An interactive discussion and cocktail reception celebrating the relationship between businesses and art institutions promoting Brazilian art and culture in New York City. Our panelists explored their relationships with businesses and art institutions / artists – and shared how greater and deeper exchanges in Brazilian arts and culture can generate multifaceted benefits – boost the economy, build meaningful and authentic client loyalties, and strengthen business-to-business networks.
An interactive Q&A session offered the opportunity for guests to contribute feedback and be part of an ongoing discussion on Brazilian business and the arts.
Please watch the highlight video of this outstanding discussion.
Our program concluded with a networking reception featuring music by the IBOC Jazz Band.
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Registration
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. – Music + Cocktail Reception / Networking
Simoni Morato, President & Chairperson of the Board, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
Thiago Antônio de Melo Oliveira, Head of Culture and Education, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Moderator & Speaker:
Athena Azevedo, Executive Director, International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC)
Michele Levy, Founder & CEO, Ilhabela Holdings (Melissa Shoes USA); Co-Founder & Former CEO, Costa Brazil; Brazilian Brands Entrepreneur
Petrit Pula, Founder & Director, Brasil Summerfest
Pedro Silva, Brazilian Visual Artist & Brand Ambassador
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