World Trade Week 2017
World Trade Week focuses on the value of trade and the benefits of exporting. This event gives every attendee the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the trade organizations and international chambers that can help you decide to export or grow your exports.
We invite you to join us in our salute to trade and export. This is our opportunity to encourage businesses of all sizes to explore trade as a means to grow, increase the volume of trade in Irvine, Orange County and the region benefits our economy and the region's trade infrastructure.
Networking Keynote Speaker: Barry Draskovich, Group Vice President and Contract Management, Parker Aerospace
Barry Draskovich is the group vice president of program and contract management for Parker Aerospace, a global leader in aerospace systems and components used on most aircraft programs in production in the world today, including commercial and defense aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned aerial systems.
Parker Aerospace employs 5,800 team members, in 38 locations worldwide, including the Americas, Asia, and Europe. It is an operating group of Parker Hannifin Corporation, a $11 billion manufacturer of motion and control technologies, based in Cleveland, Ohio, with 49,000 people in 49 countries.
There will be an interactive interview session with several local business leaders already engaged in exporting their products and services successfully around the globe.
Networking and one-on-one consultations with trade and business organizations will be available for attendees following the program.
Export Success Story Panel
A highlight of the program will be an interactive interview session with several local business leaders already engaged in exporting their products and services successfully around the globe. This year’s program will feature compelling stories from Robb Dorf, founder & CEO of PureFit, and Sharla Marocchi, Export Manager for Grandma Lucy's Pet Food.
2016 Exporter of the Year
SnowPure Water Technologies
Exporter of the Year
Exporter of the Year award will be presented to an area company that has grown its business by successful exporting. Nominations for this award are generated by trade organizations and partner chambers.
Please submit a completed application to Diana Le by April 15, 2017.
Download the application here.
Join companies representing global trade throughout the world in sponsoring the most extensive trade program in Orange County. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a World Trade Week sponsor here.
Government & Trade Related Organizations
California Center for International Trade
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
Orange County Association of Realtors
Orange County Small Business Development Center
Small Business Administration
So Cal Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
SCORE Orange County
Women in Trade OC
World Affairs Council of OC
U.S. Commercial Service, Export Assistance
International & Regional Chambers
British American Business Council of OC
Hong Kong Association of Southern California
Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County
MAPLE Business Council - Canada
Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
OC Iranian American Chamber of Commerce
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce
Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce
US Western American Turkish Chamber of Commerce