In this episode of Trade Talks, Tom O’Brien sits down with CITT’s Tyler Reeb to talk about his newly released book, 'Empowering the New Mobility Workforce,' and what the future of transportation means for the future of how we travel, live, and work.
Episode 9: The Geography of Global Trade
In this episode, Tom O’Brien talks with Peter V. Hall of Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University about the changing geography of global trade and the outlook for continued growth in the trade sector, despite the uncertainty over tariffs. They also discuss the impact of elections in both Canada and the U.S. on the movement of goods.
Episode 8: The State of the State’s Freight
In this episode, host Tom O’Brien and California Transportation Commission Chair and Sr. VP of Majestic Realty, Fran Inman, discuss the role that good policy and planning can play in facilitating trade through California. They talk about the evolution of cooperation and collaboration among supply chain stakeholders, and the threat to the state’s competitiveness from political, social and economic forces.
Episode 7: Trade, Trump, and Tariffs
In this episode of Trade Talks, CITT’s Executive Director Thomas O’Brien speaks with Stephen Cheung, President of World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) and Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Discussion topics range from the growth of the U.S. as the world’s largest trading nation, to the potential impact of the Trump tariffs. Along the way, they consider the contributions of trade to the economy of the region, the state and the country as a whole, and what the future of trade might look like.
Episode 6: Charting a Green Port’s Future
Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach Executive Director, discuss the technological shifts in the goods movement industry and the zero-emission goals that the Port is working toward. Cordero addresses how the Port of Long Beach is leading the nation in the implementation of environmentally sustainable infrastructure and technology, and how it is preparing for associated workforce and technological challenges.
Episode 5: GIS Changing the World
Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Terry Bills, the Global Transportation Industry Director at Esri, discuss the underpinnings of GIS technology in this episode of Trade Talks. Esri is the global market leader in GIS, headquartered in Redlands, California; and Terry Bills is responsible for all of Esri's transportation infrastructure segments worldwide.
EPISODE 4: 20 Years of Global Trade
In recognition of the METRANS Transportation Center’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, reviews the recent history of global trade and what it has meant for the nation and the region with METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. They also discuss the changes brought about by e-commerce and what it means for the future of moving goods.
EPISODE 3: Freight Logistics
CITT host Dr. Thomas O’Brien talks with Dr. Michael Browne, Professor of Logistics and Urban Goods Transport at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, about topics including the last mile, city logistics, and urban freight.
EPISODE 2: Canadian Trade
Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, talks Canadian trade with Patricia Elliott, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner; and Gavin Nardocchio-Jones, Consul for Political & Public Affairs, both from the Canadian Consul of Los Angeles.
EPISODE 1: The State of Global Trade
The first episode of the quarterly video series Trade Talks features CITT Executive Director, Dr. Tom O'Brien, sitting down with Paul Bingham, the VP of Trade and Logistics for the EDR Group. Bingham provides an update on the state of global trade, and offers his thoughts on what a new administration in Washington means for the freight sector.