World Trade Week 2017
In its third year, the Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum brought over 400 guests and attendees to the Irvine Marriott and reconfirmed Orange County's strength and commitment to global trade.
Our salute to trade and export at this year's Orange County World Trade Week event was a grand success! The event fosters an 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
Our Keynote Speaker was Barry Draskovich, 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.
After the program, there was an interactive interview session with several local business leaders already engaged in exporting their products and services successfully around the globe.
Export Success Story Panel
A highlight of the program was 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 featered compelling stories from Robb Dorf, founder & CEO of PureFit, Sharla Marocchi, Export Manager for Grandma Lucy's Pet Food, and William Edwards, CEO of Edwards Global Services.
Exporter of the Year
Exporter of the Year 2017 was awarded to Technologent. Technologent is a leading provider of enterprise-class technology solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. They focus on data center infrastructure, cloud, monitoring, automation and security—the foundations of today’s IT environment. Technologent continually invests in training to keep current the latest technologies and can assist any company to ascend to the next level in IT.
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
Category: Economic Vitality Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Economic and Workforce Development Library, Business Attraction and Retention Library, International Development Committee (IDC) Library, Business Attraction and Retention Meeting Minutes, International Development Committee Meeting Minutes, Economic and Workforce Development Meeting Minutes