Events

Friday, April 29, 2016
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.   Trade Connections
Join us to celebrate the launch of the 16th annual Miami TradeNumbers luncheon and learn how the $106.85 billion Miami import-export market affects you. Three port directors. One Stage. 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 Individual Seating / $850 Table of 10
Location: Coral Gables Country Club, 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Contact: Tatiana Panzardi: 305-441-2244
 
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
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 Divison
Fee: WTCM Fee: $25
Location: MDAD Building 845 at 5600 NW 36 St., Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Emy Rodriguez: 305-871-7910 or [email protected]
 
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Friday, May 6, 2016
7:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.   2016 International Town Hall
This community briefing on the state of international business in Tampa Bay will kick off World Trade Month with a look at the people, programs and market dynamics driving international business growth in Tampa Bay.
Sponsor: Tampa Bay Export Alliance
Fee: $45
Location: Port Tampa Bay, Cruise Terminal 2, 651 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL
Contact: Brent Barkway: 727-464-7411 or [email protected]
 
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Monday, May 9, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   You Too Can Learn Charisma - NAWBO's Signature Dinner
The National Association of Women Business Owners, in partnership with the Organization of Women in International Trade and the Women's Chamber of Commerce, host an open-to-the-public program. Join us May 9th for NAWBO's Signature Dinner - a series of intimate and interactive conversations about women's leadership and personal/professional development - featuring blockbuster keynoter Ruth Sherman. Sherman, who will have her latest book on-hand for purchase, SPEAKRETS The 30 Best, Most Effective, Most Overlooked Marketing And Personal Branding Essentials (Norsemen Press, June 15, 2015), will offer unforgettable anecdotes and insights on how to have a greater impact when communicating publicly or privately, tips on boosting your charisma and how to enter any room, and command it!
Sponsor: Bank of America
Fee: $40 - $65
Location: 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Contact: Diana Somarriba: [email protected]
 
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
1:30 p.m.   Mitigating FDA, Customs Enforcement Actions for Imported Goods
Best Practices for Importing Medical Products, Foods & Cosmetics. Having FDA-regulated products held at ports costs time, money and your competitive edge. But it doesn't have to. Instead of risking containment - or even destruction - of products, let an import expert provide strategies on how to resolve FDA and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issues. Jennifer Diaz, an expert in international law, will discuss the newest and most perplexing issues involving the FDA and CBP including: changes to the Cuban embargo, best practices for responding to "liquidated damages claims" from CBP, resolving CBP issues by submitting the appropriate response when CBP says your goods are under "detention, will be "seized," and "forfeited", best practices for responding to placement on the Import Alert list, effective tactics for getting your company off the Import Alert Register today, gain a comprehensive understanding of both FDA and CBP enforcement actions.
Sponsor: FDA News
Fee: $287
Location: Webinar
Contact: FDA News: 703-538-7600
 
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
8:30 a.m. Registration / 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Seminar   FMC Compliance
Learn about the functions of an ocean transportation intermediary (OTI), the difference between an ocean freight forwarder and NOVCC, a summary of the OTI application process, and a summary of the recent Final Rule on Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses - Docket 13-05, summary of changes to 46 CFR 515 including information on the new equipment for renewal of licenses every three years.
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
Fee: $55 FCBF Members / $65 Non-members
Location: FCBF Training Room, 8228 NW 14 St., Doral, FL 33126
Contact: Cinthya Montiel: 305-499-9490 or [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Forum "Perspectives on Peru's Presidential Elections 2016 and Their Effect on Business and Investment"
Overview of the Political Elections in Peru: The Second Round Economic and Political Guidelines of the Candidates Promoting Investments: Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Peru, International Integration: Peruvian Economy-Politics of Trade Integration, Investment Opportunities: Panamerican and Para Panamerican Sports Events 2019. Speaker: Renzo Roberti, Lawyer, Barrios & Fuentes Abogados (BAFUR)
Sponsor: Trade Commission of Peru/World Trade Center Miami
Fee: Free: RSVP Required
Location: World Trade Center Miami, 1007 N. America Way, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33132
Contact: [email protected]
 
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Gables Global Groove
Join the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the City of Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, former U.S. Ambassador of Paraguay, & leaders of the Consular Corps as well as our international business community for some global networking.
Sponsor: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Fee: $25 for Chamber Members & OWIT Members / $35 on-site and non-members
Location: Douglas Entrace, 800 Douglas Road
Contact: Erica Simmons: 305-446-1657 x 134
 
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
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 Divison
Fee: WTCM Fee: $25
Location: MDAD Building 845 at 5600 NW 36 St., Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Emy Rodriguez: 305-871-7910 or [email protected]
 
