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16 November 2021 - 18 November 2021

2021 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CULTURAL EXPO (FITCE)

THE ROLE OF THE CHIEF CULTURAL OFFICER

2021 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CULTURAL EXPO (FITCE)

REGISTRATION On the 17th and 18th November, 2021, Greater Fort Lauderdale and all of South Florida will welcome businesses from all over the world to take part in the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) 2021. FITCE will engage key leaders, experts and attendees from around the world to participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture.

COUNTDOWN TO
EXPO 2021

CONFERENCE

Filled with talks from top executives

SPEAKERS

Professionals to share their ideas

PARTICIPANTS

Potential new clients, partners & friends

Dear International Leader:

On behalf of Renaissance Evolution it is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate to the 6th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE), November 17th, 18th, 2021 to be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.
In today’s economy, interaction with representatives, businesses and consumers from multiple countries, cultural / political / economic backgrounds are the norm.
Understanding how to approach and cohesively apply inclusive business practices that allow seamless navigation of the new and continually evolving business diversity issues are key in the successful operation and expansion of companies.
Renaissance Evolution Academy’s holistic approach to multinational; politics, culture, philanthropy, legal, regulatory, integrated communications, economic and environmental factors among others will position our Chief Cultural Officer candidates to successfully become the multinational face both internally and externally for its corporation.
This new C-Level position will interact with internal divisions of; Government Affairs, Diversity, Communications, Strategy, Human Resources, Financial, Operations and others with direct impact on the corporate P&L. This complete view of the company and its global, national and regional operations as well as its understanding of the local cultures and leading community / political figures in markets represented will in fact position this individual as a corporate ambassador. Much like a Secretary of State or Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Chief Cultural Officer will ensure that a company’s global approach to business is market relevant, profitable and sustainable.
28th of April has been Proclaimed Chief Cultural Officer Day in Broward County.

Sincerely
Roberto Masiero, Ph.D.
FITCE Ambassador
Founder and Chairman, Renaissance Evolution Inc.

2019 SPEAKERS

The Honorable
Michael Udine

Broward County Commissioner
The Honorable Ted Deutch
U.S Congressman (District 22)

Dr. Anthony
J. DeNapoli

Dean of International Affairs, Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Roberto
Masiero

Executive Director, Renaissance Evolution Inc.

Jose
Rodriguez

Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Renaissance Evolution Inc.

Father Albert Cutie

Television and Radio Host, Best-selling Author, Episcopal/Anglican Priest

Daniel Garza

Executive Director of The Libre Initiative

Art Estopinan

President of The Estopinan Group

John Hancock Dickson

President of The World Trade & Development Group

Col. Noel Zamot

Former US Air-force Colonel and Ethical Entrepreneur, President Atabey Group

John Wensveen

Chief Innovation Officer, NSU & Executive Director, Alan B. Levan NSU Broward Center of Innovation

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Darrell Booker

Corporate Affairs Specialist Microsoft

Octavio lbarra

Dean of Business School
Universidad del Norte

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Russ Shaw

Tech London Advocates &
Global Tech Advocates

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Jose Rodriguez

Co-Founder Renaissance Evolution

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Paola Isaac

Economic Development Specialist
International Trade Broward County

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SCHEDULE

SETUP DAY- Tuesday, October 8, 2019

​9AM - 5PM ​Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration and World Expo Setup
​2 - 4PM
Fresh From Florida and Port Everglades Tour organized by Florida Department of Agriculture
​6 - 8PM
Opening VIP Cocktail Reception (Renaissance Evolution Members)


DAY 1 - WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

7AM ​ Registration Opens for General Admission
GRAND BALLROOM LOBBY
Passport to Prize Raffle Admission ends at 8AM*
8:00AM – 9:00AM ​ Breakfast (Space is Limited – first come, first served)
GRAND BALLROOM A-B
8:30AM World Expo Opens!
GRAND BALLROOM C-H
8:30AM Cultural Art Exhibit Opens!
Presented by Broward County’s Cultural Division
GRAND BALLROOM LOBBY
​10 - 10:55AM Day I - Opening Ceremony
GRAND BALLROOM A-B
Introductory Salutations:
Paola Isaac Baraya, Economic Development Specialist – International Trade, Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development

Mistress of Ceremonies: Trina Robinson, News Anchor, NBC 6

  • · The Honorable Dale V.C. Holness, Vice Mayor of Broward County
  • · The Honorable Dean Trantalis, Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale
  • · The Honorable Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce
  • · Video Remarks: The Honorable Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
  • · Kary Hintz-Tate, Director for Economic Policy & Summit Coordination, Department of State, Washington D.C.
  • · Eduardo Torres, Director, South Florida U.S. Export Assistance Center

