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International Business Development Missions
The Miami-Dade County delegation led by Board of County Commissioners, Vice Chairwoman, Audrey M. Edmonson will meet with high level government officials, and the African business community to find ways to increase trade, tourism and maritime services between Miami-Dade County and Africa. The delegation will also have ample opportunities to engage in one-on-one business appointments, networking meetings and receive market briefings and presentations from local experts. According to the African Economic Outlook, African countries, which include top worldwide champions, have shown remarkable resilience in the face of global economic adversity. Africa’s economic performance held firm in 2015 amid global headwinds and regional shocks. The continent remained the second fastest growing economic region after East Asia. The continent’s average growth is expected at 3.7% in 2016 and pick up to 4.5% in 2017, provided the world economy strengthens and commodity prices gradually recover.
Business development mission to Africa - May 19-31. (Registration deadline April 19)
- (Cape Town, Dakar, Abidjan, Conakry & Lagos)
- Registration package
Business development mission to Africa Sponsorship Opportunities
Inbound trade missions consist of reciprocal visits made by cities visited by Miami-Dade County and come as a result of an invitation made or of missions organized by foreign consulates and trade offices. The County provides coordination with local government and economic development organizations, as well as financial and logistical support.
Miami-Dade County provides financial support for organizations leading officially recognized inbound trade missions to this area. Qualifying organizations eligible for sponsorship must be legally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Florida, or be a representative of foreign governmental agencies.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Outbound missions consist of in-country briefings by the U.S. State Department and Commercial Service in each host country, as well as prearranged meetings with high-level government officials and local economic development agencies to acquaint them with Miami-Dade County's international trade promotion programs.
County representatives highlight Miami-Dade's world class infrastructure, multicultural composition, unique geographic location and advantages as an international trade platform and a global gateway.
The purpose of Miami-Dade's branding presentation workshop is to highlight the County's role as the "Gateway to the Americas" and a platform for international trade to government officials, economical development agencies, the trade community and the media during an inbound or outbound mission. The comprehensive presentation also includes:
- The County's assets and uniqueness with its superior infrastructure, multilingual workforce and its geographic location as a transshipment point
- Key role and functions of economic development agencies
- Analysis of trade statistics and data
Miami-Dade County's business matchmaking program is an important part of its trade missions. It provides private sector delegates an opportunity to promote international business development by participating in pre-arranged business-to-business matchmaking meetings organized in conjunction with the host country's local economic development agencies.
These services are provided to registered mission participants as part of the trade mission program. During outbound missions the County invites government and economic development agencies to bring a reverse mission to Miami-Dade.Back to Top
Business Development Mission Reports
Miami-Dade County has sponsored trade missions around the world.
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