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  • 31 Aug 2018 10:40 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    Contact Madison Lawson at 

    mlawson@tampaedc.com or at (813) 518-2668 for more details.



    Learn more about our export missions at www.globaltampabay.com


  • 03 Aug 2018 2:35 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    In preparation for a November Export Sales Mission to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Enterprise Florida is hosting a Doing Business in the Dominican Republic seminar in Tampa on Thursday, August 16, 2018, to present the current opportunities to doing business in the DR

    In 2017, bilateral trade between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic totaled $12.5 billion. Florida leads the nation in two-way trade with the DR at $5.9 billion.  And, the Dominican Republic is Florida’s 7th-largest trading partner with vast opportunities for companies looking to increase their footprint in the Caribbean market.

    During the seminar, you will learn about:

    • The economic, political, and social environment of the country.
    • Best export opportunities for Florida companies.
    • How companies can participate in the upcoming Export Sales Mission and the Gold Key/Matchmaker Grant that covers 100% of the Participation Fee for qualified companies.

    The guest speaker for this event is Ms. Sheila Diaz, Senior Commercial Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service in the U.S. Embassy - Santo Domingo.

    Date: Thursday, August 16

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


    FSBDC at USF

    Port Tampa Bay

    1101 Channelside Dr.

    Tampa, Florida

    Register: Click Here.

    Cost: Free


  • 08 Jul 2018 3:43 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Learn from experts how to use offline and online tools to boost sales, nurture your brands and grow your business in Dubai and the Arab Gulf

    Insights and opportunities:

    • Doing business in the Middle East
    • Distributors and local partner choices
    • Online Environment: How Middle Eastern businesses use websites and social media
    • Localized websites helping local distributors
    • Middle Eastern social media use for businesses
    • Case studies and best practices: successful exporters to the Middle East

    Polls and surveys: 
    Attendee participation and feedback

    The presentation, polls, survey and lots more to grow your exports and business internationally

    Twitter hashtag:

    To Register:

    Click HERE

    Organizer: IBT Online
    Contact: Samantha Soffici | ss@ibt.onl

  • 08 Jul 2018 3:36 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)
    Make the internet work for you globally. Help your international prospects, customers and business partners find, understand, and engage your company - by giving them an online local user experience in their language(s) and market(s). Join us for an opportunity to learn how to leverage your online presence to increase your brand awareness, visibility, and sales in your international target markets. Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) and IBT Online have teamed up to provide a program that will render two localized websites for any international market, backed by an EFI Website Localization Grant.

    Click the links below for specific information regarding each roadshow location and to register.

    Miami - Monday, July 23rd
    Enterprise Florida, Inc.
    201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 610
    Coral Gables, Florida 33134
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $10.00

    Ft. Lauderdale - Tuesday, July 24th
    Marine Industries Association of South Florida
    221 SW 3rd Avenue – 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: Free
    Registration: Contact Ms. Paola Isaac Baraya at PISAAC@broward.org

    Tampa - Wednesday, July 25th
    Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida
    Muma College of Business
    1101 Channelside Drive, Suite 210
    Tampa, Florida 33602
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: Free

    Orlando – Wednesday, July 25th
    Enterprise Florida, Inc.
    800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1100
    Orlando, Florida 32803
    Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free

    Jacksonville - Thursday, July 26th
    3 Independent Drive
    Jacksonville, Florida 32202
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Cost: $10.00

    Pensacola - Friday, July 27th
    Co:Lab Pensacola
    418 W. Garden Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room
    Pensacola, Florida 32502
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $10:00

    Contact: For more information, please contact your local Enterprise Florida trade representative.

  • 08 Jul 2018 3:27 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Enterprise Florida will be leading an Export Trade Mission to Kenya and Tanzania in November 2018. In anticipation of this event, we invite you to join us for a free webinar to learn about Business Opportunities in Eastern Africa. Economic growth in East Africa was a robust 5.9 percent in 2017 and is forecast to continue in 2018 and 2019. Florida companies’ world-class goods and services have a significant competitive advantage and are well-suited for the types of industries being pursued by businesses in East Africa.


