Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

Upcoming events

    • May 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Coco Bambu (955 Alton Rd, Miami Beach) - Attire: Business professional

    This exclusive, two-hour BFBC members only and complimentary business networking event was designed for our steadfast members and supporters to meet and cultivate meaningful business and professional relationships at a trendy and elegant venue.

    Members only. Join today!

    • June 06, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • New York Life Insurance (495 N Keller Road. Maitland, FL 32751)



    This interactive forum presented by New York Life Insurance Company Advanced Planning Consultant MARK JANSEN and BRUNO DRUMMOND, Managing Partner at Drummond Advisors, will discuss strategies in the areas of estate, tax and business succession planning business owners and foreign entities doing business in the U.S. 

    MARK JANSEN brings a creative and comprehensive approach to using insurance products in estate and business planning. He graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. In 2017 New York Life Insurance ranked #65 on the prestigious Fortune 500 list and ranked #70 at Forbes 2018 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

     BRUNO DRUMMOND is Managing Partner at Drummond Advisors, a company that specializes in fulfilling the needs of businesses with dual operations in Brazil and the U.S. Bruno holds a B.S. in Accounting from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Suffolk University (Boston, MA).



    This seminar and insurance sales presentation is for information purpose only. Nor New York Life nor its agents or employees offer tax, accounting or legal advice. Attendees are urged to consult their tax and or legal advisors regarding their particular situation before implementing any strategies. Mr. Bruno Drummond and Drummond Advisors are not affiliated with New York Life. The viewpoints and statements made by Mr. Bruno Drummond are solely his own and may not necessarily be endorsed by New York Life or its affiliates.

    SMRU 1776563

    • June 11, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TRENAM LAW (101 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 2700, Tampa, FL 33602)

    Businesses, large and small, that retain client or employee personal information are required to comply with privacy laws and regulations. This includes implementing “reasonable measures” to safeguard personal information and protect it from hackers.

    In this one-hour program, speakers will discuss what constitutes “reasonable measures” and best practices in the prevention of, or recovery from, a data breach. 

    Topics will cover the legal, technical, and security implications of data privacy, including:

    • Assessing your current cybersecurity practices and risk exposure;

    • Implementing best practices to ensure greater protection;

    • Coordinating crisis response and management post-breach;

    • Notification to affected individuals and enforcement agencies;

    • Litigation preparedness; and

    • Revising privacy, information management, and data storing and sharing policies post breach.


    Adam Brouillet, Cybersecurity and Commercial Litigation Attorney, Trenam Law

    Richard Dean, United States Secret Service

    John Fay, Abacode Cybersecurity


    • November 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel (700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602)

    MOSAIC’s President & Chief Executive Officer JAMES O’ ROURKE to receive the 2018 BRAZIL-FLORIDA BUSINESS AWARD

    We are very pleased to announce Mr. James O’Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Mosaic Company as the recipient of the 2018 Brazil-Florida Business Award. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to remarkable business leaders and corporations for their extraordinary contributions to the economic development of Brazil and Florida.

    James O’Rourke, also known as “Joc”, has been Mosaic's Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2015. Prior to that, Mr. O'Rourke served in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations since joining the company in 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in operating global mining enterprises and has spearheaded a variety of large scale expansion projects. Mr. O'Rourke was selected as awardee by the Brazil-Florida Business Council (BFBC) for his continued contributions to the economic and social lives of both Brazil and Florida. At Mosaic, he has led programs to improve operational efficiency, lower production costs and advance sustainability performance through water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

    The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry. Florida is the home of Mosaic’s phosphate operations headquarters. Mosaic's recent acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes in Brazil, is the next step in its global growth strategy and expands the company's market access to one of the key agricultural economies in the world. The acquisition doubled the size of Mosaic's global workforce and grew its output in the Americas by adding 4.5 million tons of phosphate production capacity in Brazil.

    Mr. José Luis Cutrale, Chairman of the Board at the Cutrale Group and the 2017 Brazil-Florida Business Award honoree will introduce Mr. O’Rourke on this special occasion.

    We look forward to another memorable Award Ceremony and Luncheon and we hope you will join us to salute Mr. O’Rourke and welcome Mr. Cutrale back to Tampa!

