For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Contact: Mallory Morgan
Florida Department of State Hosts Florida’s International Consular Corps Summit
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida Department of State’s Office of International Affairs will hold a summit for Florida’s Consular Corps in Coral Gables on Monday, June 13, 2022. This summit, entitled “Connected in Business, United in Culture” is designed to encourage international trade with Florida by fostering economic and cultural development opportunities between the Consular Corps and the Florida Department of State.
“As Florida’s State Protocol Officer, I am honored to facilitate consular relations between the state and all foreign governments doing business in Florida,” said Secretary of State Cord Byrd. “Florida’s growing communities are home to increasingly diverse populations and initiatives such as this summit will nurture greater understanding among nations and deepen our historical, cultural, social, and economic ties.”
Florida is home to one of the largest groups of consular missions and foreign trade offices in the United States. “Connected in Business, United in Culture” will bring together foreign consulates and trade organizations for panels addressing collaborative partnerships, business and trade, emergency management, education, and state agency roles and responsibilities.
Presented by the Florida Department of State Office of International Affairs, the Florida International Affairs Foundation and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc., “Connected in Business, United in Culture” will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Anthony R. Abraham Foundation serves as Presenting Sponsor.
About the Office of International Affairs
Housed within the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Office of International Affairs facilitates consular relations between the state and all foreign governments doing business in Florida. The Office of International Affairs also works with the Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida to act as an intermediary between performing musical, cultural and artistic organizations and Florida businesses to encourage and coordinate joint undertakings.
About the Division of Arts and Culture
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Arts and Culture is Florida’s legislatively designated state arts agency. The Division promotes the arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. To achieve its mission, the Division funds and supports cultural programs that provide artistic excellence, diversity, education, access and economic vitality for Florida’s communities. For more information, visit dos.myflorida.com/cultural.