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  • STRENGTHENING GLOBAL STRATEGIESCelebrating a month of world trade in May 87th Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast May 2, 2013
  • CHAIR’S MESSAGE World Trade: Strengthening Global Strategies Facebook, Amazon, Apple … three different companies, yet all operate in the same global environment. Without a focus on the global economy, none of these companies would be where they are today. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s World Trade Week (WTW) is intended to highlight the importance of participating in global trade. Because as global trade goes, so too goes the world, your city, your business and your neighborhood. Less than five percent of the world’s population lives in the United States. From a sales and marketing perspective, would you only shop in five percent of the stores? Would you like to showcase your products in only a five percent market share? Would you be comfortable with 95 percent of all markets unavailable to your products and services? The obvious answer is “no.” Yet, only one percent of U.S. businesses export to other countries as a source of revenue. When WTW became a concept in 1926 and received President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s support in 1933, the U.S. enjoyed its greatest expansion of growth in history. Beginning in World War II and extending into the present, participating in global trade has benefitted every industry. Today, American-made goods and services are still the most highly sought-after products in the world. Expanding the U.S.’ footprint means expanding global trade. WTW is here to educate, promote and encourage U.S. businesses to gain the knowledge necessary to strengthen their global strategies and begin taking advantage of the other 95 percent. I encourage you to participate in WTW. The more you know the more you grow, whether as a business and as an individual. Your involvement makes the difference. I am honored to be this year’s WTW Chair. And, I want to commend the L.A. Area Chamber for its continued support of WTW and its clear understanding of how important L.A. is to global trade and investment. Noel Massie World Trade Week Chair President, UPS Central California District
  • EMCEE Tracy Young Former Anchor, Local Edition, CNN HLN WELCOME REMARKS Gary Toebben President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce CHAIR’S MESSAGE Noel Massie President, Central California District, UPS AWARDS PRESENTATION Export Achievement Inogen Louroe Electronics SUNDÃRI Service to World Traders Euro VAT Refund, Inc Bob Kleist Leadership Milken Institute Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award Presentation Joseph A. Czyzyk Chairman & CEO Mercury Air Group, Inc. KEYNOTE ADDRESS Tyler Bryson Southwest District General Manager, Enterprise & Partners Group Microsoft Corporation UNITED AIRLINES RAFFLE CLOSING REMARKS 1 AGENDA
  • Noel Massie Noel Massie serves as president for the UPS Central California District. He is responsible for all operations, customer relationship management and revenue management of nearly $2 billion annually. The Central California District employs almost 11,000 employees and serves more than 80,000 customers daily. Prior to his current assignment, Massie served as president for UPS’ Chicago, Virginia and Southeast California districts. Massie began his career with UPS in 1977 in Oakland, Calif. and has served in many capacities within the organization. He started in operations and has spent time in engineering, and learning and development. He has also worked in Atlanta at the UPS corporate headquarters. During his career, Massie has represented UPS at several notable conferences and summits. In 2009, he was a panel member for the I-10 Corridor Summit, a speaker at the IBA Global Trade Conference, a panelist for the John Husing Economic Report Card and a panelist for the Ontario, Calif. Economic Development Conference. In 2001, as a result of UPS’ work in the Chicago community, Massie worked with members of the White House to shape future legislation regarding welfare reform. 2013 CHAIR, WORLD TRADE WEEK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2013 VICE CHAIR, WORLD TRADE WEEK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2 Ken Miranda Ken Miranda is area vice president for the Southern California Area of Owens & Minor Distribution Inc., a Fortune 500 company. Miranda began his career with Owens & Minor in 2005 as the general manager at the company’s Houston distribution center. He was then promoted in 2007 to the company’s second largest distribution center, located in Los Angeles. Prior to assuming his current role effective in 2011, Miranda held other various positions at Owens & Minor including vice president of corporate operations, where he was responsible for leading and directing effective execution of the company’s operations. Prior to joining Owens & Minor, Miranda worked for UPS from 1986 to 2005, where he had oversight of more than 500 employees and was instrumental in initiating and executing process-engineering initiatives. He was also an operations division manager, a corporate schools facilitator, an operations business manager and an industrial engineering manager. Miranda earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He has also furthered his professional development by maintaining membership on the Regional Operations Excellence Committee, the Regional Labor Panel, the Regional Safety Council and the Academy for Strategic Leadership at Notre Dame University.
