Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
(Eastern Time - U.S. and Canada)
The Chamber, in partnership with Latham & Watkins and Mattos Filho, invites you to a timely discussion on “Infrastructure Investment in 2023: Trends and Expectations.” Panelists will provide an overview of the main opportunities and challenges in infrastructure investment, M&A, and financing that are expected for 2023 and discuss market trends in the most promising sectors for investment in Brazil.

  • How the incoming administration of President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva will affect major infrastructure projects and deals
  • Expected cross-border deal flow into Brazil for infrastructure in 2023
  • Market trends in infrastructure project development, financing, and related divestitures and acquisitions
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Panel Discussion and Q&A

Daniel Calhman de MirandaPartnerMattos Filho
Gianluca BacchiocchiPartnerLatham & Watkins
John GreenwoodManaging Director - Project, Infrastructure and Principal FinanceGoldman Sachs
Nikola SimicPrincipal - Infrastructure CreditThe Carlyle Group
More information to follow!
Registration Information:
Members: $15
Non-Members: $50
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Hi Sula!

These are exciting times for the FoodFutureCo Community! With a bunch of updates from our cohort company graduates that scaled up, leveled up, and took the next big step, here’s the latest community news to mark the highlights of our portfolio companies just in time for the holiday season.

FFC Community Video Call Highlights Two of Its Cohort Graduate Companies: Harvest Returns and Seal the Seasons

Last November 30, we conducted our FFC Community Video Call with some of our cohort graduates. Harvest Returns and Seal the Seasons shared with us plenty of groundbreaking updates about their brand, vision, goals, and direction.

Shen Tong, Managing Partner of FoodFutureCo, has also shared with us updates and insights about the current interconnected and global industries of food, agriculture, technology, and climate.

“The future of food is now,” Shen said in his welcome message at the FFC Community Video Call. He mentioned the different crises happening around the world for the past decade—the Covid-19 pandemic, high inflation, climate change, food crisis, and so much more. But while the human race seems to be living more and more in misalignment with the order of nature and the universe at large, we are also winning through small but impactful solutions that aim to rebuild the harmony that mankind has with the environment. “We are moving beyond advocacy, beyond initial conversations, toward macro risk adjusted strategies”, Shen reported, and this recognizes the high yields, returns, and equities that investing in the food industry has to offer. FFC's portfolio companies are a testament to that.


Harvest Returns believes that supporting farmers helps sustain the planet. In sustainable farming businesses, farmers and investors can work hand in hand to create profit, growth, and learning in the agritech industry.

From its founding in 2016 and being an FFC cohort graduate in the spring of 2019, Harvest Returns have gone through 44 successful raises, 5 exits, and a total of $6.2M investor distribution to date. Spring 2022 has also gathered an amazing $2.5M in the company’s seed round.

Harvest Returns has been continuing to push for support for farmers through specialty crops and agribusiness, sustainably-produced livestock, and controlled environment agriculture. To know more about how you can support, invest, and partner with Harvest Returns, check out its website.


Seal the Seasons believes that local food is better. That’s why the company has chosen to streamline the distribution of local farm products through a distributed supply chain rather than a centralized one. It is aiming to build a $100M brand amidst the 55.5B frozen produce market.

Because of the company’s commitment to its goals and values, Seal the Seasons has shown velocity growth across different segments of grocery, such as Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, and Food Lion. It has also managed to forge long-term partnerships with retailers, which range from 4-6 years to date since its inception and funding.

For Seal the Seasons, the next big step and phase of growth is creating value-added innovation with locally grown ingredients. If you want to witness the company's growth beyond fruits and vegetables, and learn how to contribute, invest, or partner with Seal the Seasons, check out their website.


Get Involved as a Mentor!

FoodFutureCo’s Cohort 10 accelerator program is just around the corner! There has been a larger pool of applicants, with 50+ companies going through screening and evaluation, and targeting at least 40 industry experts to be lead and adhoc mentors, EIRs, and advisors.

We're aiming for Cohort 11 to be bigger than ever. So, if you want to be part of the Cohort 11’s wonderful journey to reshaping the landscape and future of the agtech industry, mentor the next big names in food and agriculture around the globe, and share your expertise and experience with our latest pool of companies, join us! Sign up as a mentor through the button below.

Fresh and Exciting News from our FoodFutureCo Community

Peelon is celebrating another win as it is hailed as one of the 10 finalists of the Brave New Food’s Startup Challenge 2022! Peelon is advocating for the reduction of food waste and plastic through game-changing innovations in making the shelf life of fruits and vegetables longer.

Seal the Seasons took home one of the emerging brands of year awards from NOSH! NOSH believes that Seal the Seasons is emerging to be one of the mainstays in the healthy, sustainable, and organic food and agriculture industry.

