We implement our mission with the following activities, including:
Organizing leadership missions to overseas markets that concentrates on Sister Cities and Study missions that may become targeted markets
Assisting inbound business and government delegations and leaders visiting our region
Hosting high-level speakers throughout the world for the Tampa Bay region internationally for trade and business
Coordinating matchmaking opportunities for business to business to grow the Tampa Bay region
Organizing educational programming for the public on topics related to international trade and protocol
Helping firms that are members of the Council achieve their international business goals by building capacity
Gathering information on companies and tourists that go to and from the region from different countries and targeting those countries for Tampa Bay growth.
Building capacity for port, airport, tourism, and university in trade and protocol.
Role of the Council
The Council handles additional coordinating functions to coordinate the Tampa Bay region internationally through trade and protocol.
Tampa Bay Consular Corps
The Council helps coordinate the Consular Corps that extends to any Consulate in the State of Florida that may not be in Tampa Bay working together to attract inbound delegations consisting of businesses and government and handling protocol issues as well as visas that enhance the Tampa Bay Region and the State of Florida.
World Bank Private Sector Liaison Office (PSLO)
The Council works closely with the State Enterprise Florida trade manager in the Tampa Bay region and who is also the designated Liaison for World Bank in hosting North America PSLOs for the World Bank Group. The PSLO function connects local companies and institutions to procurement and export opportunities offered by the World Bank.
International Regions Benchmarking Consortium (IRBC)
The Council works closely with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and other Chambers in the region to network and attend benchmarking trips around the United States to find solutions for common issues such as talent attraction, maintaining and growing research universities, and building globally competitive cities while conserving scarce resources.