College of Professional & International Education
  • Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions
    Bigger ships.  E-commerce.  3-D Manufacturing.  Rising energy costs.  Emerging markets.  The way the world trades is changing.  And changes halfway around the world have impacts on the ground here in Southern California. Are we prepared?

    The 2014 CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Town Hall meeting discussed what changing trends mean for the economy, the environment and the future of our region as a trade gateway.

    The 2014 Town Hall featured new Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon Slangerup, ILWU Local 13 President Bobby Olvera Jr., and Peter Friedmann on behalf of Pacific Coast Council—Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT), and Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC).  The moderator was Kristin Decas, CEO/Port Director, Port of Hueneme.

    Also featured was a new video from Dave Kelly and the award-winning CSULB Advanced Media Production Center that set the stage for the evening’s discussion.  The video is now available at CSULB CITT 2014 Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions.  

    The video is also available for purchase by contacting

    The Town Hall webcast is available at 2014 CITT TownHall Meeting.

    Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

    Watch the event trailer for this year's Town Hall Meeting:

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