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2021 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:

click here



Inside This Supplement:

The Bullwhip Effect
What do coffee, ketchup, gasoline, wood pulp and rubber all have in common? These are items that have been identified to become less available in 2021. And why is that? It’s something called “The Bullwhip Effect.”… Read More

Seven Steps for a Financial Firm’s Digital Transformation
Remote working conditions have significantly hastened digital adoption by financial firms. The challenge now is to scale digital for digital transformation… Read More

Why is it so Challenging to Hire Tech Professionals?
COVID has completely changed the world, specifically because of the remote model which now allows technical candidates to work for any company, anywhere in the United States vs… Read More

Supporting Fit and Healthy Lifestyles Around the World
With 6.4 million members across gyms, sports nutrition, and digital services, RSG Group is the global leader in fitness and lifestyle. Founded in 1997 with humble beginnings… Read More

Business Partners Team to Launch Global COVID-19 Workplace Challenge
This year, a group called Business Partners to CONVINCE (BP2C) launched the Global COVID-19 Workplace Challenge. BP2C is the private sector arm of the global, multi-sector CONVINCE (COVID-19 New Vaccine Information, Communication,
and Engagement)… Read More

 


 

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