California Policy Summit 2018

California Policy Summit 2018

The Next Governor's Trade Agenda (Invite Only)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 / 10:00 am - 11:15 am

California's prosperity is tied to the export and import of goods and services by California-based companies and through California's transportation hubs. The state's 2017 exports were valued at $172.0 billion (11.1% of the U.S. total) and imports at $440.6 billion (18.8%). The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are two of the largest seaports in the Western Hemisphere, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is one of the busiest cargo airports nationally. The ports and international airports of Oakland and San Francisco make up the ninth largest metropolitan port complex in the country. However, with NAFTA and multiple national bilateral free trade agreements in limbo, what can the next governor do to protect California small businesses and jobs and position the state to lead global commerce in the Pacific? At this private session, business and government leaders will discuss perspectives and recommendations for the next California governor to develop a coordinated and resourced trade strategy.


Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute


Awinash Bawle

Deputy Director, International Affairs and Business Development, State of California, Go-Biz

Caroline Brown

Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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