Eighth Americas Competitiveness Exchange

Americas Competitiveness Exchange:  Senior Officials and Entrepreneurs from Across the Western Hemisphere to Visit Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hubs in Central and Northern Florida.  Pictured here, the group visits NASA’S Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida (December 5, 2017). 

The U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Organization of American States this week began the Eighth Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which runs December 3-9 in Northern and Central Florida.  ACE brings together decision-makers from throughout the Western Hemisphere and other nations to explore global and regional partnerships, and economic development opportunities to establish new global commercial relationships in the region.  The ACE-8 delegation will tour advanced manufacturing, bioscience, aerospace, life sciences, IT, and agriculture clusters in Orlando, Melbourne, Cape Canaveral, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Gainesville, and Tallahassee.  This year ACE will also include sessions on disaster recovery and resiliency to help countries rebuild from current and future disasters.  For more information about ACE-8 including a complete delegation list and itinerary for the tour, please visit the Ace 8 site here.