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Gov. Scott heads to Canada

canada.jpgGov. Rick Scott today embarks on the second foreign trade mission of his first six months in office. He'll arrive in Montreal this afternoon and spend the day in meetings with Quebec Premier Jean Charest, U.S. Consul General-Montreal Lee McClenny and the Power Corp. of Canada. There is also a "Gov. Scott Welcome Reception" at the offices of international law firm Fasken Martineau.

Scott will also visit Toronto on the five-day, two-city tour. He'll be joined by Enterprise Florida Director Gray Swoope and a delegation from the state's business community. Scott's office declined a request for any Florida media to join the entourage.

Scott visited Panama in March and will head to Brazil in October.

More here.

The delegation:

Ivan Barrios, Vice President, Trade Development Services, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Henry Blakiston, Florida Realtors
Patricia Blakiston, President, Florida Realtors
Michael Breen, Senior Director, International Department, Cornerstone Regional Partnership Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Hellen M. Cauthen, President & CEO, Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation
Glenn Murray Cooper, Shareholder, Fowler White Boggs, P.A.
Selma Fates, Manager, International Business Development    Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Fred Glickman, Vice President, International Operations, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Amy Graham, Traveling Press Secretary, Executive Office of the Governor
Donald Allan Kirkman, President, Florida Great Northwest
Jose Antonio Martinez, Director, International Economic Development, The Beacon Council
Andrew McIntosh, Attorney, Fowler White Boggs, P.A.
Howel W. Melton, Partner, Holland & Knight
Manny Mencia, Sr. Vice President, International Trade & Business Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Keith Alan Norden, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
Richard C. Pegnetter, Jr., Interim Director, SW Florida Regional Economic Development Partnership
Dean Petrone, Special Assistant to the Governor, Executive Office of the Governor
Steve Queior, President, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Stuart L. Rogel, President & CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership
Ann Scott, First Lady, State of Florida
Rick Scott, Governor
John Sebree, Vice President of Public Policy, Florida Realtors
Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
Robert C. Swindell, President/CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Gray Swoope, President & CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Ilona Vega, Director, International Business Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Brian Walters, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Business Development    Metro-Orlando Economic Development Commission

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:47am]


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