World Trade Week 2010 Kick-Off” followed by Optional Tour of Port of Miami

RSVP Needed (Please bring ID for port security) 

Why and how is trade the largest driver of Miami-Dade’s economy? 

Why and how does trade stimulate jobs and growth? 

Why is trade a benchmark for Miami-Dade, measuring how well—and how quickly—we are rebounding from the recent economic crisis? 

Answers to these questions and more at Friday’s very important Press Briefing.  Learn why World Trade Week 2010 is vital to Miami and how it can help create, drive and multiply jobs in our city. 

World Trade Week 2010 presents a way for entrepreneurs, job-seekers and international companies to Get Connected! It is specifically designed to help

businesses — small and large, new and old, buyers and sellers — find the resources (leads, finance, staff, information) they want and need to be successful in the thriving arena of world trade. 

Additionally, Bill Johnson, Port Director, will address questions concerning the Port of Miami. 

WHAT:         Press Briefing, World Trade Week 2010 

WHEN:        Friday, April 16, 2010

                   9:00 a.m. 

WHERE:       Port of Miami/World Trade Center Miami

                   Parking area facing cruise ship terminal

                    1007 N. America Way

                   Port of Miami                   

WHY:           To announce the scope and details for Trade Week Miami — and provide statistics demonstrating how and why international trade creates jobs and makes Miami different from the rest of the nation. 

WHO:          Co-chairs for World Trade Day 2010 

  • Bill Johnson, Director, Port of Miami and Chair, World Trade Center Miami
  • Manny Mencia, Sr. Vice President International Trade & Development, Enterprise Florida
  • Charlotte Gallogly, President World Trade Center Miami 

NOTABLE:    Refreshments

                   “Behind the Scenes” tour of Port of Miami following briefing

                                Complimentary Parking 

World Trade Week Sponsors: 



Enterprise Florida

Miami-Dade County

Miami International Airport

Phoenix Industries, LLC


Port of Miami

Seaboard Marine

Secure Wrap

South Florida Container Terminal

World Trade Center Miami 

Cooperating Organizations: 

Alliance to Promote International Trade

City of Doral

Enterprise Florida, Inc.

Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Assoc.

Florida Export Finance Corporation

Florida Foreign Trade Association

Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA)

Gateway Florida

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Jay Malina Intl. Trade Consortium

Miami Free Trade Zone

South Florida Workforce

The Beacon Council

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