MIA to participate in a series of trade themed engagements in May
May 7, 2015:-Miami International Airport is participating in a series of trade-themed engagements throughout the month of May. MIA began with their participation in World Trade Month 2015 where Emilio T Gonzalez spoke about the airport’s role in Florida’s international trade sector in the WorldCity.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said, “trade is an indispensable pillar of our local economy and it’s driven in large part by an equally indispensable community asset, Miami International Airport, which leads the nation in international trade by air.
In addition to participating in the WorldCity Trade Connections event, MIA executives will participate in – and in some cases sponsor – the following events this month: the Air Cargo Europe exhibition in Germany; the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2015 Logistics & Trade Conference; the International Air Cargo Association’s Executive Summit & Annual Meeting; the Cool Chain Association’s Conference on Perishables; and the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association general meeting. Additionally, MIA will be partnering with World Trade Center Miami to provide industry members from around the globe with site tours of MIA’s substantial cargo handling facilities.
World Trade Month comes just as the airport has released its comprehensive 2014 international trade statistics. MIA is America’s number one airport for international freight, and trade activity at the Gateway of the Americas continued to perform well in 2014, with total international origin and destination freight topping $61.5 billion in value and more than one million tons – nearly half of MIA’s 2.2 million tons of total freight for the year. In all, international trade at MIA accounted for: