The Trade War: Global Conflict, Local Impact
Young Professionals

Stephen Cheung

President, World Trade Center Los Angeles

Christine Petersen

Dir. International Trade & Investment, Mayor's Office of International Affairs

January 30, 2019 7:00 PM    Young Professionals

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The US and China are now in a full-fledged trade war. The US accuses China of predatory policies towards American technology and intellectual property, a charge the Chinese deny. Nonetheless, tariffs have been placed on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods by both sides. Then Canada, at the US’s request, arrested the Chief Financial Officer of the Chinese company Huawei, one of the largest technology companies in the world. China responded by arresting two Canadian diplomats.

How will this global trade war affect you, Los Angeles, and California? Come join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, for an in-depth discussion of the trade war and its impacts. We will be joined by Stephen Cheung, president of the World Trade Center Los Angeles.

Stephen Cheung is the Executive Vice President of LAEDC and the President of World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA). Cheung leads investment attraction to the LA County region on behalf of both LAEDC and WTCLA, and facilitates successful location of new businesses, projects, and deals from both international and U.S. investors into the region. He also supports international trade and international connections for organizations based in LA County. Prior to his current role, Stephen Cheung was the Secretary General of International Trade and Foreign Affairs for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Concurrently, Cheung was the Director of International Trade for the Port of Los Angeles. Stephen was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Los Angeles where he received both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychobiology and Master of Arts in Social Welfare from UCLA.

Christine Petersonis the Director of International Trade & Investment for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She facilitates global trade opportunities, strengthens foreign government and business relationships, attracts foreign investment, and supports sea and air cargo for companies, workers, manufacturers and innovators in Los Angeles. Previously, Christine was a Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President where she worked on negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Christine has also worked in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote U.S. exports. She was born in Anchorage and raised in Seattle. She holds a JD from American University Washington College of Law and a BA from Smith College.

Tickets: $15 for members and guests;  $18 for non-members; $20 at-the-door
Online reservations remain open until 4:00 pm on January 29. 

Networking Reception: 7:00 pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged. 


Location: 
LA World Affairs Council Headquarters
3535 S. Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Parking: Parking is available in the lot directly outside of 3535 Hayden after 6PM. Street parking is also available on Hayden Ave.

Cancellations must be made by Monday, January 28th at 12:00 pm in order to receive a refund.