Thursday, September 28, 2017


Learn on-the-go with Google 

Google is presenting on the Main Stage at five of the
upcoming Small Business Expos, and you can watch live
from wherever you are.
Check out the topics and dates below, and click the link(s) below to RSVP.

September 21st at 10:30 PT // 1:30 ET: Make Your Website Work for You

October 3rd at 8:30 PT // 11:30 ET: Sharing Your Story Through Video

October 19th at 8:30 PT // 11:30 ET: Grow Your Business Online with Google

October 26th at 7:30 PT // 10:30 ET: Simple Steps to Online Safety

November 9th at 7:30 PT // 10:30 ET: Get Found on Google Search and Maps 


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Organizing for Action

The numbers are in on Graham-Cassidy -- the Senate's dangerous, last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. They're not pretty.

If you're one of the 130 million Americans with a pre-existing condition, you may pay a lot more for your health care.

Call your senator's office and tell them to oppose Obamacare opponent's latest version of repeal.

This isn't a health care bill. It's a devastating threat to millions of Americans.

We've stopped repeal before, and we can do it again. But we have to keep speaking out. Call, call, and keep calling key senators.

Make the call



booth G48

September 29 - October 1, 2017

KIMDAEJUNG Convention Center

An Jung Hwan, Monique Bertina, Maria Chekina,
Nicolas Curmer, Benjamin Duke,
Fusako Ekuni, Kim Joo Ho, Libbet Loughnan,
Gilles Teboul & Ra Da Un
제8회 광주국제아트페어 '아트:광주17'이 9월 28일부터 10월1일까지 김대중컨벤션센터에서 열린다.
올해 아트:광주17은 본전시와 기획전, 특별전, 부대행사, 미술장터로 채워지며 본 전시는 광주지역 갤러리 10곳과 서울 외 기타지역 41곳이 참여하게 된다. 해외갤러리는 중국, 일본, 프랑스, 영국, 미국, 대만 등 6개국에서 18곳이 참여하며 특히 중국 789예술구 중심에 위치한 '양 갤러리'와 프랑스 '프랑수아즈 리비넥' 갤러리가 참여하기로 해 관심을 모으고 있다. 본 전시에서는 개인작가들의 부스도 함께 운영되는데, 올해 행사는 지난해(115명) 20% 가량 늘어난 136명의 작가들이 참여할 예정이다. 
기획전에서는 문인화의 거장 '남농 허건'과 '아산 조방원'의 작품을 감상할 수 있는 자리를 마련했다. 기획전 중 하나로 준비된 '예향공예명품'전에서는 무등산 분청사기, 강진 청자, 옻칠공예와 함께 현대공예작가들이 참여해 전통과 현대를 아우르는 다채로운 남도공예의 품격을 보여줄 계획이다.
지난해 아트광주에서 호응을 얻었던 '민화전'은 올해에도 감상할 수 있을 것으로 보인다. '민화전'을 재기획한 '모란이 피기까지'전은 가회박물관 소장품과 호남민화사랑회 작가들의 작품으로 구성, 민화 고유의 작품세계를 선보일 예정이다.
청년작가들을 위해 매년 기획해 온 '청년작가'전은 지역 및 전국 청년작가 60인을 초대해 진행한다. 11개 도시 초대작가전은 부산시ㆍ대구시ㆍ인천시ㆍ울산시ㆍ대전시ㆍ강원ㆍ경남ㆍ충북ㆍ전북ㆍ전남ㆍ제주 등에서 활동중인 작가들의 작품을 감상할 수 있는 자리다.
이 밖에도 중국 우한시 특별전과 부대행사로 '판화체험''공예체험' 등 다양한 체험행사들이 준비돼 있다.


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Thursday, September 28 | 3 pm - 8 pm (by invitation only)

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Economic Observer
Rhetoric Ratchets Up

Overview: Over the past week, the main influences on mortgage rates were an escalation in tensions with North Korea and additional details about a proposed tax reform plan. These had offsetting effects, and mortgage rates ended with little change. 

The rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea shifted to a higher gear over the past week. On Friday, North Korea threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific. Then on Monday, North Korean officials said that they interpreted President Trump's weekend comments as a declaration of war. Investors responded to both events by shifting from riskier assets such as stocks to relatively safer assets, including U.S. mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The added demand for MBS caused mortgage rates to decline.

