May 7, 2009 - 83rd Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast

More than 400 executives and members of the diplomatic corps celebrated the kickoff of World Trade Week at the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles. (Click on thumbnails to view larger photos)
Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, discusses the importance of international trade at the World Trade Week Kickoff breakfast.  Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative, right, speaks with World Trade Week Chair William Collier, Keesal, Young & Logan, at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast. Port of Long Beach representatives receive the Bob Kleist Leadership award at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast.
Dr. Richard Drobnick, University of Southern California, greets keynote speaker Dr. Steven Sample, president of USC, and Chamber Board Chair Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Co., at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast. Chamber Board Chair Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Co., and L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge