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Newsletter june 2019

Published by Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, 2019-06-07 11:51:37

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INDEX Message from the President..................................................................................................1 Meet our new members.........................................................................................................3 News from our Members......................................................................................................10 News ......................................................................................................................................16 Upcoming Events ..................................................................................................................17 Save the date........................................................................................................................20

1 Message from the President By Javier Estades, President & CEO, Tabacalera USA Dear Members, There will be several events the Also, almost two years have following months, such as a passed since we started a new It is a pleasure to greet you once European Networking event on chapter at the Chamber of again in our Newsletter. I am June 12th. All European Commerce when I assumed the always delighted to inform you Chambers are participating in Presidency along with a new about the Chamber´s gathering experts from several Board. I would like to thank the advancements. fields. Attendees will have a great magnificent work that the team opportunity to receive valuable led by Juan Carlos Pereira is I would like to start remarking the advice and meeting with doing giving greater dynamism great results we had with our professionals. and presence to our Chamber. First Golf Tournament. Around Since he joined the Chamber, one sixty people attended and Our Annual General Assembly year ago, many of the objectives enjoyed a cocktail and barbecue will be held on June 13th and we he settled have been afterwards. We received such a will host an inclusive and exciting accomplished and we all keep good feedback from players and initiative on June 17th. “Women- working to help our members sponsors, asking for a second ON Kick-off” will be for sure an develop their businesses and edition. This is exciting news for interesting event, born to rise fulfilling their objectives. all of us. Thank you all for women in a transformational participating and welcoming this world. It will be an interesting Finally, I would like to welcome initiative with open arms. afternoon, open for discussion some of our new members, such about the actual workplace and as IguanaCALL, TOUS or The economic environment. We are CuCompany. The addition of honored to have the support of these new companies confirms respected women who will lead that we are working hard to the meeting as speakers and attract leading companies and share with the attendants their professionals in different fields of experiences of thriving in their action. respective professional areas. The Chamber of Commerce in Additionally, we are pleased to Miami is at your disposal to help announce the date for our 39th generate business and develop Annual Anniversary Gala. It will professional connections among take place on November 15th, the all those who are part of it. details about the Company and Executive of the Year will be Regards, announced soon. Javier Estades Company of the year

2 Mensaje del Presidente Javier Estades, President & CEO, Tabacalera USA Los próximos meses también Han pasado casi dos años desde contamos con diferentes que comenzamos un nuevo eventos, como el Evento capítulo en la Cámara de Europeo de Networking el día 12 Comercio al asumir la Presidencia de junio. Las Cámaras Europeas junto con el nuevo Consejo. Me en Miami en conjunto reunimos gustaría agradecer el magnífico expertos de diferentes áreas con trabajo que el equipo liderado el fin de que los asistentes por Juan Carlos Pereira está reciban valiosos consejos haciendo, dando mayor profesionales, además de la dinamismo y presencia a nuestra posibilidad de hacer networking Cámara. Desde que se unió a entre todos ellos. nosotros, hace un año, muchos de los objetivos que estableció a Estimados Miembros, Nuestra Asamblea General Anual su llegada se han cumplido y tendrá lugar el 13 de junio y el día todos seguimos trabajando para Es un placer saludaros una vez 17 organizamos una iniciativa ayudar a nuestros miembros a más a través de nuestra inclusiva: “Women-ON Kick-off” desarrollar sus negocios y Newsletter e informaros de las será sin duda un evento conseguir sus objetivos. noticias y próximos eventos de la interesante donde hablar acerca Cámara. de la actualidad laboral y Finalmente, me gustaría dar la económica. Tenemos el gran En primer lugar, me gustaría honor de contar en el panel con el bienvenida a nuestros nuevos destacar el éxito de nuestro apoyo de mujeres líderes para Primer Torneo de Golf. Alrededor compartir sus experiencias de miembros, entre ellos de sesenta personas participaron éxito en sus respectivas áreas. y disfrutaron del cocktail y IguanaCALL, TOUS o The parrillada el día 2 de mayo. El Sin duda, otra noticia que nos feedback tanto de jugadores complace anunciar es la fecha CuCompany. Contar con nuevas como sponsors fue muy bueno, para la 39 Gala Anual de tanto que nos han pedido una Aniversario. Será el 15 de compañías confirma el trabajo segunda edición. Gracias a todos noviembre, los detalles acerca de por la participación y por recibir, la Compañía y el Empresario del que realizamos por atraer una vez más, estas iniciativas con Año los anunciaremos pronto. los brazos abiertos. empresas líderes y profesionales en diferentes áreas. La Cámara de Comercio en Miami está a vuestra entera disposición para ayudar a generar y desarrollar negocio entre todos aquellos que la integran. Saludos, Javier Estades Company of the year

