Companies and organizations sending representatives north include Azevedo Rios Advogados, Brazlink, Campinas City Hall, Carone Reis attorneys at law, Dani's Honey, DPR Engenharia, Duo Arquitetura, BrazLink, Eucabras Rebewable Energy and Foresting, GDS Negocios, Carrinhos Brasil, Eco Apoio Waste Management, JCN Consulting, Ruff Distribuicao de Petroleo, Carbonic Nutricao, CIATEC, MHS Global, Pathways, Sebao Mall, and the United States Commercial Service.
The trip was announced in May, during the Brazil-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Internationalization project in Campinas.
On October 25th, Michaelis met Governor Rick Scott in Sao Paulo where among other topics, he shared important facts about the delegation's goals in Florida. They both agreed that with the Governor's visit in Brazil, and then the Brazilian delegation going to Florida, this trade mission has a tremendous potential to “enhance even more the Brazilian investments in the Sunshine State.” A follow up meeting between both leaders in Tallahassee is on the works.
For many years, Michaelis has been pushing Brazilian businesses to take advantage of Florida's friendly business climate, so Brazilian entrepreneurs can build up or expand their operations in that state.
“Brazil's already one of Florida's biggest trade partners, so there is a lot of potential, therefore we felt like this is an important delegation to welcome in our county,” said Pamela Seay with the Charlotte County Airport Authority
The trip will follow a very planned travel itinerary, which includes attending the Air Cargo Expo, onsite visits, seminars on how to do business in Florida, and a two day visit to Charlotte County.
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The Brazil-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, BTCC, is a not-for-profit organization. BTCC has emerged as one of the most dynamic bilateral business catalysts in the nation in recent years.