Governor Scott to Lead Trade and Development Mission to Argentina Next Month
Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott will lead a delegation of many small and mid-sized businesses on an export trade mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina from April 23-27, 2017. The mission is coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires with support from key business organizations and government entities in Argentina.  

Governor Scott said, “Florida is the gateway to Latin America and with more than 60,000 exporting businesses, Enterprise Florida provides the platform for growing Florida companies to take their products to expanding markets worldwide. We look forward to expanding our trade relationship with Argentina and growing Florida’s business presence in Latin America.” 

Argentina is the 21st largest economy in the world and the 3rd largest in Latin America. The country is Florida’s fourth-largest export destination with an estimated $3.3 billion worth of exports last year. 

“This mission will increase opportunities for the small businesses traveling with us,” said Manny Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade & Development for Enterprise Florida. “Since the election of President Mauricio Macri, Argentina has rebuilt its relationship with the U.S. The Argentina market will offer excellent opportunities for Florida companies in the years to come, and this mission will allow them to connect with new partners and clients looking to purchase U.S. products and services.” 

Florida companies seeking to participate can still register and access all mission networking events, airport transfers in country when traveling on official mission flights, and ground transportation to mission events. 

The deadline for Delegate registration is April 1st.   

To register, please contact Jorge Riano at


Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.


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