International Business

The International Business Committee serves as the resource center to identify, examine and foster the range of global business issues and opportunities that are of interest to the community, local businesses, business organizations and higher education institutions. To achieve these objectives, our aim is to strengthen relationships with multinational businesses, local international organizations, Consular Corps and Trade representatives, bi-national chambers and visiting dignitaries and businesses as well as providing Chamber members with the international pulse and up-to-date market opportunities. By working with local, state, federal and international officials and economic 
development agencies, the Committee will be able to identify and seek solutions to global business issues that affect Florida.

Miami Chamber Olga Ramudo

Chair

Olga M. Ramudo
President & CEO
Express Travel

Hernando Gomez

Co-Chair

Hernando Gomez
Director, Business Valuation & Litigation Support
MBAF

Staff Contact

Goals

Keep members informed on new trade and policy issues and support Chamber’s advocacy efforts on international business issues, Trade Agreements and Tariffs:

  • Import/Export of goods and services 
  • Immigration and International business workforce, education and training
  • Hold a series of roundtable discussions and seminars when needed

Expand community outreach to Caribbean and Latin American consulates, trade officers and bi-national chambers:

  • Increase their involvement in Chamber events 
  • Collaborate  through partnerships, shared and  mutual newsletters 
  • Ensure that the Consular Corps has an active involvement in promoting and facilitating international trade with Chamber’s business community
  • Highlight and support visiting foreign missions through chamber newsletters, events and functions

Expand community outreach:

  • Increase the involvement of Caribbean and Latin American consulates, trade officers and bi-national chambers
  • Collaborate with the consulates, trade offices, international organizations and bi-national chambers by sharing events in mutual newsletters and through partnerships on events and functions
  • Ensure that the Consular Corps has an active involvement in promoting and facilitating international trade with Chamber’s business community

Increase international memberships by 5 percent: 

  • Outreach to consulate and trade offices as new companies enter the marketplace
  • Create programs to engage international communities in the region (i.e. LATAM, Asia, Europe)
  • Strengthen and build on the relationship between the Consular Corps and the Chamber.

Partner with local airlines to host at least one overseas mission:

  • LATAM
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Caribbean 

 

Consular Trade Representatives: Chair, Alex Fuentes, Director of International Business Development & Consulate /Embassy Relations 

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