It is a pleasure to reach out to you, and a to welcome our new members, to the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF). We understand that now, more than ever, our organization will play a pivotal role in the continuous promotion and strengthening of the trade and investments between Brazil and South Florida.
The main concern for the BACCF remains the health and safety of our members as we navigate the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have made strategic adjustments to our events and outreach programs to protect everyone and to keep generating value to members. To that extent, we are transforming ourselves and to date, we have already hosted nine webinars, reaching more than 1000 participants.
Another great success for the BACCF this year has been the Online Road Show. The series of seminars were originally planned to take place in April and May, touring twelve different cities in Brazil. Thanks to the support of our sponsors and strategic partners, we migrated to our online platform and are delivering highly successful events, reaching more than 106,000 people through social media communications, and confirming over 700 registrations. Visit our website for upcoming Road Show events.
We have updated our sponsorship packages to include online events. We hope you can leverage these opportunities to promote your business to our 50,000+ mailing list and social media followers. The BACCF website has many resources and information available to help small businesses navigate this difficult crisis.
COVID-19 has tested all governments world-wide and certainly the Federalist systems in Brazil and the United States. Moreover, the combination of ever-expanding interaction between social and traditional news media has created difficulty to discern fact from fiction, editorial opinion from actual news. This is certainly true in Brazil, where the current political climate was confrontational even before the pandemic and has been more so since. And this dynamic has important implications for economic policy. Today we bring together political and economic experts to talk about these dynamics in the general public and Brasilia, and the implications for the economy and economic policy.