Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefs

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SUMMIT AT UNF

A range of politicians and academics will discuss growth in international trade and the role Florida businesses can play in that growth during the Florida International Business Summit held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the University of North Florida's University Center.

Among the scheduled speakers are Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and distinguished visiting scholar at UNF.

With the theme of "Trade, Logistics and Transportation," the summit's purpose, according to a press released issued by the school, is to provide a forum for key players from Florida's ports, economic development and transportation agencies, private industry and academia to discuss the impact of international trade and security issues on the state's infrastructures. The summit will also provide participants with an opportunity to learn about best markets for Florida and the resources available to them to do business internationally.

To register for the conference go to www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/FIBS or contact Ana Portocarrero at anap@ufic.ufl.edu or by phone at (352) 846-2769. Registration for the event costs $125 for individuals and $30 for any student with a valid ID.

Timothy J. Gibbons/The Times-Union

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