Global Florida Webinar: Tools for Going Global

Thank you for your interest in the Florida Chamber’s Global Florida webinar. We appreciate the opportunity to provide business leaders like you with an in-depth discussion on trade opportunities for your company.

Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber’s International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com or (850) 521-1206.

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Complete the form below to get a complimentary copy of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Global Florida presentation from August 30, 2019.

Global Florida Presentation: August 2019
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Global Florida Webinar: Pacific Alliance

Thank you for your interest in the Florida Chamber’s Global Florida webinar. We appreciate the opportunity to provide business leaders like you with an in-depth discussion on trade opportunities for your company.

Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber’s International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com or (850) 521-1206.

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Complete the form below to get a complimentary copy of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Global Florida presentation from July 24, 2019.

Global Florida Presentation: July 2019
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2019 Florida International Trade & Investment Conference Presentation

Thank you for your interest in the Florida Chamber’s Florida International Trade & Investment Conference presentation. We appreciate the opportunity to provide business leaders like you with an in-depth discussion on trade opportunities for your company.

Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber’s International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com or (850) 521-1206.

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FITIC: May 30, 2019
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Global Florida Webinar: World Trade Month Edition

Thank you for your interest in the Florida Chamber’s Global Florida webinar. We appreciate the opportunity to provide business leaders like you with an in-depth discussion on trade opportunities for your company.

The Global Florida presentation from April 330 includes information on an update on World Trade Month.

Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber’s International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com or (850) 521-1206.

 

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Complete the form below to get a complimentary copy of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Global Florida presentation from April 30, 2019.

Global Florida Presentation: April 30, 2019
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2019 Global Trade Outlook

Thank you for your interest in the Florida Chamber’s Global Florida webinar. We appreciate the opportunity to provide business leaders like you with an in-depth discussion on trade opportunities for your company.

The Global Florida presentation from January 31 includes information on an update on Florida’s 2019 Global Trade Outlook, as well as trends and key factors.

Get connected to global opportunities by becoming a member of the Florida Chamber’s International Program. Contact Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com or (850) 521-1206.

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Global Florida Presentation: Jan. 31, 2019
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2019 Global Trade Outlook

Thank you to those who were able to join us for our recent Florida Chamber Global Florida webinar. We appreciated the opportunity to provide an update on Florida’s 2019 Global Trade Outlook, as well as trends and key factors.

If You Missed the Webinar, Here are Three Big Takeaways:

1. Gonzalo Arance, Deputy Director, Enterprise Florida, Inc. – Spain Office, shared a trade outlook, an update on market strategies in Spain, and discussed various markets of opportunity including pharmaceuticals and banking. Arance also highlighted the strong economic ties between Spain and Florida, noting that Florida is the state with the largest presence of Spanish companies.

2. Hesam Houryaband, Deputy Director, Enterprise Florida, Inc. – Canada Office, discussed the deep economic ties between Florida and Canada, as well as provided an outlook on Canadian Foreign Direct Investment opportunities in Florida, which include Aerospace, Fintech and software design.

3. Alice Ancona, Director, International Strategy & Policy, International Trade and Investment Office, Florida Chamber of Commerce, provided an overview of Florida’s latest trade numbers and trends, which included a lower global trade forecast as trade tensions continue through 2019. Ancona also discussed Florida’s diversified trade ties to Europe, most notably with the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain.

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Complete the form below to get a complimentary copy of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Global Florida presentation from January 31, 2019.

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Global Florida Presentation: Jan. 31, 2019
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Ireland & the United Kingdom: Trade Mission & Matchmaking

The Florida Chamber of Commerce will be leading a Business Development and Trade Mission to Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom, December 3-7, 2018. This mission will provide Florida businesses with the opportunity to meet with potential customers and partners.

Florida exporters will have the opportunity to take advantage of matchmaking services in Dublin and London. This opportunity includes:

– Customized market and industry briefings with a qualified trade specialist
– Market Research
– Appointments with prospective trade partners in key industry sectors

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Complete the form below to get a complimentary copy of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Global Florida presentation from September 25, 2018.

For more information, please contact Dan Tapia at dtapia@flchamber.com or 850.521.1206.

 

 

 

Global Florida Presentation: Sept. 25, 2018
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Tariffs, Trade and Trump…What Does It Mean for Florida?

We have been experiencing an escalation in trade tensions that threaten to disrupt global trade flows. How will this all impact Florida? What does this mean for businesses like yours?

The Florida Chamber of Commerce kicked off World Trade Month with our Global Florida Webinar on May. The discussions included:

– Administrative action on tariffs and how they will impact Florida’s trade and logistics sector

-Florida’s latest trade and visitor data – Trends and opportunities for your company

-Update on the status of trade negotiations

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Complete the form below to get a complimentary copy of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Global Florida presentation from May 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact Dan Tapia at dtabpia@flchamber.com or 850.521.1206.