  • 3 Tracy Young Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Tracy Young previously served as the anchor for Local Edition on CNN HLN. She worked in the field of financial marketing for 13 years before transitioning into media-related fields of endeavor and journalism. She served as a talent producer for Dick Clark Productions, on the team that produced The Golden Globe Award, The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Producers Guild of America Award and other production entities such as the Independent Spirit Awards and the AFI Film Festival. She then applied her communication skills to broadcast journalism, becoming one of the original anchors when Local Edition premiered in Southern California seven years ago. Young graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. During her college junior year, she served as a foreign exchange student in Avignon, France. EMCEE
  • Gary Toebben Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce In 2006, Gary Toebben assumed the position of president and CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in the United States’ second largest city. Prior to moving to L.A., Toebben served as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for seven years, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce in Kansas for eighteen years and the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce in Nebraska for six years. He began his professional career as a teacher with Lincoln, Neb. public schools. In 2003, Toebben served as chairman of the board of directors for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the professional organization for all chamber of commerce executives in the United States and Canada. He is currently a member of the ACCE Board of Trustees. Toebben is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.; the University of Colorado Institute for Organization Management; and the Academy for Organization Management at Notre Dame University. He is a past chairman of the Board of Regents for the University of Colorado Institute for Organization Management, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Kansas Industrial Developers Association, the Western Nebraska United Chambers of Commerce and the Nebraska State Tourism Advisory Board. Toebben is a native of Nebraska and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He and his wife Janice, who is a vice president with U.S. Bank, have four children. 4 WELCOME REMARKS
  • Tyler Bryson Tyler Bryson serves as district general manager of the enterprise and partners group southwest district at Microsoft Corporation. He oversees Microsoft’s sales, services and partner efforts in the southwest United States, with responsibility for more than 150 enterprise customers across California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Hawaii. He also serves as a director of the Arizona Technology Council. Bryson has 15 years of experience in the industry, most recently as Microsoft’s high tech and electronics industry director. He previously oversaw Microsoft’s industry solution, marketing and partner strategy for the manufacturing industry, which represents more than 900 enterprise accounts across the United States, including the high tech, automotive and industrial equipment and energy industries. During his time as industry director, Microsoft launched the High Tech Industry Customer Advisory Board to integrate the voice of the customer into product and solution strategy. This board has launched cross-industry initiatives including engineering collaboration and supply chain integration strategies. Bryson also launched the Microsoft Global High Tech Summit, an annual business and technology conference for high tech industry executives. Prior to Microsoft, Bryson was the vice president of sales and marketing for QuickStart Technologies, a regional IT services firm that focused on helping organizations to understand and apply Microsoft technology. Tyler’s industry team focused on helping manufacturers improve value chain performance, speed product development and operational performance, and on building customer centricity. Bryson earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 5 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 6 The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has long understood and appreciated the global nature of business. More than 86 years ago, the L.A. Area Chamber foresaw the need for an event that would create stronger connections and mutual benefits for a burgeoning worldwide business community. In 1926, the Chamber created World Trade Week, and through the years it became so successful that in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law a national observance of World Trade Week. As the voice of business since 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission has been to help its members grow by promoting collaboration and seeking full prosperity for the Los Angeles region. The Chamber has added to its role by responding to today’s challeng- ing and technologically advanced global marketplace. As a trustee for the current and future welfare of the region, the Chamber champions economic prosperity and quality of life. Celebrating a month of world trade in May The original week-long observance has now grown to more than 30 events held each year throughout the month of May in the Southern California area. The events promote the positive economic aspects of international trade on the local community through face-to-face dialogues and forums for ideas. World Trade Week continues to promote trade through the following: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS u Career guidebook u High school educational briefings u Congressional outreach u Scholarships u University research