Brazil-Florida Business Council hosts its annual business conference in Tampa

Event will feature distinguished speakers such as Ambassador Adalnio Senna Ganem and Gabrielle Mandel

Online PR News – 19-January-2017 – Tampa, Florida – The 2017 Brazil Business Forum will be held on January 24 at 4 p.m. at the Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa. The opening keynote address will be delivered by Ambassador Adalnio Senna Ganem, Consul General of Brazil in Miami.

As the largest Latin American economy has been experiencing one of the most challenging periods of its political and economic history, Ambassador Ganem will discuss how Brazil's current administration is working to reclaim investors' confidence and resume the nation's economic growth. This timely program will also include the participation of renowned country experts and savvy businesspeople who will discuss why Brazil is still a country with remarkable investment opportunities, especially in difficult times.

The conference closing keynote speaker Gabrielle Mandel, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Country Manager for Brazil, will discuss current and upcoming business opportunities in Brazil's transportation, IT, energy, and water sectors. Ms. Mandel will review avenues for U.S. companies to access the Brazilian market through USTDA’s programs including bidding on USTDA-funded feasibility studies and project definition missions, as well as how to participate in reverse trade missions. She will also discuss the highly-regarded U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership and disseminate copies of the Brazil Transportation Project Resource Guide, which provides trade leads for U.S. companies on rail, aviation, port, highway, and public transportation project opportunities in Brazil.

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About the Brazil-Florida Business Council, Inc.

The Brazil-Florida Business Council, Inc. ("BFBC") is an independent, not-for-profit business association based in Tampa, Florida. It was established in 2014 by Sueli Bonaparte, former Executive Director of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Bonaparte has played a critical role in the forging of closer ties between the business communities of Brazil and the US for almost 30 years. She was awarded the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Meritorious Honor Award in 2010.

The Brazil-Florida Business Council aims at fostering bilateral trade and investment opportunities in Brazil (Florida's largest commercial partner) and the Sunshine State. Today the BFBC is considered one of the most dynamic and respected international business associations in Florida. To learn more visit