3 Meet our new members Some of our members since April 2019 Chrand Marketing & Eventos S.L: Marketing City National Bank of Florida : Financial services. JP Morgan Chase: Investment bank and financial services. TOUS USA Inc: Jewelry. IguanaCALL: Cloud phone service provider. Kertiles LLC. Ceramics and marble. The CuCompany: Marketing agency. Company of the year

Meet our new members 4 Interviews with our new members - 2019 3.Why did you decide to stablish your company in Miami? IguanaCall Miami is emerging as the center of Hispanic businesses and the gateway for international 1.Briefly describe your business and its value for business. the clients. What is your competitive advantage? We are a Cloud Phone Service Provider with 13 years of experience in the telecommunications world, which provides companies with telephony services that guarantee their communications, mobility, and productivity, with products that respond to their business dynamics. As Small Business, IguanaCALL bet be a business of details, to give VIP attention, offering products that are implemented tailored to each client, their needs and the requirements of their users, this being the best competitive advantage. 2.Do you have clients in the United States? If yes, 4.Why did you decide to become a member of the could you give some examples? Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? We are an American Company, which provides As a company that serves the Hispanic market, within national and international service, having a an American market, we see very opportune to be diversified customers portfolio some of which we can allies of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, due to mention: Retail, Clinical Centers, Logistics Business, its great record, excellent reputation and their Distributors, Exporters, and Importers among others. members. Company of the year

Meet our new members 5 Interviews with our new members - 2019 3.Why did you decide to stablish your company in Miami? The CuCompany Our first incursion was made 15 years ago, where we started working around Latin America. After growing 1.Briefly describe your business and its value for our business there, we decided to expand our the clients. What is your competitive advantage? business in North America, taking Miami as a headquarter. This has allowed us to be close to The CuCo Company is a Digital Business specialized Markets around the United States as well as Latin in Marketing and Talent. It was incorporated in the American Markets . USA in 2015 by a multidisciplinary team with more than twenty years of experience in Marketing, 4.Why did you decide to become a member of the Communication, and Talent.We have our company in Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? the United States, Colombia, and presence in Spain The Spanish Chamber of Commerce has an excellent and Perú. communication system for NETWORKING. Its highly Our competitive advantage is to generate value qualified, professional staff, and continuous added towards our clients, being supportive for their promotion makes it strategic for all the companies growth by establishing long term relationships and located in Miami. offering integral and personalized solutions in the And of course, their breakfast events, visits to areas of digital marketing and talent with E-learning strategic locations, seminars, networking, and platforms and effective and useful workshops. commercial events form strategic references to continue our work of growth as a company. 2.Do you have clients in the United States? If yes, could you give some examples? YES! We are in the United States, Spain, Perú, México, Ecuador … Some of the clients that have trusted us - like RIMAC, Fater Prevención, Burger King (MEGAFOOD), Carl Zeiss México, SEK University, and many others in the sectors of Real Estate, Restoration, well-known artists, aeronautics… Company of the year

6 Meet our new members Interviews with our new members - 2019 Chrand Marketing & Eventos S.L 3.Why did you decide to stablish your company in Miami? 1.Briefly describe your business and its value for the clients. What is your competitive advantage? We have a long-standing relation with The American College in Spain, which is an international center for Chrand Marketing & Events is an agency specialized Broward College. We have managed 2 editions of the in the following areas: Broward College World Conference and we are in advanced negotiations with them and other Florida • Organization of international events and institutions for organizing with them some of our summits in areas such as the environment, event and programs. music, sports and wine. We have produced and managed events with President Obama, We are planning a very important summit on climate Vice-president Al Gore, Kofi Annan, Francis change to be held in Miami in 2020. Ford Coppola, Sting, Enrique Iglesias and Pink Floyd amongst many sports celebrities. 4.Why did you decide to become a member of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? • In association with The American College in Spain we offer executive training programs Being a company, which was founded in Spain and for improving the performance of middle and managed by Spanish and American nationals but upper management, as well as their with strong ties to the US and American based employees. companies we believe it makes sense to join the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce to offer our • We have a department dedicated to the services and to promote our programs. production of wine related events, training programs for the industry and for the promotion of Spanish wines. Our 30 years of experience having worked with some of the most important world leaders and celebrities, in over 20 countries gives us a competitive advantage in the above-mentioned areas. We have been pioneers in organizing climate change summits since 2006 2.Do you have clients in the United States? If yes, could you give some examples? We have worked with the Vice-president Al Gore and his foundation The Climate Reality Project, the Harry Walker Agency, Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy, the Society of Wine Educators, Freixenet USA, Opus One, Wines from Spain and Broward College, amongst others. Company of the year

7 Meet our new members Interviews with our new members - 2019 City National Bank of Florida 1.Briefly describe your business and its value for the clients. What is your competitive advantage? City National Bank (CNB) is a community bank with local decision-making that makes personal relationships its top priority. City National Bank is rated 5 stars \"Superior\" by BauerFinancial and was recently named South Florida Business Journal’s 3.Why did you decide to stablish your company in Miami? Business of the Year. CNB was voted Best City National Bank was established in 1946 in Miami Community Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Beach by two entrepreneurs that focused on helping small businesses thrive by making loans to Commercial Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, companies that otherwise would not have access to credit. Since then, CNB has expanded throughout Best Private Bank and Best Foreign National Florida and has gained a reputation for a best-in- class client experience. Mortgage Lender by the readers of the Daily Business 4.Why did you decide to become a member of the Review. Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? 2.Do you have clients in the United States? If yes, City National Bank joined the Spain-US Chamber of could you give some examples? Commerce when it was owned by Caja Madrid. Now with Bci as a parent company, we still recognize the City National Bank is headquartered in Miami, value of partnerships with Spain and value our Florida and has 30 banking centers from Miami Spanish clients and partners… through Orlando, with additional offices in Tampa. Company of the year

8 Meet our new members Interviews with our new members - 2019 Kertiles 3.Why did you decide to stablish your company in Miami? 1.Briefly describe your business and its value for the clients. What is your competitive advantage? The company was founded by Juan Marcos Jimenez and today continues to be directed by his son Kertiles is a company of family tradition dedicated to Fernando Jimenez. Juan Marcos worked a tile sales the distribution of ceramic and marble with more representative in Spain and traveled frequently to than 25 years of presence in Miami. Our family comes Miami. Later he decided to move his family to this from the city of Castellón in Spain, which is a ceramic city since he liked it very much and saw great production center with more than 100 factories in the possibilities of work and founded Kermarble and area. Part of the reason for our success in Miami is Kertiles a few years later. due to the great acceptance of our Spanish design products and the modern Mediterranean style. Our 4.Why did you decide to become a member of the products have been used to coat floors and walls in Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? many apartment building projects and family homes. We have also managed to produce products of high As a Spaniard, I would like to collaborate with the quality and competitive price with Spain being our Chamber of Commerce of Spain and participate in its first supplier although we also manufacture in Italy events to meet companies from Spain and see how and China. we can help each other to continue growing. 2.Do you have clients in the United States? If yes, could you give some examples? Most of our customers are based in the United States and mainly in Florida. We sell to the retail tile stores, like Casa Linda and D&B Tile; large developers like Codina and Related Group; single family home builders as Adrian Homes or Lennar and also to architect and design firms like Kobi Karp and Moss. Our customer based is diversified but focused on the wholesale and interior design. Company of the year

