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, March 27, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber offices

  • OCWTW May 17, 2018 – program development, table sales, speakers, EXP details.
  • Continued follow-up from the February 11-16 FDI mission to the UK. Led by the Chamber and Irvine’s Mayor, Don Wagner. Learn about U.K. collaborations, next steps and scheduled company site visits to date; Medical Technology innovation Forum October 2018 will be the focus of our Life Science Showcase again – featuring a new international programming track.
  • Call to Action!  Need an inventory of expertise to support and sustain the Irvine Ready! Gateway Package – the hard and soft support systems we need to provide expanding UK companies so their decision-making is easier to choose Irvine/OC. Lynn Stewart and her Task Force are underway to build a corp of support services.
  • How do you build a collaborative platform from which the strength of the Orange County International-American chamber community can benefit their memberships while building greater capacity to achieve trade, export, investment and marketing goals on a bigger stage? We are looking at all our possibilities and Piet LeSage and his Task Force are hard at work to learn more …



International Development Committee Organizational Chart

Each bubble represents an area of focus for this committee.


Marv Sepe

Chair: Marv Sepe
CTC Global

Rima Nashashibi

Chair: Rima Nashashibi
Nashashibi International Consultants




The International Development Committee Mission Statement

The IDC will work to promote trade and enhance Irvine’s global competitiveness. The IDC will create task forces that support World Trade Week, export and trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and international outreach, and leverage the global advantages of Irvine’s diverse population.

The International Development Committee Meeting Dates

Every fourth Tuesday of the month (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) All meetings held at the Irvine Chamber – 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 Irvine, CA  92614

Jan - No meeting (EVC)
Mar 28
Jun 27
July - No meeting (EVC)
Aug 22
Sep 26
Oct 24
Nov 28
Dec 27