The Greater Miami Chamber presented its sixth annual International Business Leadership Awards at a luncheon today at Jungle Island. The awards recognized business leadership in international companies that significantly impact the economy of South Florida. The awardees were recognized alongside G. Lee Sandler of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. who was presented with the Ponce de Leon Pioneering Spirit Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Frank Ryll of the Florida Chamber. The 2012 International Business Leadership Awards recipients are by category:
Business Retention & Expansion: IATA (International Air Transport Association) (large business);Novartis (Florida office) (small business)
Entrepreneurship: Dolce Vita Gelato (large business); RTF International Business Development, Inc.(small business)
Innovation & Innovative Practices: Miami Association of REALTORS (large business); KUEPA (small business)
Philanthropic & Community Leadership: Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic
Business Excellence (non-U.S. based): Nectar SARL (Mirazur)
Corporate Social Responsibility (non-U.S. based): Cerro Matoso, S.A.