|The World Trade Center Miami is a member of the World Trade Centers Association which is the preeminent global trade organization promoting two-way trade. There are over 300 World Trade Centers located in 94 countries with a total membership of 2 million corporate members and associates.
In the Western Hemisphere, there are more than 50 World Trade Centers either in operation or in the planning and/or construction state. The World Trade Center Miami, Miami's oldest international organization, fosters and enhances international business opportunities through its international trade shows.
The show is sponsored by the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to promote the export of U.S. agricultural products and reports on agricultural production and market development in all areas of the world. USDA/FAS works in conjunction with NASDA to help promote the USA Pavilion at the Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference.
Also, the event is strongly endorsed by the trade promotion groups from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey.
"The Americas Food and Beverage Show provides a great opportunity for US companies to interact with retailers and food service buyers from the US and all of Latin America and the Caribbean."
Dewitt Ashby, Director, Trade Shows, National Association of State Department of Agriculture
"The show has been very successful for us; we met a lot of contacts who were very interested in distributing our products"
Beverley Van Wyk, Director, Stretch-A-Tac Clever Wrap Pack, S. Africa
"The show is a very good Latin American lead show for us. It's very beneficial to our business and expanding our worldwide sales network. This show is an excellent place to crack the barrier of international business without traveling to those (individual) countries."
Terry Jones, "Jack Link's Beef Jerky", Wisconsin, USA
"We have met a lot of very good contacts here at the show."
Pasquale Manca, Director, San Giuliano Olive Oils, Italy
"Miami's cuisine is a brave new world of tropical flavors. Located at the crossroads of North, South and Central America and positioned as America's gateway to the Caribbean, Miami's palate is a celebration of the world's cultures in a culinary fusion. A show like this is a tribute to our coming of age."
Chef Allen Susser, "Allen's", Miami, FL, USA