Calendar

Calendar of Events

Luncheon Forums/CalChamber Events
Capitol Summit/Host Breakfast
Event Submission Form
2021 Calendar of HR Training Events

Mar
1
Mon
Cyber Security Trade Mission to South America
Mar 1 – Mar 8 all-day

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Lima, Peru, March 1-5, 2021, along with an optional stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 8, 2021.

Mission Participants Will: Learn about regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, projects, and business opportunities. Make industry and government contacts. Have one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners in Chile, Peru, and Uruguay with optional appointments available in Argentina. Participate in Networking Receptions. Solidify business strategies and advance specific project goals. Why You Should Join: The purpose of this trade mission is to introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding markets for cyber-security products and services in South America.

The mission will help participating firms and trade associations to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Peru, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region. By participating in the mission, U.S. companies will partake in customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and/or joint venture partners through which they may export their products and services to the region.

The Mission will provide opportunities for participants to have policy and regulatory framework discussions with foreign government representatives in order to advance U.S. cybersecurity sector interests and it will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with local governments and/or associations, to foster long-term partnerships, and to share best practices.

https://www.trade.gov/cyber-mission-south-america

Mar
4
Thu
Executive Roundtable on China-EU relations, Brexit, and Implications for the United States with Ambassador Declan Kelleher
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Ahead of St. Patty’s Day on March 17, join Asia Society Northern California on Thursday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific for an off-the-record Executive Roundtable with Ambassador Declan Kelleher, who previously served as Ireland’s permanent representative to the EU and its ambassador to China on how Brexit is affecting intra-European cooperation, the complex relations between China and Europe, and how all these interactions impact the United States. By most metrics, the United States, European Union and China are the world’s most important economies and geopolitical actors. COVID-19 has amplified the importance of the crucial relationships between these global powers and placed a particularly bright spotlight on both the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and China-EU engagement.  Isabel Hilton, CEO of the China Dialogue Trust and international journalist and broadcaster, will join us from London to moderate the discussion

Mar
5
Fri
Importing Gray Market Goods- The Rules are not Black and White
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
8
Mon
African Private Sector Summit on Doing Business Under the AfCFTA
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm

The notion Africa Rising will remain a misnomer unless conditions for doing business on the continent with ease are created, a paradigm shift is realized towards sustainable transformation and development, strategic projects with greater impact are prioritized as well as the harnessing of innovative space.

This conference is designed to bring all these critical success factors into deliberation with the view to concluding with agreements on an implementation plan, accountability structure and assessment mechanism for all adopted projects. Presenters and participants will be drawn from all sectors of society to ascertain comprehensive representation and wider transference of conference commitments.

Mar
15
Mon
Brazil and the U.S. – Bilateral Relations & Trade Opportunities
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Wouldn’t you like to hear firsthand from Brazil’s highest-ranking government official in the United States about the country’s efforts to control and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, its economic recovery, trade and investment opportunities, and discuss how working with the new U.S. administration will strengthen the relations between Brazil and the United States? Us too!
Join us for a live online event with Amb. Nestor Foster, the Ambassador of Brazil to the United States.
 
March 15, 9am PDT, when we’ll discuss this and much more. 
 
Event is free but space is limited, so register today and we’ll see you then!
 
Register here
Mar
16
Tue
Briefing on Virtual Trade Mission to Kenya
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Event: Virtual Trade Mission To Kenya

On March 16, the WTCLA, Consulate General of the Republic of Kenya in Los Angeles, and the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs are hosting a virtual trade mission to Kenya. This trade mission is a series of fact-finding mission events that provides qualifying California companies with cutting-edge market insights and crucial connections into one of the most vibrant economies in Africa. The mission will prepare and equip companies with the background and connections to be successful in future in-person trade missions to the country. The mission is focused on opportunities in housing and construction, sustainability, and smart city solutions.

Kenya Trade Mission 2021 - Flyer (4)
St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Business Breakfast
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Mar
18
Thu
Consulate General of Ethiopia Virtual Investment Forum
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Experts and higher officials from Ethiopia will join this virtual Forum. As you know Ethiopia has a large potential for investment. The priority areas include Agriculture, Agro-processing, Textile and Apparel, Leather and Leather products, Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology and Creative Industry, Mining and energy, Tourism and Hospitality among others. In these priority areas of  Investment, we are organizing an Investment Forum.

The Consulate General of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in Los Angeles would like to cordially invite your company to join the upcoming Ethio-California Investment forum which will be held on March 18, 2021 from 9:00 am- 11:00 am Pacific Time.

