Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

Upcoming events

    • March 19, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • São Paulo- Local a ser anunciado
    Agenda a ser anunciada em breve!
    • April 25, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Confirmed speakers:

    ✅ALAN GRANWELL is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office, with more than 50 years of experience in international taxation. In his long and wide-ranging career, he has represented multinational corporations and globally oriented high-net-worth clients in a broad array of international tax planning, compliance and controversy matters, including serving as an expert witness.

    Mr. Granwell also advises on tax transparency initiatives, including the Corporate Transparency Act (which will have widespread application to privately held companies and their beneficial owners), the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Common Reporting Standard and the U.S. Department of Justice Swiss Bank Program.

    In the early 1980s, Mr. Granwell was the International Tax Counsel and Director, Office of International Tax Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, Mr. Granwell was the senior international tax adviser at the Treasury Department and was responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy on legislation, regulatory and administrative matters involving international taxation and directing the U.S. tax treaty program.

    He began his career working at Wall Street law firms. He then moved to Washington, D.C., to accept his government appointment to work for the Treasury Department. Thereafter, he returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Granwell was a tax attorney for a boutique international tax law firm.

    Mr. Granwell is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a well-known, frequent commentator and lecturer on international tax matters. He has authored numerous articles for publications, both in the United States and abroad. He has made presentations for the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and other organizations in numerous countries around the world.

    His academic credentials include: New York University School of Law, L.L.M.; Boston University School of Law, L.L.M.; Boston University School of Law, J.D.

    ✅PETER BAUMGAERTNER is a partner in the New York office and a member of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Baumgaertner has significant experience in handling multibillion-dollar matters for clients worldwide. He is highly knowledgeable in handling capital markets, project financing, restructuring, public-private partnership (P3) and lending transactions for a global clientele.

    In addition, Mr. Baumgaertner has an extensive background in advising financial institutions and borrowers throughout Latin America. He also counsels financial institutions and other creditors in connection with insolvencies and restructurings for corporate borrowers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

    Mr. Baumgaertner routinely represents and counsels U.S. and international governmental units, equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, public utilities, institutional investors, investment bankers, credit enhancement providers, lenders, administrative agents and indenture trustees.

    Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Baumgaertner was the leader of the Latin America practice and New York corporate practice for an international law firm. He graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. and B.A., magna cum laude.

    Peter is an active Board Member of the Brazil-Florida Business Council and has supported the BFBC mission since its foundation.


    An additional speaker to be confirmed.



    • December 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Tampa Club
    More information on this special celebration to follow.

Past events

February 28, 2024 Brazil-Florida Meet Up: A Business Networking Reception
February 27, 2024 BRAZIL-FLORIDA MEETUP: A Business Networking Dinner
February 23, 2024 Brazil-Florida MeetUp: A Business Networking Dinner
February 21, 2024 Criadores Digitais: A novíssima economia gerada pela inteligência artificial
February 14, 2024 Impactos da Nova Lei Tributária no Brasil sobre Investimentos de Brasileiros nos EUA
January 25, 2024 200th Anniversary: Brazil & US Bilateral Partnership
January 18, 2024 2024 Economic Outlook: U.S and Brazil Scenarios
December 19, 2023 Jantar de Fim de Ano: Noite de Celebração e Gratidão
December 14, 2023 Brasil Consciente: Tecnologias de Impacto Social (Nova Data)
December 05, 2023 Holiday Dinner, Central and Gulf Coast Members Only
November 29, 2023 Holiday Dinner, Atlantic Coast Members Only
November 28, 2023 LATAM Credit Rating Perspectives & Insights for Brazil
November 09, 2023 Brazil Florida Business Awards Dinner
October 17, 2023 Cross Border Venture Capital:Connecting the US and Brazilian Ecosystems
September 19, 2023 Luncheon with Ambassador João Lucas Quental:Brazil’s Consul Geral of Brazil
September 13, 2023 (NEW DATE) Asset recovery in foreign jurisdictions: Lessons from the Brazil-US experience (Postponed due to Idalia hurricane)
September 07, 2023 Brazil’s Independence Day
August 16, 2023 The Future of Money in Brazil: The Path to the Digital Currency
August 08, 2023 Brazil-Florida MeetUp: A Business Networking Hub
July 26, 2023 Luncheon with Brazil’s Consul General, Orlando
July 04, 2023 Happy Birthday America!
July 01, 2023 Summer Recess
June 27, 2023 IA na Saúde:Onde estamos e para onde vamos
June 21, 2023 BRAZIL-FLORIDA Almoço Semianual de Negócios, São Paulo Edition
June 09, 2023 Mid-Year Luncheon with Corrine Ricard, President of Mosaic Brasil
May 24, 2023 Mid Year Appreciation Reception, Miami Edition
May 16, 2023 BFBC Innovation Forum I Panel 1: AI and the Future of Work: HR in the Age of Digital Transformation
May 12, 2023 Women in Banking and Finance: The Journey to the C-Suite
April 19, 2023 Brazil Business Forum
April 12, 2023 BFBC Roundtable Luncheon
April 05, 2023 Happy Passover and Easter!
March 30, 2023 Raising Capital in the Aftermath of SVB’s collapse ( in Portuguese)
March 29, 2023 Luncheon Presentation I Global Banking Crisis: International Financial Institutions at a Crossroads
March 15, 2023 Founding Anniversary Luncheon
February 15, 2023 Special Coffee Meetng at Pinheiro Neto
February 14, 2023 Special Coffee Meeting at Mattos Filho
February 09, 2023 President’s Circle Exclusive Business Dinner
February 09, 2023 Special Breakfast Meeting at Veirano
February 07, 2023 Sao Paulo Luncheon with U.S. Consul General David Hodge (em Português)
January 26, 2023 Welcome to Florida: What you Need to Know about U.S. Taxes Before and After You Arrive
January 19, 2023 Brazil Under Lula: Political and Economic Perspectives
January 17, 2023 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee Meeting (BFBC Members Only)
January 10, 2023 The Outlook for the Global and the US Economy: Hard Landing in 2023?
December 17, 2022 Holiday Retreat
December 15, 2022 Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Luncheon (Time has changed)
December 12, 2022 Brazil’s New Crypto Assets Regulatory Framework
November 10, 2022 Brazil-Florida Business Award Dinner
October 13, 2022 Brazil-Florida Digital Transformers I Panel #2: Facilitating and Improving Financial Management
September 21, 2022 Brazil-Florida Digital Transformers: Panel#1 Creating the US Sales Machine
September 14, 2022 PARABÉNS BRASIL! A green and yellow bicentennial celebration
August 18, 2022 Executive Luncheon Presentation I Brazil's Economic Scenario: Opportunities for Foreign Investment
July 15, 2022 Summer Recess
July 12, 2022 Mid-Year Members Luncheon, Miami Edition (Booked)
July 07, 2022 Mid-Year Members Luncheon, Tampa Edition
June 16, 2022 Florida's Emerging Tech Hub: The Rise of Brazilian Startup Ecosystem
June 09, 2022 Brazil Economic Outlook 2022-23: Perspectives and Opportunities
May 23, 2022 Business Lunch Meeting
May 19, 2022 Business Networking After Work
May 14, 2022 U-Pick Blueberry Outing Experience
May 12, 2022 BFBC Talks: A Conversation with Ambassador André Odenbreit, Consul General of Brazil in Miami
May 08, 2022 Happy Mother's Day
May 04, 2022 BFBC Talks: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
April 19, 2022 Business Networking After Work
April 15, 2022 Easter/Passover Holiday
