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 recap of U.K. company's visit to Irvine. Learn more about next month's foreign direct investment trip to London. Join us as we continue to raise Irvine/Orange County's profile in U.K.'s life science sector.

  • Next Stage International Marketing Task Force - Help us position the Chamber's next stage of foreign direct investment and select the right international markets to explore.
  • Growing Irvine Exporters Task Force - Follow the progress of a new International Development Committee task force, which will help identify businesses that should be exporting.

  • Orange County World Trade Week - Receive an update on next year's premier export/import event!
  • 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
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