about us

Welcome to the Uruguayan American Chamber of Commerce (UACOC) in Florida.

We are a private, nonprofit organization founded by local professionals and businessmen in 1996. For over 15 years, the organization has pursued its main objective of promoting commercial and personal relations amongst its members within the Florida community and between Uruguay and the United States.

The Uruguayan American Chamber offers the following services:

  • Promote communication between individuals, organizations, and associations which share the same interests.
  • Organize events such as business luncheons, speaker events, seminars, business card exchanges, holiday galas, business cocktail receptions, and many more.
  • Publish a monthly electronic newsletter featuring articles which pertain to the Chamber members with membership announcements, other bi-nationals Chamber news, events information, and other general news.
  • Work in close cooperation with other Chambers of Commerce present in Florida and business entities in Uruguay and the United States.

For membership information click here.

Find additional information on our events page or click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

We look forward to welcoming you at our events!

How the Chamber Operates
The Chamber is an independent non-profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of representatives from member companies. The Board elects officers, determines Chamber policies, and nominates committee chairpersons. Day-to-day operations are carried out by the Chamber’s executive staff.

Chamber goals:

  • Promote economic, financial, and commercial relationships between Uruguay and the United States.
  • Support Uruguayan companies willing to engage in commercial activity in Florida and vice versa.
  • Facilitate the development of trade relations between Uruguay and American companies.
  • Provide high-quality services to its members through business orientation, networking opportunities, education, training activities, and employment services.

Mission:
The Uruguayan American Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to foster the growth of existing business relations and partnerships and to promote new ones between Uruguay and the United States.

Vision:
To be the most qualified starting point of contact between American and Uruguayan companies when doing business between the two countries.

Chamber activities:
The Chamber’s broad array of activities is tightly focused on helping members and their companies to develop and expand business opportunities.

  • Networking opportunities: The chamber’s members meet the leaders by participating in the Chamber activities as well as getting in touch with Chamber members via the online membership directory. The Chamber’s members will become personally acquainted with potential suppliers and customers as well as bankers, lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, public relations experts, and other professionals who are part of the important Chamber’s network.

  • Education and training: Members continually expand their knowledge of trade opportunities and techniques at UACOC conferences, seminars, roundtable discussions, and specialized training courses.

  • Commercial services: Members can obtain assistance in developing and expanding their activity through business orientation, advertising opportunities, and employment services.

Do you want to introduce your product or service into the United States or into Uruguay?

The Uruguayan American Chamber of Commerce has developed a one-day meeting package for your company to provide the opportunity to meet with the Chamber Board of Directors, community business leaders related to your trade or profession, commercial and immigration lawyers, tax advisors,  marketing/advertising professionals, and public relations experts.