- UCLA Anderson Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA for Asia pacific Program (click to expand)
August 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) for Asia Pacific program, a 15-month, dual degree program in which graduates earn two MBAs, one from UCLA Anderson and another from the National University of Singapore Business School. The tenth graduating class included participants from 13 countries representing 20 nationalities. The program now boasts about 350 alumni worldwide, from more than 30 countries. At the time UCLA Anderson Professor Christopher Tang founded the program, it was one of the first dual-degree programs offered by a business school, and the first degree program ever approved between a University of California school and a foreign university. The UCLA-NUS GEMBA program is now among the world’s top executive MBA programs – most recently ranked No. 3 by The Economist and No. 3 by The Financial Times in the 2014 rankings.
The program offers senior executives from around the world a global perspective on leadership and management. Students meet for six, two-week sessions across Shanghai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Singapore and Los Angeles, where they are immersed in site visits, meetings with executives and projects with international companies. The program culminates with a Management Practicum, a global strategic consulting project. In addition to being a dual-degree program (unlike joint-degree programs in which graduates earn only one diploma), the program offers executives the flexibility to meet in different locations and to communicate electronically in between sessions, as well as an evolving curriculum that reflects the changing needs of the marketplace.
UCLA-NUS alumni, faculty, students and staff celebrated the program’s 10-year milestone with a private dinner on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Annenberg Beach House, followed by a global summit on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at UCLA Anderson that gathered together students, faculty and alumni. Welcome remarks were provided John Mamer, Senior Associate Dean of the program. The one-day conference included plenary sessions featuring discussions with executives, including a number of GEMBA alumni and moderated by faculty who teach in the program. The discussions focused on global technology, entertainment and media trends; cross-border finance and investment strategies focused on frontier markets; and global entrepreneurship and emerging markets. The event was organized by the GEMBA for Asia Pacific program in conjunction with UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management. The day concluded with a closing celebration at Yamashiro Hollywood, organized by GEMBA alumni. Commencement took place the following week, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, on Alumni Plaza, featuring Craig Ehrlich, chairman and co-founder of Novare Technologies and board chair of UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management, as commencement speaker. View video >>
- Thursday, May 22, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm Korn Convocation Hall
Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group – Evolution and Innovation in the Mobile Industry and the Leadership Imperative (click to expand)
The birth of the mobile communications industry created a fundamental change in society and how it communicates – creating a platform for consumers and enterprises. The development of the industry required significant “bets” to be placed, an industry structure which supported both entrepreneurial innovation and scale to afford massive fixed investments. Along the way, notable disruption occurred in many areas of the chain and drove the creation of a new mobile ecosystem made up of network operators, device makers, operating system developers and application players. On Thursday, May 22, Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group addressed an extremely engaged audience of students and faculty members to talk about the evolution and innovation in the mobile industry and the leadership imperative – rewiring the world with mobile social, and cloud based models. Before his retirement in July 2008, Arun served as Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s largest mobile phone company by revenue. Arun’s telecom career began in 1984 at Pacific Telesis Group (PTG) where he pioneered the expansion of the mobile communications industry by acquiring numerous domestic and international cellular licenses. He held several senior roles at PTG over the next decade. In 1994, he led the review and recommendation for the spin off of the wireless businesses from PTG which became AirTouch Communications. Subsequently, he was appointed President and COO of AirTouch in 1997. The talk was part of Professor Terry Kramer’s MBA course on “Evolution and Innovation in the Global Mobile Industry” and was sponsored by the Easton Technology Leadership Program, the Center for Global Management and the High Tech Business Association. View video >>
- Thursday, May 15, 2014 7.30pm Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
General Stanley McChrystal, Former U.S. Commander in Afghanistan & Head of Joint Special Operations Command; Co-founder, McChrystal Group - Lessons in Leadership (click to expand)
General Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan and head of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, addressed an audience of over 300 Los Angeles World Affairs Council members and guests and the UCLA Anderson School of Management over dinner on May 15 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The event was co-sponsored by UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership - this was the inaugural event in the series. McChrystal, who now runs a business consulting firm based in Alexandria, Va., talked about the lessons learned from his 34 years in the military, and how they can be applied to leadership in the civilian world. One of the biggest changes to leadership in warfare is the accelerated speed of decision making. He compared modern warfare to playing “blitz chess” where each of the opponents’ pieces is controlled by a different player, and they can make four or more moves at a time without waiting for you, coming from different directions. “Suddenly you find yourself in this fast reactive mode and you just want the merry-go-round to stop.” But it doesn’t, and so the military has decentralized decision-making so that troops on the ground can react more quickly, but at the same time has centralized the information flow, so everyone else in the battle space knows what is going on. View video »" target="_blank">View video >>
- Friday, May 2, 2014 9.00am – 10.00am UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
UCLA Anderson 2014 Alumni Conference Panel Discussion: Global Business: Volatility in Emerging Markets – What It Means and How To Benefit with Joseph Barragan (’79), Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and Kevin Berryman (’87), EVP and CFO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson (click to expand)
From China to Turkey to Argentina to South Africa, volatility in emerging markets has been a hallmark of the start to 2014. Developed economies will not be unaffected by the ongoing events in emerging markets as ties between emerging and developed markets become stronger. Emerging markets, clawed by economic and political turmoil are likely to remain volatile for some time, but with that increased risk also comes more opportunity. Two distinguished UCLA Anderson alumni and advisory board members from the Center for Global Management, Joseph Barragan (’79) Managing Director, Capital Advisory, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. and Kevin Berryman (’87), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, International Flavors and Fragrances shared insights and perspectives from their respective industries – financial services and consumer goods - how they view the direction of emerging economies; why it is important to look beyond the recent volatility of a region and try to identify countries that have better current fundamentals; where they see growth and sources of opportunities; and how companies are looking beyond the recent volatility and embracing it as the cost of doing business. The panel discussion was moderated by Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management and Faculty Director for the Center for Global Management.
- Guillermo Tagle Quiroz ('91) and Dr. Il SaKong (MBA '66, Ph.D. '69) are Honored with the Dean's Global Service Award (click to expand)
The UCLA Anderson Dean's Global Service Award is bestowed upon a distinguished UCLA Anderson alumnus/a in recognition of exceptional service and global impact on behalf of the school. The award recognizes the stature of the recipient and his/her outstanding service to advance the school's reputation and connections among UCLA Anderson alumni outside the United States. The award is administered by the Center for Global Management. In the Spring of 2014, Guillermo Tagle Quiroz ('91) and Dr. Il SaKong (MBA '66, Ph.D. '69) were honored with the award. Read More >>
- Friday, April 18, 2014 1.00 – 8.00pm, Korn Convocation Hall
2014 Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference: SUCCESS STORIES OF U.S. - CHINA INVESTMENT (click to expand)
The eighth annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference, was held in UCLA Anderson’s Korn Convocation Hall on Friday, April 18. The event attracted over 400 attendees and brought together successful and influential cross-border investors and business leaders who shared their experiences and lessons learned in engaging in cross-border investment, including how they have overcome hurdles that others were unable to overcome, as well a discussion around successful strategies for mitigating issues, increasing effectiveness and optimizing operations in facilitating cross-border growth and expansion. The sessions also addressed the sectors that are most favored by Chinese investors; how leading companies are approaching China; the issues U.S. companies encounter when investing and doing business in China, as well as similar issues that Chinese companies encounter when investing in the United States. The keynote address was delivered by California State Controller, John Chiang. The conference included plenary sessions on corporate social responsibility and cross-border investment in film and entertainment; as well as concurrent panel discussions focused on inbound investment (with sessions on real estate, technology and investment financing strategies) and outbound investment (with sessions that addressed finance and tax, regulatory, legal and compliance issues, as well as success strategies to address cross-border talent and bi-cultural issues). The conference featured executives from Cathay Bank, China Telecom (Americas), Castle, Cox & Nicholson, LLP., CBRE, Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Bank, Landsea, U.S.-China Real Estate Investment Center, Princess Cruises, Latham & Watkins LLP, Aon, Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, China Mobile International (USA) Inc., Transfuels, ChinaCache, PwC, Allergan Inc., Houlihan Lockey, Pacific Auto Company, Orb Media Group, Resolution Agency, LeVision Pictures U.S., Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. The conference was organized by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the Greater China Business Association. PwC, Cathay Bank and Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP were sponsors of the event. View videos >>
- Monday, April 14, 2014 11.30am - 12.30pm D301, Cornell Hall
William Easterly, Author and Professor of Economics, New York University - THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (click to expand)
