Greater Irvine Chamber British Partner Touts Upcoming UK Visit

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Good news travels far. Greater Irvine Chamber foreign direct investment partner TechUK is spreading the word of the upcoming U.K. arrival of a Chamber-led delegation of distinguished business leaders and life science and technology experts. 

This visit, scheduled for Feb. 17-20, marks the fourth time the delegation of Chamber leadership has visited the U.K. since the Chamber's Foreign Direct Investment initiative was launched in 2017, with a goal of establishing a profile for Irvine in the U.K.’s life science and technology sectors that encourages expansion-ready U.K. companies to consider Irvine/Orange County for their U.S. operation.

“Irvine and Orange County initially became a hotbed for the life science industry in the 1950's. Today it has 1,100 life science companies, employing more than 43,000 persons generating $35.3 billion annually. Irvine hosts major corporates such as Allergan and Edwards Lifesciences alongside top universities like the University of California, Irvine. Irvine has an innovative start-up ecosystem with launch pads such as Octane, connecting medical innovators to investors, all with a cost of business nearly 50% less than Silicon Valley,” TechUK boasts.

Here’s more of what TechUK shared with their U.K. audience.

The Irvine/Orange County delegation includes Leigh Volkland, Edwards Lifesciences; Carlos Oregon, Thinkbox Technology Group; Sesha Neervannan, Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development, Allergan; Lynn Stewart, Cal State Fullerton International Office; and Greater Irvine Chamber Executive Vice President Linda DiMario and Manager, Business & International Development, Jessica Yip

Qualified, expansion-ready companies will be invited to the Irvine/Orange County Life Science Showcase, scheduled for Oct. 27-30, 2020.

See more: Chamber-Led Life Science & Technology Delegation Returning to the U.K.

Category: Chamber News, Economic Development, Foreign Direct Investment