Meet our new members 9 Interviews with our new members - 2019 3.Why did you decide to stablish your company in Miami? Profarmaco By opening a commercial office in Miami, we want to 1.Briefly describe your business and its value for be closer to our new commercial partners. Our the clients. What is your competitive advantage? pledge is their satisfaction and their consolidation in the Central American and Dominican pharmaceutical Grupo Profármaco is an innovative international market, following our corporate philosophy based in group with headquarters in Barcelona (Spain), good service, teamwork, open communication and specialized in the commercialization of transparency. All of this is easier with presence in the pharmaceutical products in the geographic scope of US. Central America and the Caribbean. We offer a We also decided for Miami because it is a location complete outsourcing service to any pharmaceutical close to the Central American Market and a natural company through consulting and/or technical hub for companies that would like to lead their management specialized in regulatory matters, business to these emerging markets. The market research, marketing, medical and International Airport offers direct connections to pharmaceutical promotion, commercial network and Barcelona (Spain) where our headquarters are based distribution. and to all seven countries of Central America where we have our own subsidiaries. Profármaco is an expert partner in the pharmaceutical market of Central America and the 4.Why did you decide to become a member of the Dominican Republic which has important differences Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? in terms of pharmaceutical regulation, market composition and cultural environment than the Profarmaco is a Spanish company with almost 30 Spanish and North American markets. Our business years of activity offering its services to European and model is based on adapting to the needs of each mainly Spanish companies. Through the Spain – US commercial partner offering proposals according to Chamber, Profarmaco aims to extend its services to the objectives of the brands that they wish to American Pharmaceutical Companies that value and maintain, strengthen or launch in this region. We are trust having a Spanish partner for their commercial proud to count on the expertise of our team of over operations in Central America ensuring a high-quality 275 professionals. Profármaco is a reliable partner for marketing under international standards of ethics the Laboratories in the region, controlling the and good practices for each of the areas involved. Regional Distribution, promotion of the Sanitary Profarmaco LLC (US) will be supported by Registers, the Marketing, the promotion of the Profarmaco SA (Spain) corporate areas of Marketing, products and the Medical Visit. Nowadays we enjoy Logistics, Quality and Regulatory. Profarmaco is a the trust of outstanding multinational reliable partner for the Laboratory in the region, pharmaceutical companies. controlling the Regional Distribution, promotion of the Sanitary Registers, the Marketing, the Promotion 2.Do you have clients in the United States? If yes, of the products and the Medical Visit. could you give some examples? We are searching for clients in the United States that search for a specialized partner to launch their pharmaceutical products in Central America through a single interlocutor for the region, or that would like to maintain or strengthen their sales with our integral service of medical visit and marketing. Company of the year

10 News from our Members Partnership Spain-US Chamber of Commerce– IguanaCALL (English) Connect your business from Spain to US with your own American phone number! And if your company is here, empower your communications with a cloud business phone service. Remove distances and make business calls from Spain to US or from US to Spain, as local calls. In April, a Partnership was made between the Spain- Talk about the future, evolution, and changes mean US Chamber of Commerce and IguanaCALL (Cloud an impulse to give value to companies and a more Phone Service Provider), which seals an advance in precise vision of the management of their resources. the communications of the Chamber, switched its phone service and empowering its local and This is what IguanaCALL offers to its clients and, international connections. therefore, to the members of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, with our Cloud Business Phone This change brings as a benefit for the Chamber, the Service, the ability of your company to have its own evolution towards an Advanced Cloud Phone Service American business phone number, if the company is that provides innovation, edge technology, and HD located in Spain, in addition to a service with the best voice quality, in addition to giving control and features to compete in such a committed market, administration over its phone service, among many with the right tools and one of them is telephony! other features that will provide mobility and productivity in the routines of its users. Communication means being connected, available locally and creating a connection between the world, Now, what does mean for the Members of the Spain- customers and other companies. US Chamber of Commerce? If on the contrary, the company is located here in the Each start is a world of opportunities. Not only the USA, the competitive advantages of having a Cloud growth of the business itself, in terms of customers, Business Phone Service, also, magnificent the sense sales, distribution, according to its nature, but also of a business phone service, where each of its internally, is the propitious opportunity to make features, impact in the same way and power your changes that lead to improvements, so that this communications. growth becomes a healthy cycle. In summary, if the company is located in Spain or the At IguanaCALL, we always show the advantages of US, you can benefit from having a Cloud Business having a Cloud Business Phone Service that supports Phone Service that gives you an American number to all the marketing, sales, finance and logistics establish a direct communication that will allow you strategies of a company, since it is vital when it to attend and do business, bidirectionally. comes to being competitive in the global and local market. And when we speak of global, it is not in a metaphorical sense, no; It's something that is just as are its competitors. Company of the year

11 News from our Members Partnership Spain-US Chamber of Commerce- IguanaCALL(English) With IguanaCALL, companies can: IguanaCALL bring to your company a phone service tailored to your company! • Having unlimited calls in US • Having your own American phone number The image of your company will be associated with quality, solvency, and solidity by having: with extensions in the US and Spain, if your company does business in the US and is • An Auto Receptionist, with the initial located in Spain or vice versa. professional greeting of your company and • Sending SMS or text messages, for fast therefore, the routing of the calls. connections and immediate to cell phone contacts • Music on Hold, where you have a world of • Voicemail to Email. possibilities to tell those who wait in line, • Receive and send Faxes by Email to clients everything your company has especially for and/or leads them. • Recording calls for quality control • Extensions in an APP on your cell phones for • If you have a relevant call flow, with Call continuous attention (available for iPhone, Queue, who expects, can know exactly how Android, and PC) long it will take to be served by a • Control and managing of phone service, as representative. well as lower monthly billing costs. • Call Transfer to where its need to answer This among other features that give mobility, them, cell phones, fixed or to an extension productivity, and control to their businesses. that is outside of your city or country. • Follow Me, to never missed calls again. This alliance opens a new road to corporate phone services between the Chamber, its members, and IguanaCALL as your Cloud Phone Service Provider. IguanaCALL More Empowerment! Will bring you more than a simple phone service. Get Cloud Phone Numbers, Extensions & Full Features. Company of the year

12 News from our Members Partnership Spain-US Chamber of Commerce- IguanaCALL(Spanish) ¡Conecta a tu empresa desde España a EE. UU. con su Hablar sobre el futuro, la evolución y los cambios propio número telefónico americano! Si tu empresa significa un impulso para dar valor a las empresas y está aquí, empodera sus comunicaciones con un una visión más precisa de la gestión de sus recursos. Cloud Business Phone Service. Esto es lo que IguanaCALL ofrece a sus clientes y por Acorta distancias y haz tus llamadas de negocio lo tanto, a los miembros de la Spain-US Chamber of desde España a EE. UU. o desde EE. UU. a España, Commerce. Con nuestro Cloud Business Phone como una llamada local. Service, la capacidad de que su empresa pueda tener su propio número telefónico americano, si la En el mes de abril, se hizo efectivo un Intercambio empresa está localizada en España; además de un entre la Spain-US Chamber of Commerce e servicio con las mejores características para que IguanaCALL (Cloud Phone Service Provider) que sella compita en un mercado tan comprometido, ¡con las un avance en las comunicaciones de la Cámara, con herramientas adecuadas y una de ellas es la el cambio de su servicio telefónico y empoderando su telefonía. conexión local e internacional. La comunicación significa estar conectado, Este cambio traerá como beneficio para la Cámara, la disponible localmente y generar una conexión entre evolución hacia un Advanced Cloud Phone Service el mundo, los clientes y las empresas. que brindará innovación, tecnología edge y calidad de voz HD, además de darle el control y Por el contrario, si la empresa está localizada aquí en administración sobre su servicio telefónico, entre los EEUU, las ventajas competitivas de tener un muchas otras características que brindarán movilidad Cloud Business Phone Service, igualmente, y productividad en las rutinas de sus usuarios. magnifica el sentido de un servicio telefónico, en donde cada una de sus características, repercuten Ahora, ¿qué significa esto para los Miembros de la de la misma manera y potencia sus comunicaciones. Spain-US Chamber of Commerce? En resumen, si la empresa está localizada en España Cada inicio, es un mundo de oportunidades. No solo o en EEUU, se puede beneficiar teniendo un Cloud el crecimiento del negocio en sí mismo, en términos Business Phone Service que le da un número de clientes, ventas, distribución, de acuerdo con su americano para poder establecer una comunicación naturaleza, sino también internamente. Es la directa que le permitirá atender y hacer negocios oportunidad propicia para realizar cambios que bidireccionalmente. conducen a mejoras, de modo que este crecimiento se convierta en un ciclo financiero saludable. En IguanaCALL, siempre exponemos las ventajas de poder contar con un Cloud Business Phone Service, que respalda las estrategias de mercadeo, ventas, finanzas y logística empresariales, como al contar con una herramienta fundamental para competir en los mercados globales. Company of the year

