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Enterprise Florida Leads State Small Businesses to Movimat-Intralogistics Trade Show

August 4, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 4 -- Enterprise Florida issued the following news release:

Enterprise Florida (EFI) will lead a delegation of Florida-based logistics and distribution companies to Movimat + Transport & Logistics ( in Brazil from September 16-18. The two co-located trade shows will provide Florida companies with networking opportunities and face-to-face appointments with the top businesses in this leading global marketplace.

EFI Senior Vice President of International Trade & Development Manny Mencia said, "Participating in this trip will provide companies with tremendous exposure. As the gateway to Latin America (, Florida's logistics and distribution industry is poised to grow further with the Panama Canal expansion, and the numerous infrastructure developments and upgrades underway around the state. This trade show in Brazil is another great opportunity for Florida companies to expand globally."

Movimat-Intralogistics Trade Show ( is a platform for showcasing equipment, services and solutions in intralogistics to buyers from large manufacturers, wholesaler, retailers, and distributors seeking efficient storage and supply chain solutions. Over 200 brands in the segments of packing, handling, forklifts, storage, elevation and automation are represented.

Transport & Logistics Brazil gathers decision makers in the Logistics industry for simulations and presentations of information systems, modal of transport and solutions in infrastructure and logistics condominiums. This trade show also provides a springboard for logistics companies that are seeking smoother control of operations and cost optimizations. Companies represented will be members of: transportation & logistics services, logistics infrastructures, logistics real estate and technologies & information systems.

Brazil target industries include, but are not limited to:

* Supply Chain Solutions * Modal Development * Sustainable Services * Seaport & Waterway Transportations * Rail Transportation * Roadway Infrastructure Development * Stocking * Information Technology Systems * Material Handling * Automation * Packaging

Florida is host to regional and hemispheric headquarters of companies from all over the world, a vibrant international banking center and a diplomatic hub with a Consular Corps representing some 80 nations. Many international firms base other facilities, such as warehousing, distribution and manufacturing, in Florida to take advantage of its easy access to global markets.

EFI maintains an extensive schedule of overseas trade missions and exhibitions worldwide ( In fiscal year 2013-14, EFI hosted 17 major international trade shows and missions with 724 participants, generating more than $820 million in total projected export sales.

To register or for more information on Movimat + Transport & Logistics, please contact Luis Perez-Codina at 305-808-3670 or Registration for the trade show closes August 22.

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