Events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.   Tour PortMiami
  *** SOLD OUT ***  
The tour is designed especially for businesses to learn firsthand how cargo arrives to and leaves from Miami. You will be able to observe the busy cargo terminals, view cargo loading and off-loading from vessels and gantry crane operations, understand how radiation monitors work in screening cargo imported into the U.S. and see Miami's cruise line-up, the largest cruise port of the world. Attendees will receive the latest trade statistics from the World Trade Center Miami.
Sponsor: PortMiami
Fee: WTCM $25
Location: PortMiami, 1015 N. America Way, Conference Room, 2nd Fl, Miami, FL 33132
Contact: Emy Rodriguez - 305-871-7910
 
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Consular & Trade Representative Cocktail Reception
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to a special reception in honor of the Consular and Foreign Trade Officials of Miami. We will bid farewell to esteemed Corps members that have served in Miami and are transferring to new assignments, and recognize the newly appointed Consuls General and Trade Representatives.
Sponsor: Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Fee: $35 Member / $45 Non-Member / On-site: $50 per person
Location: Atton Brickell, 1500 SW 1st Ave., Miami, FL 33129
Contact: Geraldine Gonzalez - 305-577-5486
 
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Friday, May 5, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Trade Connections
Join us as we launch World Trade Month. Three Port Directors will be on one stage answering the community's questions regarding trade. Don't miss this networking opportunity that will include an exclusive release on Miami Trade Numbers. The Panelists are Juan Kuryla, Port Director at PortMiami, Emilio Gonzalez, Director at MIA and Steve Cernak, Port Director, Port Everglades.
Sponsor: WorldCity
Fee: $100 Non Members/Future Members / $75 Student/Global/HR/CEO Club Members / Free: Trade Connections Member
Location: Coral Gables Country Club, 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Contact: Elba Hentschel, V.P. - 305-441-2244
 
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Going Global Workshop and Career Expo

Your ultimate toolkit for import/export business trade expansion!

Learn about:
  • Strategies for global expansion
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Payment methods and trade financing
  • Shipping and logistics documentation
Sponsor: Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Fee: Free
Location: Audrey Edmonson Transit Village's Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6101 N.W. 7 Avenue, Suite 79, Miami, FL 33127
Contact: Elizabeth A. Moss- 305-375-1510
 
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:30 a.m.   DBC Signature Breakfast Celebrating World Trade Month
Join the Doral Business Council at their monthly signature breakfast networking event celebrating World Trade Month! Featuring a panel discussion on the affects of new policy on trade & business activity in Doral & beyond. Raising awareness for the 1000 Women Strong Initiative.
Sponsor: Doral Business Council
Fee: Member is $30, non-members $45. Includes Breakfast
Location: Intercontinental Doral, 2500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
Contact: Maria Y Padron - [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:30 a.m.   ABC's of AD/CVD & CBP Enforcement
The celebration of World Trade Month, Diaz Trade Law is hosting a World Trade Month Seminar Series for Compliance Professionals featuring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other federal agencies speakers. In the first seminar, attendees have the opportunity to learn the ABC's of Antidumping & Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) compliance and CBP Enforcement.
Sponsor: Diaz Trade Law
Fee: Free with a RSVP by May 5th! / $20 there after
Location: Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 10th Ave., Conference Room 2M10, Miami, FL 33172
Contact: Jennifer Diaz
 
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Gables Global Groove & Reception
Join the members of the South Florida Consular Corp community, as well as our international business sector, for a night of global networking and world-wide schmoozing!
Sponsor: Coral Gables Chamber
Fee: $25 Chamber & OWIT Members with RSVP by May 5th / $35 On-Site & Future Members
Location: Columbus Center 1 Alhambra Plaza, Terrace, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Contact: Erica Simons - 305-446-1657
 
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Monday, May 15, 2017
10:00 a.m.   Hospitalar 2017
HOSPITALAR 2017 will take place in São Paulo, Brazil from May 16-19, 2017.

