The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and the Central Florida Development Council presents a half-day symposium to discuss tariffs and their impact on global trade and local businesses at Polk Goes Global V: International Trade Symposium. The event will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., at Polk State College, Lakeland Campus.
The discussion will be moderated by Javier Marin, Director of Business Development and Global Trade, at Central Florida Development Council. Foreign Trade Zones will be the primary topic of conversation.
CENTRAL FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Central Florida Development Council is Polk County's economic development partnership responsible for recruiting new businesses to Polk County and helping existing businesses expand.
The Polk Global Trade Alliance (PGTA) aspires to be the prime catalyst for the growth of international trade in Central Florida and to make global initiatives an intrinsic part of Polk County's broader regional economic development strategy.
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce represents 1,400-member businesses in the Lakeland area and provides opportunities for networking, professional development and advocacy for companies of all sizes. Five-star accredited by the US Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber upholds the following vision and mission statements: Vision Statement - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce will be the premier catalyst for the advancement of Lakeland's economic growth and enhancement of quality of life - creating Florida's community of choice. Mission Statement - The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization dedicated to creating a climate where business can prosper.
Admission includes breakfast.
$25 each for members of Central Florida Development Council (CFDC), Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Alliance (MSCA), Polk Manufacturing Association, MACF, and Florida Makes.
$20 each for students (may be required to show ID at door)
$35 each for non-members
$200 Corporate Table (of 8) for members
$250 Corporate Table (of 8) for non-members