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Friday, May 13, 2016
9:00 a.m.   Caribbean Investment Summit 2016
Organized by the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, the event will be attended by the Caribbean Investment Promotion Agencies, Ministers and senior officials from Caribbean territories. The day-long event will focus on three targeted sectors: Call Centers and Business Processing, Travel and Tourism Development, and Renewable Energy. Investors in other sectors are most welcome. This event is supported by the Inter-American Development Bank within the framework of a Regional Public Goods Programme entitled "Support for Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean".
Sponsor: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) & Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA)
Fee: Free
Location: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami, FL 33132
Contact: Luis Soto: 407-694-3853 or [email protected]
 
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Monday, May 16, 2016
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 Fee: $25
Location: PortMiami, 1015 N. America Way, 2nd Floor conference room, Miami, FL 33132 (Port Director's office building)
Contact: Emy Rodriguez: 305-871-7910 or [email protected]
 
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Monday, May 16 - Wednesday May 18, 2016
8:30 a.m.   15th Annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference
The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) in collaboration with the Canaveral Port Authority is pleased to open registrations for its 15th Caribbean Shipping Executives, Conference.The Conference will be hosted in the quaint and eclectic county of Cocoa Beach, Florida at the Hilton Hotel & Resorts.
This conference promises riveting presentations on Cuba, The Solas Weight Requirement, Disaster Management and Climate Adaptation all delivered by notable experts in their respective fields. Come join us as a notable expert delivers a candid overview addressing the ins and outs of Cuba Political and Economic Implications at the National and Regional Levels. Hoping to do business in Cuba? The CSA hosts a session where you will gain insights on the
Laws of Commerce regarding Cuba.
Sponsor: Caribbean Shipping Association
Fee: Conference - Members $650 - Non-members $750.00
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida at the Hilton Hotel & Resorts
Contact: Caribbean Shipping Association: 876-923-3491
 
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
8:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Florida International Trade & Investment Conference
Join international, legislative and business leaders for this one day event discussing supply chains, growth strategies, investment opportunities and more. Learn how your company can take advantage of a global economy by registering today!
Sponsor: Florida Chamber of Commerce
Fee: $150
Location: Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126
Contact: [email protected]
 
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Tuesday, May 17 - Friday, May 20, 2016
Hospitalar 2016
Hopitalar 2016 Will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 17-20, 2016. 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 disposibles. Almost 90,000 professionals visitors and over 1,250 exhibitors are anticipated a this year's show.
Sponsor: Enterprise Florida
Fee: Turnkey 9-square meter booths: $6,595 / Turnkey 12-square meter booths: $7,895
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Mike Schiffhauer: 407-956-5634
 
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Registration: 8:30 a.m. - Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   SOLAS Orientation
On July 1, 2016 a new law goes in effect whick requires shippers (including cargo owners, forwarders, and NOVOCCs) to certify the accurate weight of loaded containers before they are loaded on a board ship. This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the new law and its effect on the transportation industry.
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
Fee: $55 FCBF Members / $75 Non-members
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33126
Contact: Cinthya Montiel: 305-499-9490 or [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Business Opportunities and Trends in the Singapore Marketplace
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development invites you to join us for an informative workshop which highlights practical and tactical market entry strategies for entering the Singapore marketplace. This workshop will also provide key insights pertaining to the protocol, etiquette and norms of doing business with Singapore.

Singapore has been ranked #1 in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank Group. Trade between the U.S. and Singapore has continued to increase, thanks to one of the most successful free trade agreements on record, reaching over $47 billion in 2015. Singapore is generally a free port as more than 99% of all imports enter Singapore duty-free. U.S. exporters will find a promising market for the following industry sectors in Singapore: aircraft and parts, medical devices, environmental control equipment, computer hardware, software & peripherals, telecommunication equipment, laboratory and scientific equipment, education and oil & gas.
Sponsor: Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
Fee: Free
Location: Keiser University, 1640 SW 145th Avenue, Auditorium, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Contact: Paola Isaac: 954-357-6400, or [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Registration: 11:30 a.m. Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   FCBF Monthy General Membership Meeting Luncheon
MIA: Cargo/Trade Update & New Prospects for New Business
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association/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 or [email protected]
 
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   Tour Miami International Airport Cargo Operations (Comprehensive Tour/Emphasis on Pharmaceuticals Products & Future MIA FTZ)
  *** SOLD OUT ***  
Geared for international businesses, shippers and forwarders, attendees will visit cargo areas and a cargo warehouse to understand how Pharmaceutical Products and over $50 billion of other products move through MIA annually at the USA's leading international freight airport. Hear about MIA's plans to transform the airport into a Free Trade Zone. Trade stats and other information will be distributed during the tour.
Sponsor: Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. Marketing Divison
Fee: WTCM Fee: $25
Location: MDAD Building 845 at 5600 NW 36 St., Miami, FL 33166
Contact: Emy Rodriguez: 305-871-7910 or [email protected]
 
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Thursday, May 19 - Friday May 20, 2016
7:00 p.m..   Women's Conference of Florida 2016
The inaugural event of the Women's Conference of Florida will offer speakers that are representative of the diversity that makes up the state, as well as provide expertise about today's leading industries. The conference will offer women of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles a platform to learn how to combine their singular voices into one strong, collective voice. The conference is committed to promoting equality, acceptance and a sense of community among the women in our state.
Opening Reception Thursday, May 19 Main Event Friday, May 20.

