2017 FCIE Annual Conference

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Need help with your registration? If you have any problems with the registration process, please call FCIE Staff Assistant at (407)582-3835 or send an email to: info@fcie.org

You can find the Conference Program here: 2017 Conference Tentative Program 

Early Bird pricing from May 1st, 2017-July 31st, 2017. Standard price in effect from Aug. 1st, 2017- Oct. 5th, 2017.          

Ticket Prices:

Members Only 1 Day Ticket $195 Nonmember 1 day Ticket $225
Members Only Early Bird Ticket $225 Nonmember Early Bird Ticket $275
Members Only Standard Ticket $250 Nonmember Standard Ticket $300

Student Ticket Price: No cost if you register using your student email address. May ask for more information to verify student status.

Check To pay by check you will still need to register through our registration page. Please utilize the below information to write your check. Mail it to:

Florida Consortium for International Education

Valencia College DO-335 P.O. Box 3028

Orlando, FL 32802

Credit Card Pay by credit card here.

Walk-In Payments Walk-In Registrations and Payments can be made the day of the conference when you arrive. We do not recommend using this option, however, we can accommodate if necessary.

Important Reservation Details:

Reservations can be made until Tuesday, August 22, 2017 with the group rate.

 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Miami Brickell-Downtown

50 SW 12th Street, Miami, Florida 33130

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There is a group rate set for this event for FCIE members at $179 for a standard Queen room and $220 for a King Studio Suite with sofa bed (limited rooms available). Institutional representatives should make their own reservations. As the conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5th, it is recommended that you arrive Wednesday evening, October 4th. Check-in is 3:00PM, and Check-out is 12:00PM. You will need to provide proof of tax exempt status at time of check in. Covered parking garage is available with in/out privileges for $22 per car per day. Hotel is located less than a 1 minute walk from the free Metromover that will take you to the Miami-Dade College-Wolfson Campus in less than 15 minutes.

For online reservations: Click the following link and follow the directions listed: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/M/MIABVHX-FIC-20171004/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

For phone reservations: Call (786) 456-9405 and mention the Florida Consortium for International Education. Group Code: FIC

Amenities for the hotel include:

  • Free “Hot Breakfast Buffet” and “On the Run Breakfast Bags”
  • Free 24 hour coffee, tea, lemonade, hot chocolate, and fresh fruits
  • Free welcome drink at check-in
  • Free high-speed wireless internet access
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 100% Hampton Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Outdoor roof-top pool
  • Hilton HHonors- Points & Miles Frequent Guest Reward Program

If you have any questions, please contact info@fcie.org or the hotel. For additional questions, please visit the hotel website.

Cancellation Policy: 100% full pre-payment due 45 days prior to group’s arrival with zero cancellation and zero refund thereafter. (August 22nd, 2017)

Your airport arrival can be from any of the following airports.

Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, or MIAMI-OPA LOCKA EXECUTIVE (OPF)   

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FCIE Welcomes Featured Speakers

October 5-6, 2017


Manny Mencia

Senior Vice President of Enterprise Florida, Inc., International Trade & Business Development


Manuel (Manny) A. Mencia is the senior vice president of the International Trade & Business Development division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., (EFI). The division is headquartered in Miami and maintains offices in six Florida cities as well as several countries around the world.

Manny joined Enterprise Florida in 1996. Prior to that, he served as vice president of World Marketing at The Beacon Council between 1992 and 1996. He has acquired extensive international trade expertise, having served in various executive positions at the Florida Department of Commerce between 1977 and 1991.

In 2009, EFI received the President’s E Star Award for Export Promotion Excellence, our nation’s highest trade development honor. In 2000, Export Magazine and the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) conferred their Gold Award to EFI’s division of Trade Development, as the best statewide export development organization in the country.

Manny currently serves as president of State International Development Organizations (SIDO), the national organization of state trade development agencies. He also serves on the board of the Florida Export Finance Corporation, World Trade Center-Miami, Florida Trade Partners Alliance, and the Florida District Export Council. Manny obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University in Political Science.


Anthony Koliha

Anthony Koliha

Director of the Office of Global Educational Programs at the US Department of State


Anthony Koliha is the Director of the Office of Global Educational Programs at the U.S. Department of State, where he oversees a portfolio of international teacher, professional, and global mobility programs and services across four branches. Prior to joining ECA, he was the Director of International Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he helped successfully launch a new School of Global and International Studies, in addition to expanding international programs and providing senior leadership for over a dozen federally- funded international, area studies, and foreign language centers. Mr. Koliha previously held joint posts as Director of the Fulbright Program in Russia and International Director of the Russia/Eurasia office for the Institute of International Education.  During his tenure in Russia, he participated as a delegate to the Education Sub-Working Group, U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, launched a number of new Fulbright initiatives, and worked with corporations, foundations, and other partners on programs in a variety of fields such as technical and agrarian sciences, energy, and higher education.  Mr. Koliha has also worked at the Social Science Research Council and American Councils for International Education. He holds degrees from Kenyon College and Indiana University, Bloomington.


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Paul Frost

Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

Paul Frost is a Commercial Officer at for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  In this capacity, Paul is responsible for assisting U.S. companies throughout South Florida in the Financial Services, Education, Marine sectors.  Between 2014 and 2016, Paul served as Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, where he had responsibility for Education, Tourism, Franchising, Services, Agribusiness and SelectUSA.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Paul was Vice President, Global Trade and Supply Chain Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He also worked in Washington, D.C. at the Export-Import Bank of the United States and at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Paul received his Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the University of California San Diego. He holds the designation of Certified International Credit Professional.


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