Patron Members


1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 604-1000

  • Dilip Mukundan
  • Gabriel Rivera
  • Idalmis Hernandez
  • Michelle Marchetti
  • Milton Sgarbi
1 Hotel South Beach is a socially responsible, eco-friendly, luxury lifestyle resort inspired by nature. This 425-room hotel boasts four pools, seven food and beverage outlets, first-ever Spartan Gym, first U.S based Bamford Haybarn Spa and endless eco-conscious activities encouraging travelers to live well, do better and connect with the world around them.

American Airlines

901 Ponce de Leon Blvd. - Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 520-3491
Fax: (305) 520-3084



  • Christine Valls
  • Floriana Martinez
  • Luis Montano
  • Lina Santiago


American serves more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily flights.  American is a founding member of oneworld®, its members serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. 

APEX Brasil

201 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1200
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 704-3500
Fax: (305) 704-3505



  • Silvia Breda Pierson
  • Fernando Spohr
  • Gustavo Loreto


A non-profit organization serving under the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, entrusted with the mission of promoting Brazilian products, services and investments. Apex-Brazil's Miami office assists Brazilian companies exporting to North America, offering an array of services such as market intelligence, warehouse and office space. We also assist importers looking for Brazilian suppliers.

Atlantic American Partners
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3300
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (407) 535-3834

  • Brad Snyder
  • Brittany Johnson
  • Gar Lippincott
  • Robert Moreyra
  • Rosie Roden

Based in Tampa, Florida, Atlantic American Partners assists individuals and families immigrate to the United States through the EB-5 Investor Visa Program.  Atlantic American offers a unique private equity fund approach to EB-5 investing, where investors own a portfolio of assets, not just one.  This provides a higher level of investment security through diversification – much like a mutual fund.

Bauducco Foods Inc.

13250 NW 25th St., Suite 101
Miami, FL 33182
Tel: (305) 477-9270


  • Kleber Borba
  • Magdalena Lopez
  • Stefano Mozzi
  • Erik Volavicius 

Bauducco Foods established in the USA in 2005 located in Miami, Florida, is a distributor of baked goods, such as Panettones, Wafers, Cookies and Toasts. It has a partnership with brands like Sun Maid and Hershey's. Bauducco is a subsidiary of Pandurata, founded in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1952, is the largest manufacturer of baked goods in Brazil and the largest producer of Panettone in the world, it has 5 manufacturing plants in Brazil, producing more than 240 tons annually.

Bilzin Sumberg

1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 350-7279



  • Javier F. Aviñó
  • Dora Acherman
  • Melissa Pallett-Vasquez
  • Anthony de Yurre
  • Laura G. Galeano, Esq.


Bilzin Sumberg's experienced International Team has a strong emphasis on Latin American markets but our reach is decidedly global, with practices ranging from International Inbound and Outbound Transactions International Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Estate Planning, International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolutions, and Real Estate Development and Construction.

Boeing Brasil Serviços Técnicos Aeronáuticos LTDA. 
Av. Magalhães de Castro, 4800 - 22º anda
Morumbi, São Paulo, SP 05676-120
Tel: (5511) 3759-4800

  • Carlos Barrea
  • Donna Hrinak
  • Dex Guzman
  • Jimmy Zuidema
  • Martin Schaff
When Boeing established an office in Brazil in October 2011, it began a new cycle in a relationship that started more than 80 years ago, with the delivery of F4B-4 fighters to the Brazilian government. In 1960, Boeing delivered its first commercial airplane to Brazil. Boeing’s two largest commercial customers in Brazil are GOL Airlines, the fifth-largest 737 operator in the world, and TAM, part of Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, which operates 777s and 767s. Boeing has also been involved with the Brazilian satellite communications industry since the early 1970s. Boeing has established offices in São Paulo, São José dos Campos and Brasília and is committed to expanding its presence in Brazil through industrial participation, research and development, and community engagement.

Boston Scientific
2700 S. Commerce Pkwy, Suite 105

Weston, FL 33331
Tel.:(954) 306-4700

              · Mauricio Ortiz
              · Mariano Linares
              · Juan Felipe Ramirez
              · William Krinickas

Our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions, including heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, pelvic health, and chronic pain conditions. We continue to innovate in these areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets.

