World Trade Week 2017

 

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.

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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.

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networking

Networking

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

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.

www.technologent.com

 


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.

 

 

 


 

Partners

 

Champion

UPS

 

Advocate

Edwards

HSBC Bank

 

 

Supporter

District Export Council of Southern California

City of Garden Grove

 

CustomsNow

Port Sponsor

Port of LA - Trade Connect

 

 


Did You Miss It?

 

Trade & Export Overview
Jim Mayfield, U.S. Commercial Services, Department of Commerce offers an Orange County-specific trade and export overview.

 

Keynote Speaker
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.

 

Export Success Story Panel
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.

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