 

 

 

Global Florida Presentation: May 1, 2018
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Governor and Cabinet Declare May as Florida World Trade Month

 

World Trade Month Resolution     D.C. Fly-In     Infrastructure Coalition     Infrastructure Week

 

Florida Chamber of Commerce in D.C. This Week Advocating Support of International Trade

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 15, 2018) — Recognizing the significant role international commerce plays in Florida’s economy, Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have declared May as Florida World Trade Month. This state of Florida Resolution is being shared with Florida’s Congressional Delegation and federal agency leaders this week as the Florida Chamber of Commerce leads a contingency of Florida job creators on a “D.C. Fly-In” advocating for support of international trade.

“Florida is not just a great place to live and do business, but has an incredibly diversified economy” said BOB GRAMMIG, Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Partner, Holland & Knight. “By expanding Florida’s role as the global hub for trade and logistics, we are creating jobs, attracting and retaining talent and providing more opportunities for businesses who want to grow or expand in our state.”

The Florida Chamber has a long-standing history of supporting free trade, expanding international trade and investment opportunities for Florida businesses and communities. The Florida Chamber’s “D.C. Fly-In” is a part of the organizations efforts to solidify Florida’s competitiveness at all levels of government – local, state and federal.

International Trade is Big Business for Florida:

  • It supports over two million jobs – one in five jobs in Florida,
  • It accounts for approximately 17 percent of Florida’s economy,
  • Over 61,000 companies in Florida export products or services, and
  • 95 percent of Florida’s exporters are small- and medium-sized companies.

 

“International trade and investment – like water – flows through the path of least resistance,” said ALICE ANCONA, Director, International Strategy and Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “The Florida Chamber works every day to ensure that the benefits of trade and investment flow to Florida’s job creators and workers to ensure that we remain the most globally competitive state in the country.”

 

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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 www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

Florida Chamber of Commerce Leads Delegation of Job Creators to Washington, D.C.

 

Infrastructure Coalition     Infrastructure Week

 

Advocacy Efforts Focus on International Trade, Infrastructure and Targeted Tax Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. (May 14, 2018) — The Florida Chamber of Commerce is taking its advocacy efforts to Washington, D.C. this week, emphasizing the importance of international trade, infrastructure and targeted tax reforms. The Florida Chamber’s delegation includes business leaders from across the state, representing small businesses and the state’s largest employers, and will include meetings with Florida’s Congressional Delegation, federal agencies and foreign dignitaries.

Spearheaded by the Florida Chamber’s federal advocacy team, the “D.C. Fly-In” is occurring while the nation’s Capital celebrates National Infrastructure Week, and falls on the heels of the Florida Chamber’s reinforced undertaking of its long and steady infrastructure and growth leadership efforts through the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition.

“It’s important for Florida to be represented at the federal level so that the voices of Florida’s job creators are heard,” said ALICE ANCONA, Director, International Strategy and Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “We will continue to advocate for businesses at all levels of government to ensure Florida remains the best place for jobs to stay and grow.”

The Florida Chamber’s “D.C. Fly-In” delegation will focus their attention on international trade, the latest with federal infrastructure efforts, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2.0 and more. Meetings will take place with:

  • U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
  • U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan
  • U.S. Representative Neal Dunn
  • U.S. Representative Ted Deutch
  • U.S. Representative Ted Yoho
  • U.S. Representative Brian Mast
  • Ambassador of Ireland and more.

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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 www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

Florida Chamber of Commerce Celebrates World Trade Month

Encourages Renewal of NAFTA

 TALLAHASSEE Fla. (May 1, 2018)— The Florida Chamber of Commerce is celebrating May as World Trade Month and is reinforcing the important role global trade plays in creating jobs, growing opportunities for small businesses and increasing foreign direct investment.

Despite the flurry of trade actions on exports and imports, the Florida Chamber remains committed to Florida succeeding as a global hub for trade, in order to ensure we remain competitive in a global marketplace. Expanding rules-based trade and investment is a key engine for Florida’s growth. The Florida Chamber is actively working to advance these efforts on behalf of the business community, every day.

“Florida is not just a great place to live and do business, but has an incredibly diversified economy” said BOB GRAMMIG, Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Partner, Holland & Knight. “By expanding Florida’s role as the global hub for trade and logistics, we are creating jobs, attracting and retaining talent and providing more opportunities for businesses who want to grow or expand in our state.”

The Florida Chamber of Commerce 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.

Consider the Economic Impacts of Trade in Florida:

  • Florida ranks sixth in the nation in terms of foreign direct investment employment—with foreign companies employing more than 327,000 Floridians,
  • International trade supports more than two million jobs in Florida, that’s one in five jobs,
  • International business accounts for about 17 percent of Florida’s economy, and
  • In 2017, Florida’s total merchandise trade reached $147.7 billion.

Yesterday, the Florida Chamber and Ontario Chamber of Commerce announced their partnership supporting continued cross-border trade agreements between Florida and Ontario, and encouraged the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the current renegotiation process.

