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OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2019
Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center​
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States of America

Broward County invites you to join us October 9 & 10, 2019 for our 5th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE2019)
FITCE2019 will once again welcome local and international companies to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Ce​nter 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. FITCE2019 expects to attract over 1,500 attendees including: international businesses, local businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 60 countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government leaders from around the world. 

FITCE2019 Confirmed Dignitaries to Date

  • His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, Former President of Costa Rica
  • His Excellency Jamil Mahuad, Former President of Ecuador
  • His Excellency Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of Uruguay
  • His Excellency Basdeo Panday, Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
  • His Excellency Tipu Munshi, Minister of Commerce, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • His Excellency MA Mannan, Planning Minister, Governement of People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • His Excellency Hamat Bah, Minister of Toursim and Culture, The Gambia
  • His Excellency Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland to the United States
  • His Excellency Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States
  • His Excellency Sylvanus Nsofor, Ambassador of Nigeria to the United States
  • The Honorable Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, Governor of Antioquia, Colombia
  • The Honorable Sona Kamitatu, Designated Lead of the Senate, Democratic Republic on Congo
  • The Honorable, Ted Deutch, U.S. Congressman (22nd District)
  • The Honorable Jamal Sowell, Secretary of Commerce, Florida, USA
  • The Honorable Zenaldo Coutinho, Mayor of Belém, Brazil
  • The Honorable Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City, Belize
  • The Honorable Earl Trapp, Mayor of San Ignacio, Belize
  • The Honorable Heriberto Acevedo, Vice Mayor of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Kary Hintz-Tate, Director for Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, U.S. Department of State 
  • Father Alberto Cutiẻ, International Television and Radio Host Celebrity
  • Daniel Garza, Former Deputy Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior
  • And other mayors, consuls general, deputy consuls, trade commissioners and bi-national chambers from 64 countries.

 FITCE Past Guests of Honor:
  • His Excellency Vinicio Cerezo, Former President, Guatemala and Chair for SICA (Sistema de la Integracion Centro America)
  • His Excellency Nicolás Ardito Barletta Vallarino, Former President of Panama
  • His Excellency Álvaro Colom, Former President of Guatemala
  • His Excellency Carlos Mesa, Former President of Bolivia
  • His Excellency Dr. Leonel Fernandez, Former President of Dominican Republic
  • His Excellency Gérard Latortue, Former Prime Minister of Haiti
  • The Honorable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs for Antigua
  • The Honorable Jerry Naumoff, Minister of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade for Macedonia
  • The Honorable Erwin Contreras, Minister of International Trade and Petroleum for Belize
  • Governor God'El Kinyoka Kabalumuna, Province of Kwilu, D.R. Congo 
  • Governor Rick Scott, State of Florida, USA  
  • The Honorable Ted Deutch, United States Congressman (District 22)
  • The Honorable Felipe Augusto, Mayor of São Sebastião, Brazil
  • The Honorable Patricia Bolanos Murillo, Mayoress of Quepos, Costa Rica
  • The Honorable Marcio Suazo, Mayor of Concordia, Honduras 
  • The Honorable Manuel Masias, Former Mayor of Miraflores, Peru
  • The Honorable Mike Schmitz, Mayor of Dothan, Alabama, USA
  • Mr. Dale Eppler, U.S. Department of State, Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Local mayors, state and federal elected officials and international business delegations representing over 52 countries

 FITCE2019 Activities:
  • Panel Discussions and Seminars - “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 52 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)
  • 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 60 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 
Check back often for updates.

FITCE2019 Sponsors

World Sponsor - University of Miami​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Local Panel Sponsors - 

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Official Airline Sponsor - Emirates


Coffee/Tea Sponsor - Law Offices of Alfred Delgado and Mink and Mink

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FITCE2018 Sponsors

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Media Partners​
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