Get to Know Your Local International Trade Resources

The first “Friends of International Trade” Event was held on April 10, 2014.The event attracted 65 attendees who were interested or already engaged in international trade in Central Florida. Ken Mouradian from the U.S. Commercial Service, Jill McLaughlin from the Small Business development Center (SBDC), and Shannon Feeley from Port Canaveral Port Authority spoke about their services and how the region can increase international trade from Central Florida. Nancy Simmons, Chair of the Central Florida District Export Council (DEC) and President of Aero Industries, spoke about her experiences getting involved and how she learned about exporting. She now exports from Orlando to all around the world.