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.

Join us Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:00 Noon at 36 Executive Park, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614


  • Foreign Direct Investment - Receive a U.K. life science companies status report and help us continue to raise Irvine/Orange County's profile in U.K.'s life science sector.

  • World Trade Week 2019 - Learn about the nominees for this year's Exporter of the Year Award! An update on the development of Orange County's most prestigious trade and export event will be provided.

  • International Trade Success Stories - Know a company that has been successful in the international market? Join a thoughtful discussion on factors that led to its success.






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
Integrated Solutions 360




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.) All meetings held at the Irvine Chamber – 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 Irvine, CA  92614

Jan - No meeting (EVC)
Mar 28
Jun 27
August - No meeting (EVC)
Sep 25
Oct 23
Nov 27
December - CANCELLED