District Export Council is Presenting Sponsor for Orange County World Trade Week

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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The District Export Council (DEC) of Southern California is the Presenting Sponsor for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s sixth annual Orange County World Trade Week (OCWTW) Forumdelivered digitallyTuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 14, 2020.

The DEC of Southern California is an organization of leaders from the local business community, appointed by successive U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms.

For 30 years, DECs have served the United States by assisting companies in their local community’s export, thus promoting economic growth and creating new and high-paying jobs. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department's U.S. Export Assistance Centers, DECs convene nearly 1,500 exporters and export service providers to support exporting efforts throughout the country.

OCWTW is supported by an impressive partner list, including the following sponsors:

Champion Sponsors

Trade Agency Partners

International-American Chambers

Corporate Sponsors

Information and advice delivered digitally by a global lineup of speakers and panelists is even more relevant now as the world deals with disruptions caused by the health and economic crises caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The program will feature a keynote from Mark O’Connell, CEO, OCO Global, who will discuss Globalization: Pandemic, Populism, and Power.

OCWTW forum will include an Orange County trade and export overview from a representative of the U.S. Commercial Service.

Exporter of the YearPartner of the Year, and Global Leadership awards will be presented digitally May 14 at the close of this year’s program.

Since its inaugural event in 2015, OCWTW has convened thousands of attendees from Orange County’s International-American chambers and business associations, public sector and private trade organizations, and members of the business community, growing awareness of the impact of international trade and export in Orange County.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Participants will be able to access live content on a first-come, first-served basis. Some portions of the program will be recorded and made available following the conclusion of OCWTW 2020.

More information on OCWTW 2020 can be found here.

For sponsorship, partnership, or with questions about the new digital format, contact Jessica Yip.

Category: Chamber News, Events, International Trade, Economic Development, Foreign Direct Investment, Workforce Development