Mission Organizers

Mission Organizers


Susan Stirling Vice President, International Affairs

Susanne Stirling Vice President,
International Affairs

President and CEO

President and CEO

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs. For more information, visit www.calchamber.com/international.

As California steps further into the international market, we are there. Over the years, CalChamber delegations have participated in the state’s trade and investment missions to Tokyo, London, Mexico City, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Taipei and Johannesburg.

Members and CalChamber officials also have participated in international trade events in Expo ’86 in Vancouver, Expo ’88 in Brisbane, Expo ’10 in Shanghai, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Further, CalChamber Board members and officials have accompanied five California governors to various worldwide destinations, including Mexico City to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada, Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and Europe.

View previous California Chamber of Commerce Trade Missions



Larry Dicke Treasurer, California Foundation for Commerce and Education;   Executive Vice President, Finance, California Chamber of Commerce

Larry Dicke
Treasurer, CFCE;   Executive VP, Finance, CalChamber

The California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) think tank affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce. CFCE is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the California business climate and private enterprise through: education of the public and policy makers on the virtues of private enterprise and a strong economic base; accurate, impartial and objective research and analysis of public policy issues of interest to the California business and public policy communities; and education and outreach efforts in support of the research and public policy findings and recommendations.


Supporting Partner Organizations

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will work together with the CalChamber to reach out to and recommend businesses for the delegation, and to develop trade mission activities.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in the Los Angeles region. The chamber works to advance global trade in the region and help local businesses build international relationships and expand global reach. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

SD-Chamber-logo-new-e1405970708512The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the business community in the San Diego-Baja region. Its nonprofit Mexico Business Center is dedicated to promoting business between Mexico and San Diego, raising San Diego’s business profile and strengthening its competitiveness globally. For more information, visit sdchamber.org.



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Vice President, International Affairs