8th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo on October 4-5

The 8th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) returns with expanded opportunities for international trade and cultural exchange. International heads of state and high-level government officials and their delegations representing more than 74 countries, national agencies, businesses, and attendees will gather for the free event Wednesday through Thursday, October 4-5, 2023, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Pre-registration is open until Friday, September 29, 2023, and strongly encouraged. 

Florida’s #1 international trade and commerce expo is a mega-event providing unprecedented access for one-of-a-kind networking that has been proven highly profitable for those pursuing import and export opportunities. Over 2,000 international attendees and 500 businesses are anticipated. This year’s theme will focus on life sciences, innovation, and technology. Additional event highlights include:

  • Who’s who of international dignitaries (confirmed dignitaries listing below)
  • Award-winning seminars and panel discussions 
  • World Expo Marketplace 
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International recognitions
  • International Organizational Speed Matchmaking
  • Indigenous Cultural immersion experiences
  • Sustainable Fashion & Tech Week including a sustainable fashion show
  • Surprise celebrity appearances and performances
  • Networking cocktail receptions

For a complete list of event activities and the agenda, visit our website

“FITCE provides international and local businesses with meaningful opportunities to collaborate through exploration of import, export, commerce and cultural exchange,” said Broward County Mayor Lamar P. Fisher. “Signature events such as FITCE further the economic development of Broward County while being highly beneficial to our business community.” 

“FITCE is a phenomenal expo filled with local, regional and international economic development opportunities. Every year is a packed house of power players intent on securing and providing innovative and essential information, services and programs from around the world,” said Director Sandy-Michael E. McDonald of the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD). “Whether you are a small, big, or budding business, I encourage you to bring your business to the world through FITCE.” 

General admission is free. Register here today! Attendee registration ends Friday, September 29, 2023. 

Local and international exhibitor table registrations are sold out. 

For a list of confirmed dignitaries who will be in attendance visit this site.  

For more information about FITCE 2023, call 954-357-6400 or visit FITCExpo.com.

About the Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)    

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development is responsible for promoting economic development and supporting Broward County’s small businesses. Areas of focus include workforce development, business expansion and retention, small business growth, business development and outreach, international trade and export readiness, entrepreneurial development, and promoting Broward County as a film destination. Services are delivered by the agency and through partnerships with federal, state, local and private sector organizations. The office promotes equal access to Broward County’s procurement opportunities for small business enterprises in local and federal small business programs and helps position small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities and grow their businesses beyond Broward. Like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and X. Call 954-357-6400 for more information or visit Broward.org/EconDev.

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