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FLORIDA: THEGATEWAY TOLATINAMERICAMary RisnerUF Center for Latin AmericanStudiesUF Center for InternationalBusiness Educat...
Objectives/Overview   Highlight importance of international trade in    Florida, specifically with Latin America.   Sugg...
Is Having a Global Mindset as Important asTechnical Skills in Today’s Economy?   Jeff Joerres, chairman, CEO, and preside...
At the Center of 21st Century Skills Interdisciplinary              Empathy   Connections                                 ...
Florida & TradeExtensive multi-modal transportation systems: International airports Deep-water shipping ports Extensive...
Florida & International Business     300 regional and hemispheric headquarters of      companies from all over the world...
Florida’s Top Trade Partners
Proximity to Latin America
Brazil = Florida’s #1 TradingPartner
Brazil in FloridaBrazilians spending big money,  time in Floridahttp://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/morning_call/    2011/0...
Top 15 U.S. Trading Partners in 2010                                (In Billions of US Dollars)                           ...
The Languages of Business
Class ActivitiesGuest speakers from: Bi-national chambers Ports (Jax, Tampa, Miami, Canaveral) Enterprise Florida Busi...
Student Activities   Present country profiles   Market a US product to selected country   Research international firms ...
Resources  www.eflorida.comFlorida trade statistics, Country profiles,Import/export products  http://noble.org/resources...
Contact               Mary Risner          mrisner@latam.ufl.edu                Twitter            @langforcareers
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Florida: The Gateway to Latin America

  1. 1. FLORIDA: THEGATEWAY TOLATINAMERICAMary RisnerUF Center for Latin AmericanStudiesUF Center for InternationalBusiness Education and Research(CIBER)2011 SBEA/FTBEAOrlando, FL
  2. 2. Objectives/Overview Highlight importance of international trade in Florida, specifically with Latin America. Suggest ways to connect Florida international business to the classroom.
  3. 3. Is Having a Global Mindset as Important asTechnical Skills in Today’s Economy? Jeff Joerres, chairman, CEO, and president of Manpower Inc., another panelist at the summit, said that companies, “are all stewards of global capital,” and that this lack of globally-minded employees is a social-skill issue that needs to be addressed. Earlier this month, another executive from Manpower Inc. was quoted in a New York Times article as saying that although their clients can find workers with technical skills, those candidates “don’t have a global mindset or can’t work with people in different cultures.”http://blog.nafsa.org/2011/07/28/is-having-a-global/
  4. 4. At the Center of 21st Century Skills Interdisciplinary Empathy Connections Digital Competence Technical/Subject Area Expertise Foreign Languages
  5. 5. Florida & TradeExtensive multi-modal transportation systems: International airports Deep-water shipping ports Extensive highway and rail network Two of only eight commercially licensed spaceports in the U.S.
  6. 6. Florida & International Business 300 regional and hemispheric headquarters of companies from all over the world Diplomatic hub with a Consular Corps representing some 80 nations. Florida is 8th among all U.S. states in foreign direct investment, 6th in employment by them 1,500 foreign-affiliated companies operate in Florida from about 2,400 individual locations around the state.*Source Enterprise Florida
  7. 7. Florida’s Top Trade Partners
  8. 8. Proximity to Latin America
  9. 9. Brazil = Florida’s #1 TradingPartner
  10. 10. Brazil in FloridaBrazilians spending big money, time in Floridahttp://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/morning_call/ 2011/07/brazilians-spend-big-money-time- in.html?ana=twtEmbraer in Melbournehttp://www.floridatoday.com/article/20111002/BUS INESS/310020004/The-Embraer- Effect?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|BusinessFlorida Keeps Close Eye on Booming Brazil http://www.florida.statenews.net/story.php?rid =42504004
  11. 11. Top 15 U.S. Trading Partners in 2010 (In Billions of US Dollars) Percent ofRank Country Exports Imports Total Trade Total Trade 1 Canada 248.8 276.5 525.3 16.5 2 China 91.9 364.9 456.8 14.3 3 Mexico 163.3 229.7 393.0 12.3 4 Japan 60.5 120.3 180.9 5.7 5 Germany 48.2 82.7 130.9 4.1 6 United Kingdom 48.5 49.8 98.3 3.1 7 Korea, South 38.8 48.9 87.7 2.7 8 France 27.0 38.6 65.6 2.1 9 Taiwan 26.0 35.9 61.9 1.9 10 Brazil 35.4 23.9 59.3 1.9 11 Netherlands 35.0 19.0 54.0 1.7 12 India 19.2 29.5 48.8 1.5 13 Singapore 29.1 17.5 46.6 1.5 14 Venezuela 10.7 32.8 43.4 1.4 15 Saudi Arabia 11.6 31.4 43.0 1.3Source: U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/top/top1012yr.html)
  12. 12. The Languages of Business
  13. 13. Class ActivitiesGuest speakers from: Bi-national chambers Ports (Jax, Tampa, Miami, Canaveral) Enterprise Florida Business faculty- FIU/UF CIBERs, other nearby colleges or universitiesRead and Discuss Brazil Case Studies, China Case Studies
  14. 14. Student Activities Present country profiles Market a US product to selected country Research international firms in Florida Create class wikis to present projects by teams Have students interview business person they know, follow business person on Twitter or on a blog
  15. 15. Resources www.eflorida.comFlorida trade statistics, Country profiles,Import/export products http://noble.org/resources/IB Lesson plans, useful links www.latam.ufl.edu/outreachTraveling suitcases/DVDs www.floridabrazilbusiness.wikispaces.com www.retailinginbrazil.wikispaces.comBrazil Business Wiki Series
  16. 16. Contact Mary Risner mrisner@latam.ufl.edu Twitter @langforcareers

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