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International Trade Programs

We offer a wide range of educational programming and services specifically for businesses interested in exploring opportunities in the global marketplace.


International Trade Service Offerings:

  • Export Readiness Seminars
  • Doing Business in Foreign Markets Workshop Series
  • Outbound / Inbound Missions
  • Counseling and New Market Opportunities
  • Export Financing Options
  • International Trade Strategy
  • Foreign-Trade Zones
  • Foreign Trade Agreements
  • Local and International Business Opportunities
  • Protocol Assistance
  • Other International Events


UPCOMING EVENTS

Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo​

SAVE THE DATES! Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 & 18, 2018

Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development and its various partners, invite you to join us for this annual signature event.  Local and international participants will convene for a unique opportunity to engage high level government leaders, international trade experts and delegations from around the world to dialogue about international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. Last year, FITCE 2017 attracted international businesses, local businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from 50 countries and government leaders from around the globe to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.​​




PAST EVENTS

Florida Export Opportunities: South Africa

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 9 to 11:30 AM

Broward College Downtown Campus
111 East Las Olas Blvd., Room 1208, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development in collaboration with its partners, Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service invite you to explore global market growth at this event. South Africa, the world's 25th largest economy, is one of the most stable markets in Africa. It is also a top destination for Florida-origin exports and one of the state's largest merchandise export destinations. Join us for an overview of the South African business market and to learn more about the many international resources available to your company. 

Florida exports to South Africa include:

  • Civilian Aviation Engines and Parts
  • Coins
  • Earth Moving Equipment
  • Machines for Assembly
  • ​Medical & Surgical Equipment
  • Motor Vehicle Parts
  • Petroleum, Oils & Products
  • Plastic Products
  • Telecommunication Equipment
  • Water & Other Beverages
Free admission; limited space. For information, call 954-357-6400. 


Doing Business with: China

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 2 to 5 PM

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314

2 - 2:30 PM: Check-In / Networking
2:30 - 4 PM: Workshop: Doing Business with China
4 - 5 PM: Meet & Greet with the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development invites you to attend a special presentation on export opportunities in China. This workshop is organized in collaboration with the America-China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce. Learn about new export and investment opportunities in China and about an upcoming trade mission to China. This event will also provide attendees with an opportunity to meet & greet the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China. 

Business Opportunities in China include the following sectors:

  • Consumer Products
  • Education and Training 
  • Food & Agricultural Products
  • Medical Equipment
  • Mining
  • Renewable Energy & Solid Waste Management
  • Trade Services

Doing Business with: Belize

Learn about specific projects in Belize and Meet & Greet with the Mayor of Belize City!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 2 to 5 PM

Miramar Branch Library & Education Center, Multipurpose Room
2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

2 - 2:30 PM: Registration
2:30 - 4 PM: Workshop: Doing Business with Belize
4 - 5 PM: Meet & Greet with the Honorable Darrell Bradley, Mayor of Belize City & Beltraide

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development in collaboration with the Belize American Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a special presentation on specific projects being developed in Belize pertaining to oil, gas and renewable energy production, and real estate, resort and international airport development. Learn about new export and investment opportunities. This event will also provide attendees with an opportunity to meet & greet the Honorable Darrell Bradley, Mayor of Belize City and Beltraide, the official trade and investment agency of Belize under the Ministry of Economic Development. 

Business Opportunities in Belize include the following sectors:

  • Banking & Finance
  • International Airport Development
  • Oil & Gas
  • Professional Services
  • Public Facility Management Services
  • Real Estate & Resort Development
  • Renewable Energy
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