September 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Applications for Florida companies to participate available through July 16
ORLANDO, FL (May 6, 2014) – Enterprise Florida (EFI) will lead a delegation of Florida-based manufacturing and professional service provider companies on an export sales mission to Singapore and Malaysia from September 19-26. The mission will provide Florida companies with networking opportunities and face-to-face appointments with the top businesses in this leading global marketplace.
EFI Senior Vice President of International Trade & Development Manny Mencia said, “The exposure the participating companies will get from this trip is invaluable. Florida has one of the best manufacturing industries in the nation and our high-tech sector is among the best in the nation. Florida’s products and services are being used around the world and this trip to Malaysia and Singapore is another great opportunity for Florida companies to expand globally.”
Singapore offers excellent opportunities for Florida companies to sell their products and services, as the country is virtually a free port. Singapore is a major trading hub, importing and exporting products from consumer goods to high-tech and industrial goods. In 2013, Florida exported more than $237 million of manufactured goods to Singapore.
Geographically blessed, peninsular Malaysia stretches the length of the Strait of Malacca, one of the most economically and politically important shipping lanes in the world. In 2013, Florida exported about $69 million of manufactured goods to Malaysia.
Singapore and Malaysia target industries include, but are not limited to:
Trade grants are available for qualified Florida manufacturers and professional service providers, covering 100 percent of the registration fee for the first company representative. The grants are only available for Gold Key participants. A separate application process is required for this grant. To register by July 16, please contact Selma Fates at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the mission, please contact John Diep at email@example.com.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI facilitates job growth for Florida businesses through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.