WTCLA 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Report
May 27, 2020
The LMU Center for International Business Education (CIBE) collaborated with the World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA), an affiliate of Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), to produce the 2020 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in California Report. The CIBE contributed to the report's "Foreign-owned Enterprises (FOE) and Regional Development" section. Representing LMU's CIBE research team, LMU Management Professor Dong Chen participated as a panelist in the webinar, "WTCLA 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Report Release and Panel Discussion." The webinar featured a one-on-one discussion with California’s Lieutenant Governor, Eleni Kounalakis, and a panel discussion with the report’s researchers and economic development representatives from across the state. Download the 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Report.
Why Fly the Empty Skies?: How International Airlines are Responding to COVID-19
April 1, 2020
The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has disrupted air travel at an unprecedented rate. Airlines are seeing bookings plummet while cancellations skyrocket. Much of this stems from people’s fear of traveling and contracting the virus, but the U.S. has also barred travel from most of Europe, China and Iran. What are airlines doing in the wake of this?
To break down how international airlines are responding to COVID-19, The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, in partnership with the World Trade Center Los Angeles, hosted Dr. Zhihang Chi, VP & General Manager of Air China. Dr. Chi addressed the disruptions within the airline industry generally, and more specifically, the current state of flights between the US and China. Moderated by the WTCLA’s President, Stephen Cheung, the conversation addressed the uncertainty in the industry, and also what we can learn from some airlines’ international coordination as a response to this humanitarian crisis.
Stephen Cheung is a member of the CIBE Advisory Council. He also recently participated in a livestream on LA's Trade & Commerce Challenges Amist COVID-19.
Global Perspectives Virtual Summit 2020
March 27, 2020
LMU Marketing Professor Madhu Viswanathan was a guest speaker at International Hub’s first annual Global Perspectives Virtual Summit 2020. He spoke on bottom-up educational initiatives that evolved in subsistence marketplaces.