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, May 22, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. at the Chamber offices

  • OCWTW May 17, 2018

Discuss the results of the biggest trade event in Orange County! Work with us to answer the question: how do we scale this event to grow its outreach and leverage its influence for optimal impact?

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

The Irvine/Orange County profile has been raised in the United Kingdom’s life science sector! Need help planning UK company site visits, preparing for the Life Science Showcase in late October and building out the Irvine Ready! Program.

  • OC Trade Coalition

This Task Force is hard at work identifying how best to engage with Orange County’s International-American Chambers so we can leverage this strength to help more companies expand their markets with exporting and encourage investment here.


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