November 30 – December 2 – A Virtual Foreign Direct Investment Expo Enterprise Florida invites the lead Economic development organizations from each county and the region to serve as exhibitors at the upcoming Select Florida Expo 2021, Florida’s first-ever virtual event focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to our state.
This three-day, interactive online event will take place from Tuesday, November 30, through Thursday, December 2. The Expo’s principal objectives include raising Florida’s global profile as an attractive destination for companies from other countries, building relationships with foreign corporate decision-makers, and generating tangible FDI leads for Florida’s communities.
Useful Information for EDO Partners:
In order to help you prepare for the Expo, you are cordially invited to attend the webinar presentation - Showcasing Florida’s Communities at Select Florida Expo 2021, on Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 AM EST. We will provide you with an overview of the Expo, general information regarding the drivers of foreign direct investment, how to create unique FDI value propositions, information on current global FDI trends, and share the experience of EFI’s overseas representatives in attracting FDI investment from major European markets into the U.S.
A separate session in early October will focus on the technical aspects of setting up your virtual booths and uploading promotional content to the Select Florida Expo platform.
Event Title: Showcasing Florida’s Communities at Select Florida Expo 2021Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Presenters: Joe Kulenovic, VP International Operations, EFI; Fred Glickman, North America President, PM & Partner; and Ian Hunter, US Director, OCO Global
10:00 – 10:10 AM: Joe Kulenovic, EFI· Welcome and a brief introduction · Information about the upcoming Select Florida Expo 2021
10:10 – 10:45 AM: Fred Glickman, PM & Partner
· The importance of attracting foreign direct investment to Florida’s communities
· Key drivers of companies’ decisions to expand outside their home markets
· Creating a community’s unique value proposition to attract FDI
· Speaking to international business audiences: similarities and differences with domestic US companies
10:45 – 11:20 AM: Ian Hunter, OCO Global
· The changing landscape of global FDI activity
· Recent trends observed in attracting FDI into the United States
· Recent experience of EFI’s overseas representatives’ efforts to attract FDI from major European markets
Be sure to register through EFI to attend the upcoming Stakeholders Council and Board meetings at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. FEDC will host a stakeholders dinner on September 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm in the "Florida Room". Our program will include an update from the Florida Rural Economic Development Association:
Richard Williams, Opportunity Florida
Jeff Hendry, North FL Economic Development Partnership
Terry Burroughs, FL Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity
Moderated by: Mike Grissom, Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rooney, P.A.
*As a special note don't miss the first session at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13th. This is a new addition to the conference. Kate McEnroe will give a presentation on how to "Increase Competitiveness Through Talent Development Initiatives" in the Compass Rose Ballroom.
Many thanks for taking the time to provide your valuable input!
Florida Chamber Future of Florida Forum
October 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando
As a partner in the Florida 2030 Blueprint, we encourage you to attend this magical forum uniting Florida’s business community for good and outlining steps to move Florida from the 15th to the 10th largest economy in the world.