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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
International Law Section present
CUBA 2014:
WHAT THE U.S. LEGAL AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES NEED TO KNOW


Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819
http://www.loewshotels.com/Portofino-Bay-Hotel
Live Presentation: November 20 - 21, 2014

Course No. 1763R


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED!! Save 5% on your registration fee if your registration is received by 5:00 p.m. on October 29. This seminar will discuss what the U.S. legal and business communities need to know about Cuba. Topics include: Cuba, an evolving marketplace; legal changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba since 2008; the impact of the Cuban diaspora in Cuba and the U.S.; challenges of the legal framework for economic development; issues key to energy, mining and the environment; issues relating to agriculture and trade; and case studies relating to doing business in Cuba.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014


1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Late Registration

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cuba: An Evolving Marketplace
Moderator: Luis Martinez-Fernandez, University of Central Florida
Panelists:
Johannes Werner, Editor, Cubanews/Cuba Standard, Tampa
Philip Peters, Cuba Research Center, Washington, D.C.
Carlos Loumiet, Broad and Cassel, Miami

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Questions & Answers

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
U.S. Policy Towards Cuba - Changes Since 2008
Moderator: Bill Carlson, President, Tucker Hall, Tampa
Panelists:
Richard Feinberg, University of California, San Diego, CA
Milton Vescovacci, Gray-Robinson, Miami
Peter Quinter, Gray-Robinson, Miami

5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Questions & Answers

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Impact of the Cuban Diaspora in Cuba and the U.S.
Moderator: Ralph Patino, Patino & Associates, Coral Gables
Panelists:
Hugo Cancio, Editor, On Cuba
Tessie Aral, ABC Charters, Miami
Jorge Fernandez, Hope 4 Cuba, New Hope, PA

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Questions & Answers

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Legal Framework for Economic Development: Challenges
Moderator: Jose Gabilondo, Florida International University, Miami
Panelists:
Antonio Zamora, Lex International, Miami
Rolando Anillo, Florida Crystals Corp., West Palm Beach
Gregory Biniosky, Canadian Attorney in Cuba

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Questions & Answers

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Issues Relating to Energy, Mining and the Environment
Moderator: Rolando Anillo, Florida Crystals Corp.
Panelists:
Luis Alcade, Kegler Brown LPA, Ohio
Dan Whittle, Environmental Defense Fund, Raleigh, NC
Edward Russo, Eco Study Cuba, Key West

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Issues relating to Agriculture and Trade
Moderator: Manuel Supervielle, Veritas, Miami
Panelists:
William Messina, University of Florida, Gainesville
Parke Wright IV, Southeast Agnet, Naples
Paul Johnson, Illinois Cuba Working Group, Chicago, IL

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Case Studies Relating to Doing Business in Cuba
Moderator: Alfredo G. Duran, Alfredo G. Duran, P.A., Miami
Panelists:
Jay Brickman, Vice President, Crowley Maritime Corporation, Medley
Suzanne Carlson, President / Carlson Maritime Travel, TSP, Tampa
Dominic Soave, Editor, Cuba Plus, Cuba

6:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks




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