World Trade Week Event 2019

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2019 8th Annual World Trade Week
Keynote Address: Going Around the World in Trade
Brian Peck, Director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business. USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 10:30am-1:30pm
Networking at 10:30am | Program begins at 11:00am
Port of Hueneme, 333 Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

AGENDA

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10:30 – 11:00am  – Sign in and Networking

11:00 – 11:15am

  • Call Meeting to Order – Kristin Decas
  • Welcoming Remarks – Oxnard Harbor District Commissioner

11:15  – 11:45am

  • Trade Updates from Global Partners
  • Consul Presentations – Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru

11:45am – 12:15pm

  • Keynote Address: Going Around the World in Trade
    Brian Peck, Director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business. USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles

12:15  – 12:30pm – President’s Proclamation

  • Julie Anne Hennessy, Office Director, Los Angeles U.S. Export Assistance Center, US Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce

12:30  – 1:00pm  – Roundtable with U.S., Canada and Mexico — Highlights of USMCA Agreement

Moderator:

  • David J. Habib, Jr.District Export Council

Roundtable:

  • Cónsul Roberto Rodríguez Hernández, Consulate of Mexico, Oxnard
  • Gavin Nardocchio-Jones, Consul and Program Manager of Political-Public Affairs, Canada
  • Richard Swanson, Director, Pacific South Network, US Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce

1:00 – 1:15pm – Economic Update – WTC Research Report

  • Bruce Stenslie, Economic Development Collaborative

1:15 – 1:30pm – Achievement Awards

  • Presented by Oxnard Harbor District Commissioners
    Export Achievement: McCain Foods USA – presented by President Jess Herrera
    Export Achievement: ZPower LLC – presented by Commissioner Mary Anne Rooney
    Auto Export Achievement: General Motors USA – presented by Commissioner Jess Ramirez

Background: The observance of World Trade Week began in 1926 to acknowledge and celebrate that world trade significantly contributes to the nation’s economy and has developed a vast new horizon for America’s businesses. In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially proclaimed World Trade Week as a national observance by the U.S. Government and selected the third week in May each year which includes May 22, National Maritime Day.