International Development Committee

The International Development Committee (IDC) aims to expand opportunities and grow the impact of trade, export, and foreign direct investment on Irvine’s businesses and economy, enhance the value of our diversity, optimize competitive global positioning, and strengthen Irvine’s international profile.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12 pm - 1 pm
Video Conferencing on Zoom

Register to attend here

*This committee is by registration only.





  • Foreign Direct Investment - Receive an update on the status of our foreign direct investment work. Learn more about the new Irvine Gateway Experts Webinar Series.
  • Orange County World Trade Week - Help us spread the word about the newly digitized, three-day live-stream of Orange County's signature export/import event.
  • Coronavirus Business Impact - Join us in a thoughtful discussion of the current global landscape and its impact on local business growth.



The International Development Committee's taskforces support World Trade Week, export and trade, foreign direct investment, international outreach, and leverage the advantages of Irvine's global population.
To learn how to become involved, contact Jessica Yip.

International Development Committee Organizational Chart



Marv Sepe

Chair: Marv Sepe
CTC Global

Rima Nashashibi

Chair: Rima Nashashibi
Global Hope 365




Mission Statement

The International Development Committee promotes trade and enhances Irvine’s global competitiveness. 

The International Development Committee Meeting Dates

Every fourth Tuesday of the month (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) With respect for state social distancing guidelines, all meetings starting April 28 will be held virtually on video conferencing.

Jan 21
Feb 25
Mar 24
Apr 28
May 26
Jun 23
July 16 - No meeting, EVC
August 25
Sep 22
Oct 27
Nov 24
December 22