MIAMI, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade Group, the leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America, is honored to announce U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, has confirmed as a keynote speaker at the group's second annual Trade Americas Expo. Trade Americas is the premier conference for executives from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to expand across their borders and break into the dynamic and rapidly growing markets of the Americas. Jacobson is responsible for managing and promoting U.S. interests in the region by supporting trade and sustainable economic development, and fostering cooperation on issues such as economic and social inclusion, energy and strengthening democratic institutions.
Taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami June 20 and 21, this event provides North American companies with direct commercial opportunities to expand into Latin America by creating a platform for business executives, government officials, trade investment promotion agencies, multinational company leaders and service providers such as lawyers, consultants and financial institutions to come together for one common goal – expanding relationships and knowledge in Latin America. Additionally, this event serves as an ideal platform for Latin American businesses to explore expansion opportunities into the North American marketplace.
"For companies interested in doing business in the Americas, Trade Americas Expo is the single most important event out there," said Rosemary Winters, CEO of Latin Trade Group. "We strive to ensure that the participation of every attendee is well worth their while by providing every tool necessary to make the right connections throughout the event, and directly drive business opportunities for them. The two-day program essentially gives SMEs a step-by-step guide on how to trade and invest in the Americas."
One of the greatest benefits of attending Trade Americas is the immeasurable networking opportunities via the conference's Business Matchmaking. These personalized sessions guarantee one-on-one face time with business and government executives from trade and investment promotion agencies of participating countries.
Ensuring SMEs are only set up with industries in which they specialize and with countries in which they are interested in doing business, attendees are asked to fill out a form prior to attending the event where they can share their investment interests. Event organizers pair SMEs with those organizations that can give their companies opportunities for overseas market expansion in the Americas, revenue growth and increased profits.
Trade Americas offers attendees a highly-specialized 360 degree panorama of the Americas, including overviews of economic and political prospects, examinations of key industries, legalities of conducting business in the region and financing. Panel discussions are divided by subject matter and specific regions in the Americas, allowing attendees the opportunity to be strategic with the allocation of their time.
Diverse SMEs executives from the United States (states such as California, Florida and Massachusetts), and from Latin American countries including Argentina, Mexico and Panama, have registered to attend.
"Attending Trade Americas opens doors for those interested in trading and investing in the Americas. Participants have the opportunity to make connections with senior leaders in a multitude of industries and from virtually every country in the Americas," said Winters.
Latin Trade Group is a leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States through print, online media and events. Latin Trade Group publishes Latin Trade magazine, Latin Business Chronicle, and is the organizer of the Latin Trade Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, the LT CFO Series for financial executives of multinational corporations, and Trade Americas.
SOURCE Latin Trade Group