Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

4th Annual Southern California Business Connect Summit

Don’t miss the largest procurement event of the year in Southern California. Formerly known as the Procurement Trade and Manufacturing Summit, this event promises to bring together over 600 attendees from all over Southern California. In 2017, there were 100 exhibitors, 100 buyers and over 900 matchmaking appointments. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to attend. Secure contracts. Learn from industry pros. Meet with Fortune 500 businesses. Grow your business.

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A Growth Path You Need to Explore - Santa Monica
Jun
7
3:00 PM15:00

A Growth Path You Need to Explore - Santa Monica

Join us for an afternoon session to find out how early-stage growth companies can access public venture capital in Canada (without needing to move there), and to learn the timing, cost and deal structure advantages. You will meet capital providers, dealmakers, and advisors who will discuss why the Canadian market is a growth path you should explore.

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May
24
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Select LA Investment Summit

The 2018 Select LA Investment Summit is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together global investors with business and government leaders from around Southern California. As the recipient of the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) 2017 Silver Award for Outstanding Event, Select LA is an essential platform for businesses seeking to secure foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities and gain exclusive insights into market trends and deal flow throughout the Los Angeles region.

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May
4
7:15 AM07:15

92nd Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast: LA Area Chamber

World trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 800 guests. WTW supports college and high school scholarships, high school student and career counselor workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

"NAFTA: A Make or Break Moment?"

More than 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, its consequences are a topic of heated debate in Mexico, Canada and especially the United States. Are President Trump’s claims about NAFTA and its negative effects on the U.S. economy accurate? Are his goals for renegotiating the agreement achievable? Are supply chains now too integrated to undo key clauses of the treaty without creating major economic disruption?

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Aug
1
8:00 AM08:00

Southern California Procurement, Trade and Manufacturing Summit

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Southern California Procurement, Trade & Manufacturing Summit. Hear from leaders in international trade, procurement, and manufacturing. Connect with over 100 exhibiting manufacturers and service businesses. Network with over 1000 other attending business owners. Schedule one-on-one appointments choosing from over 100 buyers.

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Jun
14
to Jun 16

Select LA

  • Sheraton Grand Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 SELECT LA Investment Summit is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together hundreds of global investors with business and governmental leaders from Southern California to facilitate and secure foreign direct investment (FDI), and provide exclusive insights on market trends and opportunities in the Los Angeles region.

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May
4
7:15 AM07:15

91st Annual World Trade Week Kick-Off Breakfast

  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For more than 90 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

CityAge San Diego

  • San Diego Central Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The business of city-building is essential to competing in our global economy. Successful urban regions must establish partnerships among business, universities and civil society that catalyze economic growth, build social and environmental resiliency and implement the urban design that attracts talented people to their city.

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Apr
13
7:30 AM07:30

U.S. Commercial Service & MAPLE: How to Sell to the Government of Canada

Ms. Lucy Latka, Senior Commercial Specialist at the US Embassy in Ottawa Canada, will be sharing a presentation on Canadian government contracting opportunities with an emphasis on the security and defense sectors. Companies interested in learning more about selling to the Government of Canada will find this a special opportunity to gain critical insights. There will be an opportunity for businesses to speak with Ms. Latka one-on-one after her presentation.

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Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Eureka Fest

MAPLE is proud to be a partner of Eureka. Join us for Eureka FEST - a day-long program of panels and keynote presentations featuring a lineup of successful and influential entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry experts. The day will also feature workshops, a pitch contest, demo showcase, valuable networking opportunities, lunch provided by Euro Caffe and an after-party that will include a cash bar, food truck, photo booth and a live performance by Multi-Platinum and Gold recording artist VASSY!

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Apr
4
3:30 PM15:30

Public Venture Capital: A Growth Path You Need to Explore

Find out what public venture capital is and how it is different from traditional VC funding. Also see why it is a viable funding alternative for early-stage Southern California companies. Companies with $5M+ in revenues can access $5M to $50M+ for growth, pivot and acquisition.

Join us for a wine-tasting, reception and seminar to learn how to access public venture capital in Canada (without needing to move there). You will meet capital providers, dealmakers, and advisors who will discuss why this is a growth path you should explore.

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Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

OC Trade Summit

This seminar will examine trade opportunities, growth and market strategies in Canada and México and provide access to useful business resources, tools and networking for Orange County and Southern California firms. MAPLE Business Council is pleased to participate in this conference.

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