Friday, February 22, 2019

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February 24, 2019
Holiday Shopping on Smartphones Led to Strong Ecommerce Growth
The 2018 retail holiday season was exceptionally strong, with the highest growth rates for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce sales since 2011. Online spending performed noticeably better than the industry’s already optimistic expectations. Full Article
Does Your Digital Strategy Need a Reality Check?
Individual companies—and the industry as a whole—are at different stages of the digital transformation journey. Test your knowledge with the Digital Transformation Quiz, presented by Salesforce, to see where you stand, and receive a Slideshow with expert insights and data to round out the picture.
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How Much Will Retail Sales Grow This Year?
After a great year for retail—rising 5.3% in 2018—sales will slow but also expand 3.2% in 2019. Full Article
Millennials as Digital (and Nondigital) Shoppers
Millennials’ propensity for digital usage carries over to their shopping. And it exposes them to plenty of digital advertising, about which they have mixed feelings—especially since online reviews are an appealing alternative source of information. Full Article
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Gremi International is planning the development of EcoEstrela, a luxury, ecological tourist resort on its fully owned beach front property in Baía Formosa (north-eastern Brazil). The project site covers an area of approximately 2,500 hectares and 6.5 km of coastline. It is currently the largest hospitality project under development in South America. This project has the potential to unlock Brazil’s under-developed tourist potential.

Learn what it necessary to develop a major tourist resort in North-eastern Brazil, and what this could mean for the future of tourism for the country. Leading the discussion will be Piotr MajHead of Project Management for Gremi International, and Wolf HengstformerExecutive Chairman of Six Senses Hotel Resorts and Spas and Founder of Amala International Hotel Advisers, LLC (Six Senses will operate the first phase of Eco Estrela). Mr. Hengst is legend in the hotel business, having spent 30 years creating the Four Seasons brand, retiring as its President of operations after 30 years as President. Six Senses was recently acquired by Inter-Continental Hotel Group, the world’s second largest hotel chain.
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking Session (Light lunch will be served)

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Presentation, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
Registration Information

Corporate Members: Free

Non-Members: $35
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
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(corner of 52nd Street)
New York, NY 10022
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All On The Line

We are at a turning point in America.

Over the past few years, there has been a civic awakening and a renewal of activism in communities across the country. We've come together to demand that our political leaders protect access to health care, take steps to reduce the gun violence plaguing our schools and communities, and finally make long-sought changes to our criminal justice system.

We've made a lot of progress -- last fall, this nation elected a new class of political leaders who better represent the diversity and values of the American people. But too many of our efforts are still met by resistance from politicians who do not truly represent the will of the people. We need to make sure the citizen engagement of the past couple of years is not just a moment, but a movement for a better America.

That's why, starting today, we are launching the All On The Line campaign. Our mission is to restore fairness to our democracy and ensure every American has an equal say in our government. This campaign will be driven by you -- grassroots organizers who believe in the power of the people to make a lasting impact on your communities, your states, and our country.

Will you join us?

Together, we will raise awareness about how gerrymandering negatively impacts policies in state capitals and in Washington. For too long, politicians have been able to pick their voters, instead of allowing voters to choose their representatives. Gerrymandering rigs our elections so the party in power can't lose and it moves our policy debates away from rational solutions to the extremes.

There is no issue this work does not touch.

We need fair elections and a level playing field to help unlock progress on dealing with climate change, build on the gains we made under the Affordable Care Act, protect and expand the right to vote, and so many other issues that the American people support. All of these issues are truly on the line.

With fair maps and a more just electoral system, we can have leaders who are more likely to tackle the important issues facing our country and be more responsive to the needs and desires of the people they were elected to represent. And there is not a moment to waste. With the census in 2020 and redistricting in 2021, we have to start building our movement now.

With a belief that -- together -- we can shape the future, I'm confident that this movement will continue to fundamentally reshape American politics for the next decade or more. As we've seen throughout our history, progress is not guaranteed -- it only happens when people come together, demand it, and fight for it.

We'll be in touch in the days and weeks ahead with more details and ways for you to get involved. I look forward to joining you in this fight.

Join the team


Eric H. Holder, Jr.
82nd Attorney General of the United States

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