“With nearly 500 Canadian companies employing Floridians, it is important that we continue to maintain and expand our relationship with Ontario and Canada to fuel economic growth,” said MARK WILSON, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.  “The Florida Chamber is proud to join the Ontario Chamber in support of free trade and modernization and renewal of NAFTA.”

Members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce will travel to Washington, D.C., in the coming days to encourage Florida’s Congressional Delegation to support Florida job creators, and to work to ensure that trade continues to benefit the U.S. and Floridians.

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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 Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

Senator Bill Galvano to Deliver Keynote Address at August 9 Florida International Trade & Investment Conference

 

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Next President of the Florida Senate Senator Bill Galvano  to Serve as Keynote Speaker for the  Florida International Trade & Investment Conference

The 2017 Florida International Trade & Investment Conference will focus on foreign direct investment strategies, trade and access to international markets. If you are a business leader who participates or would like to participate in Florida’s international trade efforts, do not miss this opportunity to join in this important discussion and unlock the full potential of trade and investment. Register today!

Florida International Trade & Investment Conference
August 9, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32827

Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc., CEO Discusses Going Global

Entering the global marketplace as a small business is the topic of discussion on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.

“We live in a global world; to limit yourself to one marketplace is not a good business decision in today’s world.” – DR. NANCY CREWS, CEO of Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.

Dr. Nancy Crews, owner and CEO of Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc. (CME), a Pinellas County electronic and electrical company that manufactures power management equipment, sensors, and test and calibration equipment, talked about her experience as a small business owner entering the international marketplace.

As one of several speakers at the Florida Chamber’s 2017 International Days event, held February 14-15 in Tallahassee, Dr. Crews said CME benefitted greatly from Enterprise Florida, Inc.’s assistance in getting a foot in the door when she decided to take her company global.

“We live in a global world. To limit yourself to one marketplace is not a good business decision in today’s world. When we decided to go global we utilized two different aspects of the economic development help that is available to small businesses,” DR. CREWS said. “One is we went to the small business development centers, and we were able to get a marketing plan. The other thing that we did…was [utilize] the trade mission Enterprise Florida allows you to have, and we went on a trade mission with them.”

The Florida Chamber’s International Days is key in bringing business, industries and legislative leaders from around the world together to discuss the future of FLorida’s trade. The relationships that comes from the event are crucial to small businesses looking to expand globally, shared Dr. Crews.

“We were able to create new networks,” said DR. CREWS. “I found the [General] Counsels talking about what each country was trying to do in the United States for their companies and also with our companies…was also very helpful and very informative to us.

Meeting some of the other small business people and saying ‘we should get together and talk’ and all those things came about just from one day with International Days.”

 

Learn More About How to Get Involved in the Florida Chamber’s International Program

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Florida Companies Exported $52.0 Billion in Florida Origin Exports in 2016?

Did you know, data from TheFloridaScorecard.org shows Florida companies exported $52.0 billion in Florida origin exports in 2016? International trade provides Florida companies an opportunity to ship Florida-origin products around the world and allows our state to compete on a global stage. Dr. Jerry Parrish will present a Florida Scorecard Report on International Trade in Florida and unveil new metrics on TheFloridaScorecard.org this week during the Florida Chamber’s annual International Days event.

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The Florida Scorecard, located at www.TheFloridaScorecard.org, presents metrics across Florida’s economy. Each month, the Florida Chamber Foundation produces a Scorecard Stat that takes an in-depth look at one aspect of Florida’s economy. If you would like additional information on the Weekly Scorecard Stat or on the Florida Scorecard, please contact Dr. Jerry Parrish with the Florida Chamber Foundation at jparrish@flfoundation.org.

Eric Silagy Discusses the Importance of International Trade

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The importance of international trade is the topic of discussion on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.

Florida Power & Light President and CEO Eric Silagy, a past Florida Chamber chairman and the current chair of the Florida Chamber’s International Business Council, talked about the crucial role played by international trade in growing Florida’s economy.

Silagy said Florida has the right combination of a robust infrastructure, a desirable workforce and a favorable tax environment to attract international business.

“International trade has a huge impact on our state’s economy and employs over 2.5 million people,” ERIC SILAGY said.

“We have a lot of import and export businesses that are here, and our diverse, multicultural economy is terrific for attracting companies who really want to do business overseas but have the ability to headquarter here in a predictable, stable environment and then grow business elsewhere.”

 

Get Involved:

The Florida Chamber is set to host its annual International Days summit from Feb. 14-15 in Tallahassee. Leading international trade and industry experts will convene to discuss issues ranging from foreign direct investment to expanding Florida’s presence in global markets. Click here for more information about how to sign up.

 

 

 The Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line is a web-based program featuring key figures from Florida’s corridors of power. Hosting the conversation with Eric Silagy is Florida Chamber Executive Vice President of Government & Political Relations David Hart.