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, October 22, 2019   


  • Foreign Direct Investment/ Irvine Ready! - Receive a recap of recent Irvine visits from U.K. companies, Select Research and Xenogesis. Help us scale the award-winning Irvine Ready! Gateway Package and grow Irvine foreign direct investment.
  • Next Stage International Marketing Task Force - Join us in attracting incremental foreign direct investment by raising Irvine's profile as a smart choice for expanding companies.
  • Growing Irvine Exporters Task Force - Help identify local businesses that are not exporting and should be.
  • Orange County World Trade Week Task Force - A date has been selected for next year's premier export/import event. Mark your calendars for May 13!


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

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