Florida Chamber to host "International Days" on March 29-30

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce will host its annual International Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29-30, in Tallahassee. The event gives Florida? business community the opportunity to hear from the state? new administration and top international trade experts and to discuss the significant role international business has in Florida? economy.

International Days guest speakers include Gov. Rick Scott, Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, House Speaker Dean Cannon, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and leading industry experts from across the state.

Following remarks at International Days, the Korean Ambassador to the United States, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will host a press availability at the Florida State Capitol to highlight the Korea Free Trade Agreement? (FTA) potential job benefits for Florida. This press availability, part of the U.S. Chamber? Korea FTA Grassroots Tour, follows two days of events in Orlando and Ocala.

Below is a list of key media event opportunities (all events will take place at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center unless otherwise noted):

Tuesday, March 29

6 p.m. International Days Reception (located at the Governor? Mansion)
Invited: All event attendees and several legislators

Wednesday, March 30

8:30 a.m. Governor Rick Scott, Guest Speaker

8:45 a.m. Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo, Guest Speaker

9:15 a.m. Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Guest Speaker

9:30 a.m. Press Availability: Benefits of Korea Free Trade Agreements to Florida Business
Hosted by Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo and U.S. Chamber Senior Trade Advisor Leslie Schweitzer, (Located at 333 The Capitol)

9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Florida? International Toolbox
Featuring Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, VISITFLORIDA President/ CEO Chris Thompson, and Enterprise Florida Senior Vice President Manny Mencia

10:45 a.m. House Speaker Dean Cannon, Guest Speaker

1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Florida Trade and Logistics Study ?What Does It Mean?
Featuring Florida Chamber Foundation Director of Research & Policy Dr. Carrie Blanchard, Rep. Lake Ray, Workforce Florida CEO Chris Hart, Metal Essence President Al Stimac, Jim Poole

To learn more about International Days, visitwww.floridachamber.com.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.