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International Business Development Missions

Business Development Mission to Paris, France JUNE 16 – 21, 2017

Miami-Dade County cordially invites you to join the Business Development Mission to Paris, France from June 16 - 21, 2017. The purpose of the mission is to promote Miami-Dade County as a Global Gateway and to strengthen trade, investment and tourism between Miami-Dade and France. Local businesses can take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop new commercial contacts. All delegates can attend briefings, presentations and participate in business meetings.

The mission will depart to Paris on June 16. On June 18, delegates will link with the State of Florida delegation attending the Paris Air Show. On June 19, delegates will visit the Paris Air Show, the world’s leading aviation show for the last 100 years, which draws 2,303 exhibitors, 150,000 professional visitors and features 30 international pavilions. On June 20, delegates will network with businesses during a branding presentation. The delegation will return to Miami on June 21.

With a GDP of $2.8 trillion, France is the sixth-largest economy in the world. In 2016, France was South Florida’s top European trading partner with total bilateral trade of $2.4 billion. France is also one of the top investor countries in South Florida and a top market for international visitors. France has increasingly become the home of a vibrant IT start-up ecosystem with Station F, the world largest startup campus located in Paris, scheduled to open in June 2017.

The best market prospects and leading sectors/opportunities for U.S. companies include:

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Food Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Microelectronics
  • Health Care Equipment
  • Professional Services
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Logistics
  • Cosmetics & Skin Care Products
  • Travel & Tourism

For mission cost and sponsorship opportunities please contact: Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert, senior trade specialist, at mdreyfu@miamidade.gov or 305-375-3885.

Inbound Missions

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 oedit@miamidade.gov.

 

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Outbound Missions

Business Development

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.

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Business Development Mission Reports

Miami-Dade County has sponsored trade missions around the world.

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