International trade engine will sputter without better effort, chamber warned.

Miami’s spot as Hub of the Americas isn’t guaranteed forever, a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce committee was told Saturday, and the community must push hard to secure its economic role in the hemisphere.

From establishing credibility among foreign business communities to securing air travel between Miami and major Asian hubs, there’s no shortage of work, the chamber’s international group was told.

“International trade is what keeps our engine going here in Miami,” said Carolina Rendeiro, CEO of Right Space Management. “If we put it on the back burner we’re going to suffer.”

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Jerry Haar, an associate dean at Florida International University’s business school, said outbound chamber missions looking to generate business abroad need more preparation.

Sending “fact-finding [missions] undermines the credibility of the chamber,” he argued.

Instead, he advocated increased chamber events to education mission attendees on basics of the targeted country.

Read: “International trade engine will sputter without better effort, chamber warned,“ an article from Miami Today.

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