South Florida has become a business hub hosting some of the most important international fairs attended by professionals and investors from around the world.
South Florida has become the gateway to the United States and Latin America for companies or investors interested in doing business in America. Thanks to its multicultural population, geostrategic position and tax advantages, the city of Miami hosts trade fairs and events every year attended by professionals and buyers from all over the world. Below, we show you the 5 most important events and fairs to do business in Florida. All of them are characterized by their international relevance and the impact they have on their respective sectors.
Art Basel Miami
It is one of the most important and well-known contemporary art fairs in the United States. It originates in Switzerland and the Miami edition is held every early December since its premiere in 2002. The event takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but these days the streets and galleries of the city of Miami are full of people and countless cultural activities. This latest edition has had more than 80,000 visitors from all over the world. Famous for mixing different types of art-from painting, photography or architecture to music or cinema-it has become a reference event for investors and collectors. The commitment of the different galleries to support new international artists and exhibit their works during Art Basel is what generates this expectation for investment. Both investors and collectors look for new talents and opportunities among the new artists who bring their works there.
Americas Food and Beverage Show
When doing business in Miami, it is mandatory to mention the Americas Food and Beverage Show. This annual event has become the most important gastronomic fair in Florida with more than 450 exhibitors and is attended by more than 11,000 buyers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Central America, the United States, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
The fair is mainly aimed at small and medium-sized food and beverage companies interested in selling and positioning their products in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Highlights include its networking events and the varied profile of attendees: importers, distributors, hypermarkets, supermarkets, wholesalers, retailers, specialty stores, hotels, cruise lines or chefs.
eMERE Americas is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center every year since 2014 and is known to be the benchmark technology event throughout the Americas. The main objective of the organization is to connect and boost innovation and investment between the United States and Latin America.
Thanks to the celebration of this event, the city of Miami is becoming a technological and reference center for the entire American continent. In addition, more than 400 companies from different countries of the world participate each year in the summit and more than 15,000 visitors annually, among which investors, business executives and government official stand out.
Miami International Boat Show
Miami hosts the annual International Boat Show in February. This fair takes place at the Miami Marine Stadium and is one of the largest and most important nautical events both in the United States and worldwide. It is attended by both yacht lovers and connoisseurs of the sector and amateur public, adding more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world.
More than 1,000 vendors participate in the fair, making available to the public and professionals in the boat sector, accessories, trailers, maritime services, products for retailers and engines. Some of the products on display can be seen in the dry, while other products are directly exposed in the water.
Miami International Auto Show
Another of the most relevant annual events to do business in Miami is the International Auto Show. It is one of the five most important automobile events in the United States, usually held between October and December, and lasts for 10 days. During these days, more than 650,000 visitors pass through the Miami Beach Convention Center among public, buyers and professionals in the sector. More than 1,000 vehicles bearing the stamp of more than 40 manufacturers that stand out as the most important worldwide are on display at the fair. Among all the models on display, you can find everything from vintage cars or cars with the latest technology to trucks or SUVs. Prices also vary from the cheapest to the jewels in which to invest large amounts of money.