A GREAT GLAMOUR HOLIDAY NIGHT!
We would like to thank all the members and friends that went to our 2016’s GLAMOUR Holiday Night last Tuesday and turned it into a pleasant gathering.
BBG – Brazilian Business Group, ABIInter – Brazilian Press Association and Rotary Boca West commemorated another great year and you were an important part of that.
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THE SUCCESS OF THE I BRAZIL-FLORIDA SUMMIT, AN INITIATIVE OF THE BRAZILIAN BUSINESS GROUP (BBG) AND THE THE CENTRAL FLORIDA BRAZILIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (CFBACC).
It is with great pride and happiness that we inform our members, friends and associates the success achieved by the I Brazil-Florida Summit, held on November 15th morning at the Office Depot Center for Executive Education, at the FAU Campus in Boca Raton, Fl. .
All three Panels focused practical and important subjects for the selected audience, through in depth discussions related to Immigration, Entrepreneurship and the improvement of the relations between Brazil and Florida. Important topics were duly clarified and information provided for all professionals and business owners interested on the subjects, nowadays of great importance to all Brazilians, Americans and Brazilian Americans.
The First Panel, conducted by Dr. Michael William, representing FAU, and the Ambassador Alexandre Addor Neto, from the National Institute of Strategic Studies, from the Fluminense Federal University (INEST/UFF), from the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focused in the importance and great impact that a professional and serious exchange of knowledge and research in topics of mutual interest to the Great State of Florida and Brazil , can positively impact in the development of both parties of the equation, such as the economic, financial, political and social aspects of life.
Words also mentioned the immediate start of programs aiming at the exchange of teachers, researchers and students in the various segments strategic to the improvement of relations at all levels between Brazil and Florida. We are proud to inform that the brokerage of the above referred association between INEST and FAU, was conducted by the Brazil International Foundation, to which BBG is also associated. BBG is also proud to inform to the Brazilian American community that more events of similar or higher quality are on our pipeline, and will be announced on due time. For the utmost success of our initiatives, we count with the continuous support of all our readers, interested in the improvement of the relations between Brazil and Florida, becoming our members and/or participating in our programs and projects.
Monica Ribeiro, President of the Brazilian Business Group
The I BRAZIL-FLORIDA SUMMIT, realized by BBG – BRAZILIAN BUSINESS GROUP in alliance with CFBACC – CENTRAL FLORIDA BRAZILIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE took place at FAU College of Business, last November 15, 2016. The event showcased a vibrant business relation between Florida and Brazil in three different panels: Business, Immigration and Education. The Summit had Opening Remarks made by Monica Ribeiro, President of BBG; Jaime Florez, Florida Governor’s Regional Representative; and Minister Nilo Barroso, Deputy Consul General for the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami. RIC GREEN, President/CEO Greater Beach Pompano Chamber of Commerce was the Invited MC for the event and conducted the seminar. A substantial program was created and counted with well-credentialed speaker in 3 different subjects.
PANEL I – “Brazil-Florida International Initiatives and Relationships”
Mediator: Aloysio Vasconcellos, Chairman, Brazil International Foundation
Speakers: Michael J. Horswell, PhD • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research / Director, PhD in Comparative Studies /Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature /Florida Atlantic University Ambassador Alexandre Addor Neto, Associate Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for Strategic Studies and International Relations –INEST, Fluminense Federal University
PAINEL II – IMMIGRATION ALTERNATIVES
Mediator: Lauren Cohen, Esq, Founder, E-Council Inc. Speakers: Edward C. Beshara, Managing Partner, Beshara Professional Association
Renata Castro Alves, Esq, Pres. ABILA (American Brazilian Int’l Lawyers Association) & Founder Castro Legal Group
PAINEL III – PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION: STRUCTURE AND ANGEL FUNDING
Mediator: Pierre Taschereau, International Client Manager, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Speakers: Andrew Duffell, MBA, President & CEO, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
Rafael Salles, President, Salles Management, Inc.
Jane E. Teague, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Institute
Russell Marcus, Chief of Business and Economic Incentives, Department of Economic Opportunity
The event ended with the new BBG Board of Directors’ Installation: Brazilian Business Group Board of Directors 2016-2017
Renata Castro – Board member
Ric Green – Board member
- To create a structured setting where BBG members can develop long-term relationships with a common goal of sharing ideas, projects, products, references and/or investments.
- Exchange solid business referrals between members.
- Assist members in growing their businesses
1st Tuesday of each month for the Boca Raton Business Round Table
1st Wednesday of the month for the Pompano Business Round Table
2nd Tuesday of the month for the Miami Business Round Table
3rd Tuesday of the month for the Fort Lauderdale Business Round Table
Meetings’ Duration: 2 Hours
Maximum Number of Participants per Round Table: 25
A Happy-Hour gathering that happens every last week of the Month to promote member’s place of business. Free for Members and $10 for guest
New Members Breakfast Orientation
Meetings’ Frequency: Quarterly
At the meeting, new members have the opportunity to better understand all the benefits to become a member, is informed about the events & activities’ calendar and also start meeting with other members.
BBG in partnership with Focus Brasil Foundation presents in an yearly basis the Business Panel n Focus Brasil USA for the last 4 years. BBG is responsible for the full day program, speakers and promotion of the panel.
Brazil Florida Summit
BBG’s annual seminar – A whole morning dedicated to explore important business’ subjects in the relation between Brazil & Florida.
Member Self-Promoting Events
These events are designed to create opportunities for our members to promote their business among our community. The idea is that the member opens its door to receive our members and associates to visit their offices and work places and BBG promotes the event through our mailing list, bringing the public to the business.
We offer the following categories:
- Happy Hour
- Ribbon Cutting
- Grand Opening
Seminars & Workshops
BBG also offers seminars and workshops on relevant areas with no specific frequency. It could be developed with BBG alone or on partnership with other not for profit entities.