ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSION TO BELIZE FROM FT. LAUDERDALE

Friday, August 4, 2017

 BELIZE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF FLORIDA  ANNOUNCES ITS SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSION TO BELIZE FROM FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FLL) INTO BCCI’S ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO MARKETPLACE 

Miramar, FL, June 20, 2017 – Leaders of the Ministry of International Trade & Private Sector Development of Belize and the local Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) has sanctioned and welcomed respectively the Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCOF) to execute a follow up International Trade Mission into Belize in September of 2017, purposefully targeting BCCI’s Annual Business EXPO, September 16th & 17th.  
Belize is known to be a very unique territory bursting with vibrancies and opportunities  in energy, tourism, education, international trade, agriculture and development. There are so many synergies and opportunities for both territories & countries to continue to pursue. Thus, “We are pleased to see the real potential of opportunities between Florida (specifically Broward County) and Belize also illustrated with the former’s new & historic direct  International flight into our beloved country; and this occurrence only helps to compliment and boost the already significant amount of International Cargo Trade that Port Everglades currently has with Belize”, said the Hon. Erwin Contreras, Minister of Int’l Trade.    Broward is home to Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and 29 other adjoining municipalities. According to the 2013, U.S. Census, ninety-eight percent of all businesses in Broward County are made up of small to medium sized companies. These numbers make it appealing for many Broward County businesses to expand and do business in the region and vice versa. “Because of this landscape, Broward County is the perfect global strategic hub for these types of opportunities, especially as it relates to new international connections with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as well as Florida’s #1 cargo seaport, Port Everglades” says Broward County’s Economic Development Specialist for International Trade, Ms. Paola Isaac Baraya.   “Belize is strategically located on the Atlantic Coast of Central America and historically we identify as a Caribbean country, as members of CARICOM we straddle both regions and have the opportunity to be the bridge between the two regions” says CEO of the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Mrs. Kim Aikman.  
“The mandate for our Belize-Broward Trade Mission, is to explore any and all potential strategic partnerships especially with Southwest Airlines’ new direct international flight route from FLL to BZE which creates formal, and mutually beneficial relationships between Broward County and Belize. Plus! BCCI’s 21st Annual Business EXPO provides the perfect vehicle & landmark forum to conduct such endeavors, while enriching the entire local business culture experience simultaneously” explains Belize American Chamber of Commerce’s (BACCOF’s) Executive Director, Michael D Young, MS. 
 
The Broward-bound Belize Trade Mission is scheduled for Thursday September 14th – Monday September 18th, 2017, and will be hosted in Belize City, Belize C.A.  
Additionally, on Thursday August 17th, 2017, tentatively, there will be a formal presentation by the Belize American Chamber of Commerce within one of Broward County’s Cities, designed to prepare the attendees for the upcoming trip. 
To learn more about how your business can participate contact: the Belize  American Chamber of Commerce at 888.583.6650 or email at info@BelizeAmericanChamber.org. 
For more info on the EXPO Belize Marketplace 2017, visit website: http://www.belize.org/bcci/expo

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