October 13th conference in Miami features expert advice for businesses eager to participate in re-opening market
One lucky registrant will win two airline tickets to Cuba courtesy of conference sponsor Delta Air Lines
MIAMI, (September 30, 2016) – This year’s Preparing for Trade with Cuba conference in Miami features first-hand reports from business leaders who are rolling out new products and services as restrictions on commerce with Cuba are lifted.
Dave Seleski, president and CEO of Stonegate Bank, first US bank correspondent with the Central Bank of Cuba, and first US bank to issue a credit card that can be used in Cuba, will be the keynote speaker at the all-day event.
Saul Berenthal, co-founder of Cleber LLC, will describe how his Alabama-based venture won approval to build the first US factory (for building tractors) in Cuba in half a century.
Devry Boughner Vorwerk, senior policy advisor at Akin Gump LLP and chair of the US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, will survey US government initiatives to promote ties between the US and Cuban agricultural sectors.
A joint production of Datamyne, a top source of global trade data, and NEXCO, provider of international trade seminars, Preparing for Trade with Cuba will offer practical advice from entrepreneurs and expert guidance from professionals in law, trade regulation, finance, international business and logistics – all currently engaged in the re-opening Cuban market.
The conference rock star lineup also includes:
- Lee Ann Evans, senior policy advisor at the Engage Cuba Coalition
- Ralph Gazitua, president and CEO of Miami-based WTDC (Foreign Trade Zone #281-4), full-service logistics providers
- Ted Henken, author of Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape
- John Kavulich, president of US-Cuba Trade and Economic Council
- Judy Kruger, president of Kruger International, LLC, consultants/partners in Cuban market-entry ventures
- Simons Chase, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of the Cuba Journal
Peter Quinter, shareholder in Florida law firm GrayRobinson and recent author of the book entitled, “Cuba: A Legal Guide to Business,” will moderate the conference.
“Our Cuba trade conference is a chance to hear from people who are leveraging the new openness while working around still significant obstacles to build business relationships there,” says Brendan McCahill, CEO of conference co-sponsor Datamyne and a conference speaker.
Adds Gerri Cristantiello, executive director of co-sponsor NEXCO: “Our Trade with Cuba Conference is what NEXCO is all about – offering the best guidance on what to expect and how to succeed on new commercial frontiers from the vanguard making a go of these markets today.”
The conference, which will conclude with a networking reception for attendees, is to be held at the Pullman Hotel in Miami, Fla., October 13, 2016. For more information, including the conference agenda, and to register online, go to www.datamyne.com/preparing-for-trade-with-cuba-2016.
*Note: Members of the press are invited to attend free of charge: please contact Lisa Wallerstein at [email protected] to register for a press pass or arrange interviews.
Based in New York City, NEXCO has served the international business community since 1963 by providing affordable, expert-led seminars on policy issues, regulatory compliance, business skills and trade strategies on a monthly basis. Learn more at www.nexco.org.
Founded in 1992 with the aim of clearly and accurately documenting import-export transactions in the Americas, Datamyne has since claimed a top-ranked position in the highly competitive US market for trade data. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Datamyne today offers the best value in business intelligence: easy access, with expert support, at an affordable price, to the world’s largest searchable trade database. Learn more at www.datamyne.com.
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