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  • The CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meetings are organized in an attempt to foster information exchange that positively contributes to resolution of port-related conflicts. In its infancy, the Town Hall approach was designed to make sure that the rank and file members of the longshore union were included in any debate surrounding port growth. While this is still the goal, the Town Hall has evolved to include a wide array of stakeholders interested in the relationship between the ports and the community.

    The Town Hall meetings receive wide recognition in the goods movement industry. The events have received support and financial sponsorship from many entities including the executive directors of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, and Long Beach City College Office of Economic Resource Development. The events have also received formal endorsement by the board of directors of 21 trade associations.

    Town Hall meetings are available via webcast, and videos of the events are also available for purchase. Town Hall videos have been used as an independent informational resource by governmental agencies and industry and community groups. White Papers which summarize the Town Hall discussions and highlight the key topics addressed are free of charge.

    TOWN HALL PROCEEDINGS ARE VIDEOTAPED AND AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING AND VIEWING AT WWW.AMP.CSULB.EDU/CCPE/CITT.

    More information about Town Hall Meeting 2016 and previous Town Hall Meetings may be found below.

    Town Hall Meeting 2017

    How We Got Here and Where We're Going
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, CSULB
    Reception 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Town Hall Meeting 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Next to Carpenter Performing Arts Center
    Parking Lot 12
    For details, contact Alix.Traver@csulb.edu or (562) 985-2876

    Town Hall Meeting 2016

    Partners in Innovation
    Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, CSULB
    Reception 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Town Hall Meeting 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Next to Carpenter Performing Arts Center
    Parking Lot 12
    For details, contact Alix.Traver@csulb.edu or (562) 985-2876

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    Town Hall Meeting 2014

    Global Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    6:00 pm
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA
    For details, contact Alix.Traver@csulb.edu or (562) 985-2876.

    Town Hall Meeting 2013

    Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    6:00 pm
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 

    10 Years of Town Hall

    Celebrating 10 Years of Town Hall

    A History of the CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Halls
    The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo, Competition and You.  Wednesday March 11 2009 6:00 - 8:30PM

    Tenth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    The Decade Ahead: Jobs, Cargo, Competition and You

    Held Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
    Event starts at 6:00 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Ninth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Port Security: Guarding America's Front Door

    Held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Eighth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Evolving Goods Movement Solutions:  Balancing the Economy and the Environment

    Held Wednesday, March 15, 2006
    6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Seventh Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Lessons Learned from the 2004 Peak Season Crisis: Causes, Impacts, Solutions

    Held Thursday, March 10, 2005
    6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Sixth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Quality of Life and Port Operations: Challenges, Successes and the Future

    Held March 24, 2004
    6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Fifth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    What's In It for Me? Collaborative Strategies for New Transportation Infrastructure in California

    Held March 26, 2003
    6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

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    Fourth Annual CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Time of Transitions: New Priorities and Challenges for Trade and Transportation in Southern California

    Held March 13, 2002
    6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Third Annual ILWU State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Solutions: Perspectives on the Future of Goods Movement in the Southern California Region

    Held in two parts:
    Part One January 31, 2001
    Part Two February 15, 2001
    6:30-8:45 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA

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    Second Annual ILWU State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Modernization and Mechanization: A Tradition in Partnerships

    Held April 6, 2000
    5:30-9:30 p.m.
    Long Beach Performing Arts Center
    300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

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    First Annual ILWU State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Global Connectivity and Collective Responsibility for the Future

    Held February 4, 1999
    6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
    6200 Atherton Blvd., Long Beach, Ca