Hospitalar is the most important health fair in Brazil and Latin America. The show features products ranging from the most sophisticated state-of-the-art medical technology to disposables. Almost 90,000 professional visitors and over 1,250 exhibitors are anticipated at this year's show.

HOSPITALAR 2016 attracted over 98,000 visitors from 54 nations, including 1,500 foreign buyers. Eighty percent of these visitors were from other South American countries. They came from 11 Brazilian states, representing 745 municipalities. Distributors/representatives and hospitals (clinical directors) continue to be the largest group of professional visitors.

THE MARKET

Brazil is the largest economy in South America with the highest potential in the healthcare market. Brazil has over 6,400 hospitals and 15,000 clinics and healthcare establishments. The Brazilian healthcare market is over $125 billion. Imports account for approximately 25% of the market, with the U.S. providing 50% of all imports. The medical equipment market is over $6.0 billion. The continued expansion of the Brazilian private health care sector, particularly in the HMO sector, should create new opportunities for U.S. exporters, particularly for more advanced medical equipment, disposables, diagnostic devices, implants and components. Brazil's economy is vibrant. U.S. exports to Brazil grew to US $2.4 billion in 2015, a 3.7% increase.
Sponsor: Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Fee: $6,595
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Michael A. Schiffhauer - 407-956-5634 - [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Tour Miami International Airport Cargo Operations (Comprehensive Tour)
  *** SOLD OUT ***  
Geared for international businesses, shippers and forwarders. Attendees will visit cargo areas and a cargo warehouse to understand how over $50 billion of products move through MIA annually at the USA's leading international freight airport. Trade stats and other information will be distributed during the tour
Sponsor: Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. Marketing Division
Fee: WTCM $25
Location: Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. (Building 845) at 5600 NW 36 St., Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Emy Rodriguez - 305-871-7910
 
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:00 a.m.   C-TPAT Seminar
This seminar on C-TPAT will explain why and what you need to do to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. It will cover all aspects of the C-TPAT program and help existing members to prepare for validation or revalidation. This C-TPAT training will guide you on the annual training for employees to fulfill C-TPAT requirements by CBP. This C-TPAT seminar will guide Consolidators (Air Freight Consolidators, Ocean Transport Intermediaries, and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC), Customs Brokers, Exporters, and Importers on: Risk Assessment, Personnel Security, Business Partner Requirements, Procedural Security, Security Procedures,Physical Security,Container Security,Information Technology Security, Physical Access Controls, the initial, recurrent, and C-TPAT suspension process.
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Assocation
Fee: FCBF Members $85 / Non-Members $105
Location: GrayRobinson, P.A. Law office 301 E. Pine St., 14th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801
Contact: Cinthya Montiel - 305-499-9490
 
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:30 a.m.   FDA FSMA Compliance Seminar for Importers
The seminar is featuring U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA will focus on food importations and discuss the upcoming Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirement under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Sponsor: Diaz Trade Law
Fee: Free with a RSVP by May 5th! / $20 there after
Location: Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 10th Ave., Conference Room 2M10, Miami, FL 33172
Contact: Jennifer Diaz
 
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Friday, May 19 - 31, 2017
Business Development Mission to Africa (Cape Town, Dakar, Abidjan, Conakry & Lagos)
The purpose of the mission is to foster trade, tourism and commercial linkages between Miami-Dade County and the African Continent. The mission is orgainized by Miami-Dade County's Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
Sponsor: Miami-Dade County Economic Development & International Trade & International Trade Consortium
Fee: Starting at $650 + travel and accomodations
Location: Africa (Cape Town, South Afrida; dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; Conakry; Guinea & Lagos, Nigeria)
Contact: Desmond Alufohai - 305-375-1510 - [email protected]
 
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Friday, May 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast / 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Program   Global Opportunities in a Changing World
This half-day program will feature panel discussions on topics affecting the international community. The moring session showcases the "Western Hemisphere" with panelists discussing the latest on everything from Brexit to economic outlook for Brazil. The "Eastern Hemisphere" panel immediately follows with an interesting discussion about the latest in the ASEAN area.
Sponsor: Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Fee: $45 per member / $55 Per non-member / Onsite: $65 per person
Location: Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, Miami, FL 33132
Contact: Geraldine Gonzalez - 305-577-5486
 
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Friday, May 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT   Webinar: Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean/Combatting Violence with Numbers
The IDB and CCAA are hosting a webinar to discuss "Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean" with author Heather Sutton and distinguished panelists.

