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2017 International Days

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tallahassee, FL
Florida Chamber of Commerce

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s international business community for International Days – Florida’s leading conference convening top international trade and industry experts.

February 14, 2017

International Business Council Meeting/Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting  Ι 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Members Only)
Boxed lunch will be provided.

Board Buses to the Capitol Ι 12:45 p.m.

Meet Your Legislators: Make Your Voices Heard Ι 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception at the Historic Capitol Ι 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.



February 15, 2017

Registration, Breakfast and Networking Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Navigating the Changing Tides of International Business and Trade Ι 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

  • Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

International Trade in Florida: A Status Report Ι 9:00  – 9:30 a.m.

An update on Florida’s trade numbers as well as International Trade Outlook and Forecast

Executive Networking Ι 9:30  – 9:40 a.m.

Where We Stand, Where We’ll Go: What is the Future of U.S. Trade Policy? Ι 9:40  – 11:00 a.m.

Trade has been at the forefront of not just the U.S. Presidential election but all around the world.  This panel will explore what a Donald Trump Presidency means for the future of trade.

From Local to Global Ι 11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Expanding international business opportunities begins locally.  From supporting new to export or new to market businesses, to encouraging international companies to invest in your region – this panel will explore strategies to consider adding to your international trade tool kit.

  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Export Financing
  • International Expansion/Trade Network Development

Lunch Ι 12:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Global Florida: Trends and Opportunities Ι 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

This panel features emerging and established trading partners for Florida. This panel will highlight select markets and provide an overview of developments, trends and opportunities in their respective countries.

Executive Networking Ι 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Expanding Market Access: Choosing the Right Tools for Successfully Going Global Ι 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

International business risks and best practices for success. Learn best practices from successful exporters as well as learn navigate global challenges that exporters face today.

Closing Remarks Ι 3:30 p.m.