SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER

OWIT South Florida History

February, 1993 – Chapter Established as WIT-Miami

1995 – Hosted the 4th Annual OWIT World conference entitled, “Accessing the Americas and Beyond: Trade, Technology, and Culture”

1996 – Recipient of the Florida International Affairs Committee (FIAC) grant and Enterprise

1998 – Recipient of the Florida Caribbean Basin Trade Promotion grant

1999 – Led the first US Department of Commerce Certified OWIT trade mission to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic

2001 – Established annual International Business Woman of the Year Awards (IBWOY) to recognize outstanding women in the South Florida business community for the role they play in enhancing international trade and business through their professional and community activities

2002 to 2006 – Organized six international conferences in South Florida, featuring speakers from the US and Latin American business communities and fostering the growth of regional trade and investment relationships

October, 2007 – Hosted the 16th Annual OWIT World conference entitled “Emerging Markets: The Road Ahead for Finance, Business, and Trade”

May, 2008 – Officially updated organization name to OWIT-South Florida to recognize the growing collaboration between Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

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