projects WORLD TRADE WEEK INFO GUIDE The World Trade Week Info Guide is published each year and includes a directory of Southern California trade-related offices and organizations and current statistics on the value of world trade to the region. The Chamber serves a diverse membership of businesses of every size, from more than 35 industries in every community across L.A. County. Currently, the Chamber represents more than 1,600 members and more than 650,000 employees. Each year, the Chamber delivers... u More than 40,000 referrals to member companies u 300 business and professional development events u More than 25 policy and signature events u More than 100 graduates participating in leadership programs u More than 10,000 jobs and internships for L.A. youth The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is located just west of downtown at 350 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017. For general information or membership information, call 213.580.7500. FOUNDER’S PROFILE ABOUT WORLD TRADE WEEK
  • World Trade Week committee, May 19, 1958. Front row, seated left to right: Mayor Morris Poulson; Graciela N. de Polanco, head of the Chilean Consulate and dean of the L.A. Consular Corp.; Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz and County Consul Hal Kennedy. Luncheon at American President Lines’ new terminal during Industrial Day tour of harbor, World Trade Week, May 1952. From left to right: “Miss World Trade” Barbara Bates,“San Pedro Princess” Bianca Detert, Long Beach Harbor Commissioners President W.R. Frosty Martin,“Princess Long Beach” Joyce Niederberger,“Princess Wilmington”Jane Stevenson and L.A. Board of Harbor Commissioners President Ralph D. Sweeney. Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award presentation, World Trade Week, May 21, 1958. From left to right: L.A. Chamber of Commerce President George B. Gose; Dr. Adamantios Polyzoides, reporter and Stanley T. Olafson recipient; and President of Air Express International N.Y.C. Charles L. Gallo. World Trade Week, May 16, 1958. From left to right: Graciela N. de Polanco, head of the Chilean Consulate and dean of the L.A. Consular Corp.; World Trade Week Chair George Mohr; Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz and “Miss World Trade” Barbara Stewart. World Trade Week luncheon on board the East Asiatic Company’s passenger-freighter Pasadena in Long Beach, May 15, 1957. From left to right: Captain Hans Larsen, Ace Adams, Chief Steward Willy Karlsen and Bert Lindberg. World Trade Week, May 15, 1951. From left to right: George Shutes, W. G. Paul and Bernard J. Caughlin. 7 WORLD TRADE WEEK A LOOK BACK IN THE ARCHIVES
  • Chair Noel Massie, UPS, Central California District Vice Chair Ken Miranda, Owens & Minor Distribution Inc. World Trade Week Manager Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Committee Members WORLD TRADE WEEK 2013 COMMITTEE Kay Amano Japan America Society of Southern California Norman Arikawa Port of Los Angeles Steve Arnold FedEx Services Cesar Arellanes Center for International Trade Development, Long Beach Jose Artiles LAUSD Work Experience Education Monica Banken RAND Corporation Co-Chair: Partnership/Public Relations* Caroline Brown Comerica Bank William Chu Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Fermin Cuza World BASC Organization Louis Dejianne UPS Lanie Denslow The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Wolfram Doelker German American Business Association David Eads Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Janet Elliott International Visitors Council of Los Angeles Co-Chair: Partnership/Public Relations* Doug Erber Japan America Society of Southern California Guy Fox District Export Council of Southern California Elizabeth Glynn California Manufacturing Technology Consulting Amy Grat International Trade Education Programs Co-Chair: Education - High School Initiative* Jessica Gray National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce Michelle Grubbs Pacific Merchant Shipping Association Julie Anne Hennessy U.S. Department of Commerce Co-Chair: Awards* Vincent Iacopella Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association Melissa Isom Quebec Government Office of Los Angeles David Iwata LD2 Marketing Group Sandy Lee Asian Business Association Gail Levy Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Co-Chair: Education - High School Initiative* Jim MacLellan Port of Los Angeles Bronwen Madden Center for International Trade Development Lilia Navarrete LKN Global Enterprises, Inc. John Parsons South Bay Workforce Investment Board Rafael Patino U.S. Department of Commerce David F. Porter Los Angeles Air Cargo Association Rachel Sandoval Center for International Trade Development, Long Beach Rachid Sayouty U.S. Department of Commerce Joyce Sloss Los Angeles World Airports Helen Thomas International Visitors Council of Los Angeles Nicki Ung Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Carlos J. Valderrama Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Delia Valdivia U.S. Department of Commerce Valeria Velasco Los Angeles World Airports Tony Williamson Los Angeles Transportation Club Nancy Woo-Hiromoto N.F. Stroth & Associates Anatoly Zhuplev Loyola Marymount University Co-Chair: Education - College Initiative* Thank you to the World Trade Week Committee for their ceaseless support. *A special thank you to our committee co-chairs! 8
  • Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award This award is one of the Chamber’s oldest and most prestigious awards originally presented by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in 1933 to an outstanding member of the world trade community in Southern California who has contributed to the advancement of world trade and international relations above and beyond job requirements. WORLD TRADE WEEK AWARD WINNERS Joseph A. Czyzyk Czyzyk was born in Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors. He traveled to Europe as a toddler and grew up in Canada. He moved with his parents to the United States when he was 16 years old and became a U.S. citizen. Czyzyk has visited nearly 100 nations and has established business operations in more than 45 countries during his career, which started in the airline industry. He joined Mercury Air Group, Inc. in 1984 to establish the company’s cargo division. As chairman of the board, he privatized the company in 2006, after nearly three decades on the American Stock Exchange. Additionally, with extensive travels to every part of the globe and with a special emphasis on South America, Asia and the Middle East, Czyzyk’s deep international relationships have allowed Mercury to expand far beyond its Los Angeles headquarters. Civic activism has been a cornerstone of Czyzyk’s career. He was the 2011 Board chair of the L.A. Area Chamber and is a past president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners, having served on the Commission since its inception in 1998 until his retirement in 2008. He has had the distinction of having served as a city commissioner under the last three consecutive L.A. mayors and is treasurer of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. With the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy, he sits on the Board of Visitors and is chair of the Campaign Committee. Czyzyk is a decorated U.S. veteran, having volunteered for two tours of duty (1966- 1969) with the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion (Seabees) in the U.S. and the Republic of Vietnam. He is a proud board member of the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation, helping to carry on the Seabees’“can do” tradition. Czyzyk also serves as a member of the U.S. VETS board of directors. Czyzyk is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles. He and his wife, Faye, are L.A. residents and have four adult children and one grandson. 9
  • Located in Van Nuys, Calif. since being founded in 1979, Louroe Electronics, Inc. is the world leader in audio Louroe Electronics monitoring technology. Its continued growth has resulted from providing innovative products, receiving high customer satisfaction and maintaining strict devotion to quality standards. Louroe Electronics is recognized worldwide for its variety of audio monitoring technology, with its products used in 34 countries in both private sector and government applications. The company currently serves the needs of law enforcement, security, health care, entertainment, hospitality and retail industries. Louroe Electronics maintains rigorous standards to ensure products provide reliability, durability and excellent performance for customers’ needs. It is proud to continue designing, engineering and manufacturing at its Van Nuys headquarters. WORLD TRADE WEEK AWARD WINNERS Export Achievement Award This award recognizes local companies—especially small- and medium-sized firms — that have experienced significant and continued growth in export sales and now derive a significant portion of their revenue from exports. The Inogen mission is to improve freedom and independence for oxygen therapy patients through innovative products and services. As a medical device manufacturer and accredited homecare provider dedicated to oxygen therapy, Inogen is ideally suited to develop products tailored to oxygen therapy users and to provide superior service to those users in their homes. Inogen 10 PMS 661 main color/651 swish SUNDÃRI is a distinctive collection of skincare products created from the purest ingredients and rarest essences SUNDÃRI distilled from nature. SUNDÃRI brings a portfolio of professional skincare products and treatments that are inspired by the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda practiced for thousands of years. SUNDÃRI is available in leading resorts and retail boutiques around the world. SUNDÃRI was founded in 2000 by super model Christy Turlington and partners. It is based in Long Beach, Calif.
  • 11 Service to World Traders This award honors service companies—such as banks, freight forwarders, brokers or insurance companies—for sustained, exceptional service and commitment to world traders in the five-county Combined Statistical Area (Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties): WORLD TRADE WEEK AWARD WINNERS Euro VAT Refund, Inc Euro VAT Refund, Inc is a leading United States financial services company specializing in assisting North American companies with value added tax (VAT) management, registration and refunds when conducting business internationally. Its clients are many Fortune 500 corporations as well as small- and medium-sized companies that trade internationally. Euro VAT Refund’s experts also frequently advise trade specialists within the U.S. departments of commerce, European embassies, consulates and trade offices in U.S. logistic companies and conference organizers. In 2010, during the economic downturn, Euro VAT Refund assisted American companies in recovering and avoiding over $50 million in VAT expenses, equivalent to some 1,000 new or saved employment opportunities. Euro VAT Refund is particularly proud of successful intervention in 1999 when the German government proposed introducing a new law that would stop VAT refunds to U.S. companies. Through an early alert to the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., the U.S. government was able to intervene and with Euro VAT Refund’s assistance, provide an official protest to Germany. Consequently, Germany did not change its laws and the substantial VAT refunds of many millions of dollars continue annually.
