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


Private Tournament of the Roses Briefing

Location: Pasadena Tournament of Roses House  

June 29



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.

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



Date   Sessions

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


Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 


Private Briefing with Solar Reserve
Agenda, Bio
Presentation, Video


Private Skechers Facility Tour & Highland Fairview Luncheon


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


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


Briefing with LA BioMed
Agenda, Presentation

12/2/15   Annual Strategic Roundtable & VIP Holiday Reception  

Private Briefing with Director of Business Development, SpaceX


Global Trends in the Los Angeles Fashion Industry

6/17/15   Private Import Briefing with U.S. Customs and FDA

Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception 


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


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
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
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
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
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 
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 


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 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   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
*List last updated 3/7/16    

Investment Projects

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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