The International Trade Hub at SeaPort Manatee is advancing a leading-edge innovation and technology center in partnership with Oxford Group Inc., a Boca Raton, Florida-based leader in facilitation of global business investments.
Under an agreement signed today [Thursday, July 27], the Oxford Group is applying more than half a century of international commerce experience to help further the efforts of the trade hub, which, since its founding in 2014, has served as a vital link between markets in Florida and throughout the world.
“We are enthusiastic about our partnership with the Oxford Group and the ability to expand the horizons of the International Trade Hub at SeaPort Manatee and our capabilities for adeptly serving entrepreneurs entering U.S. markets,” said Roxana Santoyo, manager of the trade hub. “In particular, we are looking to leverage the longstanding expertise of the Oxford Group in Brazil, Florida’s No. 1 trade partner.”
Carlo Barbieri, president and chief executive officer of the Oxford Group, commented, “Implementation at SeaPort Manatee’s trade hub of a cluster of innovation in logistics and technologies represents a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state of Florida, deploying artificial intelligence and other pioneering tools to the benefit of those engaging in international commerce.”
Headquartered at the SeaPort Manatee International Center, with overseas offices in Colombia, Chile and Spain, the International Trade Hub at SeaPort Manatee provides expert advice and support tools to scores of diverse companies, assisting them with production, distribution and related activities, including development of innovative technologies and supply chain solutions.