The Central Florida International Trade Office CFITO was created in December 2013 with funds provided by ORANGE County Government, and also a grant by JP Morgan Chase Bank. The Central Florida International Trade Office has the mission to provide International trade assistance to local companies.
In its first year of operation, it already consulted over 1210 inquiries, 8 educational events, participated in 25 International events, and hosted 4 international missions from Colombia, Brazil, Turkey and China.
The Anniversary Ceremony was at the National Entrepreneur Center, with the presence of Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Jerry Ross, Director of the National Entrepreneur Center, Elizabeth Krekel, Project Coordinator, Monica Correa- Multicultural Communications Manager at Bright House Networks, Justine Assal -ORB International, Diana Bolivar-HCCMO President, Laiz Rodrigues, Central Florida Brazilian American President, Coco Johnson – Asian American Chamber, Juliana Pena- Orange County Government, Augusto Sanabria – HBIF President, Orlando International Airport Officials.
Mayor Teresa spoke about the relevance of CFITO work and efforts during its first year and also how important it is to keep its mission forward, promoting trade and educating companies that are looking to expand to international trade.
We hope that CFITO will continue its mission of promoting and educate Trade in Orlando.