International Business Forum and Awards Recap


Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels

THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL PROUDLY HOSTED THE FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM & AWARDS

Before launching into the virtual awards ceremony, the event brought together a diverse group of elite international business insiders and experts for a panel discussion about the ways companies can grow internationally, including insights on how, when and where to expand overseas, success stories, and how to navigate international expansion.


PANELISTS


  
Stephen Cheung
President
World Trade Center Los Angeles
COO and EVP
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
“The business community here is forward looking and innovative. We are not tied to doing things the same way as before which is the community’s greatest strength.”

  
Debra J. Lodge
Managing Director, Head of Corporate International Solutions
HSBC USA
"Los Angeles is at the forefront of innovation across so many industries. And with the world opening up post-pandemic, we are seeing an increasing trend of corporates expanding their operations overseas."

  
Atul Sapra
Principal, International Tax Services
RSM
“As Los Angeles is looking towards economic recovery from the devastating impact of the pandemic, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and international trade could bring good jobs to the region and will become an integral part of our recovery process.“

  
Chirag Shah
Chief Financial Officer
Cornerstone
“With the increasingly global nature of today’s world, many businesses in Los Angeles can and should pursue international markets to make the most of their opportunity statement. To be successful at this endeavor, however, finding the right balance between globalization and localization is critical.”

HONOREES


PUBLIC COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Winner
BEYOND MEAT
PRIVATE COMPANY - ENTERPRISE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner
SCOPELY
PRIVATE COMPANY - MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner
GUMGUM
PRIVATE COMPANY - EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Winner
BEYOND LIMITS
RSM INTERNATIONAL TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Winner
INVESTCLOUD
GLOBAL TRADE LEADER OF THE YEAR
Winner
TRADE CONNECT AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES
HSBC SUSTAINABLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Winner
CHG-MERIDIAN USA CORP
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Winner
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARY OF THE YEAR
Winner
RSG GROUP NORTH AMERICA, LP
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Winner
EAST WEST BANK

For the list of Finalists:

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