However, the improvement was reversed on Wednesday when President Trump released additional details about a proposed tax plan. If this plan or a similar one is passed, it is expected to boost economic growth and raise the outlook for future inflation. Since higher inflation is negative for mortgage rates, rates moved higher. In addition, the budget deficit is expected to increase under the tax plan. This potential increase in the supply of bonds was also bad for mortgage rates.

In August, sales of newly constructed homes unexpectedly dropped from July to the lowest level since December 2016. According to the Commerce Department, though, the data in Texas and Florida may have been affected by the recent hurricanes. On a more positive note, the inventory of new homes for sale rose to a 6.1-month supply, which was the highest level since July 2014.

Week Ahead

Looking ahead, the core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index, the inflation indicator favored by the Fed, will be released on Friday. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index will come out on October 2, followed by the ISM Services Index on October 4. The next Employment Report will be released on October 6. Note that any changes in the relationship with North Korea could influence mortgage rates. 

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Organizing for Action

Gunshots are loud.

A single shot makes more noise, per decibel, than an airliner taking off. Or a firework exploding. Or a jackhammer chipping away at a sidewalk.

It's that distinctive noise that alerts our police to an active shooter. It helps victims and other innocent bystanders figure out where gunfire is coming from, so they can move to safety. And it gives those who are thinking about firing a gun pause, knowing that it'll draw attention.

It's pretty simple: The noise that guns make helps prevent gun violence ... yet somehow, that's exactly what the gun lobby and their friends in Congress are fighting against with their bill that would allow anyone to buy a gun silencer without so much as a background check.

Join me and Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, on a call this Friday at 11 a.m. EST to talk about this threat to public safety -- and how we can work together to stop it.

The gun lobby claims this bill is meant to protect hunter's hearing, but that's just an excuse. It's nothing more than an effort to drive more sales for corporations who manufacture and sell firearm silencers -- cutting regulations that have been in place for 80 years so that anyone, even criminals and domestic abusers, can get a hold of a silencer, no questions asked.

It defies major law enforcement enforcement organizations, who have come out strongly against it. It defies the majority of Americans who want smart, sensible solutions.

It defies common-sense.

Gabby and I are fighting hard against it, but we need your help. We're thrilled Valerie is joining Friday's call -- and we hope you will, too. Say you're in:

I'm in

Captain Mark Kelly

Co-Founder, Americans for Responsible Solutions

Organizing for Action

Just wanted to make sure you got the details for tomorrow morning's call with Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, and Captain Mark Kelly, co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions.

We'll be talking about the SHARE Act, a bill supported by the gun lobby that could make gun silencers available to anyone -- including criminals and domestic abusers -- without a background check. On the call, we'll be going over ways we can stop this disastrous bill from becoming law.

Here are the details:

What: SHARE Act briefing call with special guests Valerie Jarrett and Mark Kelly

When: Friday, September 22, 11 a.m. ET

If it becomes law, the SHARE Act may put our safety at risk. It's up to all of us to get involved in pushing back against it, and that starts with getting on tomorrow's call.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Location: Brazilian-American       Chamber of Commerce, INC


September 29, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

Brazil's labor legislation is known to be rigid and costly, but a significant overhaul of the current system has just been approved in the hope of making it more flexible and business-friendly. Effective November 2017, new rules on outsourcing, collective labor agreements and executive compensation are expected to improve the system and stimulate job creation. Join our panel of experts to discuss these and other changes and learn how to navigate through this major legislative reform in Brazil. 
Isabel Bueno
,  Partner,  Mattos  Filho, Veiga  Filho, Marrey  Jr.  e  Quiroga Advogados
Maria Inez Danino,  Vice-President  of  HR,  The  Warranty  Group
Renata Neeser,  Shareholder,  Littler  Mendelson  P. C.,  NY
Dario Abrahão Rabay,  Partner,  Mattos  Filho,  Veiga  Filho,  Marrey  Jr.  e  Quiroga  Advogados
David E. Schwartz,  Partner,  Skadden,  Arps, nSlate,  Meagher  &  Flom  LLP
More information to follow!

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017



Join Us on September 21, 2017Time: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Cleary Gottlieb, New York , NY.

