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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.

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

2023 Conference Details Coming Soon...

​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 businesses, local businesses, federal, state, and local trade agencies, government leaders from around the world and multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 60 countries!​ 

​​Conference Location

1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States of America

Note: Online Registration is now Closed – Please Register On-Site - Free Admission!​

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 
  • Special Sessions & Activities from Sister Cities International & Sustainable Fashion Tech Week 
  • It's FREE! 

2022 Confirmed & Invited Dignitaries

  • ​His Excellency Salvador Alejandro César Nasralla Salum, Vice President of Honduras 
  • His Royal Majesty Nana Barima Essah Kwesi Mensah Bediako III, King of Anum Asamankese Traditional Area, Ghana
  • Her Royal Highness Queen Clarisse Douala Bell, Cameroon
  • His Excellency Vinicio Cerezo, Former President of Guatemala
  • His Excellency Jorge Quiroga, Former President of Bolivia 
  • Her Excellency Lady Martine Moïse, Former First Lady of Haiti ​
  • The Honorable Jean-Lucien Bussa Tongba, Minister of Exterior Affairs, Democratic Republic of Congo 
  • The Honorable Dr. Luis Francisco Sucre, Minister of Health, Panama
  • ​The Honorable Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness, Belize 
  • The Honorable Adriana Mira, Vice Minister of Exterior Relations, El Salvador
  • The Honorable Clemente Bravo, Prefect, Provincia Del Olro, Ecuador 
  • The Honorable Israel Zamora Guzmán, Senator, Mexico 
  • The Honorable Sophie Errante, Deputy & Former President of the Surveillance Committee for the Federal Reserve, France  
  • The Honorable Gustavo Morais Nunes, Mayor of Ipatinga, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil 
  • The Honorable Manuel Jimenez, Mayor of Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic
  • The Honorable José Alfredo Contreras Mé​ndez, Mayor of the City of Bacalar, Mexico
  • The Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawaiah Sackay, Mayor of Accra, Ghana
  • Florida Secretary of State, Cord Byrd
  • Florida Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Laura DiBella
  • Dr. Hawa M. Diallo, Director, Civil Society Unit, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations

2022 Invited Celebrities 

  • ​Rohan Marley 
  • William Levy
  • ​Jacob Forever
  • Video Message from Anna Fendi, Creator & Founder of FENDI 
  • Master KG & Nomcebo interpreting the world’s most downloaded song, “Jerusalema”, South Africa
  • Bobbie Celler, Executive Producer and Star of ‘Castles to Condos’
  • Michelle McLean, Former Miss Universe
  • Freedom (Christopher Laroche), Top Recording Artist, Haiti 

​Previous Years Confirmed Dignitaries

  • ​His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, Former President of Costa Rica
  • His Excellency Jorge Quiroga, Former President of Bolivia
  • His Excellency Jamil Mahaud, Former Presidents of Ecuador
  • His Excellency Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of Uruguay
  • His Excellency Nicolas Ardito, Former President of Panama
  • His Excellency Vinicio Cerezo, Former Presidents 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
  • His Excellency Dawood Al Shezawi, President & CEO, Annual Investment Meeting, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • The Honorable Mario Baccini, Former Vice President of the Senate & Former Minister of Publica Affairs, Italy
  • The Honorable Festus Keyamo, Minister of Labor, Nigeria
  • The Honorable Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports & E-Governance, Belize
  • The Honorable Moses Shyne Barrow, MP, Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diaspora Affairs, Culture, Youth & Sports, Former Leader of the Opposition, Belize
  • 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 from the Province of Kwilu, D.R. Congo,
  • The Honorable Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City, Belize 
  • The Honorable Elizabrth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackay, Mayor of Accra, Ghana
  • The Honorable Joffre Quintero, Mayor of Esmeralda de Rio Verde, Ecuador
  • The Honorable Felipe Augusto, Mayor of São Sebastião, Brazil
  • The Honorable Patricia Bolaňos, Mayores of Quepos, Costa Rica
  • The Honorable Vergil Chițac, Mayor of Constanta, Romania 
  • The Honorable Costin Ioan Rasaueanu, Deputy Mayor of Constanta, Romania
  • The Honorable Camilo Andres Mogollon Amazo, Mayor of San Juan De Rio Seco, Colombia 
  • The Honorable Raul Delgago, Mayor of Paute, Ecuador 
  • The Honorable Herberto Acevedo, Vice Mayor of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Manuel Masias, Former Mayor of Miraflores, Peru
  • The Honorable Mr. Karl L. Rios, Director, Office of Economic Policy & Summit Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State, Washington D.C.
  • Florida Secretary of Commerce, Jamal Sowell
  • Florida Former Governor Rick Scott
  • The Honorable Mike Schmitz, Mayor of Dothan, Alabama
  • Local mayors, state and federal elected officials, and international business delegations representing 60 countries

 FITCE 2022 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 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 
  • 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 2022 Sponsors

World Sponsors

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Local Panel Sponsors  

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Breakfast Sponsors

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Reception Sponsors​

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In-Kind Sponsor​s​

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Media and Social Media ​Partners
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