TFWA: Cannes cleanup will be complete in time for Duty-Free Show

Each year in Cannes, France, the Tax-Free World Association (TFWA) hosts the World Exhibition and Conference, the world’s largest Duty-Free Show. The buildup talk of this year’s show, scheduled for October 18-23 in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, has not been the new products and exhibitors at the showcase but the recovery of the city of Cannes after flash flooding tragically hit the French Riviera in the first week of October. TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen expressed his condolences for the families affected by the storm and said that while technical issues such as internet connectivity still remain for parts of the city, those should be resolved this week and the show should be able to proceed as scheduled without incident.

Read more from TFWA here

Read more from The Spirits Business

Read more on the flooding from BBC

Your local infrastructure partner in Miami: WTDC, FTZ 281-4

In addition to our inventory management and transportation services, hundreds of companies depend on WTDC to serve as their local infrastructure in Miami, FL. On a daily basis, WTDC does Packing & Crating and Heavy Lift and Rigging projects for customers. Our oversized yard and 15,000 lb. forklift enables us to handle most container transfers.

Click here for Heavy Lift and Rigging from WTDC

Thank you to our WTDC Operations for an incredibly productive and successful week!

Passing the torch: Entrepreneurship,

developing the Cuba trade lane

FIU’s School of International Business consistently ranks among the Top 10 in the Country and WTDC President & CEO Ralph L. Gazitua has been invited to speak to their Honors Society on Tuesday, October 20. Mr. Gazitua will be speaking to the International Business Honors Society (IBHS) about the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur and his recent experience exploring business opportunities with Cuba.

Join the CSCMP Roundtable on Cuba

Date/Time: Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Dinner – 5:45 P.M – 6:45 P.M.

Presentation – 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M

Address: Nova Southeastern University

Carl DeSantis Building

3301 College Avenue

Davie, Florida 33314

Join Ralph L Gazitua, President and CEO of WTDC and Dan Gardner, President of Trade Facilitators, Inc. for an evening’s discussion on the fantastic business opportunities that are emerging in Cuba. During the event, Dan Gardner will provide an update on U.S. trade regulations with Cuba, and Ralph Gazitua will share his recent on-the-ground experiences in developing commercial opportunities there.

Points to be covered during this one-of-a-kind panel discussion include: Benefits from the trade policy changes Export license exceptions Current opportunities between Cuba and the U.S. The future of business relations for the U.S. and Cuba.

Register through the website of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) here

FDOT wins national awards for PortMami Tunnel project

The PortMiami Tunnel, a project by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) was awarded Grand Prize and selected as People’s Choice in The America’s Transportation Awards competition. The FDOT & ProtMiami Tunnel beat out 48 transportation project entries from 24 states. FDOT will receive $20,000 to be applied to logistics scholarships or the charity of their choice. The America’s Transportation Awards is sponsored by The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Read more from the Miami Herald here

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