Preparing for Trade with Cuba 2016 Conference
Come to listen, learn and speak with experts at this event about what Cuba's economic development can mean for your company.
Preparing for Trade with Cuba will bring together top experts in law, trade regulations, foreign investment, international business and logistics to discuss the best ways to leverage the new Cuba opportunities. Tourism companies, transportation providers, ports, banks, law firms – every enterprise or organization with a potential business interest in Cuba should attend this conference to stay one step ahead.
Gain a better understanding of Cuba’s cultural and business climate at the leading edge of the momentous shift in US-Cuba relations.
Founder and the current President and CEO of Stonegate Bank, headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida. Stonegate is the first and only US bank to set up a correspondent relationship with the Central Bank of Cuba, giving its customers the rare ability to transfer funds directly between the United States and Cuba. With his unique expertise, Seleski recently became a member of the South Florida Strategic Forum and appointed for the Board of Directors of the US-Cuba Business Council.View Profile
Ted Henken, PhD, is President ex-officio of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE). He is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Baruch College – CUNY, and the co-author with Archibald R.M. Ritter of “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape” (Lynne Rienner, 2015).View Profile
Lee Ann Evans draws on years of experience monitoring the markets, economies and politics of Latin America. Prior to Engage Cuba, she was in charge of political risk assessment for Latin America at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Ms. Evans covered both sides of Latin American-US foreign relations, conducting research and providing clients in the Americas and Asia with analysis as part of the Bank’s risk management and global planning strategies.View Profile
Shareholder at GrayRobinson, Peter Quinter is a recognized expert in global trade law. He is chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group of GrayRobinson P.A., and a member of the Florida District Export Council. Mr. Quinter is also a contributor to the recently published “Cuba: A Legal Guide to Business,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com.View Profile
Ralph Gazitúa has been participating in business exploration opportunities on the island of Cuba since announcements were made by President Obama in December 2014 that relations between the two countries would begin to normalize. His company provides consulting and transportation management to businesses looking to ship state-approved commodities to Cuba from the United States.View Profile
Headquartered in New York City, the US-Cuba Trade and Economic Council remains the most widely sourced business organization within the United States focused on the Republic of Cuba. Mr. Kavulich also serves as Editor-In-Chief of the organization’s publication, Economic Eye on Cuba.View Profile
Judy Kruger has extensive experience working with US companies to help implement expansion strategies in Asia, Europe, South America and Central America. Formerly with Grupo Prodensa, she brings a wealth of knowledge about start-up operations and the driving factors that shape local investment and emerging opportunities.View Profile
Simons Chase has over 20 years of media, technology and principal investing experience. In the last five years, he has been CEO of Instra Corporation (New Zealand), a digital marketing company, and has held leadership positions in a variety of technology startups.View Profile
Saul Berenthal is an entrepreneur born and raised in Cuba who moved to the United States shortly after the Cuban Revolution. In 1966, Mr. Berenthal began his 18-year employment at IBM, then went on to partner with Horace Clemmons: together they have successfully established and sold three global software development companies. Cleber’s tractor plant will be the first US factory in Cuba in half a century.View Profile
Devry Boughner Vorwerk specializes in trade, investment, and food and agriculture policy. She spearheads advocacy issues related to the TPP and chairs the US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, working to normalize trade between the United States and Cuba. Prior to Akin Gump, Ms. Vorwerk spent 12 years at Cargill where she served as vice president for corporate affairs.View Profile
Mr. Moore’s law firm specializes in marine, aviation and art law. He is chairman of the International Seakeepers Society. He has repeatedly been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, The Best Lawyers In America by U.S. News & World Report, Top Lawyers in South Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida’s Elite Lawyers by Florida Trend magazine.View Profile
Delta will begin daily service to Havana, Cuba, from Atlanta, Miami and New York–JFK on Dec. 1, 2016.
Flights will be available for sale beginning September 10, 2016.
October 13 Miami conference to feature case studies from entrepreneurs and investors doing business in re-opening Cuban markets MIAMI, FL—(June 20, 2016) - Dave Seleski, president and CEO of Stonegate Bank, first US bank correspondent…Read more