Brickell Bank 
1395 Brickell Avenue, 4th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 347-8300

  • Christian Batalha
  • Frederico Moura
  • Manuel Lopez
  • Raul Vidal
Brickell Bank meet’s the challenges of today through comprehensive, personalized and unparalleled service. We offer a full array of banking products for individuals and corporations, both international and domestic. Brickell Bank is headquarted in Miami’s financial district and our services are provided in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender.

Center Group Corp.

3901 NW 79th Ave., Suite 113
Miami, FL 33166
Tel: (305) 471-4870
Fax: (305) 675-2467



  • Carlos Mariaca
  • Miguel Mariaca
  • Ubirajara Marques Curto


Center Group Corp. provides international and management consulting services assisting foreign companies in establishing and managing the operating and day-to-day activities of their subsidiaries in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and the US.

Choaib, Paiva e Justo Advogados Associados

Rua Padre Joao Manuel, 755, 8 Andar
Sao Paulo, SP 01411-001
Tel: 5511 3065-0006
Fax: (5511) 3065-0001



  • Samir Choaib
  • Roberto Justo
  • Marcos Ferraz de Paiva
  • Marcela Rodriguez
  • Fernanda Costa


Law offices - active in all areas of law practice, focusing mainly on tax, corporate, commercial, family and estate planning as well as real estate areas.

Duane Morris LLP.

200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3400
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 960-2200
Fax: (305) 960-2201



  • Hector Chichoni
  • Harvey Gurland
  • Scarlett Hirsberg
  • Miriam Hyman
  • Charles Shields


Duane Morris LLP, a full service law firm devoted to serving the Brazilian and Latin American communities in Miami and throughout Florida.

FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean

701 Waterford Way, Suite 1000
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (786) 388-2600
Fax: (786) 388-9940



  • Marilyn Blanco-Reyes
  • Guilherme Gatti
  • Francisco Santeiro
  • Thaís Reiss


FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to provide customers and businesses a broad portfolio of transportation, logistics, e-commerce and business solutions.

Fowler, White, Burnett P.A.

1395 Brickell Ave., 14th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 789-9200



  • John Friedhoff
  • Richard Razook 


Founded in 1942, FowlerWhite has grown over the last six decades into one of Florida's largest and most dynamic law firms. As a result of FowlerWhite's commitment to professionalism and quality legal services, the firm's reputation has soared. Today, FowlerWhite is a full service, multi-practice law firm, that remains committed to a philosophy of excellence, proficiency, results and value.


801 Brickell Ave., Suite 900
Miami , FL 33131
Tel: (305) 755-7456 


  • Ricardo  Bevilacqua
  • Rodrigo  Sonoda
  • Claudete Madalozzo
  • Laura Vellozo

G4 is a recruitment firm with a strong international presence. We have offices in the Americas and Europe and we are trusted advisors for several large multinationals, private equities and startups around the globe. We apply our knowledge serving all major business sectors and we work closely with our clients to provide assertive solutions and highly skilled professionals.

Global Recruiters of Brickell

444 Brickell Ave., Suite 230
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (786) 261-0554
Fax: (786) 261-0555


  • Sinval De Medeiros


Global Recruiters of Brickell is an Executive Recruitment company committed to placing the best executives to our clients from mid-level to C-level positions in Sales & Marketing, Operations, Finance, and General Management. We are part of the Global Recruiters Network (GRN), a rapidly growing network with over 170 offices worldwide. GRN's core management team has over 100 years of combined experience in the executive search arena.


5355 Town Center Rd., Suite 1102
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Tel: (561) 314-0500
Fax: (561) 314-0510


  • Luiz Alonso
  • Erick Contag
  • Bruno Giovenazzi

GlobeNet provides international wholesale capacity and network transport solutions between North and South America over a dual ring-protected submarine cable system serving Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the U.S.A., and Venezuela. Globenet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brazilian full service telecommunications company Oi. GlobeNet?s headquarters is located in Boca Raton, FL.

