Partial Listing of CalChamber hosted International Forums for The California Business Community

2016

May – Drew Quinn, deputy TPP chief negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; The Honorable Leon Grice, New Zealand Consul General in Los Angeles, Judy Rising Reinke, deputy director-general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

May – Mtro. Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Secretaría de Energía, SENER; Ing. Marcos Valenzuela Ortiz, Director of Market Administration for Centro Nacional de Control de Energia; Blair Swezey, Senior Director, U.S. Market Development and State Policy, SunPower

March – The Honorable Alan Kelly T.D., Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government

2015

October – Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S.

June – An annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders highlighted California’s continuing interdependence with one of its largest export partners.

May – Ambassador David O’Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States; Marjorie Chorlins, Vice President for European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jake Slegers, Chair, American Chambers in Europe; Stephen Brugger, Vice Chair, AmChams in Europe; Executive Director, AmCham Denmark; Susan Danger, Managing Director, AmCham EU; Jake C. Slegers, Executive Director, AmCham Slovak Republic; Elias J. Spirtounias, Executive Director, AmCham Greece; Elif Demircan, Executive Director, AmCham Turkey; Caroline Ryan, Managing Director, AmCham France; Ambassador Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

May – Dr. Pedro Javier Noyola, director general of Aklara and the NAFTA Fund, Dr. José Blanco, principal with Central Valley Fund Capital Partner, Marcelo Sada, chief executive officer of Source Logistics

2014

July – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown; His Excellency José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Dr. Sergio M. Alcocer Martinez de Castro, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs in North America; His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States

May – Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council; John G. Murphy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Drew Bohan, California Energy Commission; Aimee Barnes, California Environmental Protection Agency; Benjamin De Alba, Transportation Agency; Josh Eddy, Board of Food and Agriculture

May – Duncan Wood, PhD, Director for the Mexico Institute for the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars; Jaana Remes, PhD, Partner at McKinsey Global Institute; J. Edward Taylor, PhD, UC Davis Professor 

February – The Honorable Clement C.M. Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. 

2013

October – Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, Director for Public Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) 

September – Dr. Barry Naughton, Professor of Chinese Economy, Chair of Chinese International Affairs, UC San Diego

July – Caron Wilson, Policy Advisor, Canada’s Privy Council Office

June – Tai Ming Cheung Director, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) UC San Diego 

May – Michael Masserman, National Export Initiative, U.S. Department of Commerce 

March – Consulates General of Canada: Consul General Cassie Doyle of San Francisco; Consul General David Fransen, of Los Angeles 

2012

May – Mike Rossi, Governor’s Senior Advisor for Jobs and Economic Development

April – Ambassador Felipe Bulnes, Chilean Ambassador to the United States

March – Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

2011

June – Ambassador Kurt Tong, Senior Official for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation for the United States, U.S. Department of State

April – Ambassador Arturo Fermandois and Ambassador Fernando Schmidt , Chilean Ambassador to the United States and Chilean Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs

March – His Excellency João Vale de Almeida, European Ambassador to the United States

2010

His Excellency Han Duk-soo, Korean Ambassador to the United States, September

An International Forum for APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation), NEI (President’s National Export Initiative) and GoED (Governor’s Office of Economic Development), May

Alert – CalChamber Forum Highlights Asia Pacific, Exports, Economic Development

Speaking on APEC –
Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
for Asia & Africa

Speaking on NEI –
Assistant Secretary Suresh Kumar, Director-General of the U.S. & Foreign Service,
U.S. Department of Commerce

Speaking on GoED –
Mr. Joel Ayala, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Northern California District Export Council Luncheon, May

Mr. Donald Tong, Commissioner to the United States, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, February

2009

Mr. Ro Khanna, Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, December


The Honorable Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, Governor of Baja California, Mexico, October


Mr. Carlos Gutierrez, Former US Secretary of Commerce, September


Mr. Stephen Jacobs, Assistant Secretary, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce, May

2008

The Honorable Margaret Fong, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner, February


Ambassador Charles Shapiro, US State Department, May


The Honorable Michelle Bachalet, President of the Republic of Chile, June


Ambassador Patricia Haslach, US Representative to APEC, September

2007

His Excellency John Bruton, EU Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Commission – June


The Honorable Eduardo Bours Castelo, Governor of Sonora, Mexico, August

His Excellency Lee Tae-Sik, Ambassador of Korea to the United States, August

The Honorable Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister For Foreign Affairs of Germany, August

Ambassador Douglas A. Hartwick, Assistant US Trade Representative, September

His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, September

The Honorable Michael Wilson, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, December

2006

Ambassador Eduardo Ferrero, Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, February & June

President Vicente Fox of Mexico, May

Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark, June

The Honorable Margaret Fong, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner, September

2005

Ambassadors from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, & Nicaragua to the US
re: CAFTA, March

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, April

The Honorable Jean-David Levitte, French Ambassador to the US, April

The Honorable Geronimo Gutierrez, Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, September