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, dedicating 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 Chamberís Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with nearly 800 guests.
A World Trade Week educational program was held at the Flight Path Museum to discuss careers in international trade. Hosted by the WTW Education Committee, in partnership with LAWA, speakers included representatives from LAWA, FAA and U.S. Customs & Border Protection, who briefed students on selecting a career in this field and necessary skills.
ACCESS Washington D.C. delegation is a bipartisan group of business and civic leaders who are working together to create a bold future for L.A. and the nation by advocating on behalf of the relevant issues.
Held at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live, it is recognized as the premier business and civic leadership event in L.A. The Inaugural Dinner celebrated the installation of 2016 Chair of the Board, Thomas S. Sayles, University of Southern California. Throughout the evening, the Chamber recognized outstanding leadership in the community by presenting the prestigious Civic Medal of Honor to Antonia Hernandez; the Distinguished Business Leader award to Peter Lowy, Co- CEO, Westfield Corporation, Inc. and the Corporate Leadership Award to AECOM.
The annual Taste of the Chamber is an evening of networking with hundreds of area business professionals while enjoying complimentary hors díoeuvres from local Chamber member restaurant and caterers.
Business and community leaders exchange ideas, resources and a sense of responsibility for our schools during the Chamber's annual Principal for a Day.
ACCESS L.A. City Hall is the L.A. Area Chamberís annual advocacy event aimed at building stronger partnerships between L.A. City Hall and local businesses.
Luc Robitaille, Stanley Cup champion and president of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings, discusses his successful hockey career and transition to the business world.
Presented by City National Bank, the Southern California Leadership Network hosted a reception and conversation with Los Angeles County Sheriff & SCLN Board Member Jim McDonnell.
A convening of regional civic, business, education, and workforce development leaders to develop a shared agenda for a sustained, system-wide focus on closing the skill gap and developing a robust talent pool. The event highlighted exemplary leaders, practices and effective solutions to addressing workforce challenges in the region's key industry sectors.
Executive level networking with the Chamber's top investing companies that included a dockside reception and sunset cruise on the harbor in Marina Del Rey.
Presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration, the luncheon recognizes the Small Business Person of the Year and Champions in different categories. Winners epitomize the true meaning of entrepreneurship. Despite significant risk, they have achieved substantial commercial success and are very active in community service.