On Monday, April 14th, UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management hosted William Easterly, Author and Professor of Economics, New York University for a very informative and engaging lunchtime discussion with UCLA students and faculty on his recently released book THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor. In The Tyranny of Experts, Easterly, bestselling author of The White Man's Burden, traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the world's poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. View video >>
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014 11.30am – 12.30pm UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
Dr. Il SaKong, Chairman and CEO, Institute for Global Economics; Former Finance Minister of Korea - The Future of the Asian Economy and the United States: Challenges and Opportunities (click to expand)
With substantially increased economic power and influence, the Asian economy and East Asian economy, led by China, have played a critical role in supporting global economic recovery since the Great Recession, triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers’ in 2008. Recently, however, the economic growth momentum in the region has relatively weakened with the exception of Japan. On Tuesday, April 8, Dr. SaKong (MBA ’66, PhD ’69), Chairman and CEO, Institute of Global Economics and Former Finance Minister of Korea addressed a packed room of UCLA and UCLA Anderson students and faculty to talk about what is happening in the major economies of Asia, including China, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN (Associated Southeast Asian Nations), and the future prospects for these economies, as well as implications and opportunities for the United States economy. Dr. SaKong then joined Dean Judy Olian for a moderated discussion on his perspective for the future of the Asian economy and the United States. The talk was part of the Global Management Speaker Series, organized by the Center for Global Management and co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, UCLA Center for Korean Studies and UCLA Anderson’s Korean Business Student Association. View video >>
- Friday, February 28, 2014, 1:30pm Korn Convocation Hall
2014 Latin American Business Conference - LATIN AMERICA: LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES? (click to expand)
On Friday, February 28, the 2014 Latin American Business Conference, LATIN AMERICA: LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES? was held in Korn Convocation Hall. The conference brought together respected leaders from multiple industries in Latin America to explore some of the critical economic and social issues affecting the region, and addressed the main challenges that Latin America continues to face, despite significant economic growth over the last decade. While 50 million Latin Americans escaped poverty and joined the middle class between 2003 and 2011, for instance, massive protests and social tensions persist across the region. The keynote address was given by Hernán Rodríguez (’93), CEO of Empresas CMPC S.A., one of the largest pulp and paper companies in Latin America, which was followed by a dialogue with Dean Judy D. Olian. Professor and Economist Sebastian Edwards, opened the conference and moderated the first panel discussion, Latin America’s Next Challenges that featured Ambassador Vilma Martínez, president of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners and former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina and Jim Allen (’93), head of Morgan Stanley’s Latin America mergers and acquisitions practice who each brought a unique perspective, including an outlook for the region and view on how the financial markets see the region’s prospects. The second panel, Latin American Real Estate Markets addressed growing interest from global investors in real estate opportunities across the region. Panelists included Francisco Andragnes, managing partner at Metro Buildings and former chief investment officer of Prudential Real Estate Investors Latin America and Sandor Valner, principal and CEO of Walton Street Capital Latin America. The discussion was moderated by UCLA Anderson’s Professor Eric Sussman. The conference was organized by the Latin American Business Association and UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management. View videos >>
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6.30pm UCLA Faculty Center
Bitcoin and the Future of Money with Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation and Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson (click to expand)
Bitcoin has garnered headline news recently as a potential new global digital currency. It has incited the passions of economists who debate the value of money made from nothing. Despite fluctuations, over the past six months the price of Bitcoin has kept on rising. Alternative currency startups are being generously funded by venture capitalists while visionaries deliberate the world-changing possibilities of money free from government control. Bitcoins are in limited supply and must be “mined.” This mining and trading is done purely by computer. With no government oversight or central database to track transactions, how do you prevent fraud and eliminate counterfeiting? Bitcoin expands the virtual money supply and is being more accepted as a form of payment - there is now a Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver and one planned for Hong Kong. It also is now an accepted form of currency in Las Vegas. It is not just money – it is a protocol for fixing, storing and transferring money and is a new class of digital asset and a potential disruptive force in global finance. Does it obliviate the traditional global financial system, and is it a sound alternative to the dollar? Might countries consider dollarizing to Bitcoin as a way of preventing inflation? The second Global Business and Policy Forum on “Bitcoin and the Future of Money” featured Patrick Murck, a founding member and General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation whose expertise extends across the legal and regulatory issues governing the use of Bitcoin, virtual economies, gamification alternative payment systems, and social loyalty and reward programs, and Economist and Professor Sebastian Edwards. Murck and Edwards addressed a room full of engaged MBA, JD and MPP students from UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA School of Law and Luskin School of Public Affairs on the legal, regulatory and business implications surrounding Bitcoin and its potential to disrupt the global financial system as we know it. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy. View video >>
