BritWeek Miami, the annual celebration of British culture and industry excellence in South Florida, returns for a second year to the Sunshine State. Following the success of the inaugural BritWeek Miami in 2013, this yearâ€™s program of events will take place from March 6thâ€“12th, 2014, throughout Miami and Miami Beach, adopting a themed approach centered on â€˜design and innovation.â€™
The signature event is the BritWeek Miami eMerge Americas Transatlantic Tech Bash, taking place on Friday, March 7th in Miami Beach. eMerge Americas, created by the Technology Foundation of the Americas, aims to serve as a platform for hundreds of innovative entrepreneurs and startups from throughout the region to network with investors and industry luminaries. The Transatlantic Tech Bash, being held during BritWeek Miami, will serve as a prelude to the main eMerge Americas Conference, scheduled from May 2nd to 6th, 2014 in Miami Beach. Local speakers, UK thought leaders and Tech City Global Innovators will be invited for a series of panel discussions and a live streaming between two Global Tech Centers: Miami and Tech City London.
On Monday, March 10th, Port Miami plays host to the weekâ€™s third signature event â€“ The BritWeek Port Miami Business Conference 2014. The conference focuses on the strategic relationship between The City of Miami, CAMACOL, World Trade Center Miami and key international economic powerhouses, to explore Miamiâ€™s strategic location as an international business center and â€˜gatewayâ€™ for UK companies looking to do business in Central and South America and the Caribbean; and to Central and South American and Caribbean companies eyeing UK expansion and broader European opportunities. BritWeek Miami 2014 will focus on Miami as the hub of international trade in the Americaâ€™s and on innovations in technology and international shipping. A business luncheon with guest speaker is to be followed by a fascinating tour of the Port and Tunnel.
On Tuesday, March 11th, Catherine Garrido from Manchester Business School will join professors from the University of Miami and University of Florida to host a series of BritWeek Miami Education Seminars at the business schoolâ€™s Florida campus in downtown Miami. Topics for discussion will include MBA programs in the U.S vs. UK, global trends and the advancements or challenges that undergraduates face today.
The BritWeek Miami Creative Industries Closing Party will act as BritWeek Miamiâ€™s finale and closing signature event on Wednesday, March 12th at SLS Hotel South Beach. This invitation-only, British themed party celebrated the UK creative industries, as well as leading brands and companies representing the worlds of art, music, fashion, design, and film/television production, among others. BritWeek Miami will host its 2014 invitation-only signature red carpet event in celebration of the UK creative industries, attended by a number of British VIPs and personalities from the international film industry, through its newly formed partnership with the Miami International Film Festival.
Additional custom events being held during BritWeek Miami 2014 will include an innovation and architecture event at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; a British Afternoon Tea Party and fashion extravaganza in Miami Beach; a British Art showcase; a Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) British Film Screening hosted by Consul General Kevin McGurgan, and a Cruise Britain event to coincide with the SeaTrade exhibition at The Miami Beach Convention Center.