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.
Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with Joeseph and Claudia Brito Low on LA Talk Radio this Monday May 20 at 1 pm Pacific Standard Time.
A Kindle edition of the book is available at Amazon .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Wilson Faure is a global business executive having worked and lived in Brazil, Germany and the United States.
Wilson has built a successful business career working in a variety of industries, functions and cultural settings. He has a unique career experience including business owner, Managing Director, Relationship Manager, Business Developer, Consultant and Program Manager allowing him to clearly understand all aspects of business. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and has a good conversational level in German and Spanish. He is recognized for his strong leadership, relationship building skills and his ability to drive performance through workforce engagement.
Wilson worked for Mercedes-Benz from 1997 to 2000. In 2000 he joined the Ford Motor Company Project Team in Bahia to manage the construction of the automotive complex. Wilson moved from Germany to the U.S. in 2003 to join the management team in the construction of a new automotive plant. In late 2005 Wilson was hired by Dürr Systems to start up a new consulting division in the United States. A successful career/industry change opened a new spectrum of opportunities on when he played key role in business transformation projects, global application delivery and major business development initiatives. In 2012, Wilson launched Advanced Global Partners and since then has worked with major clients in the retail, construction, IT, consulting and hospitality industries to enter new markets and launch new products.
Natalie Cofield talks about the business opportunities between Austin and Campinas and her objective to establish a sister city relationship between the cities.
The Capital City African-American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) promotes the development of African American businesses and the expansion of the business community by providing resources, technical assistance, and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth and by promoting convention and tourism.