Florida Chamber to host 2013 International Days with a focus on “financing your exports”

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is ramping up for the 2013 International Days, a three-day summit held each year in Tallahassee, which will feature the US Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Tom Donohue, Governor Rick Scott, Ambassador of Brazil to the US Mauro Vieira, and other top international trade experts and lawmakers.

Beginning on Monday evening, April 1, International Days kicks-off with a Viva Florida celebration featuring Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner. 

On Tuesday, April 2, guests will meet and hear from keynote speakers Donohue and Scott, and a panel of international business experts who will focus on the topic of “A Global View of Florida”.

The “Global View of Florida” panel features Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Florida; Gilberto Neves, President & CEO of Odebrecht USA: Charles Puccinni, President of Bauer Foundation Corporation; William Fullterton PE, PhD, Managing Director, SNC Lavalin Transportation USA; Christopher Hodgkins, Vice President, Miami Access Tunnel, MAT Concessionaire LLC; David Schwartz, CEO of the Florida International Bankers Association; Steve Fancher, President & CEO, Florida Export Finance Corporation; and Mary Hernandez, Regional Manager of the Small Business Administration.

Wednesday’s agenda includes a number of policymakers and state economic leaders.  The confirmed “International Tool Box” panel features Bill Johnson, Director of PortMiami; Adam Putnam, Commissioner of Agriculture; Ananth Prasad, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation; Gray Swoope, Secretary of Commerce and President of Enterprise Florida; Chris Hart, President of Workforce Florida; and Will Seccombe, President of VISIT FLORIDA.  Wednesday’s Luncheon Speaker is Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the US.

You can see the full agenda at 2013 International Days, or walk a few blocks from the Capitol to the Turnbull Conference Center at FSU, 555 W. Pensacola Street.