Florida’s popular nickname is the “Sunshine State” and with good reason – it’s latitudinal position and tropical climate attract visitors from around the world. But many may not be aware that Florida exported nearly $56 billion of goods in 2019, amounting to 3.4 percent of total U.S. exports. The State’s official economic development organization, Enterprise Florida, plays an important role in assisting small and medium-sized exporters on a number of issues, such as providing trade grants, navigating export finance options, connecting international companies seeking products and services with Florida businesses, and more.
This year Enterprise Florida has organized a virtual trade show. Designed to generate business opportunities for all participants, the Florida International Trade Expo is taking place from March 16-18, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET. Only Florida-based companies can exhibit at the show; however, attendance is open to all. Enterprise Florida anticipates over 150 exhibitors across 10 industry halls. Their move to a virtual trade show is a sign of the times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Florida International Trade Expo participants can schedule one-on-one appointments with exhibitors then connect through text and/or video communications, attend exhibitor webinars, and download collateral. Exhibitors choose their booth size.
The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) is an event sponsor and exhibitor. Members of EXIM’s Eastern Region team will be available to virtually meet with attendees throughout the duration of the event. For those who are seeking more immediate assistance, please click here to schedule a free consultation with an EXIM trade finance specialist.