Camarillo, Calif., May 21, 2014 – The Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) at CSU Channel Islands (CI) and the Port of Los Angeles are pleased to present “Meet Consul Generals and Export,” a free workshop highlighting the opportunities and nuances of conducting trade in some of Asia’s most promising emerging markets.  The workshop will take place Friday, June 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Malibu Hall, Room 100, on the CI campus. 

The event will feature two moderated panels of expert speakers discussing the advantages, opportunities and regulations involved in trade in Asia and the Pacific Rim.  Speakers include Dr. Sung Won Sohn, top-ranked global economist and Director of IGER, as well as moderator Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Development for the Port of Los Angeles, along with Consul Generals and senior trade representatives from Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand.

The event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, Union Bank, and the Martin V. & Martha K. Smith Foundation, includes a continental breakfast, Q&A, and complimentary parking in designated lot (A10).  Upon arriving at the campus, follow directional signs for parking and event location.  Guests are asked to register online before June 6 at

Housed within CI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, IGER uses experiential learning practices to educate students and serves as an information resource providing international, national and regional economic data and forecasts.  The goal of the Institute is to more closely link the local region to the global economy and to develop future industry leadership by providing international perspectives to students and the community. 

For more information, visit, or contact Jennifer Iden at 805-437-3979 or

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