Consular & Trade Representatives

Gina Polo
Chair
Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A.

Staff Contact

305-577-5486

About

The Consular & Trade Representatives outreach program is designed to better integrate Consuls and Foreign Trade Representatives into the South Florida business community. Consuls and Trade Representatives are recognized as Trustees of the Greater Miami Chamber offering a creative solution towards integrating the foreign dignitaries to the community which has resulted in greater rapport, cultural exchange and trade relations amongst participants.

Consuls and Trade Representatives are included in all Trustee member activities and communications. New members are introduced to the Chamber’s Board of Directors and invited to attend the monthly Trustee Luncheon. Additionally, the Chamber host events in honor of the Consular Corps and Trade Representatives, as well as various educational and networking programs.

The program is made possible by Greater Miami Chamber members who sponsor the corps membership.

 
 
 

Goals

Schedule five to six meetings for Consular & Trade Representatives Committee at Consular Offices, beginning August 2016 through May 2017:

·         Request information regarding individuals and businesses each country would like the Chamber to invite no less than two weeks before scheduled meeting.

 

Request notification from Consuls and Trade Representatives regarding Inbound Missions/Delegations to Miami in order to work more efficiently with other local agencies in preparation to host these delegations:

·         Provide inbound mission information to Chamber members in relevant fields, as well as International Committee members, and arrange meetings as needed.

 

Contact Trade Representatives at Consulates to notify the Chamber when dignitaries are scheduled to visit as well as other government representatives and individuals coming to do business in Miami.

 

Schedule registration for Global Entry at Chamber offices and events; inform members when countries are added to the program and reach out to the Consulates as countries are approved to enter the program.