    Joseph Bell | Enterprise Florida Inc. | jbell@enterpriseflorida.com | 813.276.9430

    Kristian Jenkins | Enterprise Florida Inc. | kjenkins@enterpriseflorida.com | 407.956.5694

    Click HERE to register!

  • 22 Jun 2018 6:54 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Topic: International Trade

    5:30-8:30pm: Export Compliance and Controls presented by Jim Anzalone, President, Compliance Assurance LLC.

    In this session, learn about the laws and regulations and how export controls can be a competitive advantage. Discussions include: most common export violations, when licenses are required, product classification, lists to check and red flags, and elements of an export management and compliance program.

    For over 20 years, Anzalone has developed compliance programs including commodity classification, license determination, import & export policies and procedures and employee training programs. Anzalone has consulted firms of all sizes throughout the world on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), ATF Arms Import Regulations and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) regulations. http://www.wearecompliant.com/about-us/international-trade-compliance.html

    *Be prepared to sign-in and produce a government issued identification with the security guard while attending training seminars at the Port Tampa Bay location.

    *Parking Available in Visitor Parking & South Lots Only

    Fee: $ 60.00

    Payment MUST be made online with a Visa or Mastercard

    To register or for more information, click here!

  • 22 Jun 2018 6:48 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    For more information or to register, click here!

  • 21 Jun 2018 9:28 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Service Export Mission to São Paulo, Brazil
    June 23 - 27, 2018 | São Paulo, Brazil

    Enterprise Florida is hosting the first-ever Service Export Mission to São Paulo, Brazil. Services account for two-thirds of Brazil’s economy and, with their strong preference for doing business with Florida, our state’s service providers are ideally positioned for growth. 
    The U.S. Commercial Service will schedule one-on-one appointments with pre-screened companies in Brazil through their Gold Key Service. The Gold Key Service fee is $1,300 per company, however, small and medium-sized Florida companies may qualify for a Gold Key Grant from Enterprise Florida which will offset 100% of this fee.


    Carlos Guerra | Enterprise Florida, Inc. | cguerra@enterpriseflorida.com | 305.808.3590


    Joseph Bell | Enterprise Florida, Inc. | jbell@enterpriseflorida.com | 813.276.9430

  • 20 Jun 2018 1:45 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    Here's a quick link to TBOWIT"s 2018 scholarship application





  • 13 Jun 2018 12:31 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the OWIT 18thAnnual Conference:




    This year's event, in recognition of Nairobi's Kenya's vast potential to engage in global trade, will be hosted by the OWIT Nairobi Chapter at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi Kenya on October 24-25, 2018


    OWIT members from our more than 20 chapters worldwide will converge with supporters and experts in their field to explore ways to empower the local community and women leaders in trade through inclusive and forward-looking policy.


    Day One will be comprised of a capacity building workshop for local women entrepeneurs seeking to take their business across borders. Day two is a conference where trade practitioners and policy makers from around the world will discuss best practices for shaping cross-border commerce, share insights for what’s next in the future of trade, and explore what role women should play in that future.




    ·      Explore how to enhance women’s capacity to engage in international trade.

    ·      Address the constraints in accessing new markets and to build women’s capacity to benefit from cross-border trade.

    ·      Initiate action-oriented conversations that result in greater women participation in trade globally.

    ·      Foster conversations about obtaining alternate, competitive sources of investment capital required for women entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses.

    ·      Provide a platform to connect women across traditional, emerging and developed markets.

    ·      Understand the capacity of domestic and international organizations to dismantle the trade challenges identified by stakeholders.

    ·      Refine and affirm the commitment and pledges from stakeholders for the key messages that emerge from the conference.


    For more information about the OWIT Conference and Capacity Building Workshop, please visit www.OWIT.org/programs/nairobiconference.If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contactowitsponsorships@gmail.com


    We hope to see you in Nairobi!

    Click HERE to register.

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