Holland and Knight LLP
701 Brickell Ave., Suite 3000
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 349-2258

  • Brian Toth
  • George Mencio
  • Joe Mamounas
  • Norberto Quintana
  • Vivian De las Cuevas Diaz
The firm’s Miami lawyers advise clients on corporate law and securities, wealth planning and preservation, litigation, Latin America, cross border instructing and integration, white collar crime, immigration, labor and employment, real estate and land use, the environment and sustainability and project finance.

JBJ Partners, Inc.
333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (786) 871-3371

  • Jorge Botrel 
  • Luciana Stradioto
  • Paola Irribara
JBJ Partners is a consultancy company specialized in Entrepreneurship, Business Consulting and Expatriation to the US. Partners with over 10 years of experience, both in the Brazilian as in the American market, to help you get the most of its international business. We offer an array of services such as Expatriation advisory and project management. Company Incorporation and Market Intelligence.


200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 358-2300


  • Devon Bodoh
  • Murilo Mello
  • Adriano Mucelli
  • Alfonso Pallete
  • Ivan Velez


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG Int'l Cooperative. KPMG Intl's member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners in 155 countries. For more info, visit us at

Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University

Kimberly Green Latin American & Caribbean Center
Modesto Maidique Campus, DM 353
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: (305) 348-2894
Fax: (305) 348-3593


 • Jerry Haar
            • Liesl Picard
            • Ronaldo Parente
            • Frank Mora
            • Augusta Vono

The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at FIU is proud to be one of the top Centers of its kind in the world.  Founded in 1979 to promote the study of the region, it forges linkages across the Americas through high quality education, research, national and international outreach, and dialogue between different ethnic communities, nationalities and cultures that claim the Americas as their homeland.


201 Alhambra Cir., Suite 701
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 774-2945
Fax: (305) 774-1504


  • Ray Lopez-Levi
  • Rosangela De Morais

Lopez Levi Lowenstein is a CPA firm specializing in International Taxation, Pre-immigration plans, and Tax Structures focusing on wealth preservation.

Miami DDA

200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2929
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 579-6675


  • Sonja Bogensperger
  • Alyce Robertson
  • Ilona Vega

Downtown Miami is the business, social and cultural epicenter of the Americas, which capitalizes on its unique position as a major world city in a tropical waterfront environment. The Miami DDA supports corporate and retail business development, attracts real estate investment, strengthens industry clusters, encourages innovation, assists with expansion or relocation in Downtown Miami, and provides reports and presentations to support business growth and investment.

Miami-Dade Aviation Department

P.O Box 025504
Miami, FL 33102-5504
Tel: 305-876-7300

Fax: 305-876-7615


  • Gregory C. Owens

Miami International Airport is the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and Florida, supporting more than 282,000 direct and indirect jobs and business revenues of $33.7 billion. Long known as the Gateway of the Americas, MIA offers more flights to more destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport through its expansive network of passenger and cargo routes.

Odebrecht USA

201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1000
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 341-8800
Fax: (305) 569-1500



  • Jairo Flor


Founded in 1944, Odebrecht is a company of Brazilian origin with a global presence. Odebrecht is Latin America’s leader in engineering and construction, chemicals and petrochemicals, and also operates in the areas of bioenergy, water utilities, defense, real estate, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and transportation and logistics. Odebrecht USA opened in 1990, delivering projects throughout the U.S. with a focus on public-sector infrastructure projects. Landmark projects in Miami-Dade County include the South & North Terminals at Miami International Airport the MIA Mover, American Airlines Arena and Arsht Center, generating more than 103,000 jobs (2013 data).


Paris 6 Bistro
2200 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 363-6806

  • Isaac Azar
  • Marjorie Saraiva
  • Michel Vigano

Paris 6 Bistro is a French Bistro with a Brazilian Soul. Paris 6 has 9 restaurants in Brazil and opened in Miami Beach in 2017. A menu full of innovations and diversity with more than 100 different dishes for all tastes, and desserts from heaven. Synonymous with cultural support, Paris 6 Bistro supports theaters and actors from around the world. A good place to have brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. 

