Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

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Join the list of distinguished members and become a strategic partner in Brazil-Florida business. Why you should join?  Read our Fact Sheet.

The Council offers standard and premium levels of membership. 

Standard levels are based on the type and size of organizations. Premium levels are opened to any type and size of organization wanting to establish a closer relationship with the Council and receive a higher degree of personalized service.

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If you would like to discuss membership levels and benefits, please schedule an appointment here, using "Membership" in the subject.

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Premium levels and benefits

President's Circle

Any type or size of organization wanting to establish a closer relationship with the Council and receive a higher degree of personalized service.

Benefits 

  • Nomination to the board of directors.
  • Will assist your firm to identify business partners in Brazil and Florida.
  • Will serve as a liaison with organizations/corporations in Brazil and Florida to help expedite urgent matters.
  • Your company profile and logo will be posted on the website front page for one year.
  • Invitations to attend private meetings with VIP guests.
  • Company-wide complimentary invitations to attend networking receptions and business briefings.
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor of BFBC annual events
  • Speaking engagement at a BFBC event

Annual fee: $10,000.00 per year.

Number of registered representatives: 10

Patron

Any type or size of organization wanting to establish a closer relationship with the Council and receive a higher degree of personalized service.

Benefits

  • Nomination to the board of directors.
  • Your company profile and logo will be posted on the website front page for one year.
  • Invitations to attend private meetings with VIP guests.
  • Complimentary invitations to attend networking receptions and business briefings for ten company's attendees.
  • Speaking engagement at a BFBC event
  • Acknowledged as a sponsor of one of the BFBC event with the exception of the annual awards luncheon

Annual fee: $5,000.00

Number of registered representatives: 5

Standard Levels and Benefits

Corporate

Organizations with 20 or more employees.

Benefits
  • "Coffee with the President" – Invitation from the Council President to hear your feedback on our services, programs and how to better serve you.
  • Networking opportunities at complimentary monthly receptions and breakfasts for four company's attendees.
  • Business referrals.
  • Your company logo will be posted in the membership section of the BFBC website.
  • Invitations for members’ only events.

Annual fee: $1000.00

Number of registered representatives: 4

Small Business

Organizations with less than 20 employees.


Benefits
  • "Coffee with the President" – Invitation from the Council President to hear your feedback on our services, programs and how to better serve you.
  • Networking opportunities at complimentary monthly receptions and breakfasts for two company's attendees.
  • Business referrals.
  • Your company logo will be posted in the membership section of the BFBC website.
  • Invitations for members’ only events.

Annual fee: $500.00

Number of registered representatives: 2

Not for Profit and Academic Institutions

Not for Profit Organizations and Academic Institutions.

Benefits

  • "Coffee with the President" – Invitation from the Council President to hear your feedback on our services, programs and how to better serve you.
  • Networking opportunities at complimentary monthly receptions and breakfasts for one company's attendee.
  • Your organization logo will be posted in the membership section of the BFBC website.
  • Invitations for members’ only events.

Annual fee: $250.00

Number of registered representatives: 1


Testimonials

"I am continually impressed and amazed at Sueli Bonaparte's sphere of influence and her ability to attract top level multinational corporate executives and high level government officials to world class events and forums hosted by the BFBC to facilitate and foster growth between the U.S. and Brazil.  I know of no other organization or association that is connecting people of this caliber and having the potential to make as great an economic impact for these countries."

John C. Laurie, USI Insurance Services

"Brazil-Florida Business Awards Luncheon was one of Tampa's best. You were able to gather the top businesses and business leaders throughout our region. I haven't seen this done before. I was so honored and proud of the seamless work you and your staff did to pull this off."

Larry Shipp, Past Chairman, Tampa Port Authority

"I commend you for organizing and leading such an important endeavor and would like very much to help you with the partnership."

Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America, N.A.

"I was very impressed to see so many upper level individuals from several large industries in attendance that day. Judging by the accolades you received from your peers, it was very obvious to me that you are held in high esteem by these individuals."

Kathryn Starkey, Chairman, District 3, Pasco County

"Thank you for bringing so much excitement and experience into Tampa. The Brazil-Florida Business Council is a fantastic organization and everyone is still talking about the luncheon."

Kari Goetz, Tampa International Airport

"Congratulations on the newsletter, it was a pleasure reading it and learning about all the excitement the Council is generating in its first year! "

Gaston Terrones Dimant, GOLIN

"Having an organization like this, that can leverage and consolidate the efforts of what everyone is doing, with a focus on a single market like Brazil, is absolutely an incredible asset to our region."

Lorrie Belovich, Tampa Hillsborough EDC

"It is pleasing to see that through Sueli's efforts we all seem to be pushing in the right direction in Tampa Bay. While USF's academic and research work in Brazil is somewhat distinctive from most of the business community there is a real sense that the overarching goals of extending the reach of Brazil into Florida (Tampa Bay) and vice versa is building momentum and moving forward. Congratulations to everyone involved in this effort and to Sueli's vision and energy."

Roger Brindley, University of South Florida

"This is a very important Council. Sueli is a doer, not just a talker, and Tampa Bay is a community of doers."

Rick Homans, President & CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership

"Tenho recebido os seus emails e mais uma vez  parabenizo pelo brilhante trabalho à frente da Câmara de Tampa. Você vem fazendo um trabalho maravilhoso a despeito dos problemas que o Brasil enfrenta."

Akira Ensiki, President, United Americas Insurance Co.

"Brazil continues to be Florida's largest global market for trade and FDI. The partnership between the Brazilian Office of Enterprise Florida and the Brazil-Florida Business Council play a vital role to capitalize on business prospects in both regions."

Fabio Yamada, Enterprise Florida Brazil

"I must congratulate you on the wonderful event. Not only was it a great business opportunity, but you have truly managed to create a sense of community where like-minded individuals can come together and share in business, friendship, family and culture."

Gabrielle Mandel, Country Manager for Brazil, USTDA

"I've been extremely impressed by the professionalism and content of your programs and have learned a great deal. Your accomplishments in building the BFBC up in such a short time are extremely impressive. I think both you and the Brazil-Florida Business Council are great assets to this community."


Tom Kennedy, WestportCRE

"A Sueli é uma locomotiva para o desenvolvimento de negócios, ela não se cansa de procurar meios para auxiliar o crescimento de todos, prova disso é a Brazil Florida Business Council que em tão pouco tempo já alcançou tamanha expressão e mostra o tempo todo ao que veio, aglutinando mais interesse no Brasil e esse tipo de iniciativa faltava na Florida. Ela é capaz de fazer crescer, é assertiva e suas ações a frente da BFBC ajudam o Brasil e a Florida a crescerem”

Marcelo Fleury, LAFINSA

"Thank you Sueli. Impressive how you can make a difference from anywhere."

Michael Hajjar, Progresso Capital Partners


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