LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today celebrated the White House’s announcement that the Ninth Summit of the Americas – an event that brings together heads of state and other leaders from across the Western Hemisphere every three years to discuss common policy issues – will be hosted in Los Angeles this June.
“Los Angeles has a rich history of bringing the world together to share ideas and celebrate what we all have in common as members of the global community,” said Mayor Garcetti. “With our deep cultural and economic ties throughout the hemisphere, L.A. is the perfect host for this gathering, and we know this gathering will benefit our communities and our local economy. I am grateful to the Biden Administration for selecting our bid, and I’m thrilled to welcome the Summit to our city.”
The City of Los Angeles submitted its bid to host in September 2021, and was selected as the winning host city by the White House and State Department. This opportunity will allow Los Angeles to leverage its position as a leader on the world stage as home to the largest Hispanic/Latino community in the United States. This opportunity will also bring extensive economic activity to the region in the hospitality industry as this summit will bring leaders, businesses and communities throughout the Americas to Los Angeles.
With numerous, massive diaspora populations, the third-busiest airport in the world, the busiest Port in the Western Hemisphere and the third-largest consular corps in the world, the City of Los Angeles is ready to welcome leaders from around the Western Hemisphere.
The Summit is the only meeting of all leaders from the countries of North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean. This will be the first time the United States has hosted the Summit since the inaugural meeting in Miami in 1994.