2020 Virtual Americas Food & Beverage Show Conference Agenda*

All times are listed in Eastern Time *Subject to change

Monday, November 2, 2020

Welcome Remarks and Conference Kick-Off

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

Overview of the USA Pavilion

How U.S. Importers can Comply with U.S. Regulations</span >

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

Market Trends & Trade Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean

Top 10 Tips for Contracting an Agent/Distributor

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Canadian Pavilion Showcase

International Markets of Opportunity I – Exporting
your products & services to CANADA

Evan Mangino, Foreign Agricultural Service, Ottawa, Canada
Hesam Houryaband, PhD, Deputy Director, Enterprise Florida
(Canada Office)

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

International Markets of Opportunity II
Exporting your products & services | for Florida Companies in BRAZIL

Fabio Yikio Yamada, Managing Director, Enterprise Florida
Brazil Mariana Falkenburger, Sr. Manager International Business
Development, Enterprise Florida Brazil

How to Market and Sell Food & Beverage in Brazil

Nicolas Rubio, Director U.S. Agricultural Trade Office (ATO)

Cases of US Food Franchises in Brazil

Renato Sabaine, Marketing Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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

International Market Showcase III – Positioning
& Selling your products & services in the AFRICAN MARKET Moderated by:
Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and International
Affairs Division, MIA

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

Panel Discussion on the Food and Beverage Sector in South Africa</span >


Moderated by: Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and
International Affairs Division, MIA</span ></span >

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

African Showcase

Digital Technologies in the Food and Beverage Industry</span >

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

Thursday, November 5, 2020

International Markets of Opportunity IV
Exporting your products & services – IRELAND & UK

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

Tools for U.S. Exporters
Moderated by: Roberto Muñoz, Chair, World Trade Center Miami

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

International Markets of Opportunity IV – Foods
from Peru to the World

Max Rodriguez Guillén, Director, Promperú Miami
Marta Sesmero, Trade Development Specialist, Promperú Miami

International Markets of Opportunity IV
Exporting your products & services – PERU

Zeke Bryant, Foreign Agricultural Service, Lima, Peru
Alvaro Loza, Foreign Agricultural Service, Lima, Peru

Tour of Virtual Americas AFB Stores/Exhibitors

Friday, November 6, 2020

Trends and Strategies for E-Commerce success in Food and Beverage

Amalia Trocea, Head of Business Development, Media Trends Group

Tendencias y estrategias para el éxito del comercio electrónico en alimentos
y bebidas</span >
(Spanish)

Alvaro Sepulveda, Founder & CEO, Media Trends Group

Amid the Pandemic: The latest U.S.-Latin America Export-Import Trade
Data</span >

Ken Roberts, President, WorldCity, Inc.

International Markets of Opportunity V – Exporting
your products & services- ARGENTINA

Melinda Meador, Foreign Agricultural Service, Buenos Aries,
Argentina

Tour of Virtual Americas AFB Stores/Exhibitors

Amid the Pandemic: The latest U.S.-Latin America Export-Import Trade
Data</span >

Ken Roberts, President, WorldCity, Inc.

Industry Trend Presentation: Regulation of CBD & Hemp

Justin J. Prochnow, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Timothy F. Stanfield is Of Counsel with the Florida Government
Law & Policy Practice

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Regulatory Update: U.S. 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. FDA


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Miami International Airport (MIA): Trade Trends Webinar | Partner Event</span >

Trade overview of MIA’s trade year to date with comparisons to national
average and previous year’s figures.</em >
Speaker: Ken Roberts, President WorldCity, contributor to
Forbes.com and Federal Reserve advisory board member

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

Regulatory Update: FDA Session on Product Code Builder

Bruce Quijano and
Sheirly Reyes, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

International Markets of Opportunity VI
Exporting your products & services – SPAIN

Jennifer Clever, Foreign Agricultural Service, Madrid, Spain
Linda Caruso, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Department
of Commerce, Madrid, Spain

Cómo ingresar al mercado estadounidense (Spanish)

Juan Carlos Pereira, Executive Director, Spain-U.S. Chamber of
Commerce

Tools for Florida Exporters

Alejandra Henao, Senior Manager, Enterprise Florida

Thursday, November 12, 2020

How COVID-19 has Changed the Way Consumer Purchase Products</span >

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

Problemas de cumplimiento en la industria alimentaria</span >
(Spanish) –

Facundo Ozan Carranza, Registrar Corp.

International Markets of Opportunity VII – Exporting your products &
services</span >
– INTRADE

Friday, November 13, 2020

FDA Import Compliance Issues in the Food Industry </span >(English)

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

STATE OF THE PORTS: Miami International Airport and Port Miami</span >

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
 

Americas Food and Beverage Closing ceremony