Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Last  August 1, 2018 happenned  Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, New York, Brazil is in the grips of a presidential election, marked by unusual uncertainties. A string of unprecedented corruption scandals, trials, and convictions have entangled nearly all the  political parties as well as the highest levels of government. It has created an electorate that is resentful, angry, and fed up with the political class. The anti-establishment view is widespread. Many are turning away from politics and the polls. A security/safety crisis  deepens the sense of loss and disenfranchisement and encourages extremists.
Meanwhile, the recovery from the recession has faltered and now stalled. Perhaps it is just a temporary downturn following the recent transportation strike, but GDP growth forecasts have been lowered to 1-1.5%, far from the 3-4% optimistically projected at the start of the year. There has been considerable progress in fiscal adjustment, but public debt has grown from 51.5% of GDP in 2013 to 74% today, and could soon reach 100% unless the fiscal program begun by the current administration is maintained by the next President. 
For all his unpopularity, personal and political mistakes, President Temer has been served by an exceptional economic team. He supported and maneuvered through Congress some of the fundamental reforms needed to address the fiscal risks and improve the competitiveness of the Brazilian economy. None of this is in the campaign agenda. The reforms are ill understood, maligned by powerful interest groups, and held with contempt by several of the leading contenders, who appear willing to sacrifice the economy in pursuit of electoral victory.  
Join us for our traditional mid-year outlook for a measured and forward-looking discussion of the prospects for the economy, the elections and the future of Brazil. 

Participed of event moderator, Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner, VERBANK Consulting, LLC and speakers, José Guilherme Almeida dos Reis, Executive Director-Brazil and Suriname, Inter-American Development Bank
Christopher Garman, Managing Director, The Americas, Eurasia Group
Alberto Ramos, Managing Director and Chief-Economist, LATAM, Goldman Sachs
Drausio Giacomelli, Head of EM Research, Deutsche Bank Securities
Claudia Ribeiro de Castro, Director & Senior Analyst, EM, Oppenheimer Funds


September 5, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York, New The Chamber is organizing a series of video-conferences between September 5th and 13th with the economic advisors to the leading Presidential candidates. The format will be one-hour video-conferences at the Chamber offices.  The advisor will present the candidates economic platform, followed by Q&A from the audience.

Please join us on September 5th at the Chamber for the first videoconference of the series, with Gustavo Franco. Mr. Franco has a long and distinguished career in Brazilian policy and finance.  During the administration of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, he was among the formulators of the Plano Real, and served as Central Bank President in the Cardoso administration.  He is currently affiliated with the Partido Novo (New Party), committed to policies emphasizing economic liberalization and a more open economy.

Below are the advisors who have been invited to participate and the status of their invitation.  As dates and times are confirmed, we will notify our members.  We hope you will be able to join these interesting and timely discussions on the economic programs being put forth by the candidates. 
Confirmed Video-Conference, September 5th at 5:30 p.m. with
Gustavo Franco, Advisor for João  Amoêdo, Partido Novo
Future Video-Conferences Include:
Pérsio Arida, Advisor for Geraldo  Alckmin, PSDB Party - Confirmed - Date TBD
Marcio Pochmann, Advisor for the PT  Cadidate - Confirmed - Date TBD
Mauro Benevides, Advisor for Ciro  Gomes, PDT Party - Invited

Paulo Guedes, Advisor for Jair  Bolsonaro, PSL Party - Invited

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 27-30 Sep
 Metropolitan Pavilion, New YorkUSA


September 11, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York, New York
In July of 2017 Congress passed the deepest reform to Brazil’s labor laws in generations.  The law modernized the legal framework governing employee relations, one of the Temer administration’s major reforms intended to re-vitalize the economy. Now fully implemented, what has been the effect?  How has the law altered employer/employee relations, how have the courts and society reacted, and what can be anticipated regarding the law’s long-term impact on Brazilian productivity?

Join us for an expert panel to discuss these and other key topics related to the law.  Minister Alexandre de Souza Agra Belmonte of the Superior Court of Labor will lead the discussion, with his perspective as a judge on Brazil’s highest court for labor litigation. Joining Minister Belmonte will be Rodrigo Soares, Lemann professor of Brazilian Public Policy at Columbia, who has long studied the impact of labor on development economics.  Completing the panel will be labor attorney Marilia Minicucci who will report on the key changes observed in labor practices as a consequence of the law.

The panel will be moderated by Renata Neeser, a Brazilian attorney based in New York, with a depth of experience in both New York and Brazilian labor and employment law.

Sponsored by Littler Mendelson, this event has been a pre-approved for 1.5 hours of New York CLE credits. All other states will be applied for upon request.

Renata Neeser, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Alexandre de Souza Agra Belmonte, Minister, Superior Court of Labor (Tribunal Superior do Trabalho)

Rodrigo R. Soares, Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International Public Affairs, School for International Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University

Marilia Minicucci, Partner and Co-Founder, Chiode Minicucci Advogados

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Join us in celebrating Brazil's Independence!
The BACCF Gala Dinner serves not only as the Chamber's yearly landmark event, but also as the largest gathering of high profile companies and business people engaged in fostering bilateral commercial relations
between Brazil and the United States.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Ave. 6th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Date/Time Information: Saturday, September 8th 2018, at 8:00pm
Special pocket show by
DJ Raul Boesel

Celebrity Host:
Fernanda Pontes 

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Interested in sponsoring this event? 
Contact our offices at info@brazilchamber.org or +1.305.579.9030
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Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida | P.O. Box 310038Miami, FL 33231
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China International (Guangzhou) Fishery and Seafood Expo
 24-26 Aug 2018

 China Import and Export Fair(Canton Fair Complex), GuangzhouChina
"Largest fishery expo in southern China"
China International (Guangzhou) Fishery and Seafood Expo is for exploring comprehensive utilisation of seafood technology & equipments and products like fresh, frozen and dried seafood, deep processing seafood, fishery handicraft, preservation technology & equipment, aquaculture technology & equipment, ocean-going fishing, recreational fishery equipment, seafood processing equipment, packaging equipment, freezing equipment, cold chain & logistics equipment, aquatic product testing instrument.
500 seafood supplier exhibitors from over 10 countries
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