June

★ OCTANe Technology Innovation Forum

June 01 • 8:00 AM - June 02 • 3:00 PM • Newport Beach Marriott • 900 Newport Center Dr. • Newport Beach, CA 92660

OCTANe's Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) is the largest conference in Southern California focused on high-growth technology innovation and investment.  With over 850 attendees, ranging from entrepreneurs, industry executives, strategic partners,...

How to License Your Products to Big Companies

June 01 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Many entrepreneurs dream of licensing their intellectual property to other companies as a form of funding, a profit center, or even as an exit strategy for the Founders. Big...

Blogging for Cash

June 08 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Marketing experts remind business owners that one of the most successful promotional actions they can take is to create ongoing content through blogging. But, did you know that blogging...

Creative Alternative Financing for Entrepreneurs

June 15 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Most entrepreneurs think of "Venture Capitalists" or "Investors" when they attempt to fund their companies. A few entrepreneurs consider bank financing, but most banks won't fund startups or unproven...

★ Global Thought Leader's Breakfast with Senior Department of Commerce Trade Executive Sarah Kemp

June 16 • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM • The Vine OC - ROC Irvine • 5151 California Ave • Irvine, CA 92617

Join the Women in International Trade – Orange County chapter for a Global Thought Leader’s Breakfast featuring Sarah E. Kemp, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade U.S. Department of...

Fathers & Daughters

June 17 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • 480 S Batavia St • Orange, CA 92868

★ Business Attraction & Retention Committee Meeting

June 20 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

★ Education & Workforce Development Committee Meeting

June 21 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

June 22 Small Business Resources with the SBA

June 22 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar The Small Business Administration specializes in helping small businesses grow, access capital and do business better. Leveraging their vast resources and network of experts, the Orange County SBA offers...

OCTANe Ophthalmology Technology Summit

June 23 • 7:15 AM - June 24 • 6:00 PM • Island Hotel Newport Beach • 690 Newport Center Drive • Newport Beach, CA 92660

The purpose of the Orange County Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS) meeting is to create a local forum where leading ophthalmology technologists, researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs can come together to discuss...

Global Migration: Emphasis on the Syrian Refugees and Some of Their Stories

June 24 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • American Red Cross Building • 600 Parkcenter Drive • Santa Ana, CA 92705

★ Jurisdiction and Classification/Export Licensing Workshop

June 26 • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 North Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us in a hands-on workshop with one session on Jurisdiction and Classification and another in Export Licensing. Whether you are struggling with jurisdiction and classification analyses or would like...

Crisis in the Persian Gulf - Saudi Arabia et al. vs. Qatar - Where Will This Lead?

June 26 • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM • Westin Hotel • 686 Anton Blvd • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The worst Gulf crisis since the invasion of Kuwait ignited last week (beginning of June).  The small but influential and wealthy Persian Gulf monarchy of Qatar found itself the recipient...

★ International Development Committee Meeting

June 27 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Megatrend in Business Processes Happening NOW

June 29 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar The development of computer-assisted intelligence is one of the most important developments in the history of the world. Literally, AI over the next several decades will transform every business...

July

★ Economic Vitality Council Meeting

July 18 • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Forward Focus! Join all your colleagues and business associates who participate in Business Attraction & Retention, Education & Workforce Development and International Development Committees to see the results of your time...

24th Annual Seaport Operations Tour & Harbor Cruise Luncheon

July 20 • 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM • Avenue of the Arts Hotel • 3350 Avenue of the Arts • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

JOIN WITOC for our 24th Annual Seaport Operations Tour & Harbor Cruise Luncheon. Learn from and network with port authorities, industry professionals, container terminal and freight station operators, warehouse and...

International Summer Mixer - July 26 - Strawberry Farms Golf Club

July 26 • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM • Strawberry Farms Golf Club - Big Red Barn • 11 Strawberry Farms Road • Irvine, CA 92612

Sample the fine foods from various countries No Host Bar     Live music by: John Scott Evans Acoustic Guitarist   Raffle Prizes    PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS   Members YOU can Showcase your service and products with A member showcase table $135 - Full 6'...

August

6th Annual Summer Mixer & Wine Tasting

August 03 • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM • 2133 Laguna Canyon Road • Laguna Beach, CA 92651 • Laguna Beach, CA 92651

★ Business & Workforce Development Meeting

August 15 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Combining two of the Chamber’s high performing committees - Business Attraction & Retention with Education & Workforce Development - doubles our capacity to tackle Irvine’s biggest challenges and leverage our...

★ International Development Committee Meeting

August 22 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Producing yet another successful World Trade Week event, completing a successful first Foreign Direct Investment mission to the U.K. and launching a new Global Resources microsite is just the beginning...

Global Thought Leader’s Breakfast

August 23 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM • Rancho Santiago Community College • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

September

★ MAPLE Fall Event

September 07 • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM • Knobbe Martens Conference Center • 2040 Main Street • Irvine, CA 92614

Join us for our Fall Networking Event  As the cross-border business community for investment, trade and entrepreneurship opportunities between Southern California and Canada, we hope you can join us for our...

★ SBA Presents 2017 SBIR Road Tour

September 12 • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM • The Cove @ UCI • 5141 California Ave. Ste. 200 • Irvine, CA 92617

Did you know the U.S. Small Business Administration administers and coordinates the $2+ billion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s...

★ Business & Workforce Development Meeting

September 19 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

  New Energy!  New Opportunities!  Inspired Synergy! Featured topic for discussion:  Future of Work https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/26/jobs-future-automation-robots-skills-creative-health Don't miss the next meeting -- bring your perspective, ideas and solutions with you. . . October 25th Business Outreach...

48 Hours in Toronto Delegation

September 21 - September 22 • Toronto

★ International Development Committee Meeting

September 26 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

                    Boundless Expertise!  Bountiful Experience! Featured Topic for Discussion:  NAFTA Negotiations -- will include a discussion of  this website content and the Task Force report-out http://www.naftanow.org Don't miss the next meeting -- bring...

★ Export Compliance Training Program

September 29 • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM • Rancho Santiago Community College • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an export compliance practitioner's course, which walks participants through all aspects of export compliance. This hands on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of exporting, including jurisdiction...

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