Fintech Breakout:
Global Disruption is Imminent
Technology and social media advances have been threatening global financial markets for years, but the future is now!  Blockchain, new Payments Systems and Foreign Exchange Social Media are all set to revolutionize the industry. A distinguished panel will discuss how recent developments will alter the financial landscape in Brazil, and the opportunities and challenges these developments represent. 
This event will include short presentations from leading innovators and experts followed by substantial audience debate on the reality of  trends that are leading the way against traditional banking. 
Terry Boyland is currently Chief Executive of CPQi, a leading services provider for IBTech in the Americas. Prior to establishing CPQi, Terry was a member of the Operating Committee and Technology council for JP Morgan.  He is a frequent speaker at conferences and writes extensively in leading journals on Fintech. 
Roger Serrati is Head of Research and Development for the leading Brazilian Banco Bradesco S.A., and will be speaking on both Blockchain as well as other investments the bank in making in companies that are challenging the status quo.
Matthew Williamson is the Global Head of Payments and Cash Management for Finastra, now the world’s third largest fintech company, following the merger of Mysis and D+H.  Finastra is leading the way in payment systems innovation both with and without bank involvement.
Marcos Almeida is Chief Executive Officer of Exchangenow, which employs social media to retail foreign exchange. With a proven model of auctions for Bureau de Change (, his company is starting to revolutionize the $78bn USD a day market for retail FX.

Elusive Biographies opening was a huge success! 

We want to thank every artist and visitors for last night. It was a success and we are very proud to share pictures from the opening.
Much love to all of you and hope to see you soon! 
George Pummer (photo 1), Ngarra and Lois Sattler (photo 2), Hannah Sypniewski (photo 3)

Bolsa de Arte | André Severo



China Yiwu International Commodities Fair

  •  21-25 Oct 2017 remind me )
  •  Yiwu International Expo Center, JinhuaChina
  • China Yiwu International Commodities Fair exhibits a wide range of consumer goods which are essential in the respective day to day life. The main objective of this show is to bring rapid growth to the companies who are exhibiting their range in this show. This event serves as a perfect platform for the Chinese as well as other foreign companies to widen the marketing networks and build new contacts with the huge number of audience coming from different parts of the world. China Yiwu International Commodities Fair will bring in participation of the manufacturers, exporters and decision makers who will interact with the attendees and get into business dealings with them. This event is the perfect place where the attendees can know about the various innovations made in the sector.
  • Facts & Figures                                

    Total Exhibit Area100,000 Sq.feet
    Est. Exhibitors2,500
    Est. Visitors120,000


    Oct 21 - Oct 2408:30 AM-05:00 PMGeneral Hours

    Map & Directions

    map of Yiwu International Expo Center

    Jiangdong E Rd, Yiwu Shi, Jinhua Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
    Get Directions

Organized by

Yiwu China Commodity City Exhibition Co.Ltd

3/F, International Expo Complex Building, No59 Zongze Road, Yiwu , ChinaJinhuaChina
China Yiwu International Commodities Fair will involve the participation of more than 2,600 and will exhibit a wide range of hardware, perfume fragrances, cosmetics, appliances, painted tattoos, electronic appliances, handicrafts, crystal and glass products, footwear, headgear, office supplies, clothing, digital products, equipment, computers, computer peripherals and accessories, storage solutions, woven products, household electronic equipment, application of new media, communications products, fixed-line, lingerie apparel, sports and leisure goods, leather bags, daily necessities, make up detergent, data storage, accounting supplies, material cosmetic bag, perfume packaging materials, cosmetic packaging materials, home decorations, picture frames and photo frames, Christmas items and decorations, trolley, luggage accessories, Leather & Plastic Leather, luggage fabrics holiday, party supplies and decorations, clockwork toys, fashion accessories, artificial fashion jewelry, gold and silver jewelry, power control toys, electronic games and toys, remote control toys, travel bags, document bags, tool bags and ordinary bags, electric machinery and toy, simulation of bionic technology, plant weaving crafts, ceramic crafts, bedding, curtains, sofa, metal crafts, shaping the process, hairdressing packaging materials, coating stamping, other equipment, static inflatable toys, intelligent, inflatable toys, inflatable toys pendant, office tools, office equipment, labeling supplies, jewelry and jewelry accessories, machinery Exhibition of knitted clothing and accessories, home textiles, toys and children products, ecommerce and trade services, foreign goods and various others consumable daily items, instrumentation, smoking cigarette lighters, photographic products, cultural gifts, ad impressions, documents, envelopes, festive supplies and others, medical care, oral beauty products, health care equipment, cleansing products, beauty care products, electrical accessories.

