OC World Trade Week 2019 Presents Export Experts in the Program’s Panel Discussion
Friday, April 05, 2019
Leading Orange County exporters Jessica Kleinert of Taco Bell, Harvinder Mudahar of Technologent, and Michael Delaney of Worldwide Environmental Products, Inc., will share their experiences in international trade during the Export Success Panel at the Greater Irvine Chamber’s fifth annual Orange County World Trade Week (OCWTW) Breakfast and Forum on Thursday, May 16, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave.
The Export Success Panel is a perennial favorite, offering attendees insights into the challenges and opportunities for business expansion through exporting.
Jessica Kleinert manages international marketing for Taco Bell out of the company's global headquarters in Irvine. She is responsible for introducing the brand to new cultures and countries through a “globally consistent, locally relevant” strategic approach. During her time at Taco Bell, she‘s been involved in four new market entry projects which have brought her everywhere from Bucharest to Bangkok, and a few other places in between. Often times, fans will camp out overnight and line up hundreds at a time to be the first in their city to experience the Taco Bell brand. The brand has made its mark by exporting the California lifestyle to appeal to shared passions around the world.
International Business Manager Harvinder Mudahar of Technologent is involved in all aspects of worldwide sales and operations within the company. A graduate of California State University, Fresno, Mudahar holds a master's degree in marketing. Over the past decade, she has developed a seasoned career within the technology and service fields, with a focus on global business practices. She helped establish the international platform at Technologent, which contributed to the company receiving President's "E" Award for Exports in 2018. In addition, Harvinder currently serves as a board member of the Women in International Trade, Orange County.
Michael Delaney, chief development officer, Worldwide Environmental Products, Inc., is directly responsible for the development and management of the company’s international operations which includes work in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Delaney’s main role has been creating relationships with international clients to help countries and private sector agencies implement and manage transportation and environmental related projects. In addition, Delaney introduces new technologies and innovative data platforms to construct economically-advantageous models for government agencies around the world. He is a member of the District Export Council of Southern California.
The OCWTW 2019 program will feature a keynote address from Steve Wagner, global managing director of Experian Decision Analytics, and an International Resource EXPO.
HSBC is the presenting sponsor for the fifth-annual OCWTW event.
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.
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