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Orange County CITD – Export Compliance Training Program
Apr 17 – May 22 all-day

6 Week Training – Mondays (April 17 – May 22, 2017)
Join us for an export compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of export compliance. This hands on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of exporting, including jurisdiction and classification, obtaining and managing authorizations, due diligence, technical information and the provision of services, choosing and using consultants and third parties, identifying and dealing with violations, and managing in house compliance. Whether you are new to your role of dealing with export compliance at your company or need a refresher, this course will teach you the basics and keep you up to date on the latest in export compliance.

Leaves of Absence – Oakland
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Managing leaves of absence isn’t easy. Plenty of documentation and tracking are involved, which aren’t so simple when leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap.

Then there are California’s unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused—and with good reason.

Join our employment law experts for this one-day intensive seminar as they address common and more difficult-to-resolve issues related to leaves of absence:

  • What benefits apply whether the leave is paid or unpaid
  • Eligibility requirements for various leaves
  • Required notices from the employee and the employer
  • What leaves require employers to continue benefits such as health care
  • When employers must pay an employee on a leave of absence
  • How different leaves interact with each other

Our experts speak specifically to state and federal laws regarding:

  • California paid sick leave
  • California and federal family and medical leave
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation for a disability
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Other leaves such as PTO, kin care, jury duty and USERRA

To avoid penalties or costly litigation, it’s essential to understand all required and optional leaves of absence, plus the differing California and federal legal requirements that apply to them. Makes sense.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of differing California and federal rules for required and optional leaves of absence
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar.

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

NAFTA’s Economic Progress 2017
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is a three-country treaty negotiated by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States that took effect in January 1994. NAFTA’s terms, which were implemented gradually through January 2008, provided for the elimination of most tariffs on products traded among the three countries. The workshop will outline the economic progress made since its inception.

CalChamber International Luncheon Forum
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Topic: Movement of Goods: A Discussion About the Cross Border Economy México-California under NAFTA


  • Benjamin De Alba, Assistant Secretary for Rail and Ports
    CA State Transportation Agency
  • Marcelo Sada, CEO
    Source Logistics

R.S.V.P.: Email:

Phone: (916) 444-6670 ext. 233 Fax: (916) 325-1284

Deadline: Friday, April 28 at noon

California’s Role in the Future of the North American Partnership with Mexico
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
World Trade Week Kickoff Celebration Breakfast
May 4 @ 7:15 am – 11:00 am

For more than 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. WTW dedicates 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 Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 800 guests. WTW supports college and high school scholarships, high school student and career counselor workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.

Asia Society 14th Annual Dinner
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Annual Dinner is Asia Society Northern California’s most prestigious event of the year, attended by over 400 leaders in business, civic affairs, academia, philanthropy, the diplomatic corps, and media. Each year, the dinner features some of the world’s foremost leaders in U.S. and Asian affairs, and this year, ASNC will present Visionaries of Giving Awards to individuals who have advanced human opportunity worldwide through their philanthropic work. Highlights from past dinners include speeches and awards presented to The Honorable Madeleine Albright, The Honorable George Schultz, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of Energy Dr. Stephen Chu, George Lucas of Lucasfilms, Jack Ma, CEO,; Jerry Yang, Yahoo!; Steven Chen, co-founder, YouTube; Masashi Oka, CEO, UnionBank; California Governor Jerry Brown.

Join Asia Society Northern California for our 14th Annual Dinner as we honor Chong Moon Lee, Founder & Chairman, Ambex Ventures; Richard C. Blum, Chairman & President, Blum Capital Partners; Gideon Yu, Co-Owner of the San Francisco 49ers; Bill Draper, Co-Chairman, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation; and Timothy Draper, creator of BizWorld, a non-profit for young children to learn about business and entrepreneurship. Additional honorees will be announced. Sydnie Kohara, media strategist, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

California Pavilion – TUTTOFOOD Milan World Food Exhibition
May 8 – May 11 all-day

Northern California-Sacramento Regional Center for International Development (NCSRCITD) and Mission College Center for International Trade Development (MCCITD) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and IMEX, is organizing an outgoing trade fair export marketing opportunity for California companies in Milan, Italy.


The NCSRCITD, MCCITD is currently offering small and medium sized companies interested in going to Italy for 4-days of B2B meetings with some of the most prominent buyers from the wholesale, retail, food service and food manufacturing sectors buyers at TuttoFood Exposition in Milan,Italy.


Qualified companies will be offered the following incentives as part of the California Pavilion. The State of California STEP program will subsidize a large portion of the participation expenses and costs for eligible companies as follows:

  • Reserved space within California Pavilion (as Kiosk) for tasting, sampling, and display
  • Italian Interpreting services
  • Business matching and customized B2B agenda
  • Export assistance support on site from the U.S. Commercial Service
  • Pre-marketing exposure
  • Participation fee for above: $450

If you are interested in participating and want to receive more information and access to these complimentary export promotion funds and support, please contact Raj Shea.

HR Boot Camp – Sacramento – SOLD OUT
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This event is sold out.

New to Human Resources or want a refresher? Build your HR muscle at this one-day, topic-packed seminar focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination.

CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals:

  • Hiring, including I-9 verification and criminal background checks
  • Discipline and termination
  • Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classification
  • Meal and rest break requirements
  • Leaves of absence basics, including paid sick leave
  • Discrimination and harassment prevention
  • Policies and best practices

Learn what you need to know and take away best practices to avoid common HR mistakes. Join us at HR Boot Camp.

Product Features

  • Comprehensive overview of the employment life cycle
  • Presented by CalChamber’s top employment law experts
  • Conversational, interactive instruction lets you ask questions throughout the seminar

This seminar offers guidance only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.

Seoul Food & Hotel 2017
May 14 – May 21 all-day

Seoul Food & Hotel 2017 can serve as the vehicle for your U.S. enterprise to enter the Korean market or expand to others. The sheer number of international restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and malls developing all over Korea is testament to the level of demand for imported food and beverage products from around the world. Korea’s continual demand for new and innovative food and beverage products is clear, and the continued growth of Seoul Food & Hotel over the last 10 years has helped to demonstrate the ever-evolving food tastes across Korea. Seoul Food & Hotel enables quality buyers, key decision makers and industry experts to sample and source premium goods, view the latest worldwide industry trends, and discuss future business ideas for the entire hospitality industry. Come experience the adventure into the world of Korean imports, online sales, and “clicks & mortar” retailing in Asia.

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian) is recruiting firms to participate in the trip to Seoul Food & Hotel 2017. Trip participation is
limited with registration deadline of March 15, 2017 for guaranteed exhibition space, hotel accommodations, pre-selected matchmaking, and corporate buyer site visits.