Jar Goods is upping its holiday game by adding more color and spice to ordinary holiday dishes! Head on to the Jar Goods’ website to check out the best tomato sauce gifts for your loved ones!

Nutrimentos Maybo was invited and recognized at the forum on safe food today for a healthy tomorrow held at the Universidad Tecnológica Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia as part of the 2nd International Food Engineering Congress.
Hummi has continued to expand with various partners in New York and California! Check out where you can score POINTS! near you in the Hummiiverse locator page.
ICRISAT and CGIAR Summit invited HireMyFarmer to a workshop specifically designed to examine how data in the agriculture ecosystem affects smallholders' quality of life.
Quo Agro Justo participated in the  #Expoagrofuturo 2022 with the support of the Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá. They were in the #Agstar entrepreneurship pavilion, where entrepreneurs innovate and promote Colombian agriculture through technology.

Lobster Made Easy served delicious Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls and Snow Crab Rolls at the Saltscapes Fall Expo - Harvest Greets the Holidays. They were also invited to the Sobeys Culinary Stage daily to host demo and tasting with their microwaveable lobster.

Check out Lil Mixins (Hanimune Therapeutics) founder Meenal Lele's new book, "The Baby and the Biome", a revolutionary parenting book that draws on cutting-edge research to reveal the key to raising happy and healthy babies. Check it out here

You can also order here


Dear BACCF Members:

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting and Reception! Bring plenty of business cards to network with fellow chamber members and meet Board and Advisory Council Members.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect the 2023 Board of Directors. Plans for the upcoming year will be outlined and we welcome your suggestions to continue building our Chamber. We are pleased to enclose the BACCF 2023 Proposed Slate for Board of Directors (click here).

Register online for this event. Should you be unable to attend the meeting your registration will serve as the proxy, or kindly click here, scan and return by email to info@brazilchamber.org.

Appoint Carlos Mariaca, Eduardo Santos or Cassio Segura who will be attending the meeting, to act as Proxy to vote in your stead. 

We look forward to greeting you. Refreshments will be served.
Please join us at the offices of Piquet Law Firm - 1000 Brickell Ave., Suite 700
Dress code: Business Casual 
Thank you!
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DEC 2022 - VOL 160
Spread the "Who-liday" cheer with a kids movie screening of Dr. Suess' The Grinch. While you're here, stroll three courtyards of holiday decor - a picture-perfect backdrop, and take a spin on the IC Ice RinkCheers to the start of a joyful holiday season. 
FRIDAY: Sample Sale
Friday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 4 | 11am - 6pm
The Makers Guild - Building 5
Shop apparel and shoes from around the globe at the Dana Emilia Presents sample sale. 
FRIDAY: Japanese Artisans + Makers Market
Friday, Dec 2 - Sunday, Dec 4 | 12 - 6pm
4th Floor - Building 2
Stop by IPPIN PROJECT - a design studio #UpstairsAtIC - to shop Japanese makers & artisan-made collections from tableware to home decor.
FRIDAY: Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Friday, Dec 2 - Saturday, Dec 3 | 5:30 - 7pm
4th Floor - Building 2
Join Conodio for a holiday wreath making workshop at IPPIN PROJECT
FRIDAY: Live Latin Music
Friday, Dec 2 | 6 - 9pm
Sahadi's - Courtyard 3/4
Dance to live salsa music weekly with Cuarteto Guataca
FRIDAY: Skating Under the Stars
Friday, Dec 2 + Saturday, Dec 3 | 8:30 - 10:30pm
Courtyard 5/6
Skate at IC Ice Rink during exclusive night hours + warm up by the fire pits with festive cocktails from Brewers + Distillers
SATURDAY: Yoga with Karen Coles
Saturday, Dec 3 | 10 - 10:50am
ICAC - Building 3
In this all-levels class, build strength and mobility with an exploratory approach to individual alignment.
SATURDAY: Lingerie Making Workshop
Saturday, Dec 3 | 10:30am - 2:30pm
Rue du Paradis – Building 5
A bespoke, high-end lingerie making session.
SATURDAY: Jewelry Making Workshop
Saturday, Dec 3 | 12 - 4pm
Saskia - Building 5
Join Saskia for a kids + adults beading workshop.
SATURDAY: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
Saturday, Dec 3 | 1 - 3:30pm
Five-Two-A - Building 5
Join Kids Cinema Club for a free screening of DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH (2018). 
SATURDAY: Repeal Day Party
Saturday, Dec 3 | 2 - 5pm
Barrow's Intense - Building 6
Celebrate the end of Prohibition with The Repeal Society, and an afternoon of live jazz and burlesque performances.

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