April 2024 | Newsletter


News & Events:

Re-globalization and Its Implications for Miami

By Alice Ancona 

Trade, like water, flows through the path of least resistance.  2023 marked a year of resistance, challenges, and transformations in global trade patterns.  

Here’s a summary of the impacts on global trade: 

  • Economic Disparities: There was a notable difference in economic growth across regions, with North America experiencing strong trade while East Asia and Africa saw weaker trade. 
  • Interest Rates and Inflation: High interest rates and persistent inflation impacted global production and consumption. 
  • U.S. Dollar Strength: The U.S. dollar remained strong, and the U.S. economy continued to outperform. 
  • Geopolitical Tensions & Supply Chain Disruptions: These tensions and disruptions impact commodity prices, logistics, and realign trade partners. 
  • Non-Tariff Barriers: Increases in policy restrictions, nationalism, subsidies, and climate commitments affected trade. 
  • Global Trade Contraction: According to the UN, global trade contracted by $1 trillion in 2023. 

So how does this impact the Miami Customs District? 



The World Trade Center Miami is gearing up for May’s World Trade Month.  On May 23, 2024, an event-filled day will start with a Tabletop Business Expo, followed by the Annual State of the Ports Luncheon Presentation, featuring MIA CEO Ralph Cutié and PortMiami CEO Hydi Webb. The Business Expo will continue in the afternoon.   

We have co-located two great events with two different ways for the business community to participate,” said WTCM President & CEO Ivan Barrios. “The State of the Ports event draws attendance from aviation, maritime & infrastructure sectors, while the Business Expo offers promotional opportunities to the area’s support industries,” he said.

Both State of the Ports and the Tabletop Business Expo will take place at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, with complimentary parking for attendees. 

👉Registration Open: Corporate Tables and Individual Tickets👈

Thank you in advance to our sponsors to-date:  

Presenting Sponsors –  Lemartec and NV2A Group

Gold Sponsors – Miami International Airport and American Airlines

Silver Sponsors – PortMiamiMiami Tunnel & Seaboard Marine

Bronze Sponsors – GlobalMiami MagazineNova ConsultingCAMACOL,

Bill Johnson and Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Promote Your Services!

Secure your space at our Expo

$650.00 per table includes:

  • 1-6ft skirted table
  • two chairs
  • waste basket
  • 1 Ticket to attend State of the ports Luncheon

🍽️28th Annual AF&B Show in September Will Break Records

Sponsorship Packages Now Available

“Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference 27th Annual Recap”

“Participation at the AF&B Show allows us to showcase our products to a wide range of distributors and buyers from across the globe, all in one place.”
Bryon Coleman, SVP for Jones Dairy Farms

The 2024 Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference (AF&B) is experiencing fast-paced exhibit sales as the next edition approaches the September 16-18 show dates.

Open only to the industry, AF&B is an exclusively business-to-business event. Attendees of the Show look for new and innovative products to source, to add to their store shelves or menus, and to wow their clients. With exhibitors expected to surpass 750 and attendance estimates at 10,000, new records for the show will be established.

AF&B will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center across 3 halls for 3 days. Exhibitor Registration is open, and an enhanced Sponsorship Program is now available offering promotional opportunities for every budget. CLICK HERE 

WTCM and Messe München To Present cargalogistica Americas Summit

Designed as a joint spin-off of Air Cargo Americas and Transport Logistic Americas, the cargalogistica Americas Summit  will debut at the W Hotel in Panama City, Panama on October 13-15, 2024. World Trade Center Miami and Messe München are jointly collaborating on the newest international cluster event for air cargo, logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management! The two-day conference with an accompanying exhibition will focus on Latin America, its business opportunities, challenges, and best practice cases. Attendance is expected from air cargo, transport logistics, supply chain, and related industries in the Americas.

The cargalogistica Americas Summit will offer Conference Registration and Exhibit options, along with a Sponsorship Package. LEARN MORE


🪐Aerospace Defense Americas Conference & Expo🚀 is being planned as an international gathering inviting professionals from the aerospace, defense, security, and space sectors. Organized by the World Trade Center Miami to empower the industry and explore solutions for safeguarding aerospace and defense supply chains, Aerospace Defense Americas aims to underscore that in a rapidly changing global landscape, forming, and maintaining reliable partnerships is essential.

The three-day event will feature a blend of B2B meetings, an exhibition, networking, special events and discussions focused on the Americas, emphasizing supply chain resilience in the sector. Attendees can anticipate an enriching program, offering exclusive opportunities and insightful site visits, extending beyond the core conference activities. 👉LEARN MORE👈

📢 ANNOUNCEMENT! 📢 Our team is delighted to announce that our new WTCM website has been launched!

It’s now even easier (we hope!) to find all of our events, pictures, meet our members, and discover our new and exciting initiatives. With better navigation and more in-depth product information, we hope you love it as much as we do.

Connect Globally – Prosper Locally

Become a member of the WTCM today and unlock global opportunities for you and your company. Click on the link below for information and more details. Let’s welcome our Newest Members 🙌

BOA Logistics | Florida International University | Ana Salermo | Baywood Hotels 

2024 📅 Upcoming Events

WTCM Annual Signature Event, Two Events in One Day

Location: The Hilton Blue Lagoon
Registration & Sponsorship, CLICK HERE

Global Trade Intelligence Quarterly Series
June 6, 2024 – 4 PM
Location: World Trade Center Miami

Trading After Hours Networking Reception
June 20, 2024 – 5 PM
Location: World Trade Center Miami


Americas Food & Beverage Show and Conference,
September 16-18, 2024
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center
Showcase your food & beverage products to a wide range of distributors and buyers from across the globe. Purchase your exhibit booth today.
For More Information: CLICK HERE

October 15-16, 2024: cargalogistica Americas Summit
October 15th -16th – W Hotel – Panama City, Panama
NEW! A two-day conference and exhibition focused on Latin America, business opportunities and best practice cases. Powered by World Trade Center Miami and Messe München.
For more information: CLICK HERE

January 21-13, 2025: Aerospace Defense Americas Summit
Location: Miami & Cape Canaveral, Florida
NEW! Join us in exploring solutions for strengthening and safeguarding aerospace and defense supply chains. To Stay Informed: CLICK HERE

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