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It is my honor to serve as the Chairman of the 90th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce World Trade Week (WTW), and continue the rich history and tradition of recognizing global trade.

This year’s theme, Global Synergies & Innovation, embodies this history and tradition through synergy with an eye on the future that is innovation. The annual WTW celebration is a constant and powerful reminder that global trade is a critical element in the economic development of any country, region or city. WTW encourages executives to re-evaluate and in most cases adjust their business strategies in the current domestic and international economic situation to enable them to be more competitive in the global arena.   WTW also places great importance on the next generation of global entrepreneurs through college and high school scholarships and annual educational workshops.

In my current roles as a Boeing executive at the Satellite Development Center in El Segundo and as a Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner for the Port of Los Angeles, I have been provided with a unique opportunity to view global trade from both an export and import perspective. Through exporting Boeing products or importing cargo via the Port of Los Angeles, I have gained direct perspective and insight into the strategies, opportunities, and impacts to each sector through global market sensitivities and government engagement.

Never before in our history has the importance of global synergy and innovation been more pertinent to the global economy. Global synergies bring our business plans and strategies together while working to stabilize global economies. Working together to innovate today will have a profound impact on our ability to make our global economy more technically driven and more efficient in the future!


The demands of the future are today’s opportunities and World Trade Week is one element in a string of events that bring us together annually to address these challenges, as well as celebrate this 90 year tradition as one global community!


Comr. Anthony Pirozzi

2016 World Trade Week Chair 
Director, Systems Launch Integration, Test & Launch
The Boeing Company; Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners