Webinar: A Path to Boost International Trade between Brazil and California

    November 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am – November 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am
    Brazil California Chamber of Commerce
    (310) 598-7502

    “A Path to Boost International Trade between Brazil and California”

    produced by Brazil California Chamber of Commerce, International Trade & Logistics Committee

     Tuesday, November 10th, 8 am PST (11 am EST)  until 12 pm PST (3 pm EST), and

    Wednesday, November 11th, 8 am PST (11 am EST) through 12 pm PST (3 pm EST)

     Acting Under Secretary for Commerce, International Trade Administration, Joseph C. Semsar, is the Keynote Speaker for the event, and opening panel, “New Commercial Agreements between Brazil and the United States.” Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade, Mr. Lucas Ferraz, will also make remarks.  Both speakers will highlight the latest successes in the bilateral trade relations between Brazil and the United States of America!

    Registration link:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehdgfttn6cd81275&oseq=&c=&ch=

    Participation fee:  $10




     1st Day – November 10th, 2020

    Opening: Ambassador Marcia Loureiro – Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles, with consular jurisdiction over Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Hawaii.

    Topics: New Commercial Agreements Brazil x USA. Bilateral Trade Opportunities Brazil-California
    Keynote Speaker: Joseph C. Semsar – Acting Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration,

    US Department of Commerce

    Special Guest: Lucas Ferraz, Secretary of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Economy – Brazil
     Carlos Valderrama, California State Government Trade and Investment Representative for the Americas
     Christine Peterson, Director of International Trade & Investment, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office (City of LA)
    Moderator: Cleber Cuzziol – CEO MV Risk Modeling Solutions. Flyer for Panel Attached.
    Topics: Infrastructure, Customs , International tariffs and procedures
     Marcus Quintella, Director FGV Transportes
     Marisela Caraballo DiRuggiero, Director of Trade Development, Port of Los Angeles
     Michelle Schwartz – Chief Corporate Strategy and Affairs Officer – LAX
     Alexandre de Souza Rego, Director Tec Imports – Brazil
    Moderator: Felipe Cusnir – President BCCC
    2nd Day – November 11th, 2020
    Topics: Market opportunities in BR and US for Products and services in the post-pandemic era
     Vincent Iacopella, Executive Vice President for Growth & Strategy, Alba Wheels Up International Inc.
     Michael Smith, Director of International Trade, WTCLA -LA County Economic Development Corporation
     Representative, AMCHAM-Brazil
     Representative, Apex-Brasil
    Moderator: Daniel Ponte – Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles
    Topics: Logistics, Insurance and Risk Management. Challenges in Transportation, New Risks, Cooperation

    and Opportunities

     Weston LaBar, CEO HTA – Harbors Trucking Associations, Long Beach
     Alfredo Chaia, Vice-President CIST – Clube Internacional de Seguros de Transportes
     Tayguara Helou , President SETCESP – Sindicato Empresas de Transportes de Carga SP
     Whitney L. Nelson, Senior Vice President. QSG Marine Practice Leader. Marsh JLT Specialty
    Moderator: Patrick Benedek  – Past President BCCC

    Each panel will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. Stay tuned for additional panel flyers.

    About the organizers:  The Brazil California Chamber’s International Trade & Logistics Committee seeks to improve trade and business opportunities between Brazilian and Californian entrepreneurs and institutions. They aim to connect freight forwarders, customs brokers, logistics operators, lawyers and other service providers with U.S. and Brazilian suppliers, buyers, importers and exporters.