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THE 8th WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION
WHO WILL YOU MEET?
Participants from throughout the world.  Registrations have come in from Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Gambia, Ghana, India, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Libya, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA. These include the Authorities who regulate Zones, Government Ministries, Investment Promotion Agencies, Corporates, Location and Logistics Specialists as well as Investors, Banks and other Advisers to Zones.
Charleston Image will be held in Charleston, South Carolina in the United States. The Port of Charleston is one of the busiest container ports along the Southeast and Gulf coasts. South Carolina's overall exports in 2006 totalled $13.6 billion and went to over 150 countries around the world. South Carolina supports three Foreign Trade Zones with 20 sites in the State.
LATEST REGISTRATIONS!
Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority, Nigeria
Canadian Construction Association, Ottawa
BearingPoint Inc. McLean, Virginia
Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium
Krishnapatnam SEZ, Hyderabad, India
Ontustyk SEZ, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

CONVENTION VENUE
Conference Venue photo The location of the hotel is within "one of the top ten cities in the U.S." as rated by Conde Nast Traveler for seven consecutive years. A member of Historic Hotels of America, the hotel was originally built in 1924 and reopened in 1996 after a $12 million award-winning restoration.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez recently said "Products valued at billions of dollars pass through the Port of Charleston, and many of these are made in South Carolina and destined for international markets. Made in USA products such as BMWs, machinery, consumer goods and agricultural products are being exported right through this port, supporting tens of thousands of jobs."

Gutierrez noted that while countries that the United States has free trade agreements with make up only 7.5 percent of the world GDP, they purchase more than 42 percent of U.S. exports. "Free trade agreements are the best way to open markets and create growth" said Gutierrez, adding that new FTAs would open doors to millions consumers with GDP in $trillions.

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BRINGING TOGETHER THE ZONES ASSOCIATIONS OF THE WORLD
WFZC is expecting the following Associations to send a delegation to Charleston:

• Comité de Zonas Francas de las Américas (CZFA)
• China Free Trade Zone and Export Processing Zone Association
• Africa Free Zone Association
• Union of Arab Free Zones
• Export Promotion Council for SEZs and EOUs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Government of India
• National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (USA)

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