Consulate General of Pakistan
Consulate General of Paraguay   Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
Consulate General of Switzerland   Consulate General of Turkey
Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates   Fiji Trade Commission - The Americas
Flanders Investment and Trade   Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Indonesian Trade Promotion Center   Italian Trade Commission Los Angeles Office
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)   Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
North American Rep Office of Shenzhen   Philippine Trade & Investment Center
Philippine Trade and Investment Center   ProMexico
South African Consulate General   Sri Lanka Consulate General 
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Los Angeles (Economic Division)   Thai Trade Center Los Angeles
Trade and Investment Promotion Office of Peru   Trade Commission of Ecuador
Trade Commission of Spain   Trade Queensland - The Americas
Vietnamese Trade Office in San Francisco    
     
*List last updated 6/19/17    

Investment Projects

Consulate General of Mauritius 
Invitation for Bids - Procurement of Global Consultancy Services for the Proposed New Building for Forensic Science Laboratory at La Vigie

Invitation for Bids - Selection of Trainer for Training of Operators

Invitation for Bids - Annual Supply of Erythropoietin Short Acting and Long Acting Tender

Consulate General of Egypt
Solar Power Request for EOI

Invitation for EOI for an Egyptian Power Plant Tender

Invitation for Expression of Interest, EOI

Consulate General of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Support to Development of Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park Project

Procurement notice from  Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority to develop an economic zone under Design, build, finance, own, operate and Transfer (DBFOOT) model

Consulate General of Ethiopia
Investment Guide to Ethiopia

   

 

   
*List last updated 12/6/2016    
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