13 News from our Members Partnership Spain-US Chamber of Commerce- IguanaCALL(Spanish) Con IguanaCALL, las compañías pueden: IguanaCALL ofrece un servicio telefónico adaptado a tu empresa. • Tener llamadas ilimitadas en los EEUU • Tener su propio número telefónico americano La imagen corporativa de tu empresa estará asociada con calidad, solvencia, y solidez al tener: con extensiones en EEUU y en España, si la compañía hace negocios en EEUU y está • Un Auto Receptionist, con un mensaje localizada en España o viceversa. profesional de la compañía y las indicaciones • Enviar SMS o Mensajes de Texto, para para enrutar las llamadas. contactar rápidamente a sus contactos de celulares. • Music on Hold, donde tienes un mundo de • Buzón de Voz al Email. posibilidades para decirles a quienes te • Recibir y enviar Faxes por Email a clientes o llaman, mientras esperan en línea, todo lo prospectos. que tu compañía tiene especialmente para • Grabar las llamadas para control de calidad. ellos. • Tener sus extensiones en un APP en sus celulares para una continua atención • Si tiene un flujo de llamadas relevante, con (disponible para iPhone, Android, and PC) Call Queue (cola de llamadas), quienes • Controlar y manejar su telefonía, así como esperan en línea, pueden saber exactamente también bajar los costos de facturación. el tiempo de espera para que un representante atienda su llamada. Esto, entre otras características dan movilidad, productividad y control a los negocios. • Transferencia de llamadas a donde sea necesiten responder, celulares, teléfonos fijos o a una extensión que esté fuera de la ciudad o del país. • Follow Me, para no perder ni una llamada más. Esta alianza abre un nuevo camino con servicios de telefonía corporativos entre la Cámara, sus miembros e IguanaCALL como su Cloud Business Phone Provider. IguanaCALL More Empowerment! Will bring you more than a simple phone service. Get Cloud Phone Numbers, Extensions & Full Features. Company of the year

14 News from our Members City National Bank named SFBJ Business of the Year for 2019 CNB Recognized for Business Leadership, Growth, About City National Bank of Florida Culture, Commitment to Community Headquartered in Miami, City National Bank (CNB) is City National Bank (CNB), “Florida’s Big Bank the financial institution to which Floridians have Alternative,” has been named Business of the Year turned for more than 70 years. With more than $14 by the South Florida Business Journal. The South billion in assets, CNB is one of the largest financial Florida Business Journal recognized CNB’s record- institutions based in the state. City National Bank is a setting year, which included the successful subsidiary of Chilean bank, Banco de Crédito e acquisition of TotalBank, an outstanding Community Inversiones (Bci), and remains a South Florida-based Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating and the creation of community bank with local decision-making. City the CNB Housing Foundation. National Bank is rated 5-stars \"Superior\" by BauerFinancial. CNB was voted Best Community In the last year, CNB completed the successful Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Commercial acquisition of TotalBank and integrated its systems, Real Estate, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, Best Private clients and employees in just six months. The Bank and Best Foreign National Mortgage Lender by acquisition added $3 billion in assets, and catapulted the readers of the Daily Business Review. CNB offers a CNB to more than $14 billion in total assets with 30 diversified portfolio of financial products and services banking centers statewide. from Miami-Dade County to Central Florida. City National Bank was also recognized for its commitment to the communities it serves, garnering another “outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating, which it has achieved for 18 consecutive years. The rating was based on the bank’s level of community investment, innovative products to provide mortgages for low-income buyers, the thousands of volunteer hours by its employees, and small business lending, among other initiatives. The bank also launched the CNB Housing Foundation in 2018 to help level the playing field between cash buyers and low-income families. This is the second time in six years that CNB has received the Business of the Year honor. In addition, the bank has been voted to the Daily Business Review’s “Best Of” list for the past seven years, as Best Foreign National Mortgage Lender, Best Business Bank, Best Community Bank, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate Lending and Best Private Bank. American Banker Magazine also honored CNB in 2016 and 2017 with its “Best Banks To Work For” designation, and the bank has been 5-star Superior rated by BauerFinancial for the past 27 quarters. Company of the year

