Orange County World Trade Week Forum

    May 17, 2022 @ 8:30 am – May 18, 2022 @ 11:30 am
    Southern California District Export Council


    Tuesday, May 17

    8:30am PDT  –  Registration, Networking, Sponsor Showcase Rooms Open

    9:00am PDT  –  Global Markets: “Around the World in 60 Minutes”

    • Featuring:  U.S. Commercial Service Global Team Leaders for Asia, Africa/Middle East, Europe and Western Hemisphere, with updates, important trends and opportunities for Orange County companies. Bring your questions!

    10:00am PDT – Small Business Trade and Finance Resources

    • Featuring:  U.S. Small Business Administration Team in Orange County sharing resources and tools for small business development, export financing programs and more! Speakers from SBA, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)

    Wednesday, May 18

    8:30am PDT  –  Registration, Networking, Sponsor Rooms Open

    9:00am PDT  –  ASEAN: California’s Trade & Supply Chain Gateway to Asia

    • Featuring:  Keynote presentation by Ted Osius, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, career Foreign Service Officer and President & CEO of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
    • WHO to watch, WHAT to expect, WHERE to export or invest, WHEN to make the move and WHY still work with Asia. Join Ambassador Ted Osius as he shares how to manage challenges and take advantage of opportunities in an important region.

    10:00am PDT  – Current Global Trade Issues

    • Featuring:  Members of the District Export Council of Southern California sharing their insights on key issues, USMCA, Port and Supply Chain issues and more. Interactive session with an opportunity to seek advice from some of Southern California’s top trade experts!

    11:00 am PDT  –   Annual Awards & Recognition

    • OC Exporter of the Year
    • WITOC International Student Sponsorship