The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions and Diplomatic Security Service, the Orange County Government, City of Orlando, and the Consular Corps of Orlando have partnered to bring Experience Florida 2019 to the foreign consular community. The four-day education and networking event, beginning April 9, 2019, brings together consular officials from 31 foreign consular missions. Its goal is to foster connections with the state that will assist them in delivering enhanced support to their citizens living in or visiting Florida.
The foreign diplomats will visit area businesses and employers, local governments, academic and medical institutions, economic development organizations, and law enforcement agencies. The visits will focus on science, technology, environment, health, education, business development, and security.
The foreign diplomats also will have opportunities to meet with state and local elected officials, and representatives from the Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Center. They will learn more about the regional opportunities, infrastructures, and resources that may assist their citizens.
The event kicks off April 9, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel.