Joseph Low and Claudia Brito Low are the authors of “THEY DON'T SPEAK SPANISH IN BRAZIL” combines the personal and professional experiences of an American expatriate and a Brazilian native, both successful executives at major multinationals. After twenty years of answering Brazil–related business and legal questions for their colleagues, Joe and Claudia Low wrote a book that provides the fundamental information foreigners need, from everyday living and relevant culture to business management and tax strategies. The authors use personal experiences and hard data to translate cultural characteristics, management tactics, and law to avoid common pitfalls and achieve business success.
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Over the past thirty years he has traveled throughout the world working with thousands of clients in virtually all industry groups both in the private and public sectors helping them improve their results at face to face events. He has been a featured speaker at Brazil’s ExpoSystems each year since the conference’s inception where Barry and I met and were speakers at the last year´s event.
Barry is an active member of many associations. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing (ICEEM) and chairs the research committee for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.
He is the author of seven best-selling books including Powerful Exhibit Marketing and has also written over 500 original trade articles and industry reports as well as a Guru series for the Centre for Exhibition Industry Research. Barry’s syndicated column appears in 50 publications worldwide.
Barry is the Community Manager of UFILive, a blog for the global exhibit association, UFI
His energetic, motivational and informative presentation style has earned him a listing in Canada Who's Who.
Guilherme da Nobrega, Partner at Guaeca Consulting in Brazil has been analyzing and explaining Brazil to investors for twenty years in a career that took him to meetings and speaking engagements in 35 countries around the world.
In the 1990s, Guilherme da Nobrega was a co-founder of Tendencias, one of the country’s leading independent macro consulting firm. Later, as a financial market economist, he advised institutional investors, treasuries, corporate clients and investment funds, both at home and abroad. He spent eight years at Banco Itau, the Brazilian banking conglomerate before returning to a career in consulting.
Guilherme and I met recently at Amcham Campinas in our Business Affairs Committee where he shared his insights on the tendencies in the Brazilian economy with group members.
The law office, Tavolaro e Tavolaro Advogados, has its origin tied to the beginning of activities of its eldest partner, Dr. Agostinho Toffoli Tavolaro who, in 1959, began his professional activities as a Lawyer, providing services in this city to the office, Borges & Aranha, São Paulo. Later, he was admited as a partner to that law office, which became Aranha, Durazzo & Tavolaro in 1965. Also, the office Aranha, Tavolaro & Tavolaro began to coexist with it for specifically covering activities in Campinas.
In 1968, our office became Tavolaro, Tavolaro e Haddad Advogados, a law office registered in the Brazilian Bar Sao Paulo Chapter and had its name changed on January 1, 1991 to Tavolaro e Tavolaro Advogados with Agostinho Toffoli Tavolaro, Adriana Padovani Tavolaro Salek and Fabio Padovani Tavolaro as partners.
Our office is capable of providing legal assistance to companies on general issues, on all areas of the Law, and on matters that require preventive advisory and legal counseling activity, such as: tax law, civil law, business law, labor law, industrial property rights, penal law, international law, economic law, consumer law, environmental law, etc.
We are able to render our legal services throughout the entire Brazilian territory.
Additionally we are included in the "The Lawyer's List" published in the United States, in the "Kime's International Law Directory" published in England and in the "Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory".
Av. Dr. Jesuíno Marcondes Machado nº 1077
Chacara da Barra
Post office Box 1615
13090-721 Campinas, SP, Brazil
Tel. +55 19 3211 2222
Fax. +55 19 3255 6652
Sao Paulo Office
Rua Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, 305 Sala 21
01136-010 Sao Paulo, S P, Brazil
Phone/Fax: +55 11 3073 0897
Mauro (Paul) Gomes is one of the key IBM executives in the global CIO organization. With more than 35 years in the IT business he currently has three major roles in the company. He is the Director of Application Portfolio Management, he is the highest CIO executive in the LA region overseeing and providing guidance to around 600 CIO professionals. And last but not least, he was appointed in 2012 as the Site Executive for IBM Brazil Hortolandia site; one of IBM’s largest
Although Paul was born and grew up in the capital of
Alison McGowan, Founder and CEO of Hidden Pousadas Brazil,
Hidden Pousadas Brazil is a comprehensive online guide to uniquely beautiful places to stay in Brazil.
Alison first arrived in Brazil in 1979 with the task of setting up the new Oxford University Press office in Rio de Janeiro. Returning to the UK in 1984 she never lost her love of the country, the music or the travel and made sure that subsequent jobs in publishing, consulting and representing language schools included a good marketing excuse to return ever year.
In 2002 she came back to Rio permanently and now lives in Leblon.
Chris Torto, CEO at Ascenty in Brazil is a US Citizen and permanent resident in Brazil since 1989. He was cofounder and CEO of VIVAX the second largest Cable TV operator in Brazil, took public in 2006 and subsequently sold to Net Servicos for US$1.2B in 2007. He was also the CEO of Voyager which he took public in 1999 and sold to a telecom company in 2000 for US$500m. Chris has a business Administration degree from the University of Maine and an MBA from Harvard.
I met Chris at the inauguration of the Ascenty Data Center in Campinas. Here he talk about the growth potential for Data Centers in Brazil.
Paulo Pontes is currently Senior Managing Director of the Brazilian Operations of Michael Page with 13 business units and 3 Companies; Page Personnel, Michael Page and Page Executive.
Recently Paulo Pontes made a presentation to the Business Affairs Committee at Amcham Campinas on Competitiveness in the Brazilian Human Resource and Labor Market and which he will share with the Talk 2 Brazil global audience.
Paulo was responsible for the Start Up of Michael Page Offices in Brazil and was the former Director of the Finance, Sales & Marketing Division at Michael Page and has been a Member of the Board of Michael Page Brazil since 2001.
Salvador Ghelfi Raza is Director General of CeTRIS – Technology, International Relations and Security Center, Coordinator of the International Relations FACAMP and Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the United States National Defense University (CHDS / NDU) in Washington, DC.
According to the magazine “Isto É”, “Salvador Ghelfi Raza is the only Brazilian working on the team hired by the Obama administration to propose a major reform in politics and also in the methods used by the United States worldwide. There are 30 Ph.Ds, the best brains in the world in security, defense and diplomacy analysis.
Leonardo Mattiazzi is vice president of International Business at Ci&T. With Ci&T since 1997, Leonardo has spearheaded several of the company's critical business units, including Professional Services, Sales, Marketing and Software Products.
A truly global company, Ci&T is headquartered in Campinas, Brazil, with strategic locations across Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. Ci&T's US headquarters is in King of Prussia, PA. where Leonardo talks to us on this interview.