  • Bob Kleist Leadership Award Well-known in the international maritime community and perhaps the best-known person in world trade on the West Coast, Robert L. Kleist was a Corporate Counsel for Evergreen Corp. for more than 20 years. The Bob Kleist Leadership Award recognizes and honors an organization or company that has demonstrated inspirational and visionary leadership in the development of world trade in Southern California. The recipient exemplifies the attributes of Bob Kleist, such as being a positive spokesperson and force for trade, advocating for Southern California’s interest in promoting trade, and providing world class education for the next generation of international traders. The award recipient’s work benefits the trade community at large and broadens the horizons of what is possible through trade. Milken Institute A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges and improve lives. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. At the heart of the organization’s work is the idea that societies prosper if they have an educated, healthy workforce; open and efficient capital markets; and effective social institutions. Milken Institute has assembled a respected team of economists, industry experts and scholars to analyze the issues and choices facing policymakers and to build a foundation of rigorous, independent research. The institute convenes a network of influential decision-makers from the private and public sectors to help transform ideas into action, partnering with global leaders in finance, business, government, science and philanthropy – people with the vision and resources to make a significant impact. Whether the issue is building a more sustainable energy future or ensuring that entrepreneurs can access the credit they need to grow their companies and create jobs, the organization’s objective is to advance solutions that create prosperity in all corners of the globe. Key Milken Institute panels and research focused on trade and foreign investment: 2012 Trends in World Trade Keeping the World Moving: Logistics and Infrastructure in the Global Economy Recovery Through Exports: Restoring California’s Competitive Position 2011 Driving the Global Economy: Smart Logistics The Aerospace Industry: The Last Great American Manufacturing Export? WORLD TRADE WEEK AWARD WINNERS Bob Kleist 12
  • 13 2010 Investing in Global Infrastructure 2009 The End of Export-Driven Development: Searching for China’s Next Growth Engine 2008 NAFTA Under Assault: Reassessing Its Impact 2008 The Changing Global Trade Landscape Recent Panelists Sheikha Al Farsi CEO, International Research Foundation, Oman; Acting Director General, Investment Promotion, the Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development Viviana Araneda Trade Commissioner, Chile Charlene Barshefsky Former U.S. Trade Representative; Senior International Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Grame Barty Regional Director for the Americas, Australian Trade Commission Karan Bhatia Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Luiz Fernando Furlan Minister, Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Kejian Gu Professor of International Trade, Renmin University of China; Visiting Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management Doo-yun Hwang Minister for Trade, Republic of Korea Ron Kirk Former U.S. Trade Representative; Senior Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Louis Levesque Deputy Minister of International Trade, Canada Francois Loos Minister for Foreign Trade, France Fred McMahon Director, Centre for Trade and Globalization Studies, The Fraser Institute Marc Miles Former Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation Marie-Lucie Morin Deputy Minister of International Trade, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Jayson Myers President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Luhut Pandjaitan Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Indonesia Vachara Phanchet Thailand Trade Representative, Office of the Prime Minister John Veroneau Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ira Wolf Staff Director, Congressional- Executive Commission on China; Senior Advisor to Senator Max Baucus; Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China M.K. Wong Vice President, China Trade of Orient Overseas Container Lines Visit milkeninstitute.org to read the latest trade publications by the Milken Institute. WORLD TRADE WEEK AWARD WINNERS
  • WORLD TRADE WEEK CAREER GUIDE The L.A. Area Chamber and the World Trade Week Committee released a version of the World Trade: Your Roadmap to Success career guide, which provides practical information regarding employment opportunities in the field of international trade and showcases individuals who are active in world trade in the Los Angeles region. The World Trade Week Committee appreciates the generous contribution of Microsoft Corporation for its support of this printed publication. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROJECTS The World Trade Week Committee strives to provide access to key information and resources. Under the leadership of Dr. Anatoly Zhuplev, professor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), teams of LMU students have compiled research for pertinent topics, including achieving sustainable urban development and comparing California’s competitiveness in the international business framework. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE International Trade Education Program’s GPS Your Future In January, World Trade Week scholarship students and interns participated as exhibitors in a career discovery event hosted by International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) and California State University, Dominguez Hills, for ITEP Academy students at Banning, Barstow, Carson, Gardena and San Pedro High Schools. The students distributed the WTW’s World Trade: Your Roadmap to Success career guide and discussed trade career paths. Los Angeles Harbor College Career Fair World Trade Week representatives participated as exhibitors in a Road to Success career fair hosted by the Los Angeles Harbor College, where representatives discussed trade career paths with students and distributed the WTW World Trade: Your Roadmap to Success career guide. Thank you to sponsors of the 2013 World Trade Week Educational Initiatives 14 WORLD TRADE WEEK World Trade Week Educational Initiatives CONGRESSIONAL OUTREACH The Congressional Outreach is dedicated to educating elected officials on the impact of trade in California’s Congressional districts. Committee members make personal visit to offices throughout the year.
