World Trade Week

For 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 600 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.

Explore World Trade Week

           History                                                       Sponsorship Information 

           Info Guide                                                  Awards

           Education Initiatives                                    2016 WTW Scholarship Recipients

           World Trade Week Committee                      2016 World Trade Week Program Guide 

           World Trade Week Auction                           World Trade Week Calendar                  

           Global Initiatives Events at the Chamber       

Read the 2016 White House Proclamation recognizing world trade week as a national observance.

The 90th Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast took place May 3, 2016  at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE.




Thank you to our 2016 World Trade Week Sponsors!


View ABC 7's coverage of the 2016 WTW kickoff breakfast.









Platinum Sponsors
Turkish Airlines
Gold Sponsors
East West Bank DHL Air Canada UPS Bank of America World City Consulate General of Canada Port of Los Angeles NYK Ports Boeing Los Angeles World Airports
Silver Sponsors
Comerica Bank Consulate General of the UAE Port of Long Beach Majestic Realty UCLA Extension Consulate General of Mexico Etihad Airways United Airlines Mexico Tourism Board ProMexico BNSF Railway Co.
Bronze Sponsors
Japan Airlines AeroMexico Bank of China Los Angeles Transportation Club Keesal, Young & Logan Kuehne + Nagel Inc. Ethiopian Airlines Citizen Watch Company of America Volaris BMW Performance School Alaska Airlines Interjet Brazil Business Link City Express Hoteles Imperial Hotel Tokyo Coppersmith Global Logistics
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group
    California Inland Empire District Export Council
    Centers for International Trade Development
    City National Bank
    District Export Council of Southern California 
    Evergreen Shipping
    FCL Logistics
    German American Business Association
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    International Trade Education Programs
    Japan External Trade Organization
    Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
    LEVEL Furnished Living
    Los Angeles Regional Export Council
    Pacific Crane Maintenance Company
    Port of Hueneme
    Price Transfer
    Purolator Inc.
    Weber Shandwick

  • Arent Fox LLP
    The Belmond El Encanto
    Center for International Trade and Transportation  - CSULB
    Fogo de Chao
    Hanmi Bank
    Hilton Waikiki Beach
    The Janel Group
    Pacific Palms Resort

Inbound Logistics Los Angeles Business Journal Supply Chain Brain Global Trade Magazine Long Beach Business Journal