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International Business Development Missions

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.

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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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Mission to the People’s Republic of China and Japan

Join the Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Chair of the International Trade Consortium, to help promote Miami-Dade County as a “ Global Gateway” by strengthening trade, investment and tourism between Miami-Dade, the People’s Republic of China and Japan. All delegates can attend briefings, presentations and participate in business meetings. Local businesses can take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop new commercial contacts. Registration Deadline: February 25, 2018

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

Automotive Industry
Education & Training
Energy & Environment
Medical Devices
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
Travel & Tourism

Medical Devices & Equipment
Healthcare Facilities & Infrastructure, and In-Home Care
Healthcare Information Technology
Safety-related Products & Services
Travel & Tourism
Educational Services
Home Delivery Services
Inheritance Related Services

For registration and information contact Manny Gonzalez at or 305-375-1879 or Desmond Alufohai at or 305-375-3526.

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Business Development Mission Reports

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

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