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Florida Chamber’s First Business Development & Trade Mission Focuses on Strengthening International Ties with Ireland & UK

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2018) — The Florida Chamber of Commerce today gathered business leaders, board members and free trade advocates in Dublin, Ireland for the first day of the Florida Chamber’s Business Development and Trade Mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

This week-long trade mission was designed to provide participants the opportunity to meet with potential customers and partners who will build understanding and export capability in two very dynamic markets. Through seminars and events hosted by our overseas partners, the Florida Chamber is one step closer to ensuring Florida remains competitive in a global marketplace.

The Florida Chamber has a long-standing history of supporting free trade, expanding international trade and investment opportunities for Florida’s business community, advocating for fair and equitable market access for Florida-origin exports abroad, and eliminating barriers that are harmful to Florida’s competitiveness as a global hub for trade.

“In order to build on Florida’s success as a global hub for trade, we must continue to forge linkages and strategic partnerships to ensure that Florida’s workforce is the most competitive in the world,” said Alice Ancona, Director of International Strategy and Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Globalization of talent is an important bridge guaranteeing Florida’s competitiveness.”

Highlights of the Week Include Meetings With:

  • Barry O’Sullivan, President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland for 2018; Global Manufacturing Lead – Contact Lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision
  • Lord Mayor Nial Ring, Dublin City Council
  • The U.S. Embassy in London
  • Florida State University London Study Center Campus


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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit for more information.

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