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FITCE 2018 - Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo

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2018 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CULTURAL EXPO (FITCE)

OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2018
Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
United States of America

Online registration is now open! Cost: FREE

Broward County invites you to join us October 17-18 for our 4th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE 2018).

FITCE 2018 will once again welcome local and international companies to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a unique opportunity to engage high level government leaders, international trade experts and delegations from around the world to participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. FITCE 2018 expects to attract over 1,000 attendees. FITCE 2018 attendees will include: 200 international businesses, 800 local businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 50 countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government leaders from around the world.

FITCE 2018 INVITED GUESTS OF HONOR:

  • His Excellency Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica

  • His Excellency Vinicio Cerezo, Former President of Guatemala
    and Chair for SICA – Sistema de la Integración Centro America

  • His Excellency Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of Uruguay

  • His Excellency Nicolás Ardito Barletta Vallarino, Former President of Panama


FITCE 2018 ACTIVITIES:

  • Panel Discussions and Seminars – for example, “11 Steps to Exporting - A Roadmap to your Exporting Success!” and “How to Import into the United States”

  • Doing Business with the World – export and investment opportunities presented by foreign government officials, ambassadors, consuls general, trade commissioners and/or leaders of bi-national chambers of commerce representing over 50 countries

  • Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives - Meet one-on-one with governmental officials, ambassadors, consuls general, trade commissioners and/or leaders of bi-national chambers of commerce

  • The World Expo Marketplace - visit and network with local and international exhibitors (buyers & sellers list provided on-site)

  • NEW! American & International Buyers Panel / Meet & Greet – Learn about the purchasing process of large institutions and meet the buyers afterwards

  • Networking Cocktail Receptions / Cultural Experiences, and much more!


WHY SHOULD I ATTEND FITCE?

  • Sell your products and services to over 50 countries! at the World Expo Marketplace

  • Meet & Greet international delegations, consulates, trade commissioners and bi-national chambers at Doing Business with the World, World Expo Marketplace & Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives

  • Learn about international trade resources and assistance during the “11 Steps to Exporting”, “How to Import into the United States”, Doing Business with the World panels and more!

  • Immerse yourself with worldwide culture – visit the local & international visual art exhibit & enjoy multicultural performances

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO, PHOTOS & PRESS COVERAGE OF FITCE 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 14, 2018

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATION PACKAGES AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! For more information on international delegation packages or sponsorship opportunities, please communicate directly with Paola Isaac Baraya, Economic Development Specialist for International Trade, 954-357-7894 or email: pisaac@broward.org.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

PRELIMINARY EVENT AGENDA (Subject to Change)

SETUP DAY- Tuesday, October 16, 2018

9:00AM – 5:00PM Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration and World Expo Setup

2:00PM – 4:00PM Tour of Port Everglades & Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport
(international delegates only)

Day 1 – LEARN (Floridian Ballroom)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

8:30AM – 9:50AM Registration & Opening Ceremony Breakfast – World Expo Marketplace Opens!
10:00AM – 10:55AM How to Successfully Bring Your Business to the United States of America

11:00AM – 11:55AM How to Import into the United States of America

12:00PM – 1:00PM Buyers & Sellers Networking @ World Expo Marketplace

1:00PM – 2:25PM World Leaders & Former Presidents Panel

2:30PM – 3:25PM Doing Business with the World! – Part I (10 countries)

3:30PM – 4:00PM Networking Coffee/Tea Break @ World Expo Marketplace

4:00PM – 5:00PM Doing Business with the World! – Part II (10 countries)

5:00PM – 7:00PM Presidential Opening Network Reception & Cultural Experience (partner event - $ cost involved)

Day 2 – DOING BUSINESS WITH THE WORLD (Floridian Ballroom)

Thursday, October 18, 2018


8:30AM – 9:50AM Registration & Breakfast – World Expo Marketplace Opens!

10:00AM – 11:00AM Doing Business with the World! – Part III (10 countries)

11:00AM – 11:30AM Networking Coffee/Tea Break @ World Expo Marketplace

11:30AM – 12:25PM Doing Business with the World! – Part IV (10 countries)

12:30PM – 1:30PM Buyers & Sellers Networking @ World Expo Marketplace

1:30PM – 2:25PM 11 Steps to Exporting – A Roadmap to your Exporting Success!

2:30PM – 3:25PM American and International Buyers Panel

3:30PM – 4:00PM Meet & Greet Session with the Buyers

4:00PM – 5:00PM Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives

5:00PM – 7:00PM Closing Cocktail Reception & Cultural Exchange
(partner event - $ cost involved)

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