April 13, 2022 Brazil's Fintech New Framework and Its Impact on the Financial Market
March 30, 2022 Novo Marco de Securitização: Fomentando Investimentos com Segurança
March 24, 2022 Business Networking Hour
March 08, 2022 Celebratory Dinner: BFBC and President's Distinction Ceremony(Booked)
February 23, 2022 Customer Experience and Big Data Analytics: How can AI Optimize the CX?
February 15, 2022 Special Networking Hour: Celebrating Black Heritage Month
February 10, 2022 Brazil's New FOREX Regulation: Impact on Financial Market and International Trade
January 27, 2022 Farewell Celebration in Honor of Ambassador João Mendes Pereira
January 19, 2022 The Covid Economy of the U.S. and FL: Roaring Back in 2022?
December 16, 2021 Year-End Break: Happy Holidays! Boas Festas!
December 15, 2021 2022 Brazil Presidential Election: Economic and Political Scenarios
December 09, 2021 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
December 07, 2021 Brazil-Florida Innovation Forum Panel 2: Brazil's Investment in Agriculture Innovation: Farming in the Digital Age
November 25, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving Wishes: From the BFBC Family to Yours
November 23, 2021 Brazil-Florida Innovation Forum Panel 1: The Rise of HealthTechs in Brazil: Transforming the Digital Health Care Space
November 09, 2021 Investimentos Brasileiros na Flórida: Oportunidades e Considerações Tributária, Succesória e Imigratória
October 28, 2021 Cross-Border Investigations: Compliance Implications for Foreign Investors and Corporations
October 13, 2021 Brazil-Florida Business Award (Postponed)
October 07, 2021 Special Networking Hour: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
September 29, 2021 One Year of the Brazilian Data Protection Law: Developments and Challenges Ahead
September 24, 2021 Luncheon in honor of Ambassador João Mendes Pereira, Consul General of Brazil
September 09, 2021 Parabéns Brasil! A Green and Yellow Networking Celebration
September 02, 2021 The Future of Human Spaceflight Industry
August 26, 2021 US Listings: New Opportunities for Brazilian Companies Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets
August 10, 2021 Fundos de Investimentos das Cadeias Agroindustriais (FIAGRO): Atraindo Investimentos para o Agronegócio na Retomada da Economia
July 07, 2021 Central Bank Digital Currency: The Future of Money and Banking
July 04, 2021 Happy Birthday America!
July 01, 2021 (CANCELLED) America's Independance Day & BFBC President's Bday Celebration: Ouf of respect for the victims, families and friends affected by the condo collapse in South Florida, this celebratory event is cancelled.
June 21, 2021 Investindo em Fundos Imobiliários nos EUA e BRASIL: Riscos e Oportunidades
June 16, 2021 Managing a Cross-Border Restructuring: The Bankruptcy Law Reform and Opportunities for Investors
June 09, 2021 Brazil's Mid-Year Economic Outlook: Perspectives and Predictions
May 31, 2021 Brazil Investment Forum 2021 (Partnership)
May 27, 2021 Member Networking Hour: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
May 12, 2021 Investing in Brazil's Infrastructure:Opportunities in 5G Technologies
May 05, 2021 Brazil's Data Protection Law: Significant Impacts on Foreign Companies
April 20, 2021 The Era of Open Banking: FinTechs and Payments Pathways
April 15, 2021 Investing in Franchise Projects: Challenges and Opportunities
April 08, 2021 Member Networking Hour
March 31, 2021 Brazil-Florida Women's Forum
March 25, 2021 Jornada de um IPO numa Bolsa Americana ( In Portuguese)
March 18, 2021 Panorama do Mercado de Capitais: Perspectivas e Stratégias para 2021 (In Portuguese)
February 25, 2021 DOING BUSINESS IN FLORIDA: Legal Framework and Tax Considerations for Foreign Corporations
February 19, 2021 Mask Parade Networking Affair
February 11, 2021 Investing in Brazil's Infrastructure: Opportunities in Water and Sanitation Sector
January 28, 2021 2021 Economic Outlook: USA & Brazil Scenarios
December 18, 2020 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Holiday Networking Hour
December 15, 2020 US and Brazil: Enhancing Strong Trade and Economic Development
November 18, 2020 2020 Brazil Florida Business Awards
November 04, 2020 Eleição Presidencial Americana e o Brasil
October 22, 2020 Distressed Assets: Legal Aspects for Foreign Investors (Postponed. New date TBA)
October 15, 2020 Trending Issues in Litigation and Arbitration in Time of Pandemic: US and Brazil Perspectives
October 08, 2020 The Impact of Open Banking in Brazil: FinTech State of Market
October 02, 2020 Quarterly Members Meeting: Happy Hour with a Purpose
September 30, 2020 Recent Trends in Chapter 11 and Cross Border Insolvency Proceedings in the U.S. and Brazil
September 24, 2020 Green Growth and Its Implications to Brazil’s Economic Recovery
September 16, 2020 Internacionalização de Family Offices Brasileiros: Como Estruturar e Investir nos EUA
September 11, 2020 Parabėns Brasil! A Green & Yellow Celebration
September 03, 2020 Cross-Border Investigations and Compliance Implications in Time of Pandemic
August 19, 2020 AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL: Innovation and Competitiveness
August 12, 2020 INVESTING IN BRAZIL IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS: Opportunities in Cross-Border M&A and Private Equity
August 07, 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting & Networking Event (BFBC MEMBERS ONLY)
July 29, 2020 PRIVACIDADE AND PROTEÇÃO DE DADOS: Novas Normas e Desafios para o Compliance em Tempo de Pandemia
July 22, 2020 Transfer Pricing in Brazil: COVID-19 Considerations and the Path Towards an OECD Model
July 16, 2020 BRASIL 2020-21: Cenários, Perspectivas e Oportunidades
July 07, 2020 Capitalismo Social em Tempo de Pandemia
July 02, 2020 FINANÇAS PARA STARTUPS: O Essencial para Empreender, Liderar e Investir em Startups
June 25, 2020 LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS: ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE PRESIDENT
June 24, 2020 FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY: A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION!
June 18, 2020 COVID-19 IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN THE US
June 16, 2020 COVID-19: IMPACTOS NO AGRONEGÓCIO NO BRASIL
June 10, 2020 COVID-19 IMPACT ON TRAVEL AND IMMIGRATION: DISCUSSION AND HAPPY HOUR
June 03, 2020 THE YEAR OF COVID-19 IN THE US AND BRAZIL: 2020 PREDICTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
May 26, 2020 Conscious Leadership In Times of Coronavirus
May 20, 2020 Brazil-Florida Innovation Forum
May 07, 2020 Bossa Nova Happy Hour: A Virtual Networking Event
March 10, 2020 Business Networking After Work (Cancelled due to the health crisis)
February 19, 2020 Business Networking After Work - Tampa Edition
January 29, 2020 BRAZIL BUSINESS FORUM - MIAMI EDITION
January 15, 2020 BRAZIL BUSINESS FORUM, TAMPA EDITION
December 19, 2019 Holiday Dinner | Orlando
December 16, 2019 Holiday Wine Dinner | Miami
December 06, 2019 Holiday Wine Dinner I Tampa
November 04, 2019 Brazil Florida Business Awards
September 06, 2019 BRAZIL DAY RECEPTION AND DINNER
August 14, 2019 FLORIDA BUSINESS FORUM: Innovating & Internationalizing Brazilian Technologies
June 26, 2019 Business Networking After Work (For BFBC Members Only)
June 20, 2019 2019 Membership Luncheon (For BFBC Members Only)
June 06, 2019 BRAZIL MID-YEAR OUTLOOK: The Bolsonaro Administration Scorecard
May 22, 2019 Business Networking Reception After Work
May 16, 2019 Inside Private Equity in Brazil
April 24, 2019 Almoço Palestra com Gerald B. Lee, CEO, Modern Logistics
April 18, 2019 Central Florida BFBC’s Members Only Dinner
April 04, 2019 Immigration and International Tax and Its Implications to Foreign Investors and Corporations
March 29, 2019 4th Founding Anniversary Dinner
March 20, 2019 Fintech Brazil
February 28, 2019 Lunch & Learn Seminar: Pre-Immigration Tax Planning
February 19, 2019 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
February 13, 2019 Brazil-Florida Business Council Networking Event
January 23, 2019 BRAZIL BUSINESS FORUM: Outlook for 2019 Under Bolsonaro Administration
January 12, 2019 New Year Brunch
December 10, 2018 Jantar de Confraternização de Natal
December 04, 2018 Annual Holiday Party
November 29, 2018 Lunch and Learn | Seminar Series
November 07, 2018 2018 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
October 04, 2018 California here we come!
October 03, 2018 Recent trends in Anti-corruption / Compliance and M&A in Brazil and Latin America
September 07, 2018 Brazil Day Reception
August 30, 2018 Premium Members Special Luncheon
August 09, 2018 Almoço Palestra com Zeina Latif
July 26, 2018 Mid-Year Members Appreciation Luncheon
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
June 06, 2018 ESTATE AND BUSINESS PLANNING FOR THE BUSINESS OWNERS AND VITAL STRATEGIES FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE U.S.
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
June 02, 2017 BFBC MEMBERS LUNCHEON
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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