Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) Conference

Now in its 29th year, Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) is North America’s premier event for business leaders who want to expand their trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region. The USC Marshall School of Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce have been working together on APBO since 1988 to help exporters and investors take advantage of … Continued

2016 CHINAWEEK – California China Business Summit

The Summit is specially designed for business leaders involved in or contemplating engagements with China. It is a historic opportunity to connect with over 100 key Chinese executives in attendance. A dual track approach will offer meaningful content for both American businesses seeking to expand and visiting Chinese executives. Sessions Include: • Foreign Direct Investment into California and Accessing Chinese Capital • Regional … Continued

Asian Society of Southern California – 2016 Annual Gala

Asian Society of Southern California cordially invites you to 2016 Annual Gala to celebrate and honor Shirley Wang, CEO of Plastipro, Walter Wang, CEO and President of JM Eagle, Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, LACMA, and Richard Drobnick, Director, IBEAR MBA Program at USC Marshall School of Business. Reception will begin at 6:00 … Continued

Consular Corp Annual Program & Reception

LA Hotel Downtown 333 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA

Officials and staff from Consular Corps and Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Los Angeles are invited to the annual Consular Corps Reception, hosted by LAEDC and World Trade Center Los Angeles!

SELECT LA Investment Summit 2017

The third annual SELECT LA Investment Summit will bring together international investors with L.A. region's top business and government leaders, to facilitate foreign direct investment into Los Angeles.  This event is conveniently timed for the days prior to the SelectUSA event in Washington D.C., and located in Downtown L.A. Go directly to the event website for … Continued

Select LA Investment Summit

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

The 2018 Select LA Investment Summit (May 23-24) is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together hundreds of global investors with business and governmental leaders from Southern California to facilitate and secure foreign direct investment (FDI), and provide exclusive insights on market trends and opportunities in the Los Angeles region. This summit provides key components of what every foreign investment requires: detailed research and opportunities.

Select LA Investment Summit

Select LA brings together global investors with local business and government leaders to assist foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities and gain exclusive insights into market trends and deal flow throughout the Los Angeles region.

SelectUSA Virtual Tour of Los Angeles: Opportunities in Sustainability

The SelectUSA Virtual Tour of Los Angeles: Opportunities in Sustainability webinar will provide you with insight into the sustainability and energy opportunities in one of the largest metropolitan economies in the world. In 2019, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched L.A.’s Green New Deal to set aggressive goals for the city’s sustainable future, strengthen the L.A. economy … Continued

Leading a Sustainable Economic Future: The United Kingdom and Los Angeles / WTCLA event

Creating sustainable jobs is the cornerstone of creating a green world. From automobiles and buildings to energy and manufacturing, encouraging companies to produce and invest in sustainable products and processes will ultimately allow global economies to transition a reliance on fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives across industries. We recognize these goals and tasks cannot be … Continued

About LAEDC Events

Future Forum Series

As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, the L.A. County region is destined to be an incubator for business development. Each Future Forum offers an opportunity to learn about trends, workforce demands, and most importantly, what the future holds for key industries. Past themes have covered the future of eSports, healthcare personalization, space commercialization, fintech, cybersecurity, and more, while featuring industry thought leaders.

The Eddy Awards- Annually each November

The Eddy Awards

The Eddy Awards is the most prestigious awards program to recognize leadership in economic development in business, education, and government throughout Los Angeles County. The Most Business-Friendly City award is also presented live to recognize the importance of prioritizing job creation. This cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala also supports the LAEDC’s mission to advance opportunity and prosperity for all.

Economic Forecast

The LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast has been a lightning rod for progress for the past decade. It’s L.A.’s most iconic forecast event. It’s a highly anticipated and publicly visible event, which offers attendees valuable insights on the economic projections for the regional economy. Each year the Economic Forecast Report is shared and distributed to our audience.


World Trade Center LA’s Select LA Summit provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.

88 Cities Summit

LAEDC’s 88 Cities Summit convenes leaders from local governments to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities our communities face. The LAEDC leads timely discussions around LA County’s region and what it means for municipalities and communities.



For information about upcoming events, please get in touch with Shane Cullen at [email protected].

Shane Cullen