UCLA Extension International Trade & Commerce student, Gilda Bahremand, was the lucky winner of a premier seat with UCLA Extension for the 88th Annual World Trade Week (WTW) Kick-Off Breakfast which was held earlier this month at the JW Marriott – LALive on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.
Gilda won this spot by simply responding to our Facebook post asking students to tell us about their favorite class/instructor at UCLA Extension. Below was the comment she left:
“I have to say one of my favorite courses was the introduction to international business with Maria Keller as the instructor. I learned all about the importance of cultural interactions in doing business internationally.”
An initiative of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, WTW was founded in 1926 by Stanley T. Olafson, then manager of the L.A. Area Chamber’s World Trade Department. By 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had officially proclaimed World Trade Week a national observance by the U.S. Government. WTW was initially created to promote the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, but has expanded its scope following World War II. Today, WTW actively promotes the positive impacts of international trade to our local and national economy. The original week-long observance has grown to more than 30 events held each May, always beginning with the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 500 professionals from the international business community. This year’s breakfast attendees included California Governor Jerry Brown and the keynote speaker was Mattel Chairman & CEO, Bryan Stockton.
Gilda had these comments to share about her experience from attending the kick-off breakfast:
” The World Trade Week Kick-off Breakfast was a great experience for me since I got to network with different representatives from several successful international companies. Beside that, it was very interesting to see Governor Jerry Brown’s speech and also be inspired of the entrepreneurs that attended to the event.”
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