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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
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  • 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

12:30 am         Overview of the USA Pavilion

1:00 pm           How U.S. Importers can Comply with U.S. Regulations  
                          Lenny Feldman, Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. – confirmed

3:00 pm           Market Trends & Trade Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean 
                           Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed  

4:00 pm           Top 10 Tips for Contracting an Agent/Distributor
                          Joshua Rodman, Senior Associate of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. - confirmed

4:30 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 

11:30 am         International Markets of Opportunity I - Exporting your products & services to CANADA 
                          Evan Mangino, Foreign Agricultural Service, Ottawa, Canada – confirmed
                          Hesam Houryaband, PhD, Deputy Director, Enterprise Florida (Canada Office) – confirmed

12:45 pm         International Market Showcase I – Agri-Food Innovation & Canada’s Agri-food Advantages – confirmed
                          Introductory Remarks: Susan Harper, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Miami – confirmed
                          Serge Buy, CEO, Agri-Food Innovation Council  – confirmed
                          Jordan Gaw, Regional Director, Investor Services, Invest in Canada– confirmed

1:50 pm           International Markets of Opportunity II - Exporting your products & services | for Florida Companies in BRAZIL 
                          Fabio Yikio Yamada, Managing Director, Enterprise Florida Brazil – confirmed
                          Mariana Falkenburger, Sr. Manager International Business Development, Enterprise Florida Brazil – confirmed

2:05 pm           How to Market and Sell Food & Beverage in Brazil 
                          Nicolas Rubio, Director U.S. Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) – confirmed

2:25 pm           Cases of US Food Franchises in Brazil    
                          Renato Sabaine, Marketing Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – confirmed

3:00 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         Irish Made: Premier Brands Worth Noting 
                          Moderated by: Maureen Pace, President of World Trade Center Dublin

  • Gavin Cassidy, Porter & Nash 
  • Conor Meehan, Nú Infusions Ltd.
  • Anne Marie Feighery, Feigherys Farm 
  • Stephen Dillon, RTM Beverages 
  • Colin Ross, Kinsale Spirit Company
  • Helen Troughton, Armagh Cider Company

11:30 am         International Markets of Opportunity III - Exporting your products & services to the AFRICAN MARKET   
                          Moderated by: Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, Miami International Airport - confirmed
                          Laura Geller, USDA/FAS Senior Agricultural Attaché – Southern Africa – confirmed
                          Ryan Scott, USDA Agricultural Counselor – Kenya - confirmed

12:30 pm         International Market Showcase III - Positioning & Selling your products & services in the AFRICAN MARKET
                          Moderated by: Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, Miami International Airport - confirmed                            Kemi Arosanyin, Director, Africa Trade Expansion Program, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

1:00 pm         Panel Discussion on the Food and Beverage Sector in South Africa
                          Moderated by: Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, Miami International Airport - confirmed

  • Malose Letsoalo, Chief of the Economic and Commercial Section, Embassy of South Africa – confirmed
  • Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager, Wines of South Africa USA – confirmed
  • Solly Molepo, Deputy Director, Agro-Processing, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition – confirmed

2:00 pm           African Showcase

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

11:15 am       International Markets of Opportunity IV - Exporting your products & services – IRELAND & UK 

  • Cynthia Guven,  Foreign Agricultural Service, London UK – confirmed
  • Steve Knight, Foreign Agricultural Service, London UK – confirmed
  • Kathy Yao , Foreign Agricultural Service, London UK – confirmed
  • Jennifer Wilson, Foreign Agricultural Service, London UK – confirmed
  • Julie Nicholson, Foreign Agricultural Service, London UK – confirmed

12:00 noon   Tools for U.S. Exporters 
                       Moderated by: Roberto Muñoz, Chair, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

  • Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President, Senior V.P. International Trade & Business Development, Enterprise Florida – confirmed
  • Daisy Ramos Winfield, Executive Vice President, Florida Export Finance Corporation – confirmed
  • Eduardo Torres, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration – confirmed

1:00 pm         International Markets of Opportunity IV - Foods from Peru to the World 
                        Max Rodriguez Guillén, Director, Promperú Miami – confirmed
                        Marta Sesmero, Trade Development Specialist, Promperú Miami – confirmed

2:00 pm         International Markets of Opportunity IV - Exporting your products & services –  PERU
                        Zeke Bryant, Foreign Agricultural Service, Lima, Peru – confirmed
                        Alvaro Loza, Foreign Agricultural Service, Lima, 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 

11:00 am      Opening Remarks 
                       Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami - confirmed

11:15 am      Trends and Strategies for E-Commerce success in Food and Beverage  
                       Amalia Trocea, Head of Business Development, Media Trends Group - confirmed

11:45 am      Tendencias y estrategias para el éxito del comercio electrónico en alimentos y bebidas (Spanish) 
                       Alvaro Sepulveda, Founder & CEO, Media Trends Group - confirmed

12:45 pm      International Markets of Opportunity V - Exporting your products & services- ARGENTINA 
                       Melinda Meador, Foreign Agricultural Service, Buenos Aries, 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 a.m. & 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    Amid the Pandemic: The latest U.S.-Latin America Export-Import Trade Data 
                     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: Regulation of CBD & Hemp 
                     Justin J. Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP – confirmed 
                     Timothy F. Stanfield is Of Counsel with the Florida Government Law & Policy Practice – confirmed


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

11:30 am    Regulator Update: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Imports Structure Session to include: FSVP, VQIP, ITACS 
                     Ruth P. Dixon, Program Division Director Division of Southeast Imports Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration – confirmed

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm     Miami International Airport (MIA): Trade Trends Webinar | Partner Event 
                    Trade overview of MIA's trade year to date with comparisons to national average and previous year's figures.
                     Speaker
                     Ken Roberts, President WorldCity, contributor to Forbes.com and Federal Reserve advisory board member – confirmed

                     Sponsored by: Miami International Airport, Enterprise Florida, World Trade Center Miami, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Beacon Council

3:30 pm     Regulator Update: FDA Session on Product Code Builder 
                    Bruce Quijano and Sheirly Reyes, U.S. Food and Drug Administration – 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
                     Jennifer Clever, Foreign Agricultural Service, Madrid, Spain – confirmed
                     Linda Caruso, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Madrid, Spain – confirmed   

11:30 am    Cómo ingresar al mercado estadounidense (Spanish)
                     Juan Carlos Pereira, Executive Director, Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce – confirmed

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm     Opening Remarks 
                     Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami – confirmed

2:05 am     Tour of Virtual Exhibitors

2:30 pm     Tools for Florida Exporters
                    Alejandra Henao, Senior Manager, Enterprise Florida - confirmed

 

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    Problemas de cumplimiento en la industria alimentaria (Spanish) – 
                     Facundo Ozan Carranza, Registrar Corp. – 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     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

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

                     Juan Kuryla, Director, PortMiami
                     Lester Sola, Miami International Airport

Opening Remarks by:
Roberto Muñoz, Chair, World Trade Center Miami

Moderated by
Bill Johnson Former Director, PortMiami & Former Florida Secretary of Commerce

State of the Ports Sponsors

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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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