About the event

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


Opening Remarks:

Simoni MoratoPresident & Chairperson of the Board, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce


Introductory Remarks:

Thiago Antônio de Melo Oliveira, Head of Culture and Education, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of Brazil in New York 


Moderator & Speaker:

Athena AzevedoExecutive DirectorInternational Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) 



Michele LevyFounder & CEO, Ilhabela Holdings (Melissa Shoes USA); Co-Founder & Former CEO, Costa Brazil; Brazilian Brands Entrepreneur

Petrit PulaFounder & DirectorBrasil Summerfest

Pedro SilvaBrazilian Visual Artist & Brand Ambassador


Registration information:


Members: Free
Non-Members: $35


Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce – 485 Madison Avenue, Suite 401, New York, NY 10022

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