World Trade Month Kicks Off with a Collaborative Effort

The month of May is internationally recognized as World Trade Month. The Miami-Dade Beacon Council was proud to collaborate with World Trade Center Miami and WLRN Media on a joint program that launched our local celebration of the role trade plays in our local economy on May 1. The three organizations organized and hosted a breakfast that featured two panel discussions and was attended by more than 100 professionals engaged in international business.

The first panel was moderated by Terence Shepherd, Business Editor for WLRN Media, and comprised of three trade commissioners, Elaine Brouca – Canada, Lissette Elias – Dominican Republic, and Inmaculada Gutierrez – Spain. The second panel was moderated by Peter Quinter, Chair of the Customs and International Trade Law Group for GrayRobinson, who was joined by Ali Germi, Owner of Acco Terramar; Gary Goldfarb, Chief Strategy Officer for Interport; and Sergio Lozano, President of Alpha Brokers Corp.

For more information on other programs that have taken place and that are still coming during World Trade Month in Miami, visit

Among the upcoming programs is the Beacon Council’s next Trade & Logistics Committee program on May 23. You can see more details on this program and register to attend online.