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.
Patricio is Mexican, a Mechanical Electrical Engineer from ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico with a Master Degree in International Business from OneMBA . He is also Founder- Consulting House Mexico and member of the Business Affairs Committee Amcham Campinas.
His past experience includes serving as President of MABE Mercosul, a division of MABE (México), the largest home appliances company in Latin America, and partner with GE Appliances of the USA. He was responsible for Brazil and Argentina markets, 8 factories and 5,000 employees, with revenues of $1.1 US Billion in 2010 and based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Matthias Buttner, Ambassador of InterNations ExPat Community, Campinas Brazil and also the president of the Alumni-Club of the University St. Gallen in Brazil, The Campinas InterNations community recently celebrated the first anniversary of serving the region and I had the pleasure of meeting many of the members. In this interview we talk about Brazil, the Intercultural challenges and exciting opportunities for expats in the Brazil.
Matthias is a Swiss citizen with permanent residency in Brazil (Campinas area), Matthias has worked 11 years in the in-vitro diagnostics and pharmaceutical industry in Latin America, out of which nine years alone in Roche's Diagnostics Division in Brazil and Latin America. He has a proven track-record in business development, general management and start-up management, with a focus on Brazil. By his personality, he is a rather entrepreneurial and innovative individual, and by academic training, he is a Business Administrator and Economist from a leading international university (St. Gallen in Switzerland). He is fluent in German (native language), English, Portuguese and Spanish.
"Brazil is not for beginners" is a famous line of the Brazilian musician Tom Jobim. Helping Swiss small- to mid-sized companies navigate through the difficult business waters in Brazil is Matthias' main mission today at the Swiss Business Hub in Sao Paulo.
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.
Jürgen (Juergen) Keller, President South American Travel, was born in Southwest Germany, and has studied in his home country, as well as Spain, Portugal and Brazil. He wrote his Masters Thesis on “Strategies for Economic Development of South America as Promoted by the World Bank” at the World Bank library in Washington, D.C. During this time, Jürgen was also a tour guide in Europe. While working as Export Manager for an international company, the itch to share his love of traveling inspired him to start the company SouthAmerica.travel in 1999.
About SouthAmerica.travel: SouthAmerica.travel LLC is a US-based travel agency and incoming tour operator with offices in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Lima. They offer 4* & 5* luxury South America tours to Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Colombia.
Jennifer Sikes and Sonia Gill, two very successful women, both trailing spouses have followed their husbands to Brazil.
Jennifer Sikes is an American and has experience encompassing strategy, operations, marketing, and communications in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Most recently, she spent several years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, USA. Her roles included chief of staff to the Chief Communications Officer and interim director of operations for the 80-person communications team. Prior to that, she served as manager of leadership information, overseeing the team that created and distributed information to support a wide range of external activities for the foundation¹s executives, and as a program officer on the foundation¹s U.S. Program Advocacy and Education teams.
Jennifer began her career as a strategy consultant helping companies improve their marketing, sales, and online strategies. She has also managed internal and external communications in the consulting and software industries.
She holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA in History from Yale University. She has lived in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, since 2011, and has traveled extensively in her personal and professional life across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America.
Sonia Gill, Indian National, Marketing and Advertising Professional with 15 years of work experience in the marketing and communication field.
Before going on a sabbatical Sonia was with Infosys Ltd, an Indian Multi National - Information Technology firm. She has successfully spearheaded large marketing projects in her role as marketing lead for the BPO unit of Infosys. Having grown within the company, she has enjoyed working with very learned people, from across the world.
Before Infosys, Sonia was with Visa Cards as Marketing Manager for South Asia ( India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Nepal and Bangladesh). It was by far one of her most favorite stints, as a non Banking professional, coming from a hard core advertising back ground. This role opened her horizons and made her look beyond vanilla advertising and account management. She has also worked with J.Walter Thompson and Ogilvy and Mather, some of the leading advertising firms across the globe.
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
Fabiana Passoni has a new album "Dim The Lights" released in January 2013.
Fabiana returns to Talk 2 Brazil to talk about her new album and her awesome performance in "Loving the Silent Tears"
International Women´s Day special interview with Fabiana Passoni.
Her life story is full of challenges as well as success. Fabiana Passoni is an excellent example of a woman who can manage her personal and professional roles, radiate optimism , share a bright outlook for the future and serve as an example of dedication and perseverance for all.
Fabiana Passoni, the best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. Chosen by the Brazilian International Press Awards' 2012 Colégio Eleitoral composed of U.S. based Brazilian groups and community organizations as best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. confirms Fabiana's ability to connect her fans to her music. Her recent single Lovin' You (2012) enjoyed several months in the Smooth Jazz charts. Another single, Rock With You was released in August 2012 . Check out the tracks on Fabiana Passoni´s new album Dim The Lights released in January 2013.
Fabiana's three-year battle with breast cancer put her on a journey not only of survival but a discovery of her own personal musical style. With joyful rhythms and a velvety voice, Fabiana achieved her style with the acclaimed 2011 release of Naturalmente Brasil featuring 12 original tracks. Composed in the midst of her battle with cancer, chemotherapy and pregnancy, Fabiana's dreams of continuing her career never faltered even among many setbacks. Her spirit propelled her rebounding success.
Lawrence Howorth is the President and Founder of HOWORTH International, LLC, a multinational business advisory services firm based in Dallas Texas and Sao Paulo, Brazil, HOWORTH International offers international business development and distribution, board governance, interim/contract management and restructuring and organization performance improvement.
Lawrence has over 30 years of multinational business experience in multiple industries: waste management, clean-tech, environmental technologies, intellectual property management, health sciences, consumer products, bio-technology, building and development, manufactured housing, mining and oil-field manufacturing and services, software development, internet-based commerce, banking, business advisory services, professional services and training.
A private investor and business mentor Lawrence Howorth has held senior executive and director positions in several multinational organizations. He has co-founded two multinational start-up companies and has developed and managed businesses in over 20 countries.