Agenda

 

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 Lenny Feldman, Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.   Market Trends & Trade Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean Alice Ancona, SVP/COO, World Trade Center Miami 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 Markets of Opportunity III - Exporting your products & services to the AFRICAN MARKET Moderated by: Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, MIA Laura Geller, USDA/FAS Senior Agricultural Attaché – Southern Africa Ryan Scott, USDA Agricultural Counselor – Kenya   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   Moderated by: Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, MIA
  • 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 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 (Spanish) Alvaro Sepulveda, Founder & CEO, Media Trends Group   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  

Monday, November 9, 2020

Tour of Virtual Exhibitors   Amid the Pandemic: The latest U.S.-Latin America Export-Import Trade Data 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 View Presentation   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 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 Mark Baum, CCO and SVP, Industry Relations, Food Marketing Institute   Problemas de cumplimiento en la industria alimentaria (Spanish) – Facundo Ozan Carranza, Registrar Corp.   International Markets of Opportunity VII - Exporting your products & services – INTRADE

Friday, November 13, 2020

FDA Import Compliance Issues in the Food Industry (English) Domenic Veneziano, FDA Regulatory & Strategic Consultant of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.   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
  Americas Food and Beverage Closing ceremony      

Dear Exhibitors, Buyers and Attendees,

Over the last few weeks, the World Trade Center Miami has been monitoring the on-going COVID-19 restrictions and regulations to determine what their potential impact on the Americas Food and Beverage (AFB) Show would be this September. After much consideration and consultation with our partners and stakeholders, feedback from exhibitors and buyers about their concerns and ability to travel as well as our ability to deliver on our commitment to produce a quality physical show – we have decided to pivot to a virtual event.

We pride ourselves in providing our exhibitors a high-quality event with the best opportunities to meet their show objectives and facilitate desired business connections. As there are still substantial concerns regarding international buyer travel from several countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, we feel it is in the best interest of our exhibitors and all stakeholders to pivot to a virtual event again in 2021.

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