Ken Roberts, president, WorldCity
Today, it seems like the more appropriate expression would be "Brazil is the country of the present - and it always will be."
But will it? Will it wither under the harsh glare of the world's spotlight or will it shine?
As Brazil prepares for the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, its leading companies, their top executives, its top politicians, its challenging regulatory environment, its culture, its environment and so much more will continue to be illuminated under that spotlight.
For Miami, historically Brazil's leading "connector" to the United States, it matters. From tourism to trade, real estate to restaurants, Miami and Brazil are becoming increasingly engaged. Brazil's success will be Miami's too.
We have a great panel coming together for our next Global Connections event, focused on Brazil, and invite you to attend.
Our Panelists Include:
Eugene Rostov - CEO and President of E. Rostov & Associates, specializing in cross-border investments between Brazil and the United States. Prior to founding the firm, he worked for 38 years at the law firm Baker & McKenzie, including in the São Paulo office for 14 years and opening the Miami office, where he served as managing partner. He has experience in many areas, including intellectual property, telecom, export and import transactions and investments. Gene has earned three law degrees: from the MacKenzie University in São Paulo, in taxation from the University of Miami and from Columbia Law School in New York. He also has an M.B.A. from INSEAD, the Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires in Fontainbleau, France. He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association and on the Global Council for Thunderbird School of Management.
Marjorie Kean - Managing Director in the Miami office of Diversified Search, focused on placing top executives at Fortune 1000 multinationals for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Marjorie has expertise in consumer products, telecommunications, retail, fast food, life sciences, banking and entertainment. Before her work with Diversified Search, she was the head of the Miami office for Korn/Ferry, and prior to that as managing director of its Caracas office. Marjorie lived in Mexico for 10 years and in Venezuela for 16 years. While in Venezuela she helped open the Colombian and Puerto Rican offices. A founding member of the Latin American Forum at the Chapman Graduate School of Business, she earned her BA in Communications at the University of Vermont.
FEES: There is no charge for Global Connections Sponsors or Global Connections members.
Admission for Non-Members/
"BRAZIL: In the World's Spotlight"
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Date: March 30
We thank our Global Connections Corporate Sponsors: FIU School of Business, Waterford at Blue Lagoon, Comcast Business Class, the Miami Marlins and Chevron.
Thank you to the Global Connections Table Sponsors: Club Med, MarketLogic/
Global Connections is for anyone interested in international business. We invite you to attend, join the conversation and our community.
Ken Roberts, President WorldCity
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