Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

Upcoming events

    • July 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Coco Bambu Restaurant (955 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139) - Business Professional Attire


    Brazil is months away from the most consequential presidential election, scheduled for October.

    Join us for this exciting and informative program, to discuss about the political panorama and how it is shaping up under the ongoing judicial fights over former president Lula's arrest and the disputes for voter preference between presidential candidates.


    Andrea Murta, director for North America operations at the Brazilian information company JOTA.

    Felipe Seligman, JOTA's co-founder, COO and commentator of political and judicial issues.

    For full speakers bios, click here.


    • General panorama and what we know about the elections so far
      • How parties are positioning themselves for the race ahead.
      • What is the data telling us (Results of JOTA's poll aggregator, a statistical tool that provides trends for voter preference. The poll aggregator, launched by JOTA in April, is unique in Brazil and similar to the tools used in the United States by the acclaimed analyst Nate Silver, creator of FiveThirtyEight)
    • How are parties in Congress mobilizing and what is their power to swing the electorate
    • The impact of the Justice system on this year's elections: the future of Lula and the PT campaign
    • Dates to watch between now and October

    This is an exclusive and complimentary event for BFBC members. Lunch will be provided. You don't want to miss. REGISTER TODAY!

    • August 09, 2018
    • 12:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Fleming's (Av. Cidade Jardim, 318 São Paulo, SP) - Traje Negócios

    Palestrante: Zeina Latif (Economista-Chefe, XP Investimentos)

    Zeina irá comentar sobre o cenário econômico e questões em pauta para o segundo semestre. Durante um ano de eleição presidencial e incertezas no mercado, este encontro vai propiciar uma oportunidade para ouvir as perspectivas de uma das autoridades mais respeitadas na comunidade empresarial.

    Zeina Latif

    Mestre e doutora em economia pela Universidade de São Paulo (USP), foi economista sênior para América Latina do Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), economista-chefe do ING no Brasil, com passagens pelos bancos Real e HSBC, economista sênior da consultoria Tendências e professora do Ibmec. Em 2006, recebeu da Revista Forbes o prêmio Mulheres mais Influentes do Brasil, na categoria Economia e, em 2008, o prêmio de Melhor Economista-Chefe pela Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil.

    Exclusivo para associados e convidados. Solicite seu convite.

    • September 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Tampa Club (101 E Kennedy Blvd #4200, Tampa, FL 33602) - Business Attire

    • November 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel (700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602)

    MOSAIC’s President & Chief Executive Officer JAMES O’ ROURKE to receive the 2018 BRAZIL-FLORIDA BUSINESS AWARD

    We are very pleased to announce Mr. James O’Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Mosaic Company as the recipient of the 2018 Brazil-Florida Business Award. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to remarkable business leaders and corporations for their extraordinary contributions to the economic development of Brazil and Florida.

    James O’Rourke, also known as “Joc”, has been Mosaic's Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2015. Prior to that, Mr. O'Rourke served in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations since joining the company in 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in operating global mining enterprises and has spearheaded a variety of large scale expansion projects. Mr. O'Rourke was selected as awardee by the Brazil-Florida Business Council (BFBC) for his continued contributions to the economic and social lives of both Brazil and Florida. At Mosaic, he has led programs to improve operational efficiency, lower production costs and advance sustainability performance through water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

    The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry. Florida is the home of Mosaic’s phosphate operations headquarters. Mosaic's recent acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes in Brazil, is the next step in its global growth strategy and expands the company's market access to one of the key agricultural economies in the world. The acquisition doubled the size of Mosaic's global workforce and grew its output in the Americas by adding 4.5 million tons of phosphate production capacity in Brazil.

    Mr. José Luis Cutrale, Chairman of the Board at the Cutrale Group and the 2017 Brazil-Florida Business Award honoree will introduce Mr. O’Rourke on this special occasion.

    We look forward to another memorable Award Ceremony and Luncheon and we hope you will join us to salute Mr. O’Rourke and welcome Mr. Cutrale back to Tampa!

