International Business Council of Florida
International Business Council of
Florida is a membership-based, public, not-for-profit
association of Florida businesses leaders and organizations engaged
in, or in support of international trade. Our mission is to
facilitate international trade in state of Florida; to promote and
market Florida as a world-class center for global commerce; and, to
support other organizations that share these goals.
This mission is
accomplished through the retention, expansion and attraction of
international commerce, the education of Council members, and
through the development of Strategic Alliances with entities who
value regional cooperation in the pursuit of this mission.
The International Business
Council of Florida Goals
Ambassador of Commerce throughout
our exclusive Ambassador of Commerce
Program that proactively promotes all of Florida as an emerging
center for international trade. This is accomplished by training
local Florida business executives on the public and private
international business infrastructure of Florida, then asking
them, while traveling for their own business, to make calls on
foreign governmental, organizational and business leaders to
tell them about Florida and its potential and ask to invite
them to visit us, so that the International Business Council of
Florida can introduce them to the international business leaders
in our community.
To promote even
more our Internet-based information Exchange Program that
functions as a clearinghouse for international business
information and a platform for trade activities, using the
connections of our several Country Liaisons.
To produce and publicize local, state, national
and international trade opportunities as well as programs of
international trade awareness by producing an Information
Exchange Program and acting as a "clearinghouse" for contact
information about Florida businesses and organizations that
are engaged in international business.
To provide a "one stop shop" through a Trade
Assistance Program offered by our Council of Advisors to foreign
companies that wish to enter the U.S. marketplace or that wish
to use Florida as a platform from which to enter Latin American
and Caribbean markets. Also to provide a "one stop shop" for
domestic companies that wish to expand into foreign markets.
To bring together the various international
organizations in Florida by establishing alliances with those
institutions that facilitate international commerce through a
Strategic Alliance Program.
Create Strategic Alliances with local
municipalities and their chambers of commerce; county
governments and their economic development organizations; the
State of Florida and its economic development partner
(Enterprise Florida); Bi-national Chambers of Commerce and trade
organizations throughout Florida and institutions of higher