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2020 Virtual Americas Food & Beverage Show Conference Agenda*


All times are listed in Eastern Time
*Subject to change

 

Monday, November 2, 2020

 10:00 am     Welcome Remarks and Conference Kick-Off

  • Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs - confirmed
  • Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services - confirmed
  • Barb Glenn, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) – confirmed
  • Roberto Muñoz, Chair, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed
  • Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

10:30 am      Overview of the USA Pavilion

11:45 am      How to Sell Food & Beverage Products in the Digital World

1:00 pm        How U.S. Importers can Comply with U.S. Regulations 

Lenny Feldman, Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. – confirmed

2:00 pm        Market Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean for Food & Beverage

Charles Jainarain, President, Greenheart International - confirmed

3:00 pm        Top 10 Tips for Contracting an Agent/Distributor

Joshua Rodman, Senior Associate of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. - confirmed

3:50 pm        Review of Tuesday, November 3rd Program

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

 10:00 am     Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      Canadian Pavilion Showcase (pending confirmation)

11:30 am      International Markets of Opportunity I - Exporting your products & services to CANDAconfirmed

12:45 pm      International Market Showcase I – Positioning & Selling your products & services in CANADA confirmed

1:50 pm        International Markets of Opportunity II - Exporting your products & services in BRAZILconfirmed

                            Fabio Yikio Yamada, Managing Director, TRADEBRZ– confirmed

3:00 pm        International Market Showcase II – Positioning & Selling your products & services to BRAZILconfirmed

3:50 pm        Review of Wednesday, November 4th Program

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

 10:00 am     Opening Remarks

                     Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

10:05 am      African Showcase

11:30 am      International Markets of Opportunity III - Exporting your products & services to African Market

Abigal Ellary, President, Ellary Solutions - confirmed

                     Representative, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, South Africa - confirmed

12:30 pm      International Market Showcase III - Positioning & Selling your products & services in the African Market

                     Kemi Arosanyin, Director, Africa Trade Expansion Program, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

2:00 pm        Overview of Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in the Global Marketplace

3:15 pm        Digital technologies in the food and beverage industry

      • Reducing the digital divide
      • Food e-commerce
      • Blockchain

Doug Baker, Vice President, Industry Relations, Food Marketing Institute - confirmed

3:45 pm        Review of Thursday, November 5, 2020

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

 10:00 am     Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      International Markets of Opportunity IV - Exporting your products & services – IRELAND (confirmed)

11:15 am      International Market Showcase IV – Positioning & Selling your products & services - IRELAND (confirmed)

12:00 noon   Enterprise Florida Export Assistance Programs

1:00 pm        International Markets of Opportunity IV - Exporting your products & services – PERU (confirmed)

2:00 pm        International Market Showcase IV – Positioning & Selling your products & services - PERU (confirmed)

2:45 pm        Tour of Virtual Americas AFB Stores/Exhibitors

3:00 pm        Review of Friday, November 6, 2020

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

 10:00 am     Opening Remarks

                     Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

10:05 am      Women in the Industry

11:15 am      Trends and Strategies for E-Commerce success in Food and Beverage – ENGLISH

                            Amalia Trocea, Head of Business Development, Media Trends Group - confirmed

11:45 am      Trends and Strategies for E-Commerce success in Food and Beverage –SPANISH

                     Alvaro Sepulveda, Founder & CEO, Media Trends Group - confirmed

12:45 pm      International Markets of Opportunity V - Exporting your products & services- ARGENTINA (confirmed)

1:00 pm        International Market Showcase V – Positioning & Selling your products & services - ARGENTINA (confirmed)

2:00 pm        Tour of Virtual Americas AFB Stores/Exhibitors

3:00 pm        Review of Monday, November 9, 2020

 

Week #2 | Sessions at 10 am. & at 2 p.m.

 

Monday, November 9, 2020

 Morning Session

10:00 am      Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

10:30 am      Market Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean II  

Ken Roberts, President, WorldCity, Inc. - confirmed

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm        Opening Remarks

Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

2:05 pm        Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

2:30 pm        Industry Trend Presentation: Plant Based Products 

3:30 pm        Industry Trend Presentation: CBD Products

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Morning Session

10:00 am      Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

10:30 am      Regulatory Update: Session for Exporters | USDA – confirmed

11:30 am      Regulator Update: Session for Exporters | FDA – confirmed

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm        Opening Remarks

Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

2:05 pm        Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

2:30 pm        Regulatory Update: Session for Importers | USDA - confirmed

3:30 pm        Regulator Update: Session for Importers | FDA - confirmed

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Morning Session

10:00 am      Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

10:30 am      International Markets of Opportunity VI - Exporting your products & services - SPAIN

11:30 am      International Market Showcase VI – Positioning & Selling your products & services - SPAIN

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm        Opening Remarks

Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

2:05 pm        Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

2:30 am        Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in the Food & Beverage Industry

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Morning Session

10:00 am      Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

10:30 am      How COVID-19 has Changed the Way Consumer Purchase Products

                             Mark Baum, CCO and SVP, Industry Relations, Food Marketing Institute - confirmed

11:30 am      Industry Trend: The latest Trend in Sustainable Packaging for Food & Beverage Products

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm        Opening Remarks

Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

2:05 pm        Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

2:30 pm        International Markets of Opportunity VII - Exporting your products & services – INTRADE - confirmed

3:30 pm        International Market Showcase VII – Positioning & Selling your products & services INTRADE - confirmed

 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Morning Session

10:00 am      Opening Remarks

                     Ivan Barrios, President, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

10:05 am      Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

10:00 am      FDA Import Compliance Issues in the Food Industry (English)

Domenic Veneziano, FDA Regulatory & Strategic Consultant of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. – confirmed

TBD              Compliance Issues in the food industry (Spanish)

Facundo Ozan Carranza, Registrar Corp. – confirmed

11:00 am      STATE OF THE PORTS: Miami International Airport and Port Miami

                     Moderated by Bill Johnson, President, World Strategic Forum

                     Speakers:

                     Juan Kuryla, Port Director & CEO, PortMiami

                     Lester Sola, Director & CEO, Miami International Airport

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm        Americas Food and Beverage Closing ceremony

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Last day the Show and Virtual Platform is open and available – finalize business and contacts.

 

 

 

 

 

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