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.

October 24 at 12:00 PM

NAFTA Agreement

The Greater Irvine Chamber is in the center of everything international thanks to its members, trade community and International-American Chambers and business associations. Don’t miss a meeting because we are moving onto new opportunities!

Join us as we prepare for the next stage in our international work to better position Irvine/Orange County and its businesses to compete in the global economy. Topics include:

  • Help us define and design the Chamber’s “Gateway” program – how do we win over foreign companies by providing ways to explore and experience Irvine/Orange County affordably before they make a big investment. 
  • Explore the benefits of building a stronger OC international coalition – what does it look like, what are the advantages, what are the goals?
  • Let’s talk Canada - expanding the FDI scope of work to include Canada – connections with Toronto and Vancouver.

And more – OCWTW 2018, the FDI Mission update and marketing the Global Markets website.

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