Testimonials

The goal of this new initiative is to accelerate international trade as our region’s economy continues to grow. The creation of the CFITO will enable companies in Orange County to tap into key trading markets and expand their export endeavors. – Mayor Teresa Jacobs, March 28, 2014

Central Florida is definitely on our list for future export development projects because of the outstanding work of the Central Florida International Trade Office. – Gary A. White, President, P’Chelle International, Kennewick, Washington

The Chinese Food and Beverage Expo was invaluable to us and we really appreciate your efforts in improving international trade in Central Florida. We are looking forward to many more events. – June Wong, VP of Marketing/CFO, D&D Unlimited, Orlando, Florida

I am thankful for the partnership that has formed in helping to co-promote exports while simultaneously helping to create jobs here in Central Florida. The work of the CFITO has filled a gap in providing information and services to the region. – Mindi Hertzog, Past International Trade Specialist, Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center

I have been very impressed by the services offered through the Central Florida International Trade Office. I was contacted in late April by a consultant with the opportunity to host a delegation of Chinese food buyers on May 22 and 23. Being new to the area and anxious to help local food processors, I agreed on the spot. Realizing I needed help putting the visit together, I contacted Elizabeth Krekel of the Central Florida International Trade Office. She was a tremendous help. She put together tours of local food processors and arranged a “mini-trade show” of several other food processors. Her knowledge of the local food processing industry and the area in general (where to stay, where to eat, what to tour) made the event a complete success. None of this would have been possible without Elizabeth’s extremely knowledgeable and professional help! – Bill Martin, Executive Director, Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity

What a blessing the Central Florida International Trade Office and Elizabeth Krekel have been to Bell Performance and me! The relevant topics they have provided this first year have proven invaluable to us. We have taken advantage of several events, and the education we have received has greatly impacted our exporting arm. – Deborah Moon, Bell Performance

Thank you so much for the presentation. The conference was excellent! Thanks for sharing with us valuable and useful information, tools and resources! – Glorivee Rodriguez

I want to congratulate CFITO on their first anniversary. I have to say that their personnel has an in depth knowledge of their field of expertise and had developed a real team work with other agencies that enable them to be very resourceful when finding answers and information for their users. They evaluate every feedback so they can improve their services and events. Their customer service is second to none. Overall, I am really impress with the kind of service, professional and friendly attention you get from this office. I really recommend their seminars and networking events as a tool to people who want to know more about exporting. I wish them many more years! – Angel Gil

It’s important to look back on what our community and business partners have accomplished. By working together, we have helped propel economic opportunity for international entrepreneurs and companies looking to do business in Orange County. – Mayor Teresa Jacobs, April 1, 2015

The response to the pilot program has been overwhelming. CFITO is providing a unique and valued service for our entire region. – Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the National Entrepreneur Center