Topic: Ethio-California Investment Forum
Time: Mar 18, 2021    09:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81288914765?pwd=T2FLcWlHRlZQTXA1enc4ZlBZVXg4UT09
Meeting ID: 812 8891 4765
Passcode: 655422

ethiopia consulate event
Beauty & Personal Care Products – Export Opportunities in Southeast Asia Webinar
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Beauty & Personal Care Products – Export Opportunities in Southeast Asia Webinar


Overview
  With approximately 650 million consumers, regional economy worth $3.0 trillion and GDP growth of 4.5 percent in 2019, Southeast Asia is third fastest growing market for U.S. beauty and personal care exports, following China and India.
Objectives
  To provide an overview of cosmetics opportunities in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia and assistance available to U.S. exporters.
Event Information
  • Join us for a 90-minute webinar with market specialists from the U.S. embassies in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
  • Specialists will profile their national markets, including domestic trends in products and top distribution channels.
  • Specialists will also highlight the types of U.S. products in highest demand, based on inquiries they receive from local distributors.
  • Top products include Color cosmetics; Skincare; Fragrances; Deodorants and Other Personal Care; Essential Oils; and Soap and Other Bathing Products.
Please read the following information carefully:

  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards.
  • Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
  • DATE: March 18, 2021 | TIME 8:00-9:30 PM EST | LOCATION: Microsoft (MS) Teams Webinar | COST: Complimentary
  • Registrants will receive an email with access instructions prior to the event.
  • ** Program registration is open to U.S. companies only. Any non-U.S. company registrations will not receive program access details.
  • Questions? Please contact Bobby.Hines@trade.gov and Tracy.Gerstle@trade.gov.
Mar
23
Tue
2021 Smart City Summit & Expo, Taiwan
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm
The all-in-one event for global smart city solutions
SCSE+ will continue to present Smart City Online in the virtual form as an online event throughout the year, and SCSE as a physical event from March 23 to 26 in 2021. The tradeshow, designed as a hybrid, is set to minimize the impact caused by COVID-19 on Taiwan’s export of smart city solutions and our global chain, delivering considerable business opportunities for all exhibitors and participants of Smart City. Deadline to register, February 22, 2021.
Bridging a Sustainable Economic Future between the United Kingdom and Los Angeles
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Event: Leading a Sustainable Economic Future: The United Kingdom and LA

On March 23, The World Trade Center LA and the British Consulate Los Angeles will present “Leading A Sustainable Economic Future: The United Kingdom and Los Angeles.” Los Angeles and the U.K. are two leading forces in building a sustainable economic future and this program will focus on how the two regions are united by policy and action. This conversation will address how both governments are creating an environment to incentivize private industry to partner on each locale’s aggressive climate policy goals. It will also highlight companies operating successfully in both locations, providing a blueprint for others to follow.

Mar
25
Thu
U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Relations Under the Biden Administration
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion as part of the Institute of the Americas’ Hemisphere in Transition Webinar Series

DATE:   Thursday, March 25, 2021,  10:00am-11:30am (Pacific Standard Time)

With the Biden Administration there is the growing prospect of a potential reversal of sanctions and regulations imposed by the Trump Administration that resulted in restricting travel, investment and remittances that were made possible under the prior Obama Administration.   At the same time,  President Biden faces a different political landscape with Cuba as human rights abuses continue to be a serious problem in the country,  its intelligence service continues to support Venezuela’s autocratic leader Nicolas Maduro, and unanswered questions about the strange brain trauma injuries experienced by U.S diplomats and their families in Cuba linger. Additionally,  pressure from the American Cuban community against a possible détente between Washington and Havana remains, adding a domestic political dimension to proposed relaxing of sanctions.

In spite of U.S. domestic political pressures, the recent San Isidro Movement led by Cuba’s artistic community –challenging government restrictions on the performing arts and calling for free speech, free assembly, ownership of businesses and political pluralism –provides hope that a new re-set in U.S-Cuba relations could lead to social and political changes on the island that would otherwise not be possible if current sanctions remain.

Given the evolving nature of U.S. bilateral relations with Cuba, the Institute of the Americas plans to organize a special panel discussion, as part of its virtual Hemisphere in Transition Series, with four noted Cuba experts offering a range of views on the topic of U.S-Cuba Bilateral Relations under the Biden Administration.

Apr
19
Mon
Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India
Apr 19 – Apr 23 all-day

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to New Delhi and Mumbai, India, April 19-23, 2021, along with optional stops in Bangalore or Hyderabad, India.

The purpose of this trade mission is to introduce U.S. firms to rapidly expanding markets for cyber-security products and services in India. The mission will help participating firms and organizations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to India. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to India on their own, U.S. companies will enhance their ability to secure meetings in those countries and gain greater exposure to the region.

