World Trade Week
The Greater Irvine Chamber’s Orange County World Trade Week Forum brings together Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and members of the business community to grow awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County.
Orange County World Trade Week Forum
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Chief Executive Officer
Is Globalization Dead or Still Working Undercover?
Mark O’Connell is the founder and CEO of OCO Global, a leading boutique consultancy firm that specializes in foreign direct investment and international trade, with offices in the leading FDI and trade hubs of New York, London, Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Tokyo, supported by an analytics and back-office research team in Belfast.
O’Connell’s work in international trade and investment spans more than 20 years. His experience includes the private sector for a Saudi investment fund, at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in trade and investment advisory work, and at the Irish government export agency Enterprise Ireland. He serves on the board of the International Economic Development Council in the U.S., and is on a number of private sector boards in U.K. and Ireland where he resides.
The global health crisis of Coronavirus has changed how we operate, educate, and connect. As a consequence, we are digitizing and live streaming portions of the Orange County World Trade Week content.
The digital program includes presentations:
- Keynote Discussion
- Orange County Trade & Export Overview
- Panel Discussion: Navigating the New Trade Landscape - China, BREXIT, USMCA
- Exporter of the Year Award nominees and winner
- Partner of the Year and Global Leadership Awards
For sponsorship, partnership, or with questions about the new digital format, contact Jessica Yip.
OCWTW brings together Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and members of the business community to grow awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County. OCWTW drew an audience of more than 550 attendees last year, more than double that of its inaugural 2015 event.
Trade Agency Partners
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
SCORE Orange County
U.S. Commercial Service, Export Assistance
Women in International Trade OC
World Affairs Council Orange County
International American Chamber Partners
Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County
MAPLE Business Council
Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce
For information on previous Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast and Forums, click on the links below: