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For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2012

Media Contact:
Andria C. Muñiz

Charlotte Gallo
World Trade

''Breaking Down Barriers to International Trade'' Forum

Governor Scott to Sign Senate Bill 1998 - Seaport Development / Logistics

World Trade Center Miami will host Breaking Down Barriers to International Trade Forum on Thursday, June 14 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at PortMiami’s Cruise Terminal J, 1120 Caribbean Way, in Miami. More than 250 international executives have registered to attend the forum.

Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll will discuss Federal regulatory issues as well as international trade promotions. During the event Governor Scott will be signing Senate Bill 1998, legislation which will strengthen Florida's role as a global hub for trade, logistics and export-oriented activities. Under the Freight Mobility and Seaport Funding initiative, the State will invest $150 million into seaport infrastructure improvements across Florida and will create an Intermodal Logistics Center Infrastructure Program.

Governor Rick Scott will also tour the Port of Miami Tunnel from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Followed by a media opportunity at the Port of Miami Tunnel site.

Breaking Down Barriers to International Trade
2:30  – 4:30 p.m.
PortMiami Cruise Terminal J
1120 Caribbean Way
Miami, Florida

Governor Scott Tour of the Port of Miami Tunnel
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Miami Access Tunnel trailers / Watson Island

Note: Media representatives who plan to attend and participate at the Port of Miami Tunnel Media Opportunity must wear their own personal protective equipment including safety vest, hard hat and construction boots.


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