​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Florida Int'l. Trade & Cultural Expo

Broward County invites you to join us for the 8th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE), October 4-5, 2023.  View FITCE2023 Detailed Program​​

This year's special sessions main themes – Life Sciences, Innovation and Technology

ADVANCE Registration Now CLOSED 

Onsite Registration will be available (October 4 & 5)

General Admission ​Cost: Free* 

Advance Registration Deadline: Friday, September 29th, 2023

Exhibitor registration: See LOCAL Exhibitor​ and INTERNATIONAL DELEGATION Package details below. SOLD OUT

FITCE 2023 Conference 

​FITCE will 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. This is a great opportunity to participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment, and culture.  

In past years, FITCE has attracted more than 2,000 attendees, including international and local businesses, federal, state, and local trade agencies, government leaders from around the world and multi-cultural global trade representatives from 74​ countries!​ 

​​Conference Location

1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States of America
*Event parking fee determined by venue.​

Why Should I Attend FITCE?

  • Sell your products and services to over 70 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 
  • Special Sessions & Activities from Life Sciences Industrial Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Symposium (LSIPMS) and Sustainable Fashion & Tech Week  (SFTW)
  • It's FREE! 

2023 Confirmed/Invited Dignitaries & Celebrities (Subject to change) 

  • His Excellency Félix Ulloa, Jr., Vice President of El Salvador 
  • Her Excellency Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President of Liberia (Video Message)
  • His Excellency Jamil Mahaud, Former President of Ecuador
  • His Excellency P. Pillay Vyapooray, Former President of Mauritius
  • His Royal Highness Muhammed Sani Haliru Dantoro Kitoro IV, The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Niger State, Nigeria
  • His & Her Royal Highness King Jean Yves Eboumbou Doula Manga Bell & Queen Clarisse Douala Bell, Canton Bell, Cameroon
  • His Royal Highness Nana Semeshia Ohene Asah Krofa II, Tradional Ruler of Ahwerease, Akuapem Tradional Area, Eastern Region, Ghana
  • The Honorable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament & Chair of Standing Committee on International Trade, Economic Development and Small Business, Canada (Video Message)
  • The Honorable Andrea Di Giuseppe, Member of Italian Parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee, Italy 
  • The Honorable Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation & Aerospace Development, Nigeria
  • The Honorable Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health & Wellness, Belize
  • The Honorable Emma Hippolyte, Minister for Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, Saint Lucia
  • The Honorable Camilo Iguarán Campo Vice Minister of Sports, Colombia (TBC)
  • The Honorable Augustin Kibassa Maliba, Minister of Postal Services, Telecommunications and Innovation in IT and Communication, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The Honorable Israel Zamora Guzmán, Senator, Mexico 
  • The Honorable Renato Casagrande, Governor of Espírito Santo, Brazil 
  • The Honorable Clemente Bravo, Prefect of Province Of De El Oro, Ecuador
  • The Honorable Juan Cristóbal Lloret, Prefect of the Province of Acuay, Ecuador (TBC)
  • The Honorable Nana Anim Obiri, Cultural Ambassador for the Promotion of Culture, National Commission on Culture for the Republic Ghana 
  • The Honoable Bader Dip, Mayor of La Ceiba, Honduras
  • The Honorable Bruno Compos Morato, Mayor of Santana do Paraiso, Brazil
  • The Honorable Jefferson T. Koijee, Mayor of Monrovia (Capital), Liberia
  • The Honorable Lusconne Janvier, Mayor of Port au Prince, Haiti  
  • The Honorable Sharon Palacio, Mayor of Belmopan, Belize
  • The Honorable José A. Corcino Acevedo, Mayor of Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Dr. Juan Ayola, Mayor of Chepo, Panama
  • The Honorable José Alfredo Contreras Méndez, Mayor of Bacalar, Mexico
  • The Honorable Ralph Monplaisir Mayor of Ville de Case Pilote, Martinique
  • The Honorable Raul Delgaldo, Mayor of Paute, Ecuador
  • The Honorable Jomar José Cevallos Moreno, Mayor of Cotacachi Canton, Ecuador (TBC)
  • The Honorable Marco Vinicio Jarrin Arraya, Deputy Councilor of Ibarra Canton, Ecuador
  • The Honorable Cord Byrd, Florida Secretary of State
  • The Honorable TJ Villamil, Deputy Florida Secretary of Commerce
  • Dr. Ricki Garrett, President & CEO, Sister Cities International
  • Local mayors, state and federal elected officials and international business delegations representing 74 countries!
TBC = To be confirmed

 FITCE 2023 Activities:
  • 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 60 countries
  • Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives - meet one-on-one with government 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 
  • Panel Discussions and Seminars – “11 Steps to Exporting - A Roadmap to your Exporting Success!" and “How to Import into the United States"
  • Special Sessions & Activities from Life Sciences Industrial Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Symposium (LSIPMS) and Sustainable Fashion & Tech Week
  • American & International Buyers Panel / Meet & Greet – learn about the purchasing process of large institutions and meet the buyers afterward
  • Networking Cocktail Receptions / Cultural Experiences, and much more!

Check back often for updates!


FITCE 2023 Sponsors

World Sponsors

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Local Panel Sponsors

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Networking Lunch Sponsors

Breakfast Sponsors

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Coffee / Tea Sponsor

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Reception Sponsors

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In-Kind Sponsors

Media Partners

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