VamosGlobal excels at creating strategic connections and customized travel missions that help our clients establish a presence in Latin America and Cuba whether it be commercial, cultural, educational or diplomatic. We can tailor a package specifically for you or your organization. After some 15 official missions to Cuba, VamosGlobal has established itself as the premier organizations promoting Cuba.
VamosGlobal has established itself as the go-to business development and business representation advisor for clients interested in doing business in Cuba.
VamosGlobal provides business and communications services you need to succeed, including:
- Business development strategy
- Political, logistical strategy and implementation
- Market analysis
- Feasibility studies
- Strategic Guidance
VamosGlobal services include:
➢Exploratory Missions to Cuba: VamosGlobal conducts travel coordination and design tailored itineraries for private, public and non profit sectors. VG provides access to a select network of high-level connections that offer exclusive market insight and leads on investment opportunities making professional business exploration particularly advantageous.
➢Business Representation: With associates in Havana, VamosGlobal has the capability to represent businesses and project interests in Washington, DC and Cuba.
➢Business Development: Ability to identify and secure business opportunities in Cuba for clients in priority sectors pre-established by the Cuban government
➢Branding/PR: Ability to create Public Relations and US-Cuba Media Opportunities, if desired.
MARGARET PULLES MACHADO
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, VAMOSGLOBAL, INC.
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF THE US-CUBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.
Margaret Pullés Machado is a public affairs and public relations professional who founded her multicultural and multilingual firm, PuMa Communications and Cultural Services, in 2006. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Pullés represents clients before members of Congress, Administration officials, think tanks and other agencies. In addition, she provides strategic integrated communications services including business development, branding, Hispanic marketing, media relations, special events, and community relations. Her vast global network of influentials and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors allows Margaret to successfully represent diverse client interests including: transportation, energy, finance, US-Mexico relations, immigration, economic development, and cultural tourism/museum development.
In 2015, after the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, Pulles founded VamosGlobal to focus on developing exploratory missions to Cuba where both Cubans and Americans have opportunities to exchange information, learn about the Cuban people, the cultural richness and history of the island, as well as explore investment and business opportunities. The trust garnered by senior officials and representatives combined with her sensitivity to how things operate in Cuba has made VamosGlobal missions particularly effective for those who participate.
In April 2017, Margaret and prominent business executives from across the country established the US-Cuba Chamber of Commerce to advocate and promote commercial relations between the two nations.
Prior to PuMa, Margaret served as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX). She managed a $2.4 million budget and successfully developed and implemented effective communications and government relations strategies for the state agency, created an in-house communications operation, promoted and educated public officials and the Miami’s diverse public on regional transportation issues, innovative technologies and expansion projects.
As Vice-President for Strategic Development of the Miami Museum of Science, Margaret was responsible for the overall development of a new 220million science museum project. She helped secure $10million in Letters of Commitment for the museum project and developed a high-profile marketing strategy to rebrand the museum, positioning the new institution as a major educational and cultural destination. Her government relations insight, public program, fundraising know-how, and savvy branding helped created the public support required to pass a 170million General Obligation Bond for the new museum facility.
As Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Affiliations Program, Margaret developed and implemented management and communications strategies, supervised 4 divisions and approximately 17 employees, and a 2.3 million budget. She developed budget forecasts; allocated fund resources and determined programmatic priorities; generated business opportunities to boost and diversify revenue streams Margaret; managed and fostered national and international Smithsonian affiliate relationships with universities, cultural institutions, and emerging museums nationwide. She established over 75 strategic alliances in more than 35 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, Panama, and Mexico. Pulles spearheaded a delegation comprised of Smithsonian researchers and educators to Queensland, Australia helping foster meaningful scientific and educational collaborations between the Institution and the Government of Queensland. Margaret created special cultural and educational initiatives for the Smithsonian and raised over 400 thousand dollars to underwrite national programs created by her such as the Smithsonian Affiliations Cultural Alliances initiative.
As Director of Public Affairs/Account Supervisor for Burson-Marsteller, she directed government relations activities and successfully managed accounts for The Home Depot, Eli Lilly and Company, Coulter Corporation, French Trade Commission, and Owens-Corning among others.
In 1991, Margaret was appointed to the George H.W. Bush Administration where she served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to DC, Margaret served as Community Liaison for Miami Dade County Commission working closely with a multicultural, multilingual community.
Margaret created, produced and hosted the first live Spanish language radio program to transmit from Washington, DC. The “Temas en Debate con Margarita Pullés y Armando Guzman” show was rated #1 by Nielsen in its time slot. Margaret continues to appear as political analyst in the media. Pullés is National Vice President of the National Latina Business Women Association, founder of the Florida Latino National Republican Coalition, and the first to create the Montgomery County Hispanic Republican Club in Maryland.
Margaret, a native of Miami Beach, Florida, is first generation Cuban-American and has lived throughout the United States and almost ten years in Mexico. She is proficient in English, Spanish and French and has degrees and coursed studies at various institutions, including: Institute Technologique Franco-Mexicain in Business Administration (Mexico City, MX); Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Humanities (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX); International Relations at the Universidad Ibero-Americana (Mexico City, MX); and Strategic Development at the American Management Association (New York City).