Enterprise Florida (EFI) will lead a business delegation of Florida manufacturers and services providers to facilitate business cooperation between the Florida delegates and their counterparts in East Africa. This trade mission also aims to further trade relations between Florida and two of the largest economies in the East Africa Community (EAC). Florida companies’ world-class goods and services have a significant competitive advantage and are well-suited for the types of industries being pursued by businesses in East Africa.
Enterprise Florida is collaborating with the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam to coordinate the mission and facilitate meetings for the Florida participants. Additionally, mission participants will benefit from networking events and meeting contacts outside of the scheduled appointments.
Gold Key Package
The U.S. Commercial Service will schedule one-on-one appointments with pre-screened Kenyan and Tanzanian companies that have expressed an interest in your product or service. The price of this service is $2,400. Gold Key participation will be limited to Florida manufacturers and professional service companies that best meet the participation criteria. Selection of these firms will be on a first come first-served basis by the U.S. Commercial Officer after a review to ensure market suitability. This option is limited to fifteen (15) Florida companies.
Companies who qualify for the Gold Key as a “small business” based on SBA size standards may qualify for a Gold Key Grant from Enterprise Florida which will reimburse 100% of the Gold Key Package Registration fee. A separate online application will be provided to companies once they are approved by the USCS for the Gold Key Package as a small business to determine if they qualify for the grant.