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Join Women in International Trade - Los Angeles

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Event Date: 8/20/20

WIT-LA presents

our next Virtual Event


What are the Federal, State, and City Doing in Promoting International Trade Activities?

Learn How They Can Help YOU!

What are the Federal, State, and City doing in promoting international trade activities in Southern California? How are they assisting you to connect with foreign buyers, handle trade challenges and expand operations in new markets. What Export Solutions are available to you that give you advice, tools and market intelligence for a successful international sales strategy?

WIT-LA’s next Webinar brings together experts from Federal, State and City governments to present you with awareness and tools to export successfully.

From the DECSC (District Export Council of Southern California) and as a marketing arm of the U.S. Export Assistance Centers will provide assistance to companies in exporting as well as economic growth.

From the State of California, we will hear how the CITC assists small businesses in Cross Border e-Commerce in the state of California.

And, from the City, from Mayor Garcetti’s International Trade Office, we will learn what the City of Los Angeles’ investment promotion focus as well as trade support to the local business community.

Register Now!

A link to join the Webinar will be sent to registrants before the Webinar begins.

Additional in depth discussion will include:

  • Small Business Selling More online Navigating - Cross-Border - eCommerce
  • Online resources for ecommerce adoption and workforce retooling
  • On-The-Job training for students and incumbent workers
  • State Trade Export Program (STEP)
  • What services can the the U.S. Commercial Service provide small to medium sized exporting companies?
  • Where in the world can you get help from the U.S. Commerical Service?
  • Can the U.S. Commercial Service help my company compete outside the USA?

Speakers - Panelists

eventWilliam Edwards
Vice Chair Orange County Chair
Export Basics Committee of the District Export Council of Southern California

As a Senior Executive with 46 years of international operations, development, executive & entrepreneurial experience, Edwards has lived in China, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey and the USA. He has worked on projects in 68 countries. He has been a licensee of a US brand in 5 countries, a franchisor executive and is an international consultant to more than 40 U.S. companies. Previously, he had a 20-year oil and gas exploration sector career in Alaska, China, Indonesia and Turkey. He has twice received the U.S. Presidential Award for Export Excellence and is currently CEO of Edwards Global Services, Inc. based in Irvine, California


eventLeah Goold-Haws
State-Wide Director
California International Trade Center (CITC)

Leah Goold-Haws has spent the past decade as a leading expert in international trade. She is the State Director of the California International Trade Center, leading a trade initiative to support small and mid-size California companies in expanding into international markets through cross-border ecommerce. She is also the State Director of Global Trade for the 114 California Community Colleges, supporting education and training for a globally competitive workforce. Leah is also a board member of the World Trade Center Los Angeles, the Economic Commissioner on International Trade for the City of Long Beach and Appointee to the District Export Council Southern California, Leadership Task Force.


eventChristine Peterson
Director International Trade & Investment
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

Christine Peterson serves as Director of International Trade & Investment at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of International Affairs. She facilitates international trade opportunities, strengthens foreign government and business relationships, attracts foreign direct investment, and supports sea and air cargo for companies, workers, manufacturers and innovators in Los Angeles. Christine liaises with the Board of Airport Commissioners, Los Angeles World Airports, the Board of Harbor Commissioners and the Port of Los Angeles to promote international development and trade-related activities for the Mayor's Office.


Date 8/20/20
Time 2:00pm-3:00pm PDT
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