U.S. Department of Commerce

  • · Bertha Henry, Broward County Administrator
  • · Sandy-Michael McDonald, Director, Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
  • · Glenn Wiltshire, Acting Chief Executive & Port Director, Port Everglades
  • · Mark Gale, CEO/Director, Broward County Aviation Department
  • · Stacy Ritter, President & CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • · Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Corporate External Affairs, Florida Power & Light (FPL)
  • · World Expo Sponsor Video: University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education
  • · Expo at a Glance: Paola Isaac Baraya, Economic Development Specialist – International Trade, Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
10:00AM –10:55AM 11 Steps to Exporting – A Roadmap to your Exporting Success! GRAND BALLROOM A-B Sponsored by Broward College Welcome Remarks: · The Honorable Dr. Barbara Sharief, Broward County Commissioner (District 8) · Greetings from our Panel Sponsor: Greg Haile, President, Broward College Moderator: Paola Isaac Baraya, Economic Development Specialist – International Trade, Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development Panelists: · Carlos Guerra, Manager, International Trade Development, Enterprise Florida · Miguel Olivares, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce - Export Assistance Center · Parbatee Chang, International Trade Specialist, Small Business Development Center (SBDC Fort Lauderdale) · Yolanda Roundtree, Development Representative Supervisor, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services · Jennifer Simpson, Regional Director Eastern Region, Export-Import Bank of US (EXIM) · Daisy Ramos-Winfield, Executive Vice President, Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC) 11:00AM – 11:55AM How to Bring Your Business to the USA GRAND BALLROOM A-B Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance & Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Welcome Remarks: · The Honorable Beam Furr, Broward County Commissioner (District 6) Moderator: Mel Meléndez, Editor-in-Chief, South Florida Business Journal Panelists: · Bob Swindell, CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance · Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce · Rufus James, Airport Manager, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and FTZ#241 · Glenn Wiltshire, Acting Chief Executive & Port Director, Port Everglades
​12 - 1PM ​Buyers and Sellers Networking
We invite you to network with the international delegations and local exhibitors at the World Expo Marketplace - Now is your time to do business!
(International food vendors available for lunch purchase)
​1 - 2:25PM ​World Leaders and Former Presidents Panel: Opening Horizons New Market Opportunities 
*"Passport to Prizes" #1
​2:30 - 3:25PM ​Doing Business with the World! Part I: LATIN AMERICA
An international panel of governments, consulates, trade commissioners, bi-national chambers and country experts talk about their top export and import opportunities and how to do business with their respective countries.
​3:30 - 4PM Coffee/Tea Networking [email protected] World Expo Marketplace
​4 - 5PM
​Doing Business with the World! Part II: EUROPE & The WORLD
​5PM ​World Expo Closes!
Cultural Art Exhibit Closes!
Presented by the Broward County Cultural Division
​5 - 7PM ​Opening Presidential Network Reception & Cultural Experience**
DAY 2 - WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8AM Registration Opens for General Admission​
​8 - ​9AM​ ​Breakfast (Limited Space; First come, first served)
Admission for "Passport to Prizes" eligibility ends at 8AM*
​8:30AM World Expo Opens!
Cultural Art Exhibit Opens!
Presented by the Broward County Cultural Division​
​8:30AM - 9:55AM ​Opening Ceremony
Main Presentation: Major Infrastructure Projects in Central America
​10 - 11AM​ Doing Business with the World! Part III:  The WORLD 
An international panel of governments, consulates, trade commissioners, bi-national chambers and country experts talk about their top export and import opportunities and how to do business with their respective countries.
​11:30AM - 12:30PM​​ Doing Business with the World! Part IV: CARIBBEAN
​12:30 - 1:30PM ​Buyers and Sellers Networking
We invite you to network with the international delegations and local exhibitors at the World Expo Marketplace - Now is your time to do business! (International food vendors available for lunch purchase)
​1:30 - 2:25PM ​How to Bring Your Business to the USA
2:30 - 3:30PM American and International Buyers Panel: How to Sell to Large Organizations
"Passport to Prizes" #2
​3:30 - 4PM Meet & Greet with the Buyers
​4 - 5PM Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives
This is the opportunity for local businesses to meet one-on-one with country representatives. Meetings last fifteen (15) minutes before you rotate to the next country. Meet with numerous participating countries in one afternoon!
5PM World Expo Closes!
Cultural Art Exhibit Closes!
Presented by the Broward County Cultural Division​​
​5 - 7PM Closing Cocktail Reception and Cultural Exchange**​

LOCATION

Fitce 2019 Sponsors

Deadline for FITCE2021 Sponsorships is August 8, 2021.