  • WORLD TRADE WEEK College Scholarship Winners Brittany Best The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising “During my internship at Orly International, I learned about international regulatory requirements and the process for filing paperwork with various consulates. Furthermore, interning at Orly International has helped me gain more knowledge and experience in international marketing. I have become more interested in this area of business and hope to apply it in my [future] career.” Presented by 15 Matthew Brady Pepperdine University “From pursuing an international business degree at Pepperdine University to this [Viacom] international business internship, I have tested and solidified my interest in the international trade market. In the future I strive to be a supportive influence to upcoming apprentices of the international business community.” Presented by Kimberly Martin California State University, Northridge “As an international trade assistant with the Los Angeles Center for International Trade Development, hosted by El Camino Community College in Hawthorne, I was exposed to an abundance of new information, opportunities and possibilities within the world of international trade. I saw the doors of potential opening before my very eyes.” Presented by Dujon Smith Pepperdine University “I appreciate the generosity of the World Trade Week Committee to sponsor students interested in careers in international trade. I believe this program truly fosters a collaborative culture where talented individuals who receive this scholarship also have the opportunity to become mentors as well as continue the cycle of giving back to the community.“ Presented by
  • WORLD TRADE WEEK High School Scholarship Winners Patrick Garcia Port of Los Angeles High School “Straight out of middle school I knew exactly what interested me: international business. Having the Port of Los Angeles High School specialize in maritime studies and international business made me realize that there could be a possible career ahead of me. I hope to pursue my lifelong goal in becoming a global marketer and continuously take constant education in the economic issues which affect it.” Presented by Ricky Ibarra Banning High School “I picture doing business around the world and bringing the money back home. Since the world resources are scarce, countries trade for what they need. It can be said that international trade business is a secure business because people will always trade. Furthermore, I hope to use my interest to join the international trade field someday.” Presented by Taylor Lyberger Palos Verdes Peninsula High School “As the focus of my future education, I would like to study and analyze the interactions between people, firms and nations from a global perspective. I feel that it is important to gain an understanding and tolerance of other nations’ culture as well as their perspective in order to recognize the network that humans have created worldwide.” Presented by 16
  • WORLD TRADE WEEK High School Scholarship Winners Sohee Oum South High School “I want to do everything in my power to keep people from being wronged by their governments; thus I desire the major of international relations. I would like to be an international lawyer and hope to make a difference in individual lives.” Presented by Deshun Pleasant Carson High School “When you think about the global economy and how tough it is to get or maintain a job, you have to work hard in school or at work to prove that you deserve that future that you seek out for yourself in this business world. I do plan on being the best in the business world in the future.” Presented by 17 Karina Orozco Harmony Magnet Academy “I fell in love with the idea of a career working with major companies around the world and being able to learn more about other cultures. I plan to receive my MBA with a concentration in international business and to receive a minor in international studies.” Presented by
  • Otto Tielmans Foothill Technology High School “I will be specializing in the political, social, cultural and economic history of Latin America which comes in handy since the Americas are going through tremendous industrial and economic growth and will soon become vital in the area of trade between the United States and the rest of the world.” Presented by Jennifer Wang Diamond Bar High School “I grew to be very much enamored with my hometown [Shanghai], especially the city lights that illuminate the town, and for many years, I have set my goal on studying international business. With business making it possible for more job opportunities and massive markets, it is my dream to contribute to the ever-growing global economy.” Presented by WORLD TRADE WEEK High School Scholarship Winners 18 Renee Walton Capistrano Valley High School “Now that I know international studies is the right major for me, I will begin to consider my future after college. I intend to travel a lot, mostly throughout Europe, and engage myself in the different cultures. I even plan to learn more languages, as it is a good way to explore more cultures.” Presented by