Panelists*:

  • Dr. Ed Maguire, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
  • Moises Schwartz, Caribbean Regional Economic Advisor, Caribbean Country Department, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Dr. Randy Seepersad, Coordinator of the Criminology Unit, University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Heather Sutton, Lead Researcher, Institutions for Development Department, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, CCAA (moderator)
Fee: Free
Location: Webinar
Contact: Gwen Siegel
 
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Friday, May 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   Global Connections Brazil: Our Expert's Prognosis
Join us on Friday, May 19th, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and learn from three experts as they discuss Brazil. Meet the panalists: Carlos Bretos, V.P. & General Manager at Lexmark Latin America, Thomas Skola, Attorney & Founder of Brazilian-American Chamber of Florida, Claudio Cury, Managing Director, Supply Chain Division, Wells Fargo
Sponsor: WorldCity
Fee: Members: Free / Non-Members: $75 /Students/CEO Club/HR & Trade Connections Members - $50
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel/Venetian Room/50 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gales, FL 33134
Contact: Elba Hentschel, V.P. - 305-441-2244
 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 a.m.   Keep Port Everglades Shipshape - Paint Party and Port Tours
The 7th Annual Keep Port Everglades Shipshape paint party is an opportunity for volunteers of all ages and talents to test their creativity and painting skills in a community service project to transform recycled petroleum drums into decorative trash and recycling bins. The party and Port Tours will be offered on Saturday, May 20 from 9 AM to 1:30 PM in celebration National Maritime Day and World Trade Month. SECURITY: To enter the Port for the Shipshape event, participants over the age of 18 must present a government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport.
Sponsor: Port Everglades
Fee: Free
Location: Port Everglades, Cruise Terminal #22.
Contact: Maisy Alpert at [email protected] with subject line: Shipshape
 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
4:00 p.m.   GEODIS Miami's Grand Opening!
GEODIS would like to welcome you to the Grand Opening of ouw new facility in Miami. With 80,000 Square feet of secure warehousing, we are excited to share our expanded capabilities with you. Join us on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. with the Americas and USA GEODIS/Freight Forwarding Team.
Sponsor: GEODIS / Freight Forwarding
Fee: Free
Location: 1751 NW 129th Ave., Suite 100, Miami, FL 33182
Contact: Cari Cossio - 305-718-9442 x 4088
 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon   Cargo Security and Theft Prevention - Ocean Freight
This seminar will help businesses develop intelligent supply chain procedures. Learn about effective and efficient tactics and eliminate any vulnerabilities in your cargo transportation. Learn from industry experts as they explain the trends of cargo theft and what actions have been taken to reduce the potential loss of freight.
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
Fee: FCBF Members: $65 / Non Members: $85
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33126
Contact: Cinthya Montiel - 305-499-9490
 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Registration: 11:30 a.m. Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Florida Custom Brokers & Forwarders: General Membership Meeting
MIA Annual Airport-Update & Statistics. Enjoy networking with the logistics community and enjoy lunch.
Sponsor: Miami International Airport
Fee: FCBF Members: $40 / Potential Members: $55
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33126
Contact: Cinthya Montiel - 305-499-9490
 
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Tour Miami International Airport Cargo Operations (Comprehensive Tour/Emphasis on Perishable Products)
  *** SOLD OUT ***  
Geared for international businesses, shippers and forwarders. Attendees will visit cargo areas and a cargo warehouse to understand how Perishable Products and over $50 billion of other products move through MIA annually at the USA's leading international freight airport. Trade stats and other information will be distributed during the tour.
Sponsor: Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. Marketing Division
Fee: WTCM $25
Location: Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. (Building 845) at 5600 NW 36 St., Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Emy Rodriguez - 305-871-7910
 
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