15 News from our Members Air Europa takes off with four new destinations in Europe this summer • From June to September, Air Europa will fly to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Athens and Alghero • The company expands its European network to seventeen cities and offers a perfect connection with its transoceanic flights Madrid, 9 May 2019.- Air Europa expands its network this coming summer with four new routes to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Athens and Alghero, increasing its European destinations to 17. The venture of Globalia's air division into Scandinavia and Greece, as well as a larger presence in Italy, will begin in mid-June and will continue until mid-September. Specifically, the airline company will fly from Madrid to both the Danish capital and the Swedish capital with three weekly flights respectively onboard its Airbus 330 fleet; whereas on Thursdays and Sundays, it will fly to Athens and Alghero. With the launch of these four new routes, Air Europa substantially increases its European network and offers better flight choices for its passengers, who will also enjoy a perfect and fast connection with the rest of the airline's transoceanic destinations via its hub in Madrid. Its new destinations in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Athens are the airline's debut in the respective countries; meanwhile, the company already operates in Italy, including flights to Rome, Milan and, for a little over a year, Venice. For further information: Communications Department Enrique Granados, 6. Edif. A. 28224 Pozuelo de Alarcón. Madrid [email protected] Company of the year

16 News News that may interest you: Spanish wine was the most exported in 2018…with the cheapest price El País. April 14th , 2019. 2018 was one of the best years for Spanish wine producers according to the International Organization of Wine and Vineyards. Read more (website in Spanish): Trump's new tariff threat could make iPhones, toys and shoes more expensive CNN Español. May 9th , 2019 Most consumer electronics, toys and shoes have usually been protected; a strategic measure that made commercial war almost invisible to US buyers. The new tariff will be applicable for Chinese imports. Read more (website in Spanish): juguetes-y- zapatos-sean-mas-caros/ China responds to the US with a tariff increase on goods valued over 60.000 million dollars. El País. May 14th, 2019. The measures will apply from June and will affect products already taxed in September. Read more ( website in Spanish): The FDA investigates cases of seizures among users of electronic cigarettes. El Mundo. April 4th, 2019. However there is no assurance if “vaping” is the reason. Read more (website in Spanish): Trump officially raises steel and aluminum tariffs in Canada and Mexico. May 20th, 2019. \"The imports of aluminum [and steel] from Canada and Mexico no longer threaten to harm national security, so I have decided to exclude Canada and Mexico from the tariff”-D.Trump. Read more (website in Spanish): Company of the year

17 Upcoming Events Take a look at our agenda -JUNE 2019- Meet the experts June 12th | 4.30-7pm Ampersand Studios, 31 NE 17th St, Miami, FL 33132 The European Chambers are pleased to invite you to a unique B2B speed meeting and networking experience between participants and attendees. For RSVP, please click here. Annual General Assembly June 13th | 6-8pm Santander Bank, 1401 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 The Board of Directors of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in Miami invite its Members to the Annual General Assembly, followed by a networking cocktail for the attendees. Please notice that membership should be up to date in order to assist. If you would like to become a member, contact us at 305 358 5988 or [email protected] For RSVP, please click here. Women-On Kick-off June 17th | 6 pm Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 The Spain-Us Chamber of Commerce is proud to present an inclusive event born to rise women in a transformational world. Join us and enjoy an enriching afternoon alongside women who have thrived in their different fields of action. For RSVP, please click here. Company of the year

18 Upcoming Events Take a look at our agenda -JULY 2019- Telemundo visit July 11th | 10 am Telemundo Center, 1 Telemundo Way, Miami, FL 33182, USA Florida SBDC : Finding and winning federal contracts July 24th | More details soon More details soon European Networking organized by the Italian Chamber July 25th | 6-8 pm More details soon -AUGUST 2019- Florida SBDC: Step Up Your Startup August 23rd | More details soon More details soon -SEPTEMBER 2019- Spanish pavilion at the \"23rd Americas Food & Beverage Trade Show\" September 23th - 24th | 10 am-5 pm Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall A, 1007 N America Way #500, Miami, FL 33132 If you want to secure a booth, please click here or contact us at +1 305- 358- 5988 or [email protected] Technology seminar lead by the Spanish chamber September 26th | More details soon Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Company of the year

19 Upcoming Events Take a look at our agenda -OCTOBER 2019- Spain US-Chamber Padel Tournament October 5th | More details soon Wynwood Padel Club, 1932 NW Miami Ct, Miami, FL 33136 -NOVEMBER 2019- 39th Annual Anniversary Gala November 15th| More details soon Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables , 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 European Networking event November 21st | More details soon More details soon Company of the year

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