FOCUS BRASIL ORLANDO 2017 20 a 24 de Setembro no I-DRIVE NASCAR


20 de Setembro (quarta)

07:00 pm / 09:30 pm

Local: I-Drive Nascar

  • Cocktail e Cerimônia de Abertura
  • Exposição Brazilian Eyes Orlando


21 de Setembro (quinta)

10:00 am / 05:00 pm

Local: I Drive Nascar

  • Painel Business / CFBACC

07:30 pm / 10:30 pm

Local: Black Fire Events Room

  • Business Award

Formal Dinner & Award Presentation com show ao vivo


22 de Setembro (Sexta)

10:00 am / 12:00 (Noon)

Local: I-Drive Nascar

  • Reunião do Conselho de Cidadãos da Flórida

03:00 pm / 05:00 pm

Local: I Drive Nascar

  • Painel Mulher Brasileira / AME

07:00 pm / 10:30 pm

Local: I Drive Nascar

  • Focus Brasil Orlando Award 2017

Cocktail & Award Presentation com show ao vivo


23 de Setembro (sábado)

09:30 am / 12:00 (Noon)

Local: I Drive Nascar

  • Painel Promoção da Língua Portuguesa

03:00 pm / 6:00 pm

Local: I Drive Nascar

  • Painel ABI Inter – Mídia Comunitária Brasileira


24 de Setembro (domingo)

10:00 am / 12:00 pm

Local: I Drive Nascar

  • Grande Prêmio ABI Inter / I Drive Nascar

(Competição Amistosa de Kart entre mídias brasileiras)

12:30 pm / 03:30 pm

Local: Camila’s Lounge

  • Feijoada de Confraternização / ABI Inter



Recap – FOCUS BRASIL & PRESS AWARD Fort Lauderdale, 2017


Official Program 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – May 6-13, 2017


 May 6th (Saturday) – Porter Riverview Ballroom

7:00 PM / 9:30 PM – Award Ceremony – PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE AWARDS – For complimentary tckets:


May 9th (Tuesday) – Savor Cinema (Formerly Cinema Paradiso) – (503 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301)

7:30 PM / 8:45 PM – Special Featured Movie Event “Yemanjá, Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil”.

Multi award winnng documentary film from acclaimed director Donna C. Roberts.

8:45 PM / 9:30 PM – A conversation with Director Donna C. Roberts, hosted by Adriana Sabino (President of The Brazil-USA Cultural Center) and Viviane Spinelli (Brazilian Film Festival of Miami).

Event FREE OF CHARGE -Request complimentary tickets at 


May 10th (Wednesday) – Porter Riverview Ballroom

2:00 PM / 2:30 PM – Focus Brasil Opening Ceremonies

Opening Remarks: Carlos Borges – CEO, Focus Brasil Foundation

Special Guest Speakers

Kelley Shanley – CEO, Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Ambassador Adalnio Senna Ganem, Consul-General of Brazil in Miami

2:30 PM / 4:30 PM – Community Political Engagement Panel

Guests Speakers:

Álvaro Lima – City of Boston Director of Research

 Isabel Santos – The only Brazilian Official Delegate at the Democratic Party National Conventions of 2012 and 2016.

 José Peixoto – A two time runner for Congress in US Elections 2012 and 2016.

 Marcony Almeida – Journalist and political activist in Massachusetts.

 Margareth Shepard – Businesswoman, activist and Direcortor at the “Brazilians for Political Education”, movement.

 Renata Castro – Immigration Lawyer and recently ran for a seat at the City of Margate, Florida, Comissioner, in US 2016 election.

7:00 PM / 10:30 PM


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May 11th (Thursday) – Porter Riverview Ballroom

9:30 AM / 12:30 PM – Business Panel / BBG

Coordinator: Monica Ribeiro, , President, Brazilian Business Group

Panel 1 – Economic & Political Status of Brazil-USA

Guests Speakers:

Guga Chacra – GloboNews political commentator and former International  correspondent journalist for the newspaper  “O Estado de São Paulo”.  Masters degree  in International  Relations from  Columbia University.

 Keith Boykin – CNN political commentator and former White House aide to President Clinton.   Professor of politics at Columbia University, NY.  Graduated from Harvard Law School and bestselling author of four books.

 Rubens Barbosa – Former Brazilian Ambassador in London and Washington. Masters degree from London School of Economics & Political Science. Business  Consultant and President of the Superior Council of Foreign Trade of FIESP.

 Panel 2 – Entrepreneurship & New Business Trends

Andrew Duffell – President & CEO of Research Park at FAU. Masters degree in Arts in European Studies from University of Aberdeen and MBA in Business Administration from FAU.

 Dyan Brasington – Executive Vice President, Economic Development of The Miami-Dade Beacon Council with over 30 years of  experience in economic development, entrepreneurship, public policy advocacy and leadership.

