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.
The 90th Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast is scheduled for May 3, 2016 at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE.
Registration is open!
VIEW THE 2016 WORLD TRADE WEEK PROGRAM GUIDE
Alan F. Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
Alan F. Horn oversees worldwide operations for The Walt Disney Studios including production, distribution and marketing for live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. He also oversees Disney’s music and theatrical groups.
A prominent figure in the film and television industry
for four decades, Horn has overseen creative executive teams responsible for some of the world’s most successful entertainment properties including the Harry Potter film franchise, the hit television series Seinfeld and most recently, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Emcee David Ono, Co-anchor ABC 7, Eyewitness News
U.S. Representative Ed Royce
House of Foreign Affairs Committee
Hon. Eric Garcetti
City of Los Angeles
Attend our World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast on Tuesday, May 3 for a chance to bid on silent auction items, including roundtrip packages to Japan, Abu Dhabi and the Grenadines islands. Portions of the proceeds will fund educational programs for high school and college students who seek to pursue a career in international trade.
- Japan: Don’t miss this opportunity to visit beautiful Japan.
- Abu Dhabi: Breath-taking luxury awaits you in Abu Dhabi.
- Grenadines Islands: Unwind and relax on the tranquil Grenadines Islands
CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LIST OF AUCTION ITEMS!
Stanley T. Olafson Award
The Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the international trade community, will be presented to an outstanding member of the world trade community in Southern California who has contributed to the advancement of world trade.
This year, a tie has occurred. Both Fred Latuperissa, director of Southern California’s Inland Empire Office for the United States Department of Commerce (USDOC), and Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association (CFA), will jointly be awarded the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award.
Fred Latuperissa, Director, Southern California’s Inland Empire Office, USDOC
Ilse Metchek, President, CFA
Read the press release
announcing Fred Latuperissa and Ilse Metchek as joint recipients of 2016 Stanley T. Olafson Award!
CORPORATE TABLES AVAILABLE
Purchase your table of 10 now | Price: $650
- Invite your clients to enjoy one of the premier international events in the region.
- Enjoy great networking opportunities with international companies, members of the Los Angeles Consular Corps and key international trade organizations.
For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez at 213.580.7569.