UCFBI – Kissimmee
Connecting the World to Central Florida
Quickly becoming an internationally recognized hub for business and innovation, Central Florida is an open canvas for investors and new ventures. The World Preview Center (WPC), a client of the UCF Business Incubator – Kissimmee, will help connect domestic and international companies with Central Florida new business opportunities worldwide. The WPC is a hybrid of past world’s fairs and today’s trade/product expos, which shed light on the progress made by individuals and businesses and challenge us to look toward the future.
The WPC will act as a gateway, providing businesses with strategic planning, marketing and public relations services to create thousands of higher-paying jobs in Osceola County. The WPC’s 30-acre industrial park will include a Welcome Center for international and domestic companies and industries to showcase their products and services to the thousands of leisure and business travelers visiting the Disney/Universal Studios area each week. The WPC team will serve as ambassadors by offering strategic business and marketing services to corporations, governments and industries while helping them increase their product/service portfolios and expand into new markets. In a nutshell, WPC will connect the world via Central Florida.
According to Buoncervello, consumers will benefit in many ways.
“First, we plan on creating 2,200 jobs in Osceola County,” explains Buoncervello. “Second, we will help build partnerships to provide services that increase existing technologies, such as better waste disposal and waste management products and worldwide efforts to support green technologies. Additionally, through the WPC, consumers will have access to organic foods and products that have been available in certain markets abroad.”
WPC’s soft launch was held May 13 at Osceola Heritage Park and will be followed by a ribbon cutting November 18 at their 10-acre property on U.S. 192. The WPC Expo Welcome Center will serve as the portal for the company’s 60,000-square-foot pavilion, located on their 33-acre complex at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport.
Buoncervello, an active Rotarian for nearly two decades, has assembled a qualified team of advisers comprised of 64 Rotarians worldwide. Although still in its infancy, WPC already has a success story to note. Netherlands-based BouMatic Robotics, an enterprise yielding $330 million in annual sales, has asked WPC to facilitate their expansion in Bavaria. WPC has already arranged connections into the Bavarian dairy farmers’ network through a relationship with a German businessman serving as a WPC ambassador.
WPC’s future is bright, and they value their relationship with the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP). “Our WPC ambassador team has received tremendous avenues of communication, managerial assistance and door-opening as a result of our locating to the UCF incubator facility in Kissimmee,” says Buoncervello. “The UCFBIP has significantly broadened our business platform.”
Buoncervello says WPC has ambitious plans for the future. “We plan to offer several transportation routes for visitors to the World Preview Center’s expo showcase. We also hope the majority of development on the facilities to be housed on our property will be complete within five years.”
For more information, visit WorldPreviewCenter.com.