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  • 23 May 2016 12:00 AM | Selma Canas (Administrator)

    Join Secretary of Commerce Bill Johnson on an Export Development Trade Mission to Mexico City, Mexico... May 23-26, 2016

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  • 19 May 2016 1:55 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)



    Join us in Involving, Inspiring, and Investing in women for the inaugural
    Women's Conference of Florida

    MAY 19 - 20, 2016

    Registration with early-bird pricing is now open for the 2016 Women’s Conference of Florida, the state’s inaugural professional women’s conference featuring widely-respected thought leaders, exhibits, networking events and panel discussions, designed to empower women of all ages and backgrounds.  


    Confirmed speakers for the May 19-20, 2016 event in Tampa are Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's Today Show; Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to hold the most senior editorial positions at the publication; and Lori Greiner, American inventor, investor, entrepreneur, author, and cast member of the reality TV show Shark Tank. The Conference will continue to announce additional speakers, panelists and events in the months ahead.


    The two-day conference – expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees from around the state – will kick-off with a pre-event reception the evening of Thursday, May 19, at Port Tampa Bay (Terminal Two). On Friday, May 20, the conference will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. 


    “The goal of the Women’s Conference of Florida is to annually raise awareness of timely issues impacting women, both at work and home, such as leadership, mentorship and paying it forward, personal finances, social change, and more,” said Arlene DiBenigno, president of the Women’s Conference of Florida and managing partner of full-service communication firm Conversa. “These speakers reflect the caliber of talent and expertise Florida’s professional women have expressed they want to learn from and be inspired by, as their stories of overcoming obstacles and achieving success resonate with a wide-variety of attendees.” 


    Women’s Conference of Florida Chair and Hillsborough County Commissioner, the Honorable Sandy Murman added, “The conference will offer women from across the state of Florida and beyond a platform to learn how they can involve, inspire, and invest in not only themselves but others, as well as provide expertise about today’s leading industries.” 


    Presenting sponsor for the Women’s Conference of Florida is Laser Spine Institute. Additional sponsors of the conference include: Clear Channel Outdoor, Verizon, DTCC, Pfizer, TECO Energy Company, Bank of America, Strategic Property Partners, Port Tampa Bay, Conversa, Gracepoint and Mosaic.


    “At Laser Spine Institute, women hold 53 percent of our leadership positions,” said Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute. “We continually strive to give female business professionals the resources to lead, both professionally and personally, and that’s something we’re very proud of. Through our partnership with the Women’s Conference of Florida, we look forward to sharing this essential part of our culture with women from across the state of Florida and beyond, empowering them to lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.”


    Register today for the Women’s Conference of Florida by visiting www.womensconferenceofflorida.com.  

  • 06 May 2016 9:59 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    2016 International Town Hall 

    Port Tampa Bay, Cruise Terminal 2



    For inquiries, please contact:

    Brent Barkway at BBarkway@PinellasCounty.org

    (727) 464-7411

  • 04 May 2016 9:30 AM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    You are invited to this insightful half a day symposium that empowers you to make smart financial decisions for your family, take control of your mental and physical health, and discuss the ability to leave a legacy behind.  Please see the attached for more details:

  • 25 Apr 2016 12:00 AM | Selma Canas (Administrator)
    The U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service and Enterprise Florida are offering a unique opportunity for Florida manufacturers to meet prospective foreign buyers at HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s premier manufacturing trade event, April 25-29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. 

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  • 13 Apr 2016 5:30 PM | Selma Canas (Administrator)
    In this economy, improving sales can be a tough proposition. Maybe it is time to expand your customer base to Mexico, Central or South America? Get the insider tips and strategies on selling to this region, information on trade agreements, and how exporting is becoming easier to Latin American than ever before.  $25.00

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  • 12 Apr 2016 8:26 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)

    The mission, which will be highly focused on the trade agenda, will feature the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key program – customized and pre-screened one-on-one appointments with potential customers or partners in Costa Rica.

    More information can be found at: http://www.tampabayexportalliance.com/trade-mission-to-costa-rica/

  • 12 Apr 2016 8:00 AM | Selma Canas (Administrator)

    Registration Deadline - February 19, 2016

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  • 23 Mar 2016 3:04 PM | TB OWIT (Administrator)




    Wednesday, March 23, 2016



    Your Computer

    Please join OWIT International on Wednesday, March 23 from 1 pm - 2 pm, EST for this special international trade talk webinar event on doing business in India.

    • India's international trade policy and future changes affecting trade facilitation for US companies doing business with India.
    • Gain a comprehensive overview of the import & export requirements of India, as well as future "trade facilitiation" improvements.
    • Understand the potential pitfalls to avoid as well as "best practices" to adopt while doing business with India.
    • Lastly, discover what opportunities exist for U.S. companies through the "Make in India" program and the "Smart Cities initiative".

    Our Presenter:  Deep SenGupta 

    Deep SenGupta is the Chief Executive Officer of DSG Global, LLC.  DSG Global is a consulting firm specializing in international business strategy and international trade compliance, helping companies of all sizes with strategies to expand their global footprint and understand complex international trade rules.

    Prior to founding DSG Global, Deep co-founded FedEx's Global trade consulting group, for over a decade and assisted over 1000 small and medium sized companies with their international trade concerns.

    Prior to joining FedEx, Deep was with KPMG's Asia Pacific Tax practice from 1997 where he helped establish KPMG's International Trade & Customs practice in India and advised several Fortune 500 clients on market-access issues for their South-Asian operations.

     Deep obtained his basic legal training (LL.B) in India and then obtained a Masters in Law-Taxation (LL.M) from the University of Washington - School of Law (2001) in Seattle, WA where he won the Graduate Tax program Merit Scholarship. Deep has also received executive education on International Trade from Harvard University's Kennedy School.

     In February 2011, Deep was appointed by the U.S Secretary of Commerce to the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export administration (PECSEA) to advise the Obama administration on its export control reform efforts. Deep was also appointed by 3 successive Commerce Secretaries to the District Export Council of Northern California since 2006, and currently serves on the National District Export Council. Deep is a sought-after speaker on international trade issues and addresses customers and trade associations around the country.

    Webinar Cost:
    OWIT Members: $25 / Non-Members:  $40




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