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Past events

July 18, 2018 Mid-Year Members Appreciation Luncheon
June 18, 2018 SelectUSA/Miami: Special Program for the Brazilian Delegation
June 11, 2018 Cybersecurity Before and After a Breach: The Legal, Technical, and Security Implications
May 31, 2018 Business Networking After Work
May 22, 2018 Business Networking After Work
April 18, 2018 Brazil Luncheon Briefing
April 04, 2018 International Tax and Immigration Issues: Key Considerations for Foreign Corporations and Overseas Nationals
March 29, 2018 Annual Membership Luncheon
March 12, 2018 Breakfast com Ilan Goldfajn, Presidente do Banco Central
February 16, 2018 BRAZIL: Political and Economic Crossroads
February 08, 2018 BFBC Lunch and Learn Seminar 2018
January 23, 2018 Brazil Business Forum
December 19, 2017 Holiday Reception
December 07, 2017 Holiday Dinner Presentation
December 07, 2017 Florida Business Forum
December 05, 2017 Executive Dinner Presentation
December 04, 2017 Private Equity Brazil & Latin America Forum
November 15, 2017 2017 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
October 12, 2017 Cybersecurity, Data Privacy/ Protection & Business Continuity Management.
October 04, 2017 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
September 14, 2017 Invista na Flórida: oportunidades para empresas brasileiras
September 07, 2017 Brazil Day Reception
August 18, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Gulf Coast
July 28, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Central FL
July 15, 2017 Annual Summer Brunch
July 12, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Miami
June 19, 2017 Networking at the top of Tampa
June 09, 2017 Brazil Breakfast Briefing
June 06, 2017 BRAZIL WEBINAR: Fintech Legal Framework and Outlook
May 04, 2017 BFBC Lunch & Learn Seminar Series
April 11, 2017 Networking after Work
April 03, 2017 LUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR
March 27, 2017 Private Wealth Brazil Forum (Partner Event)
March 07, 2017 Annual Membership Luncheon & Conference
February 28, 2017 Business Networking at a Brazilian Gastropub
February 27, 2017 Special Luncheon in Honor of Ambassador Adalnio Ganem, Consul General of Brazil in Miami
January 24, 2017 Brazil Business Forum
January 24, 2017 Meeting with the Consul General
December 20, 2016 Holiday Happy Hour in Tampa
December 13, 2016 Convite Especial: Holiday Happy Hour in São Paulo
November 15, 2016 2016 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
November 03, 2016 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
October 17, 2016 Business Networking After Work
October 06, 2016 Immigration & International Tax Considerations for Brazilian Investors
September 07, 2016 Special Event: Brazil's Independence Day Reception
August 23, 2016 Luncheon Roundtable Discussion
August 05, 2016 Join us in Rio! 2016 Summer Olympic Games: Opening Cerimony
July 27, 2016 Roundtable Discussion with the President of 2 Rios Lingerie: A members only event
July 07, 2016 Conferência em São Paulo
June 15, 2016 Networking Event
June 01, 2016 BRAZIL UPDATE: Webinar Series
May 24, 2016 Port Manatee Tram Tour & Networking Luncheon
May 23, 2016 BRAZIL UPDATE Webinar Series
April 25, 2016 Innovation Lab (By Invitation Only)
April 20, 2016 Brazil Business Networking Event
April 14, 2016 Infrastructure Investment: Brazil's Growth Model?
March 16, 2016 Annual Membership Luncheon
March 03, 2016 US-Brazil Trade Update: GSP Renewal and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and their impact on Brazil
February 22, 2016 Partner Event: Networking at the Top of Tampa
January 12, 2016 Brazil Business Forum
December 15, 2015 Luncheon in Honor of David Neeleman, Chairman & CEO, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A.
November 17, 2015 1117 Brazil-Florida Business Reception
November 04, 2015 2015 Brazil-Florida Business Awards Luncheon
October 15, 2015 1015 Boat Tour & Networking Event
September 16, 2015 Partner Event: Tampa Sister Cities Quarterly Dinner
September 16, 2015 BFBC Webinar: The China Factor and its Impact on Brazil's Economy
September 09, 2015 Brazil's Independence Reception
August 05, 2015 0805 Business Networking Reception - FGV
June 01, 2015 0601 Brazil Business Networking
May 08, 2015 Partner Event: 2015 International Town Hall
May 04, 2015 0504 Business Networking Reception
April 23, 2015 0423 Florida Business Briefing
April 02, 2015 0402 Brazil Business Networking
March 30, 2015 0330 Brazil Business Briefing
March 11, 2015 BFBC Inaugural Luncheon

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All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to scheduling conflicts, low registration and/or circumstances beyond the control of the Brazil-Florida Business Council, Inc. (BFBC). If a program or event is changed and/or cancelled by BFBC, the amount of the Registration Fee shall be refunded in full. The liability BFBC shall be limited to such refund, and BFBC shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising in connection with the registration. In particular, BFBC shall not be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by the registrant.

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