After eight months since its creation on March 3, the Puerto Ricochapter of IACC organized a trade mission from Miami on November 17-19 with the goals to explore business opportunities in Puerto Rico and to meet the members of the Puerto Rico chapter. This mission surged from the interest expressed during the seminars “Puerto Rico: US Territory with Compelling Tax Incentives” organized in Miami on June 3 and October 8″. Eight representatives from six companies joined the mission: Admaiora Foods, Astaldi Construction USA, Finizio Law, Merrill Lynch, Norman Alex Recruiting, Societa Dante Alighieri.
The mission to Puerto Rico was part of the Expo Puerto Rico 2015 where companies from Caribbean Basin had the opportunity to assist to seminars on the economic situation and trend and to explore business opportunities within the island. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, opened the Expo with a welcome speech. The Department of Economic Development and Commerce organized one-to-one meetings with local private and public counterparts in line with the interests of the companies participating to the trade mission from Miami.
Networking dinner at L’Osteria Restaurant in San Juan.
A presentation of the fiscal incentives in Puerto Rico was prepared tailor-made to the industries in which the participating companies operate.
Multiple social activities completed the program of the trade mission from Miami. On November 17, the participants were invited to the welcome cocktail in the historic building of Antiguo Casino in the colonial city of Old San Juan and on the following day they were invited to visit the Fortaleza, the Governor’s House, where the Governor welcome and greeted personally the participants. On November 18, the participants had the opportunity to meet the local members of the IACC in Puerto Rico during a cocktail at the restaurant Melanzana and a welcome dinner at the restaurant L’Osteria.