South Florida Promoted In China, Thailand and Malaysia at Trade Talks

Bernhard Schutte, Chairman and Chief Negotiator of EBM International, center, with Justin John, Executive Assistant of EBM Asia Pacific Division (Malaysia) at right and Marcus Koch, Executive Assistant of EBM Americas Division (USA) during the WorldSME Expo in Hong Kong.

The Association of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce in Florida (ABICC) just returned from a successful trade mission to Hong Kong. Among the active participants was Bernhard Schutte, Chairman and Chief Negotiator of EBM, Schutte said he found a strong interest from South East Asian companies wanting to penetrate the U.S., Latin American and Caribbean markets by establishing offices with South Florida being the hub.
Schutte and his team met with representatives from over 25 companies in Hong Kong that had requested appointments with his company, EBM, to inquire about establishing offices in South Florida.

After the meetings Schutte and his team traveled on to Thailand and Malaysia where Schutte gave a seminar on behalf of the U.S. Departament of Commerce, hosted by the Federation of Malaysian manufacturers.

For the past three years, Schutte, who lives in Broward County and is a specialist in international business, has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Federation of Malaysian Manufactures and various other organizations around the world to promote South Florida and Malaysia as hubs for international business.

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