Paulo Miranda, P.A.
1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2406
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 456-3752
Fax: (305) 456-6342

  • Livia Vieira
  • Luiz Miranda
  • Paulo Miranda
  • Renato Pinto e Silva 
Business consultants, Brazilian Law Attorneys.


201 South Biscayne Blvd.,Suite 1200
Maimi, FL 33131
Tel: 1(877)917-6640



  • Flávia Macuco
  • Thais Raya


Advertising agency located in São Paulo, Brazil and Miami, USA.

Our expertise is creative development, media buying, social media, communication strategies, branding and graphic design.

Reis e Souza Advogados

Rua Iguatemi, #192, 5º andar
São Paulo, SP 01451-010 
Tel: (11) 2613-9155

  • Marcos Hokumura Reis
  • Sidney Souza Jr.
  • Daniani Ribeiro
  • Guilherme Takeishi

Reis e Souza Law Firm offers legal services locally (Brazil) and internationally. We have extensive experience assisting investment companies, banks and funds who wish to have a business in Brazil or anywhere around the world.

SGG International

4000 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 220N
Hollywood, FL 33021
Tel: (786) 509-6422

  • Antonio Miranda
  • Bruna Isensee
  • Zeno Silva 

SGG International, a well-established marketing and communication group. SGG Intl. provides services in Call Center in Portuguese and Spanish, Market Research and Marketing and Sales. We have developed over the past 21 years a tailor-made experience for our clients, revolving around continuous investments in technology, the training and development of our people, and a high service level.

Sunstate Bank

2901 S. Le Jeune Road
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 567-0600
Fax: (305) 567-1310



  • Marcos Pereira
  • Ines Rodriguez
  • Lewis Brine
  • Christopher Bell


Full service commercial bank offering personalized loan and deposit services and products to business and individual customers located in Miami Dade County, as well as to international customers through its Premier Banking Department in Coral Gables.

Thomas J. Skola, Attorney at Law

511 Perugia Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: (305) 577-3988
Fax: (305) 722-2001


  • Thomas Skola Esq.


Board Certified in International Law by the Florida Bar, Mr. Skola has considerable experience in all aspects of transnational law, including licensing, taxation, franchising, gaming and entertainment projects, intellectual property rights and cross-border litigation.

Tosolini, Lamura, Rasile & Toniutti
407 Lincoln Road, Suite 11-C
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305) 534-0420

            • Gianni Toniutti
            • Michael Work

Tosolini, Lamura, Rasile & Toniutti LLP is an international Law Firm with offices in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome and Milan. We have extensive experience in different matters, including corporate, immigration, commercial, finance, litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, and taxation. Our attorneys are fluent in English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, French and Russian. 

VIDA Development Group, LLC
16850 Collins Ave., Suite 105
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Tel: (305) 944-8181


  • Ana Ribeiro
  • David Koster
  • Gabriel Markovich
  • Gabriel Souza
VIDA Development Group is a real estate developer of luxury condominiums and multi families. Our partners have over 40 years of experience in the south Florida real estate market. Our goal is to create solid investment opportunities for the South American investor seeking to diversify their portfolio.

VFS Global, Inc.
1625 K. Street NW Suite 103
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (305) 965-7195

  • Antonio Lima

VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for Diplomatic Missions and Governments Worldwide. We offer administrative and non-judgmental tasks related to visa, passport, identity management and citizen services for 48 governments.

Wells Fargo Capital Finance

2200 N Commerce Parkway, Suite 206
Weston, FL 33326
Tel: (954) 548-3282



  • Claudio Cury
  • Elisa Vila
  • Franco Zayas


Wells Fargo Capital Finance - Channel Finance Division provides innovative, worldwide channel financing solutions to resellers in the technology industry. Using a highly flexible, customer-friendly distribution finance model, we customize lending to fit your needs-giving you liquidity to grow and manage your business.

Western Union
333 Southeast 2nd Ave., Suite 3420

Miami, 33131

Tel: (786) 857-5000


  • Marilia Maya
  • Odilon Almeida
  • Paula Barifouse Sobral
The Western Union Company is a leader in global payment services. Along with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and WU Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money in more than 200 countries and territories, to send payments and purchase money orders.