For more information on the sponsorship packages below and to reserve one of the sponsorship packages, please contact [email protected]

Participating Countries

*Subject to change


  • ARGENTINA: American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) Argentina & Business Delegation (TBC) 
  • ALGERIA: Country Expert 
  • BAHAMAS: The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce & Employers Confederation, THe Grand Bahama Port Authority (TBC) & Business Delegation 
  • BAHRAIN: Trade Commissioner (Consulate General of the Kingdom of Bahrain in New York) 
  • BANGLADESH: Bangladesh American Chamber of Commerce & Business Delegation
  • BELIZE: Mayors of Belize City & San Ignacio, Belize Chamber of Commerce & Indsutry, Belize American Chamber of Commerce
  • BOLIVIA: CADEX (Chamber of Exporters, Logistics & Investment Promotion) & Business Delegation (TBC) 
  • BRAZIL: State of Para's Secretary of Economic Development & Secretary of Tourism, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian Business Group (TBC)
  • BRUNEI: Country Expert 
  • CANADA: Consul General of Canada in Miami and Canada-Florida Chamber of Commerce 
  • CHILE: Business Delegation & US-Chile Chamber of Commerce 
  • CHINA: Chinese American Chamber of Commerce 
  • COLOMBIA: Business & Colombian Mayors Delegation 
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dominican Republic Trade, Investment & Tourism Federation
  • DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Government & Business Delegation 
  • COSTA RICA: Mayor of Quepos, Consul General of Costa Rica in Miami, Procomer (Trade Agency) & US Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce (TBC)
  • ECUADOR: Former President of Ecuador
  • EGYPT: Country Expert 
  • FRANCE: Consulate General of France in Miami and French American Chamber of Commerce (TBC)
  • GAMBIA: Business Delegation
  • GHANA: Ambassador of Ghana
  • GERMANY: Delegation from the City of Duisburg
  • GUYANA: Business Delegation
  • HAITI: Haitian Mayors & Business Delegation
  • HONG KONG: Hong Kong Trade Development Center in New York
  • HUNGARY: Hungary Chamber of Commerce (TBC)
  • ICELAND: Honorary Consul of Iceland
  • INDIA: Consul Genreal of India in Atlanta and Indian American International Chamber of Commerce
  • ISRAEL: Consul General of Isreal in Miami
  • ITALY: Former Parliament Representatives and Business Delegation
  • JAMAICA: JAMPRO, Official Government Trade Office (TBC)
  • JAPAN: Consul General of Japan in Miami
  • JORDAN: Country Expert 
  • KUWAIT: Country Expert 
  • LEBANON: Country Expert 
  • MACEDONIA: Honorary Consul of Macedonia
  • MALAYSIA: Malaysia Trade Commission (TBC)
  • MARTINIQUE: Business Delegation
  • MONTENEGRO: Honorary Consul of Montenegro
  • MOROCCO: Country Expert 
  • NIGERIA: Business Delegation & Nigerian Export Council
  • OMAN: Country Expert 
  • PAKISTAN: Business Delegate 
  • PERU: Peru Trade Office in Miami (TBC) 
  • POLAND: Government & Business Delegation
  • QATAR: Ambassador of Qatar (TBC)
  • ROMANIA: Mayor of Constanta and Business Delegation
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Country Expert 
  • SINGAPORE: Country Expert 
  • SPAIN: Spain Trade Commission and Catalonia Trade & Investment Agency
  • SOUTH AFRICA: Exporters Club Western Cape, City of Capetown, City of Pretoria and Enterprise Florida's South Africa Office
  • ST LUCIA: Consul General of St Lucia in Miami
  • SLOVAKIA: Honorary Consul of Slovakia (TBC)
  • SURINAME: Consul General of Suriname in Miami (TBC)
  • SWEDEN: Consulate General of Sweden in Fort Lauderdale and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (TBC)
  • TAIWAN: TRAITRA (Trtade Agency) and TECO (Consulate General of Taiwan)
  • THAILAND: Country Expert
  • TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (Federation) (TBC) and Trinidad Tabago South Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • TURKEY: Consul General of Turkey in Miami
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai FDI Agency (TBC)
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Made in Britain Trade Center & Business Delegation
  • URUGUAY: Business Delegation (TBC)
  • VIETNAM: Country Expert