12:30 PM / 2:00 PM – LUNCH BREAK – Sponsored by BBG Brazilian Business Group

2:00 PM / 4:30 PM – Business Panel / BBG

Panel 3 – New Marketing Approaches

Guest Speakers

Jeffrey Weinstock – Professor of Marke ting at the University of Miami with strong focuses on International Marketing strategy, marketing in times of crisis and new product development. B.A. from Yale University and M.B.A.  from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  CEO of NMI Strategic Consultancies.

 Maria Pierson – Co-Founder and CEO of Pierson Grant Public Relations, award-winning  publicist and  marketer.

7:00 PM / 10:30 PM

Award Ceremony  – BUSINESS PRESS AWARD – Buy corporate tables & individual tickets:


 May 12th (Friday) – Porter Riverview Ballroom

9:30 AM / 12:30 PM – Florida Citizens Council Panel

Opening Remarks – Sandra Freier, General Secretary for the Council of Citizens of Florida

Panel 1 – The progress of the CRBE in North America and all over the world. Unity and challenges.

Guest Speaker

Silair Almeida – Florida representative at the CRBE – Council of Brazilian Citizens Representatives Abroad

Panel 2 – The Council and the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami

Guest Speakers

Sandra Freier – General Secretary for the Council of Citizens of Florida

Urbano Santos – Businessman and Council Member

Panel 3 – Entrepreneurship = US Economy Perspectives on Trump government and the impact on Brazilian Businessman and investors.

Guest Speaker

Carlo Barbieri – Business Consulting and Council member

Panel 4 – Empowerment of Women

Guest Speakers

Márcia Van Guilder – Businesswoman and Council member

Elisiane Ramos – Businesswoman and Council Member

Laine Furtado – Publisher and Council member

Panel 5 – Education / The participation of the society in the development and consolidation of a quality education.

Special Guest Speaker

Professor Antônio Carbonari Netto – Renowned Brazilian scholar and co-founder of MUST University, Hollywood, Florida.

12:30 PM / 2:00 PM – LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM / 4:00 PM – Media & Marketing Panel – Brazilian International Press Association

Panel 1 – Community Media and the US Census – How to access data about Brazilian immigrants in the U.S.

Guest Speaker

Alexandra S.V. Baker – Data Dissemination & Media Relations Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce – Census Bureau.

Panel 2 – Managing yourself: What is your personal branding?

Guest Speaker

Flavia Proença Duddey – Digital Branding Specialist for Consulting and content writer specialit for digital media (social media, web, blog).

Panel 3 – We Believe in Assessing for Success! From Complacency to Competitiveness:  How a good look into your blind spot can differentiate you and your business, and help you move forward in a saturated market with clarity, focus, direction and confidence!

Guest Speaker

Tracy Kawa – Tracy Kawa is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Author of The Seven Pillars of Reinvention: Finding Your Passion & Purpose, and owner of The Kawa Assessment, Tracy has spent twenty five years in the fields of personal & professional branding, and business & professional development.

7:00 PM / 10:30 PM

Award Ceremony – MEDIA PRESS AWARD / ABI-Inter – Complimentary tickets:


May 13th (Saturday) – Porter Riverview Ballroom

9:30 AM / 11:00 AM – Press Conference TV Globo

Special Guests

Glória Pires – A superstar of Brazilian Television and movies.

 Rubens Barrichello – World record holder of partcipation in Formula-1, a Brazilian racing icon.

Serginho Groisman – One of the most influential Brazilian television personalities of his generation

Margareth Menezes – Internationally acclaimed Brazilian singer and songwriter

11:00 AM / 1:00 PM

Brazilian Women Panel /AME – Association of Entrepreneur Women.

Opening Remarks

Mila Burns – Journalist, News anchor for TV Globo International

Special Guests

Lilian Mageski – Presient, AME

Ana Roque – Florida Director, AME

Panel 1 – What women want from their Carreer and Money?

Guest Speakers

Marina Couto – VP Executive at Five Rings Financial with 18 years of expertise in sales, marketing and investments

Claudia Fehribach – Executive Director at DebtHelp, Financial Counsulting and also Regional Leader for Five Rings Financial

Panel 2 – Entrepreneuring with Health

Guest Speaker

Ivani Manzo, M.D. – Capital PhD in Exercise Physiologist, Nutritional and Exercise Coach. Specialized in Obesity and Pregnancy.

Panel 3 – I am not perfect, I am happy! – Women and the “dictatorship of Perfection”.

Guest Speaker

Danny Bastos – Certified Life Coach, journalist born in Brazil and living in the U.S. since 2003

Panel 4 – One immigrant woman saga

Guest Speaker

Layana Aguilar – Brazilian model recently featured at “Project Runway”, one of the most popular TV shows on U.S.

Einstein Room

11:00 AM / 12:30 PM – Private Event – Brazilian Press Association Annual Meeting

JM Family Classroom

1:00 PM / 5:00 PM – Students Workshop – Conducted by American Organziation of Teachers of Portuguese

Amaturo Theater

7:00 PM / 11:00 PM – Award Ceremony Press Awards 20 Year  CULTURE COMMUNITY & LIFETIME PRESS AWARDS


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