Bolsa de Arte | Porto Alegre | Eduardo Haesbaert


JWelcome Participants and Speakers

of the 2017 BACCF Seminar

"How to do Business in the US" 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
As Facilidades que o Banco do Brasil Americas oferece aos Brasileiros nos EUA 
Cassio Segura
 CEO Banco do Brasil Americas
Registration Fee: US$50 (members & future members) 
Presentation will be in Portuguese
Where: The Provident Doral at the Blue
5300 NW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33178

Wine & Cheese Reception*
Join us and welcome participants and speakers of the 2017 BACCF Seminar - "How to do Business in the U.S." This wine and cheese reception is a great venue to mingle with executives 
participating in the seminar.
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm
Registration fee: US$30 (members & future members) 
Where: The Provident Doral at the Blue
5300 NW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33178
please send an email to or call 305-579-9030
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Aspectos legais imigratórios, corporativos e tributários
Alexandre Piquet

Founder & Managing Partner, Piquet Law Firm, BACCF Board Member
Registration Fee: US$50 (members & future members) 
Presentation will be in Portuguese
Where: The Provident Doral at the Blue
5300 NW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33178

PREMIO O.R.A. 2017

La giuria della settima edizione del Premio ORA è composta da 15 gallerie e 4 curatori interessati a scoprire nuovi talenti da esporre. 

Ognuna delle 15 gallerie in giuria, disseminate nelle principali città italiane, visionerà tutti gli artisti iscritti al Premio O.R.A. e sceglierà l'artista per cui ha più interesse e gli offrirà una mostra personale nei propri spazi, preludio per una collaborazione lavorativa duratura. Le gallerie scelgono liberamente e in autonomia il proprio vincitore e hanno l'obbligo di selezionare artisti con la quale non abbiano mai avuto rapporti di collaborazione precedenti.

Oltre alla mostra personale, gli artisti vincitori riceveranno anche il nostro supporto organizativo e un rimborso delle spese di spedizione delle opere. Inoltre, siamo orgogliosi di poter dire che molti degli artisti che hanno vinto le precedenti edizioni del Premio ORA al momento lavorano stabilmente con le gallerie che li hanno premiati. 

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Brazil - September 2017

USDA’s next Agricultural Trade Mission – to Brazil, September 25-29, 2017 – will seek to expand export opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Brazil. Participating agribusiness and state government leaders will have a unique opportunity to forge relationships with potential customers, interact with government officials, and gather market intelligence that will help them develop or expand sales to the world’s fifth-largest country.
The itinerary includes stops in the cities Recife, in northeastern Brazil, and Sao Paulo, in the southeastern part of the country. Recife is one of the country’s major business hubs, where population and income growth have led to significant growth in wholesale and retail trade. The upgrading of ports and other infrastructure in the region has made exporting to northeastern Brazil more logistically and financially feasible in recent years. Sao Paulo, Brazil’s financial and business center, is the most populous city in the Southern Hemisphere and home to many well-established importers. 
Why Brazil?
While Brazil is a major competitor to the United States in the production and export of commodities such as soybeans, poultry, beef, and corn, it is also a major importer. In 2016, Brazil purchased $10 billion in food and farm products from the rest of the world, most notably wheat, corn, fruits and vegetables, and dairy. Nearly 50 percent of Brazil’s agricultural imports were supplied its MERCOSUR partners – Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela – while eight percent of came from the United States.
Since 1997, U.S. agricultural exports to Brazil have grown 64 percent, from $533 million to $872 million in 2016. Top agricultural exports from the United States last year included wheat, prepared foods, cotton, dairy products, and feeds and fodder. Products showing the largest export growth since 1997 include wheat, roasted coffee, tea, and eggs/egg products. 
Brazil’s growing population and rising per-capita income, coupled with the fact that Brazilian consumers have a high regard for U.S. products and brands, make this a market worth well worth exploring for American exporters. 
For additional information, please email