Upcoming event, Doral as a Global Competitor – Effects of Trade and Policy in the City’s Economic Development

Global Cargo Alliance, as an active member of the International Committee at the Doral Business Council (DBC), will like to cordially invite you to an important upcoming event where South Florida’s role in International Trade is the main topic to be discussed.

A panel of experts* will make a through analysis of Miami’s leading trade partners, top imports & exports, uprising opportunities & the many challenges faced. This special event is being arranged with other important organizations of South Florida: Worldcity and FCBF (Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association). 200 attendee are expected to this event and everyone will receive a complimentary copy of the12th annual Miami TradeNumbers publication.

Here are a few highlights that Ken Roberts, WorldCity President will put under discussion:

“– In a record-breaking year, Miami became the 11th Customs districts in U.S. history to top $100 billion in two-way trade in 2011.
— Miami exceeded $1 billion in two-way trade with a record 27 nations of the world.
— It broke its own national record for the largest trade surplus in U.S. history.
— It led the nation in exports of gold, cell phones, computers, printers and cotton yarn and it led the nation in imports of gold, t-shirts and fish fillets.
— But there are some dark clouds…. Miami, long known as the Gateway to Latin America, is being challenged.
— Miami is no longer the top import-export gateway for U.S. trade with Brazil, its top trade partner; with No. 2 Colombia; No. 6 Costa Rica; No. 8 Chile; or No. 12 Argentina. Houston is now No. 1 with all of them as well as Miami’s No. 4 trade partner, Venezuela. Miami now ranks behind Los Angeles and Houston with No. 15 Ecuador. ”

When: June 13th, 2012 – 7:30-9:15 a.m.

Where: The InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172


General Admission: $50
Supporting Organization Members: $35
Trade Connections Members and Sponsors: No Charge
Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Panelists invited to the DBC Event – Doral as a Global Competitor.

Intcomex’s, COO, Leopoldo “Polo”, Coronado
DemeTech’s CEO, Luis Arguello, Sr.
DHL Global Forwarding’s Director of Perishable Logistics