  • World Trade Week Events Calendar May 2013 May 1 ACCESS 2013: International Trade Forum 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT LA JOLLA 4240 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 90802 Contact: ciber@mail.sdsu International Business Culture – Free Export Workshop 9 a.m. – noon ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SYLMAR 12669 Encinitas Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342 Contact: jcoronel@portla.org Aerospace & Defense Industry Suppliers Conference 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. JONATHAN CLUB 545 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071 Contact: jspeed@speednews.com Women in International Trade – Los Angeles: Webinar – Create a Culturally Smart Export Plan 11 a.m. – noon http://www.wit-la.org/event.asp Contact: info@wit-la.org May 2 87th Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast 7:15 – 10:30 a.m. JW MARRIOTT AT L.A. LIVE 900 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Contact: worldtradeweek.com May 4 21st Annual Day at the Races 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. HOLLYWOOD PARK 1050 S. Prairie Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301 Contact: elizmglynn@gmail.com May 7 The 28th World Ports Conference 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. JW MARRIOTT AT L.A. LIVE 900 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Contact: lalesio@cox.net May 8 Export Trade Finance & Insurance Seminar 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOS ANGELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 350 S. Bixel St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 Contact: jcoronel@portla.org May 9 Women in International Trade – Los Angeles: Trade Officials from ASEAN Economies: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. LOS ANGELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 350 S. Bixel Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 Contact: info@wit-la.org May 14 Port Study Tour 2013: Port of San Diego & Port of Los Angeles 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. WORLD TRADE CENTER SAN DIEGO 2980 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: programs@wtcsd.org May 15 7th Annual US-Japan Green Conference 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MIYAKO HYBRID HOTEL 21381 S. Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 Contact: jas-socal.org 19
  • World Trade Week Events Calendar May 2013 International Trade Outlook 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. RENAISSANCE LONG BEACH 111 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 Contact: marilyn.mcpoland@laedc.org Is Exporting For Me? – Free Export Workshop 9 a.m. – noon ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SYLMAR 12669 Encinitas Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342 Contact: jcoronel@portla.org Women in International Trade – Los Angeles: Webinar – Pitfalls in Contract Language 11 a.m. – noon http://www.wit-la.org/event.asp Contact: info@wit-la.org May 18 Free Public Boat Tours 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. BERTH 43 2293 Miner St. San Pedro, CA 90731 Contact: portoflosangeles.org May 23 FTA World Trade Week & International Trade Delegates Luncheon and Trade Fair 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. HILTON LONG BEACH 701 W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90831 Contact: info@foreigntradeassociation.com May 24 The BRICS Countries – A Global Growth Powerhouse 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. IRVINE AUDITORIUM Monterey Institute of International Study 499 Pierce St. Monterey, CA 93940 Contact: cristina@mbita.org May 28 Global Action Forum and Awards 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER 1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Contact: info@globalactionforum.com May 29 State of the Global Economy 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY 60 W. Olsen Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Contact: foxw@sbcglobal.net Celebrate World Trade Month: “Focus on Brazil, the Latin American Giant VITA Global Networking Breakfast” 7:30 – 10 a.m. THE VALLEY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., BFG Boardroom Second Fl. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Contact: dwinters@economicalliance.org Finding & Entering New Export Markets/International Matchmaking – Free Export Workshop 9 a.m. – noon ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SYLMAR 12669 Encinitas Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342 Contact: jcoronel@portla.org May 30 UPS International Symposium: Advance Your International Expansion 12:30 – 4 p.m. GRAMMY MUSEUM 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 245 Los Angeles, CA 90015 Contact: UPSCentralCalEvents@ups.com 20 For a full listing of events in May, visit worldtradeweek.com
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