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 with the Central Bank of Cuba, and first US bank to issue a credit card for use in Cuba, will be the keynote speaker at the second Annual Conference on Preparing for Trade with Cuba, this year in Miami on October 13.

Now in its second year, the Trade with Cuba Conference is jointly sponsored by Datamyne, a leading source of global trade data, and NEXCO, provider of international trade seminars.

Launched following the renewal of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba, the Trade with Cuba Conference brings together top experts in law, trade regulation, market research, international business and logistics to share practical advice on commercial opportunities for US companies in Cuba.

In addition to Stonegate Bank’s Dave Seleski, the Cuba trade conference speaker roster includes:

  • Ralph Gazitua, president and CEO of Miami-based WTDC (Foreign Trade Zone #281-4), full-service logistics providers
  • Saul Berenthal, co-founder, Cleber LLC, Alabama-based venture to manufacture tractors in Cuba
  • Devry Boughner Vorwerk, senior policy advisor at Akin Gump LLP and chair of the US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba
  • Lee Ann Evans, senior policy advisor at the Engage Cuba Coalition
  • John Kavulich, president of US-Cuba Trade and Economic Council
  • Ted Henken, author of Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape
  • Judy Kruger, president of Kruger International, LLC, consultants/partners in Cuban market-entry ventures
  • Peter Quinter, shareholder in Florida law firm GrayRobinson and chair of its Customs & International Trade Law Group, 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

About Datamyne
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. 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. Built and maintained by an international team, Datamyne covers the cross-border commerce of some 50 countries on 5 continents, including US trade with over 230 markets.

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Lisa Wallerstein
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