- Thursday, February 13, 2014 4.30 - 5.30pm UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
Clement C.M. Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States - Hong Kong - Where China and Global Advantages Converge (click to expand)
Recently ranked the world's #1 in economic freedom by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, #2 in ease of doing business by The World Bank and #3 in competitiveness by IMD, Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of the World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong is the world's 9th largest trading entity and enjoys incomparable advantages under a free trade pact with Mainland China. On Thursday, February 13th, Clement Leung, the new Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States addressed a room full of UCLA and UCLA Anderson undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and faculty to share his insights into the fast changing economic landscape of Hong Kong, China and the Asia region; how Hong Kong is seizing new opportunities to become the launching pad of Chinese enterprises "going global; and the challenges it faces in governance and in meeting fierce external competition. Commissioner Leung then joined Dean Judy Olian for a discussion on how Hong Kong is positioning itself as the region’s international financial, trading and logistical hub, as well as broadening and deepening its economic and trade ties with the U.S. and California. The talk was part of the Global Management Lecture Series, organized by the Center for Global Management and co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, Asia Institute, Center for Chinese Studies and Greater China Business Association. View video >>
- Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Is Honored With the 2013 John Wooden Global Leadership Award (click to expand)
On Nov. 21, 2013, UCLA Anderson honored The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger with the 2013 John Wooden Global Leadership Award at a gala celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The annual award recognizes an exceptional leader for his or her exemplary leadership style and service to the community and carries the namesake of UCLA's legendary basketball coach. Iger was selected as this year's award winner for his success in shaping Disney as an industry leader in offering creative content across new platforms and expanding the company's presence in several emerging markets. Proceeds from the event fund John Wooden Global Leadership Student Fellowships, which are awarded to students who embody Coach Wooden's inspiring leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others. Read More >>
- Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2013 Shanghai Expo Center, Shanghai, China
Innovation China 2013 (click to expand)
The inaugural “Innovation China 2013” for entrepreneurs and multinationals was held at the Shanghai Expo Center, home of the 2010 World Expo on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, 16. As China grows from being a manufacturing-driven economy to one focusing on innovation and development, this two-day conference focused on innovation and the emerging Chinese entrepreneurial market. The conference was designed to attract both multinational tech companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. The event brought together innovative business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and UCLA Anderson faculty members to explore the growing influence of China’s advances in areas such as IT, clean technology, healthcare, advanced materials and consumer goods, and what they mean for China and the world.
Day 1: Open Innovation Forum featured executives from global companies, corporate venture groups, government entities and start-up companies. Keynote speakers and panel discussions featured candid discussions focused on a wide range of topics, including promoting and sourcing innovation, making equity investments, forming strategic alliances, engaging in cross-border partnerships and negotiating joint ventures. Zhou Yupeng, President of the Shanghai Modern Service Industry Association and Former Vice-Mayor of Shanghai, said that a new technological and industrial revolution is underway with the era of big data. As this coincides with the country's restructuring, communication and exchanges will take on greater significance for Chinese companies and institutions. "Forums can help to facilitate communication between the government, academia and companies. It also presents great opportunities to study the successful experiences of the world's leading multinational companies," Zhou said. Day 2: Bringing Your Vision To Reality featured faculty members from UCLA Anderson School of Management who provided an overview of the business skills and knowledge necessary for aspiring entrepreneurs to bring potential products and services to market within China and internationally. This inaugural conference was a prelude to the UCLA Global Entrepreneurial Certification Program in Shanghai that will begin in 2014. The event was organized by UCLA Anderson’s Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Center for Global Management, China Materialia LLC, a Shanghai-based venture capital and advisory firm and the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business Law.
