The Chamber's Innovation and Technology Council and Bixel Exchange partnered with FWD.us to understand what the H-1B visa is, the effects of President Trump's executive order regarding these visas, and what that means for businesses. Los Angeles Community College District board trustee Mike Eng joined the Council and moderated our panel of experts to help us understand these issues.
On May 4, more than 900 regional business executives, civic leaders and members of the diplomatic corps celebrated the 91st Annual World Trade Week (WTW) in downtown Los Angeles. Attendees heard from Former British Prime Minster Tony Blair, Mayor of L.A. Eric Garcetti and ESRI Co-founder and CEO Jack Dangermond. Award Recipients included Stanley T. Olafson Award Recipient Amb. Vilma Martinez; Export Achievement Award Winners Borla Performance Industries Inc., Cosmobeauti Labs, and UltraGlas, Inc.; as well as Bob Kleist Leadership Award Recipient Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect. 17 students were also awarded world trade educational scholarships during the ceremony.