By participating in the mission, U.S. companies will partake in customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and/or joint venture partners through which they may export their products and services to the region. The Mission will provide opportunities for participants to have policy and regulatory framework discussions with foreign government representatives in order to advance U.S. cybersecurity sector interests and it will provide participants with an opportunity to meet with local governments and/or associations, to foster long-term partnerships, and to share best practices.

https://www.trade.gov/cyber-mission-india

 

Apr
20
Tue
Virtual Trade Mission to Kenya
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
May
3
Mon
World Trade Week SoCal – Global Trade: The Road to Economic Recovery
May 3 – May 7 all-day

WORLD TRADE WEEK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AWARDS

2021 WORLD TRADE WEEK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AWARDS

All awards will be presented during the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual World Trade Week Kickoff conference the first week of May.  More than one candidate may be submitted and more than one award may be presented in each category.  Self-nominations will be accepted and are encouraged.  Nominations should include the following information (the various forms are attached for your convenience) and can be from Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties:

May
26
Wed
2021 NADEC Virtual EXPORT CONFERENCE
May 26 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Early Bird Registration is Open !

2021 NADEC Virtual Annual Export Conference will bring together distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officials, exporters, service providers, and trade promotion agencies via ZOOM. We will discuss the latest news and updates on Trade Policy, Export Market Opportunities, and the new Challenges surrounding the U.S. exporters. Trade Policy Updates include Vital Elements of Modern Trade Agreements, Global Trade and Exporting Post COVID-19, US-UK FTA Update, and Opportunities in Africa including the US-Kenya FTA Update. Sessions on Export Opportunities and Challenges will address EXIM Bank and SBA Programs to assist Exporters, Virtual Gold Keys and Trade Shows, DEC Partnerships with Like-Minded Organizations, and Using DEC Resources to further Exports – How to get the word out to more SMEs.

Dates and Times: May 26, 12:00 – 5:15 EST and May 27, 12:00 – 5:00 EST

Cost: Early Bird Price of $75 until April 15, 2021; After 4/15, price increases to $99

Group Discount – Buy 3 registrations, Get 1 registration FREE! (Contact NADEC for special code.)

Open to All Exporters and Business Leaders!

 

 

Jun
2
Wed
INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXPO AMCHAM COLOMBIA
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm

Please see AmCham Colombia for more info.

Jun
6
Sun
2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The SelectUSA Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment and job creation.

The Investment Summit draws high-caliber attendees to help you make connections and get started on business deals:
• EDOs on site to share business location intelligence.
• Pre-vetted potential investors actively seeking business opportunities in the United States.
• Relevant service providers that can help investment possibilities become realities.
• C-Suite executives and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and business trends.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Oct
1
Fri
Expo Dubai 2021
Oct 1 2021 – Mar 31 2022 all-day

A Global Stage for Business

Discover a unique global platform to win investment, forge agreements and promote international cooperation.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Oct
20
Wed
2021 Select LA Investment Summit
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

Los Angeles is home to United States’ largest county economy, with an annual GDP of over $707 billion. With 88 fantastic cities and over 100 unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County, investment opportunities here are unrivaled throughout the nation. In fact, FDI Cities Magazine ranked Los Angeles 5th in the world for return on foreign investment. More than 18 million consumers live in the five counties that make up the Greater Los Angeles Region, establishing the area as one of the United States’ largest and most attractive marketplaces for every business type. Over 10,300 foreign- owned enterprises have already selected Southern California as their U.S. landing pad, with more selecting Los Angeles each week.

As international companies enter a new market, they often struggle to find the right local partners to integrate into this complex region. The needs of international companies are unique, and a holistic strategy must be carefully developed to navigate business channels and discover the right opportunity in Los Angeles. This is the essence of the Select LA Investment Summit. Select LA provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.

Through matchmaking technology and over four hours of networking, Select LA offers the perfect environment to create and foster new relationships with individuals who are responsible for turning a conversation into an investment opportunity. Just as important as a connection is understanding the local processes and protocol to ensure successful transactions, which is why we gather state and local government officials in addition to private businesses.

The World Trade Center Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation are delighted to jointly host the summit, presenting an array of opportunities to match international investors with local partners, such as table exhibits, one-on-one interactions, plenary panels and breakout sessions led by local and international executives.

Nov
23
Tue
12th World Chambers Congress: Dubai 2021
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day

 

The International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation (ICC WCF) and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) are forging ahead with preparations for the 12th edition of the World Chambers Congress, which will take place in one year in Dubai, from 23-25 November 2021.

Preparations for the 12th World Chambers Congress are moving forward at a determined pace. With only one year remaining until the event, ICC and DCCI are working together to identify session speakers, finalise the agenda, and coordinate logistics to ensure a productive experience for all participants.

Under the theme “Generation Next: Chambers 4.0”, the Congress will address how technology is reshaping the future of global trade. Representatives from business, government, civil society and chambers of commerce will unite in Dubai to learn how chambers can navigate the ever-evolving conditions of global trade and remain relevant to their local communities. The event will provide chamber leaders with an opportunity to share best-practices, participate in cross-industry dialogues and discuss solutions that will address existing challenges.
02/23/2021