Events in Clearwater/Tampa Bay/Southwest Florida

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Tampa Bay U.S. Export Assistance Center
13805 58 Street N., Suite 1-200
Clearwater, FL 33760

To get more information on these events, contact our staff in Tampa Bay

Event 1:

The next "International Trade Networking Reception" will be held on Tuesday, September 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.  Please note the new location and times.

The reception is sponsored by the Florida District Export Council and Tampa Port Authority, and coordinated by Global Repfind Enterprises, LLC.  This is your opportunity to meet and network with other Tampa Bay area companies who are new to export or currently exporting.  Everyone attending will have a chance to briefly introduce their company/product/service to the group to further faciliate networking. 

The September reception (rescheduled from June) will feature guest speaker Al Perotti Jr., Director for Corporate Security and Emergency Management for Tampa Electric Company (TECO).  In this role, Al is responsible for managing security programs and procedures and serves as the security consultant to all companies under TECO Energy.  Al will speak about "Personal Safety and Security while Traveling Overseas." 


The following topics will be discussed:

  • Planning for your personal safety and security
    •         Where to find reliable “intelligence” on the country you plan to visit
  • What is the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and how to tap their valuable information
  • U.S. Department of State travel advisories
  • Tricks of the trade to have a safe trip


To register, please visit:

Advance registration is required.  The cost to attend is $20 per person.  Refunds are permitted for cancellation requests received on/before September 13.  

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