Call for Nominations: Orange County Exporter of the Year

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Each year, the Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast and Forum (OCWTW) takes the opportunity to showcase a business that has expanded its markets through successful export strategies. The Greater Irvine Chamber, in partnership with the District Export Council and SCORE OC, is seeking nominations for the 2019 Exporter of the Year Award

Eligible entrants may be small, medium, or large companies in Orange County, which have made the decision to expand their markets and grow their sales by exporting. The Chamber is looking to share interesting and compelling stories and novel strategies leading to success in exporting.

“The Exporter of the Year Award program is designed to recognize companies that have an impactful export story to tell,” said Linda DiMario, executive vice president of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “This is a great opportunity for companies to share their exporting experience and what they learned along the way.”

The Exporter of the Year Award will be formally presented at the OCWTW event, to be held on Thursday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave.

In addition to the award presentation, the OCWTW program will feature a keynote address by Steve Wagner, global managing director of Experian Decision Analytics, an International Resource EXPO, and the Export Success Panel in which panelists from Taco Bell, Technologent, and Worldwide Environmental Products, Inc. will offer attendees insights into the challenges and opportunities for business expansion through exporting.

HSBC is the presenting sponsor for the fifth-annual OCWTW event.

The deadline for Exporter of the Year nomination submissions is April 5. Early submissions are appreciated. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nomination forms may be downloaded here.

OCWTW brings together Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and members of business community to grow awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County. Gaining in popularity, OCWTW drew an audience of more than 550 attendees last year, more than double that of its inaugural 2015 event.

For sponsorship, partnership, or general inquiries, contact Jessica Yip.

Category: Chamber News, International Trade, Events