Greater Irvine Chamber Life Science Delegation Returning to the U.K.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

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The Greater Irvine Chamber is leading a delegation of business and life science experts returning to the U.K. to meet with more life science and technology companies that may be exploring expansion into the U.S. and Southern California. The goal of the mission is to build awareness for Irvine/Orange County and its life science industry strength and identify, connect with and encourage U.K.-based life science companies to look at Irvine/Orange County when they consider expansion into the U.S.

This Foreign Direct Investment mission planned for February 12-16 follows the successful inaugural mission conducted in February 2017, during which the delegation met with over 40 companies, connected with over 150 companies and contacts and established working relationships with very important industry associations.

This trip, the delegation will collaborate with two of the U.K.’s most prestigious associations in the life science field: One Nucleus and the Association of British Healthcare Industries. With their support and cooperation, there will be three days of meetings in London and one full day of meetings in Cambridge with the added feature of two thought-leader panels and receptions designed to stimulate discussion and build working relationships between companies and life science sectors.

The impressive Irvine/Orange County delegation includes the Mayor of Irvine, The Honorable Don Wagner; Leigh Volkland, Edwards Lifesciences; Bill Carpou, OCTANe; Kate Klimow, UCI Applied Innovation; Jason Lantgen, Jones Lang LaSalle; Lynn Stewart, CA State Fullerton & Center for International Trade Development; Carlos Oregon, Thinkbox Technologies; Andy Downer, Horizon Consumer Science & the British American Business Council; Steven Small, Chief Scientific Officer, UCI Medical Center, Medical Innovation Institute; Bryan Starr, Greater Irvine Chamber president & CEO and Linda DiMario executive vice president of the Chamber. Additionally, the delegation is supported on the ground by OCO Global, the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service, Select U.S.A., U.K. Department of International Trade, London & Partners and the London offices of K & L Gates.

For more information on foreign and domestic direct investment in Irvine/Orange County, contact Linda DiMario.

Category: Economic Development, Chamber News