New Conference Slated to Help Companies Launch American Presence

Daytona Beach, Fla. (November 06, 2018) – For many companies, expanding to the United States is a daunting task that affects all aspects of a company’s business.

This month, the Volusia County Business Incubator is bringing together experts from around the country to help businesses looking to establish a foothold in this country.

“Our soft-landing program has helped hundreds of companies reach markets that were often just a dream when they started,” says Connie Garzon-Bernal, associate director and site manager, Volusia County Business Incubator. “By bringing this group together, we’re providing a critical resource for any business looking to expand here in United States or/and internationally.”

The conference, taking place November 13 – 15, will cover topics such as:

  • American culture
  • Market analysis
  • Entry strategy formation
  • Demand for products
  • Immigration
  • Accounting and financing
  • Intellectual property
  • Establishing a business and taxes
  • Customs and border control
  • Imports and Exports

Specifically, the program is geared for executives from middle- to large-sized companies who are about to expand their operation in the United States. The program features speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Orlando International Airport, investment banking firms, law firms and investment groups.

“When attendees leave this conference, they will be very equipped to expand their services to the United States,” Garzon-Bernal says. “Plus, they will be eligible to join our program providing them extended services as they grow.

The conference takes place at the Volusia County Business Incubator, 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach. It’s sponsored by Team Volusia, the economic development agency for the greater Daytona region.

To register, or for more information on the program, please email: or call 386 8723100/101

For more information, contact Connie Garzon-Bernal, associate director and site manager, at 386-872-3100 or or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, at 407-415-8470 or

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About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With nine facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit