Trade Connect was named the 2021 recipient of the “Global Trade Leader of the Year” award by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The inaugural award recognizes outstanding leaders at the forefront of global trade, investment, technology and innovation.
AN AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM
Since the launch of the Port of Los Angeles' Trade Connect in 2007, the program has been recognized with awards locally, nationally and internationally for its contributions to international trade development for small and medium sized businesses. The Port of Los Angeles is recognized as a global leader in export trade and commerce.
Los Angeles Business Journal 'Global Trade Leader' Award 2021
'Global Trade Catalyst of the Year' Award - Women In International Trade 2020
The Los Angeles Chapter of Women in International Trade (WIT-LA) awarded Port of Los Angeles Director of Trade Development Marisela Caraballo DiRuggiero its Global Trade Catalyst of the Year Award in honor of her extensive involvement and leadership in the international trade arena.
'Outstanding Citizen Diplomat' Award - International Visitors Council of Los Angeles 2019
Norman Arikawa, Trade Development Manager at the Port of Los Angeles, has been honored as the 2019 Outstanding Citizen Diplomat by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA).
'Award of Distinction' American Association of Port Authorities 2015
The American Association of Port Authorities gave Trade Connect an “Award of Distinction” during the Association’s Communications Competition.
'Program Excellence' Award NASBITE 2014
The global business education organization NASBITE International (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators) has honored Trade Connect with the “Program Excellence Award,” which recognizes specific programs developed by institutions that meet a particular identified need in the global business community.
'Advancing International Trade' Award NASBITE 2014
The global business education organization NASBITE International (National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators) has honored Trade Connect with the “Advancing International Trade Award,” which commends the dedication and service of those that are advancing international trade.
'Quality and Productivity' Award City of Los Angeles 2013
Trade Connect has earned the City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Award, the City’s highest award for superior public services and programs.
Presidential 'E Star' Award 2013
The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Trade Connect the President’s “E Star" Award for Export Services. The award is the nation’s highest honor for promoting American export trade.