WorldCity’s Trade Connections February 21st: Release of Annual Import-Export Trade Data



Release of Annual Import-Export Trade Data
Trade Panelists February 2014
Friday, February 21st 8-9:30 a.m.
Intercontinental Hotel at Doral


Trade Connections

Three good Reasons to attend this event:

First, you will be among the first to glimpse the annual trade data, which will have been released just days before the event. Trade will almost certainly be down at seven of the nation’s top 15 U.S. Customs districts, including here in South Florida. That’s highly unusual, particularly when the overall economy is not tanking.  I will talk about pockets of opportunity in the data and potholes to avoid. 

Second, one of our panelists will be Peter Quinter, a partner with GrayRobinson, is one of South Florida’s – and the nation’s – most knowledgeable attorneys focused on import-export trade issues. From civil to criminal, from exports to imports, from grey market to perishables, Peter knows the legal landscape as well as anyone. 

Third, joining Peter as a panelist will be James Varnadoe. James is managing director of KVR Trade Finance, which provides exporters financing of their receivables, with a focus on Latin America. Risk assessment, then, is his business. Over the course of his career he has worked for the accounting firm Arthur D. Little and as an attorney with Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight.

Even the program will be a “keeper,” since it will be filled with all sorts of helpful data.

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Additional 2013 WorldCity Events  
Contact Nilda Bernal for more information about any of these.

CEO Club, held nine times per year. Our next session will be on Friday, February 7th with a private tour of the PAMM in downtown Miami. Exclusively for the top local executive with South Florida’s 1,100 multinationals in WorldCity’s Who’s Here database. To read about previous discussions, click here. Sponsored by the University of Miami School of Business and CBRE.

Tech Connections, held six times per year. Our next session is on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 featuring a One-on-One conversation with Manny Medina on making Miami the next Tech Hub. Open to anyone interested in technology and the impact that it has on the multinational community here in South Florida. To read about previous discussions, please click here. Sponsored by the eMerge Americas and Celistics.  

Global Connections, held 10 times per year. Next session will be on Friday, February 28th. This monthly “Breakfast for the Brain” forum connects South Florida’s multinational business community and is open to anyone interested in international business. Sponsored by FIU College of Business, Waterford at Blue LagoonDaikin and Edelman

Marketing Connections, held six times per year. Next event will be on March 21st. Our previous discussion was lead by Rosa Villasmil from Daikin and Andrea Padilla from Celistics. Exclusively for the top marketing executives working for multinationals based in South Florida. Sponsored by McCann Worldgroup 

HR Connections, held six times per year. Next session will be on March 14th, 2014. Our previous discussion was on January 10th, 2014 featuring Isabel Montes, Partner Resources Manager at Starbucks Coffee Company. This conference is open exclusively the top Human Resources executives of  multinational companies. Sponsored by executive search firm Diversified Search, the University of Miami School of Business, and Littler.





Friday, February 21st, 2014
8-9:30 a.m.
Intercontinental at Doral
2505 NW 87th Ave.
Doral, FL 33172
Cost and Registration:
General Admission: $75
Supporting Organizations: $50 (list Below)
Trade Connections Members & Sponsors only: FREE
Trade Connections Sponsors: 

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