who wants to attend this unique two-day event?

Any Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Company which is seeking real revenue growth by entering or expanding in USA markets through meeting qualified USA located companies with whom business can be conducted.

You will receive:

  • At least 4 curated one-on-one introductory business meetings with companies located in the United States market.
  • At least 4 business networking opportunities over two days with all event participants.
  • A Mobile App, Synergy Intelligence, which drives information regarding the day, time, location and company identities for all curated meetings.
  • The Synergy Intelligence App also provides information on all Foreign and USA located companies attending this event.
  • Synergy Intelligence, at the conclusion of the event, provides admission to the Synergy Intelligence Exchange international business community for all participants. This includes all future participates in any LA Trade Connections “USA Global Synergy” Events.
  • The Synergy Intelligence Exchange community provides the following in-app benefits:
    • Information about each participating company, including wants and needs.
    • Advanced in-app communication between participants.
    • A Global Opportunities where companies can advertise any needs, wants and/or opportunities sought/held by the posting company. Global Opportunities can be reviewed by any admitted company, at any time.
    • Advanced in-app notifications on any Synergy Intelligence Exchange activity, including new member admission, new messages and replies, and contact requests.
  • Access to meeting International Trade and Business vendors and assistance professionals.

About the event


LA Trade Connections (an association of foreign consulate trade officials and honorary consul generals located in Southern California), in partnership with the City Club LA (International and Business Alliance Committees), County of Los Angeles, LA County Business Federation and World Trade Center, and in coordination with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s World Trade Week efforts, is presenting the

4th Annual USA-Global Synergy
Trade Delegation Meetings
May 7-8 2018

This 2-day premier event has been established to achieve business-revenue and profit- growth for foreign Participating Companies seeking to establish or expand their business presence in the United States market. The information supplied (through the registration form) by the foreign Participating Companies will be used to create at least 4 curated meetings with prequalified USA companies who present a business case for new revenue opportunities. Any specific meeting requests submitted by Participating Companies will receive attention in an attempt to create such requested meetings. All planned events have been designed to maximize information, networking and reciprocal business discussion opportunities over two days. Any Participating Company who seeks to obtain more growth in revenue and profits should attend this event.

Each Participating Company and USA Company will have their meeting schedules managed through a Smartphone Application specially designed for this event. The Business Meeting APP will provide information regarding the date and time of each meeting that has been arranged, and the location at the City Club LA where such meeting will take place. Each meeting is designed as a 20-minute introductory meeting. After each meeting has ended, the Participating Company and the USA Company are free to continue their discussions away from the curated meeting room.

Registration as a Participating Company, Registration as a USA Company, Sponsorships, Website Advertising, and Exhibit Table locations can be secured for this event through this website. Additional tickets for entry to the USA Global Synergy Consul General Dinner are also available through this website.

The Participating Companies are limited to Technology, Food & Beverage and Fashion Industries. This limited industry focus is to increase the potential for new business relationships to be established between the Participating Companies and the USA companies that meet. The number of Participating Companies that will be accepted for this event is limited due to the intensive process used to match Participating Companies with at least 4 USA Companies. The registration of more than 50 Participating Companies will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, Participating Company registrations will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis after April 1, 2018.

Event Schedule

May 7 - Monday

7:30am-8:30am-Check-In and Networking

8:30am-10:00am-Opening Remarks and Introductions-Jorge Sadurni

“SME Growth Opportunities: International Markets” fully Interactive Panel Discussion (Q&A) to give basic information and strong incentives to the participants regarding creating new business opportunities and growth for their companies in the United States. Rachel Cantu, Matthew Fairshter, Michelle Sullivan, and Edwin Moss will be prepared to discuss both business and foreign direct investment topics.

10:00am-5pm-Curated Meetings (5 meeting locations at City Club LA)

12:00-1:30pm-Buffet Lunch for those attending curated meetings.

5pm-7:00pm-Networking Cocktail Reception hosted by LA Trade Connections


May 8 - Tuesday

9:00am-4:00pm-Curated Meetings (5 meeting locations at City Club LA)

12:00-1:30pm-Buffet Lunch for those attending curated meetings

5:00pm-6:00pm-Networking Cocktail Reception hosted by LA Consular Corp

6:00pm-8:30pm-USA Global Synergy-Consul Generals Dinner (2 tickets for each Participating Company and additional tickets can be purchased)

Event Location

City Club Los Angeles

  • 555 S.Flower, 51st Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071-1558
  • 213-620-9662

Event Registration

Complete your registration online. By completing the registration, we curate at least 4 meetings for each participating company.



Event Sponsorship

We have various sponsorship opportunities available leading up the event, and throughout.


SME Growth Opportunities: International Markets

Rachel Cantu

Founder and Managing Partner
Rachel Cantu is Founder and Managing Partner at Simplify + Grow, a product integrity and process innovation consulting agency.  She believes… Read More

Michelle Sullivan

Business & Technology executive
Michelle could be described as a “Swiss Army Knife” - a global business & technology executive, consultant, educator, entrepreneur, and professional… Read More

Matthew Fairshter

International Business Lawyer
Matthew Fairshter is an international business lawyer by training and was previously a partner with the national law firm of Dykema… Read More

Jorge Sadurni

International Business Executive
Jorge Sadurni has been an international business executive for the last 35 years, having lived and worked in 8 different countries… Read More

Ed Moss

Partner with Hilltop Private Capital
Ed Moss is a Partner with Hilltop Private Capital, a private equity firm investing in lower middle market companies with EBITDA of… Read More

Arrangements have been made for discounted room rates at the:

  • Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles
    404 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Front Desk Phone: 213-624-1000
  • Reservations Phone: 800-937-8461

Please make your reservations either online through the link provided on this page (coming shortly), online through the StarGroups website, or calling reservations (USA and Canada) 800-937-8461. Indicate that you are part of the USA Global Synergy to get the discounted rates. Reservations should be made by April 6, 2018 in order to guarantee the discounted rates. Any cancellation of reservations must occur more than 72 hours prior to check in. The hotel is also providing complimentary Internet access and a 24/7 fitness center.

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