Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.

Mission & Vision

We implement our mission with the following activities, including:
  • Organizing leadership missions to overseas markets that concentrates on Sister Cities and Study missions that may become targeted markets
  • Assisting inbound business and government delegations and leaders visiting our region
  • Hosting high-level speakers throughout the world for the Tampa Bay region internationally for trade and business
  • Coordinating matchmaking opportunities for business to business to grow the Tampa Bay region
  • Organizing educational programming for the public on topics related to international trade and protocol
  • Helping firms that are members of the Council achieve their international business goals by building capacity
  • Gathering information on companies and tourists that go to and from the region from different countries and targeting those countries for Tampa Bay growth.
  • Building capacity for port, airport, tourism, chamber and university  in trade and protocol