LA Manufacturing: Crisis Management & Leadership – Kathleen Talbot, Alexander Zar & Ricardo Vasquez

This livestream, produced by The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and the World Trade Center Los Angeles, looks at how LA-based manufacturing companies and the Mayor’s office have teamed up to address the need for PPE production and distribution. The discussion features Director of Operations & Sustainability at Reformation Kathleen Talbot, CEO of LaLa Land Production and Design Alexander Zar, and Ricardo Vasquez from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development. The conversation is moderated by Stephen Cheung, President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles. The panel discusses how Reformation and LaLa Land have pivoted manufacturing to the production of PPE, how the Mayor's office is supporting these efforts, and what still needs to be done to ensure LA’s citizens are safe and protected. Looking beyond LA, the panel tackles what’s going on in global manufacturing supply chains. Listen now for a fascinating discussion about how our local manufactures are working on innovative initiatives both here in Los Angeles and across the globe to respond to our international public health crisis.

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