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Date:
October 19, 2022 - October 20, 2022
Time:
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Address:
Hollywood, FL 33022
Cost:
FREE
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Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo

Wednesday, October 19, 2022


FLORIDA INT'L. TRADE & CULTURAL EXPO

Broward County invites you to join the 6th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE), October 19-20, 2022.

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

Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

United States of America

EXHIBITOR & GENERAL ADMISSION REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Join Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) and partners at the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) October 19th & 20th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center.

General Admission is FREE - Register Here TODAY!
For more information about FITCE 2022: visit FITCexpo.com
Sponsorship Packages Available
For more information on sponsorship packages, please visit 
FITCexpo.com or email Paola Isaac Baraya at pisaac@broward.org

REGISTRATION FORM FOR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

For general information, please visit FITCexpo.com or email pisaac@broward.org 


FITCE 2021 VIDEO


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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! 


2021 Confirmed Dignitaries (To Date)

  • His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, Former President of Costa Rica
  • His Excellency Jorge Quiroga, Former President of Bolivia
  • His Excellency Vinicio Cerezo, Former President of Guatemala 
  • His Excellency Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of Uruguay 
  • His Excellency Carlos Mesa, Former President of Bolivia
  • His Excellency Jamil Mahaud, Former President of Ecuador
  • 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 Mauricio Kuri, Governor of Queretano, Mexico 
  • The Honorable Pilar Ávila Olmeda, Governor of Baja California Norte, Mexico
  • The Honorable Vergil Chi?ac, Mayor of Constanta, Romania (Sister City for Fort Lauderdale)
  • The Honorable Camilo Andres Mogollon Amazo, Mayor of San Juan De Rio Seco, Colombia 
  • The Honorable Raul Delgago, Mayor of Paute, Ecuador 
  • H.E Dawood Al Shezawi, President & CEO, Annual Investment Meeting, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Karl L. Rios, Director, Office of Economic Policy & Summit Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State, Washington D.C.


Past Confirmed Dignitaries

  • His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, Former President of Costa Rica
  • 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
  • The Honorable Mario Baccini, Former President of the Senate & Former Minister of Publica Affairs, Italy
  • 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 Joffre Quintero, Mayor of Esmeralda de Rio Verde, Ecuador
  • The Honorable Felipe Augusto, Mayor of São Sebastião, Brazil
  • The Honorable Patricia Bolanos, Mayores of Quepos, Costa Rica
  • The Honorable Costin Ioan Rasaueanu, Deputy Mayor of Constanta, Romania
  • The Honorable Herberto Acevedo, Vice Mayor of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Manuel Masias, Former Mayor of Miraflores, Peru
  • The Honorable Mr. Dale Eppler, US Department of State, Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination
  • 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 2021 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!
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