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Global Initiatives

Southern California relies on the global economy. The Chamber works to advance global trade in the region and help local businesses build international relationships and expand global reach.


The Diplomatic & Commercial Officers Group provides the infrastructure and venue where members of the consul corp. and trade offices can develop their own trade strategies and programs as they perform their professional responsibilities.

Read the 2015 Welcome Message from Chair Sachiko Yoshimura, Chief Executive Director, JETRO LosAngeles 

NEXT MEETING           

Annual Strategic Roundtable
Omni Los Angeles Hotel
Wednesday, December 2nd
4:30-5:30 p.m.


Date   Meeting 

Private Roundtable with SpaceX

09/29/15   Private Fashion Association Briefing
Agenda, Presentation

Private Los Angeles Film Briefing
Agenda, Presentation

06/17/15   Private Import Briefing with U.S. Customs and FDA
Agenda, Presentation
12/03/14   Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception   

Private Briefing: Silicon Beach & the L.A. Tech Scene
Agenda, Presentation


Private Briefing with Beacon Economics LLC
Agenda, Presentation

07/23/14   Private Briefing & Tour of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
AgendaInternational Programs Video
03/13/14   Private Briefing and Tour of the L.A. CleanTech Incubator Program
12/05/13   Annual Strategic Planning Session & VIP Holiday Reception
11/13/13   Private Roundtable Discussion with Deputy Director of Int'l Affairs & Business Development for the Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development (GOBIZ)
10/16/13   Private Meet & Greet with Director of International Trade for the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti 
08/05/13   Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
03/14/13   U.S. Customs & FDA Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
02/21/13   US Foods Distribution Center Briefing & Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
11/28/12   National Association of Specialty Food Trade Briefing
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
07/11/12   International Builders Show Briefing - National Home Builders Association
Presentation & Photo Gallery 
05/14/12   Private Briefing: KOTRA Business Incubator Program
Presentation & Photo Gallery
02/23/12   Roundtable Discussion & Tour of Gensler
Presentation & Photo Gallery
11/29/11   USC Health Science Center Briefing & Tour
Agenda & Photo Gallery
08/31/11    Port of Long Beach Green Policy Briefing & Harbor Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
08/10/11   JPL Private Procurement Briefing & Tour
AgendaPresentation & Photo Gallery
05/17/11   Import Specialist Briefing
AgendaFDA Presentation & Photo Gallery
01/26/11   Boeing C-17 Facilities Tour & Briefing
Agenda & Photo Gallery
11/16/10   Milken Institute Roundtable & Tour
Agenda & Speaker Bios 
05/28/10   RAND Corporation Roundtable Discussion & Tour
Agenda & Speaker Bios 
01/27/10   Import Briefing
Agenda & Speaker Bios
FDA PresentationFDA Import Process
ACE Overview - U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Treasury Presentation 
11/05/09   Meeting with Tim Olson, Program Manager, California Energy Commission 
09/24/09   Roundtable discussion with Dario Gomez, Director, International Trade,
Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Elga Sharpe, Chief of Protocol,
City of Los Angeles  
09/17/09   Meeting with Kevin Weeks, Director, Field Operations, Los Angeles
U.S. Customs and Border Protection  
07/22/09   Meeting with Jenny Chavez, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Office of Councilmember Janice Hahn 


Consulate General of Argentina   Consulate General of Bangladesh
Consulate General of Brazil   Consulate General of Bulgaria
Consulate General of Canada   Consulate General of Ethiopia
Consulate General of Finland    
Consulate General of Japan   Consulate General of Malaysia
Consulate General of New Zealand   Consulate General of Pakistan
Consulate General of Paraguay    
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China   Consulate General of Spain
Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles   Consulate General of Turkey
Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates   Flanders Investment and Trade
Hong Kong Trade Development Council   Indonesian Trade Promotion Center
Italian Trade Commission Los Angeles Office   Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)   North American Rep Office of Shenzhen
Philippine Consulate General-Los Angeles   ProChile - Chilean Trade Commission
ProMexico   South African Consulate
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Los Angeles (Economic Division)   Trade Commission of Ecuador
Trade Commission of Spain   Trade and Investment Office of Peru 
Trade Queensland - The Americas   UK Trade and Investment
*List last updated  7.9.15    

Investment Projects

Consulate General of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority Support to Development of Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park Project

Procurement notice from  Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority to develop an economic zone under Design, build, finance, own, operate and Transfer (DBFOOT) model

Consulate General of Ethiopia
Investment Guide to Ethiopia



*List last updated 12/3/2014