- ABiCC is the cooperative
association, or "umbrella"
organization, for the bi-national chambers of
commerce in Florida.
- ABiCC has approximately 40 member
organizations, with a total membership of
approximately 8,000 international business
members located in Florida, constituting a major
part of the international business community.
- The rapidly growing number of
bi-national chambers of commerce and their
memberships mirror the fundamental transformation
that Florida has undergone in just a few years to
become the global center of the Americas for
trade, commerce, finance, transportation,
communication, research and education, with a
special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Mission of ABiCC is:
- to promote foster, articulate, and
advance the common interests of all bi-national
chambers of commerce in Florida,
- to assist members of said
bi-national chambers of commerce to develop
business contacts in the overseas countries
represented by such bi-national associations of
- to foster, promote and develop
commercial relations and exchanges between the
United States and such overseas countries,
- to take any such actions and
measures as may be required to achieve the
foregoing such as creating the correct
environment that will help interaction and trust
amongst people so that economic and social
prosperity can be attained.
- To position ABiCC as the
organization in Florida that defends the
interests of its member organizations and their
respective members, thereby representing the
international business community in Florida.
- To inform the public institutions,
the media and other entities of the importance of
the international business community to the
economy, employment and prosperity of Florida.
- To be a link between the member
organizations and government institutions.
- To organize and maintain an agenda
of projects that will help abolish or reduce
restrictions in Florida and the USA on free
movement of goods, capital and people between the
USA and other countries.
- To support Miami as the location
for the future Permanent Secretariat of the Free
Trade Area of the Americas, by informing the
international private sector on the services and
advantages offered by Miami to such a
- To centralize information
concerning member associations through an
efficient website and other communication media,
as well as by distributing information on events
organized by member associations.
- To publish an ABiCC Newsletter,
either in paper or on internet, that will serve
as an important tool to inform on the different
activities organized by the member chambers.
- To represent the member
organizations at press conferences, debates, etc.
- To select a winner every year of
the ABiCC Award for Leadership in Global Trade,
as well as a winner every year of the Lars
- To organize the yearly ABiCC World
Business Week which serves as a platform for the
member associations to showcase their different
business opportunities, as well as any other
events decided by the Board of Directors that
will foster networking or that will be
informative and educational to the member
associations and their respective members.
Home Page - About ABiCC - Directory - Upcoming Events - Announcements - Awards - Links