- Thursday, November 14, 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm Entrepreneurs Hall C-314
The Billionaire's Apprentice with Anita Raghavan (click to expand)
Drawing on her new book "The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund," author Anita Raghavan addressed a class full of students and faculty and talked about how men who went to some of the nation's finest business schools, Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford, wound up at the center of the biggest insider trading case in a generation. In her book, she criss-crosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi’s Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture – an incredible tale of triumph, temptation and tragedy. Anita Raghavan is currently a contributor to The New York Times Dealbook and Forbes. View video >>
- Thursday, November 14, 2013 11.00pm UCLA Bunche Hall 6275
Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare with Juan C. Zarate, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (click to expand)
For more than a decade, America has been waging a new kind of war against the financial networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist groups, and criminal syndicates. In his book “Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era in Financial Warfare,” Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior Treasury and White House official, pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world and explains how a small, dedicated group of officials redefined the Treasury’s role and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial pressure against America’s enemies. Juan C. Zarate is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the senior national security analyst for CBS News, and a visiting lecturer of law at Harvard Law School.
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6.30pm UCLA Faculty Center
Immigration in the Global Economy with Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law (click to expand)
The inaugural Global Business and Policy Forum on “Immigration in the Global Economy” featured a lecture by Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, an expert and influential scholar of immigration and citizenship law. The talk was followed by an interactive discussion over dinner that brought together UCLA graduate students of business, law and policy. Congress is considering comprehensive immigration reform legislation that has drawn much attention for its proposal to grant lawful immigration status and a path to citizenship to people who are in the United States unlawfully. But just as influential are the provisions that would reshape the role of the United States in the global economy. Some proposals would make it easier for high-skilled immigrants, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, to settle in the United States. Other provisions would admit more temporary workers across the entire spectrum of skills, training, and education. Professor Motomura explored how these and other key proposals on Congress' agenda raise fundamental issues that lie below the legislative surface -- including the "brain drain" problem and the challenge of aligning the immigration system with the needs of the U.S economy in the context of globalization. The Global Business and Policy Forum is a collaborative partnership between UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management and the UCLA School of Law’s Lowell Milken Institute For Business Law and Policy. View video >>
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11.30am – 12.30pm A202, Collins Center
Rupert Scofield, President and CEO, FINCA International - The Evolution of a Social Business: The Case Study of FINCA International (click to expand)
During a lunchtime discussion, Rupert Scofield address a packed classroom full of students and faculty and shared the story of the evolution of FINCA International, from its beginnings as a small NGO in Latin America to transform into a global microfinance network partnering with socially-responsible investors to advance its mission. In telling the FINCA story, and sharing his personal journey, he demonstrated the tangible. life-changing effects of increasing the flow of capital towards social good. View video >>
- Monday, October 21, 2013 11.30am – 12.30pm UCLA Anderson Executive Dining Room
Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey - Turkey’s Key Growth Sectors (click to expand)
On Monday, October 21st, His Excellency Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey addressed a packed room of UCLA students and faculty members for a discussion of Turkey’s key economic growth sectors. His Excellency and members of his distinguished delegation visited UCLA as part of their visit to Los Angeles for U.S. – Turkey Investment Week, a coordinated effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Turkish Chamber of Commerce. The visit to Los Angeles was part of a four-city tour aimed to build and enhance cooperative bilateral commercial relationships across sectors, companies and institutions. The lunchtime talk was part of the Global Management Lecture Series, organized by the Center for Global Management and co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute and the Muslim Student Business Association. View Video >>
- Wednesday & Thursday, September 25 & 26, 2013 - The Americas Business Forum: Creating Jobs Through Exports, UCLA Covel Commons (click to expand)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomed over 250 business leaders to the fifth annual Americas Business Forum: Creating Jobs Through Exports held at UCLA’s Covel Commons. The two-day event provides manufacturers and exporters the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities in Canada, Brazil. Mexico, Colombia, Peru and other developing markets in Latin America. Business executives attended country briefings, seminars on export financing, market strategies and discussions on the benefits of free trade agreements in the region. One-on-one meetings with U.S. Senior Commercial Officers to identify export sales opportunities were also available. The Americas Business Forum is organized by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and U.S. Department of Commerce. View video >>