Speakers include:
Jill Abramson, former editor of "The New York Times"
Jean Chatzky, personal finance expert, journalist
Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, CEO of Zuckerberg Media
Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA
Kellyanne Conway, President/CEO of Inc./WomanTrend
Tracy Mcmillan, tv writer, relationship expert, author
Leslie Morgan Steiner, author, blogger, businesswoman
Kim Lear, renowned speaker, writer, strategist
Sponsor: Conversa
Fee: $215.00 Two Day General Admission
Location: Tampa, Florida
Contact: Conversa 707 N Franklin St. 6th Floor Tampa, FL 33602 or (813) 579 - 2157
 
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Registration: 8:30 a.m. Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Moving Money - Currency Seizures & Money Transmitters
If you are entering the U.S. with $30,000 in Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins, are you required to declare or pay tax on them? Are they currency? What if you are carrying them for another person? For humanitarian purposes? When crossing international borders, undeclared monies equal to or exceeding $10,000 are generally prohibited and seized by the CBP. There are universal limitations when moving cash in the U.S. and Worldwide, so it is important to know what constitutes as cash, or monetary instruments, and what is not. In this seminar you will get exclusive information on what to declare when entering a country, how to avoid costly seizures and the recovery process of seized assets. Citing past litigation and rulings, our goal is to help you maneuver through customs and keep your property where it belongs with you. We will also review the requirements for operating a Money Transmitter business. Speaker: Neil Mooney, Esq. A., Attorney at Law and Mediator at the Mooney Law Firm LLC.
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
Fee: $55 FCBF Members / $75 Non-members
Location: FCBF Training Room, 8228 NW 14 St., Doral, FL 33126
Contact: Cinthya Montiel: 305-499-9490 or [email protected]
 
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Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, 2016
Export Development Trade Mission to Mexico
Join Secretary of Commerce Bill Johnson on an Export Development Trade Mission to Mexico City. As part of EFI's Gold Key Package, participants will have the opportunity to take advantage of the unparalleled trade facilitation services provided by the U.S. Commercial Servic (USCS) in Mexico City. The USCS will coordinate one-on-one Gold Key appointments. The USCA offers a variety of producs and services designed to facilitate U.S. exports and foreign direct investment opportunities.
Sponsor: Enterprise Florida
Fee: Option 1: Gold Key Package - $1,675/Option 2: Select USA Key Package for EDOs-1 Full Day $1,100/Option 3: Delegate Package $650
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Contact: Ilona Vega : 305-808-3660 or [email protected]
 
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Monday, May 23, 2016 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.   XX Inbound Mission Dominican Republic - Business Networking Luncheon
Come and meet the delegates of our TRADE-USA Inbound Trade Mission from the Dominican Republic seeking for suppliers, authorized distributors in the USA and/or partners. Mission Leaders: The American Chamber of Commerce DR/AMCHAM and the Commercial Service U.S. Embassy DR. "Since the implementation of DR-CAFTA, the D.R. and the U.S. have substantially increased economic growth and developed a continuous bilateral trade relations". Qualified U.S. Companies can schedule One-on-One Business Meetings at NO COST. If your products/services qualify, you must register with our office in advance to schedule time and date.
Sponsor: Florida Foreign Trade Association
Fee: Investment Cost: $30 Members / $35 Non-members / $300 Table of 10
Location: Miami Free Zone 2305 NW 107 Ave., Doral, FL 33172
Contact: FFTA: 305-471-0737 or [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Going Global Workshop
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava of District 8 presents "Going Global", a valuable workshop that will provide information and opportunities for businesses in south Miami-Dade Interested in expansion by importing and exporting. Participants will hear from public and private-sector industry exports, who are going to share effective tools on how to access international markets, best prospects, legal aspects and available trade financing.
Sponsor: Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources
Fee: Free
Location: South Dade Regional Library 10750 SW 211 St., Auditorium, Miami, FL 33189
Contact: Elizabeth Moss: 305-375-1510 or [email protected]
 
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Duty Drawback
This seminar is for brokers and forwarders to be able to better understand drawback, the requirements and benefits. It will teach you the benefits of drawback so you can better service your clients. It is also geared for companies that want to learn more about drawback and provide guidelines for them to determine the cost benefits. Come with drawback questions, the presenter will take time during and after the seminar to address drawback questions and concerns.
Sponsor: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
Fee: FCBF Member $45; Non-Member $55
Location: FCBF Office: 8228 NW 14 St, Doral, FL 33126
Contact: Cinthya Montiel: 305-499-9490 or [email protected]
 
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:00 p.m.   Consular and Foreign Trade Officials of Miami
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 and who 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 /Complimentary Admission for Consular and Foreign Trade Officials
Location: EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
Contact: Crystal Renta: 305-577-5486 or [email protected]
 
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