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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

                         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 

                  

 

 

 

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