Carlos Mariaca, Managing Partner – Center Group Corp. and President of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida.
Tri-cultural academic and professional experience –- born Brazilian and North-American citizen, studied in São Paulo schools, completed university and MBA degrees in the USA (University of Miami – Bachelor of Arts – Major: International Finance and Marketing, and University of Miami – Masters of Business Administration – Dual Specialization: International Business / International Finance). Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Always worked as a CEO or Advisor to CEO’s, mainly in corporate services, in the USA, Brazil, Argentina and other Latin America markets.
We´ll be talking about the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative, Latin America to be held in Rio.
David Lavin is the Founder and Director of SPARK Global LLC, an impact innovation consultancy and startup greenhouse with headquarters in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Spark works with clients to develop new products, services and strategies that create measurable social impact and also develops scalable for-profit impact businesses.
David’s background includes management of high-level multi-sectoral partnerships, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, and social enterprise strategy.
Lara Espirito Santo manages Spark's Rio de Janeiro office. Prior to Spark, Lara worked directly with the President of Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP) an arm of the Rio City government. There, Lara developed partnership strategies, devised new monitoring and evaluation systems and created the new project management office.
Lara developed partnerships with corporate and non-profit organizations in the recently pacified favelas, working to stimulate entrepreneurship and capacity-building at the base of the pyramid, and support the development of new social enterprises.
Tom Adeyoola talks about his recent visit to Brazil as part of the UK Trade & Investment and Tech City UK trade mission to Sao Paulo where we had a chance to meet.
Tom Adeyoola is the CEO and founder of Metail, the revolutionary body shape and garment fit visualisation company. An Economics graduate from Cambridge, Tom’s career has spanned all forms of new media, from Sportal to 3 and most recently as Head of Gaming at Inspired Gaming Group.
Tom has also founded the Cambridge technology start-up recruitment fair Silicon Milkround Cambridge and has been an active member of the UK government's DCMS Think Tank on the Convergence of Media (2009) and a Demos working group on technology legislation.
Google Hangout On Air on What's Missing in Our Urban Living.
People from all walks of life and from several corners of the world will talk about the Dumbo of our time - misfits at first glance but resilient and well fitting in our complex urban settings.
Hangout Buddies are from Brazil, Portugal, USA, Canada, and Indonesia.
You can also listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview with Astrid Naryati, founder of Urban Locus
As the World Cup and Olympic Games edge closer, Dave Baxter looks back on his experiences in Brazil from a security perspective.
The roadshow aims to highlight how businesses can be set up in London in record time and free from bureaucratic hold ups. An office in London can now be opened up in just 1 day and businesses are able to pay just 99 pounds per month for the first year for an office in the capital. The roadshow will highlight facilities to assist entrepreneurs and businesses investing in London and demonstrate how the UK’s competitive tax regime and growing clusters like Tech City provide a magnet for businesses looking to invest from overseas.
Due to these advantages, more than 30 Brazilian companies have opened offices in the London area including Bradesco, Petrobras, Embrapa, Itaú BBA, and BNDES. Besides large companies, a growing number of Brazilian startups in IT - as Pandorga, Brit Services, MJV Technology and Tempest Security – have established operations in London’s Tech City, the Silicon Valley of Europe.
Altogether, UKTI and London & Partners will promote 40 events, between June and August, to an audience of over a thousand business owners and entrepreneurs in six key Brazilian state capital cities: Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Recife, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro. The first event will be on Friday in Sao Paulo, with speakers including London & Partners Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, Carolina Arriagada Peters and British Deputy Consul General Richard Turner.
Carolina Arriagada Peters, Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America for London & Partners said: “As Europe’s leading financial and technology centre, London offers significant growth opportunities for Brazilian companies looking to expand internationally. London is the leading gateway for Brazilian and Latin American companies investing into Europe and gives companies access to an unparalleled skills base, broad connectivity to global markets and a business friendly environment.”
Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, said: "This is great news and further evidence that London is well and truly open to global business. The Mayor wants London to embrace the opportunities coming from growing economics such as Brazil's. These are exciting markets with huge potential for trade which is why the Mayor's promotion agency, London & Partners, is providing practical help for overseas enterprises to invest here."
The British Deputy Consul General in Sao Paulo Richard Turner said: "We have a broad and solid agenda to attract British companies to exchange experiences and technologies with Brazil, but we want to increase the presence of Brazilian companies in the UK.”
"Virtually the same day I arrived in London, I knew where I wanted to establish our new office, and in a month, the company was established. This was possible because of the support we've had from UKTI and the Tech City Investment Organisation and London & Partners", said Diego Eick Moreira, Global Operations Director and co-founder of Pandorga, a software development company from Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Another great networking event in Campinas sponsored by Amcham Campinas with over a thousand business persons in attendence. Always a fun experince in meeting friends and making new aquaintances, and certainly always fun at the Fun Click stand!
Amcham Campinas Launching of the Premio Eco 2012
At today´s Sustainability Fourum event Amcham-Brasil celebrates 30 years of success of honoring Brazilian corporations for best practices in Sustainability.
Renato Ferreira, of Grupo Libra and Thiago Char of Kimberly-Clark shared their experience as winners of Premio Eco 2011.
For more information about Premio Eco