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Past events

April 18, 2018 Brazil Luncheon Briefing
April 04, 2018 International Tax and Immigration Issues: Key Considerations for Foreign Corporations and Overseas Nationals
March 29, 2018 Annual Membership Luncheon
March 12, 2018 Breakfast com Ilan Goldfajn, Presidente do Banco Central
February 16, 2018 BRAZIL: Political and Economic Crossroads
February 08, 2018 BFBC Lunch and Learn Seminar 2018
January 23, 2018 Brazil Business Forum
December 19, 2017 Holiday Reception
December 07, 2017 Holiday Dinner Presentation
December 07, 2017 Florida Business Forum
December 05, 2017 Executive Dinner Presentation
December 04, 2017 Private Equity Brazil & Latin America Forum
November 15, 2017 2017 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
October 12, 2017 Cybersecurity, Data Privacy/ Protection & Business Continuity Management.
October 04, 2017 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
September 14, 2017 Invista na Flórida: oportunidades para empresas brasileiras
September 07, 2017 Brazil Day Reception
August 18, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Gulf Coast
July 28, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Central FL
July 15, 2017 Annual Summer Brunch
July 12, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Miami
June 19, 2017 Networking at the top of Tampa
June 09, 2017 Brazil Breakfast Briefing
June 06, 2017 BRAZIL WEBINAR: Fintech Legal Framework and Outlook
May 04, 2017 BFBC Lunch & Learn Seminar Series
April 11, 2017 Networking after Work
April 03, 2017 LUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR
March 27, 2017 Private Wealth Brazil Forum (Partner Event)
March 07, 2017 Annual Membership Luncheon & Conference
February 28, 2017 Business Networking at a Brazilian Gastropub
February 27, 2017 Special Luncheon in Honor of Ambassador Adalnio Ganem, Consul General of Brazil in Miami
January 24, 2017 Brazil Business Forum
January 24, 2017 Meeting with the Consul General
December 20, 2016 Holiday Happy Hour in Tampa
December 13, 2016 Convite Especial: Holiday Happy Hour in São Paulo
November 15, 2016 2016 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
November 03, 2016 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
October 17, 2016 Business Networking After Work
October 06, 2016 Immigration & International Tax Considerations for Brazilian Investors
September 07, 2016 Special Event: Brazil's Independence Day Reception
August 23, 2016 Luncheon Roundtable Discussion
August 05, 2016 Join us in Rio! 2016 Summer Olympic Games: Opening Cerimony
July 27, 2016 Roundtable Discussion with the President of 2 Rios Lingerie: A members only event
July 07, 2016 Conferência em São Paulo
June 15, 2016 Networking Event
June 01, 2016 BRAZIL UPDATE: Webinar Series
May 24, 2016 Port Manatee Tram Tour & Networking Luncheon
May 23, 2016 BRAZIL UPDATE Webinar Series
April 25, 2016 Innovation Lab (By Invitation Only)
April 20, 2016 Brazil Business Networking Event
April 14, 2016 Infrastructure Investment: Brazil's Growth Model?
March 16, 2016 Annual Membership Luncheon
March 03, 2016 US-Brazil Trade Update: GSP Renewal and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and their impact on Brazil
February 22, 2016 Partner Event: Networking at the Top of Tampa
January 12, 2016 Brazil Business Forum
December 15, 2015 Luncheon in Honor of David Neeleman, Chairman & CEO, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A.
November 17, 2015 1117 Brazil-Florida Business Reception
November 04, 2015 2015 Brazil-Florida Business Awards Luncheon
October 15, 2015 1015 Boat Tour & Networking Event
September 16, 2015 Partner Event: Tampa Sister Cities Quarterly Dinner
September 16, 2015 BFBC Webinar: The China Factor and its Impact on Brazil's Economy
September 09, 2015 Brazil's Independence Reception
August 05, 2015 0805 Business Networking Reception - FGV
June 01, 2015 0601 Brazil Business Networking
May 08, 2015 Partner Event: 2015 International Town Hall
May 04, 2015 0504 Business Networking Reception
April 23, 2015 0423 Florida Business Briefing
April 02, 2015 0402 Brazil Business Networking
March 30, 2015 0330 Brazil Business Briefing
March 11, 2015 BFBC Inaugural Luncheon

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All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to scheduling conflicts, low registration and/or circumstances beyond the control of the Brazil-Florida Business Council, Inc. (BFBC). If a program or event is changed and/or cancelled by BFBC, the amount of the Registration Fee shall be refunded in full. The liability BFBC shall be limited to such refund, and BFBC shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising in connection with the registration. In particular, BFBC shall not be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by the registrant.

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