About the Chamber

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF) is an independent, non-profit business organization founded in 1981, and proud to be considered the largest and most active bi-national chamber of the Americas in South Florida.

Our members represent small and large companies, authorities, entrepreneurs, and young professionals engaged in fostering bilateral commercial relations between Brazil and the United States, while representing South Florida’s diverse business community.

The BACCF is run by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of representatives from member companies. As a non-governmental association, the BACCF is supported primarily by membership dues and income from fundraising events.

Our business meetings, luncheons, and networking events have become important forums, while established programs such as the Independence Gala Dinner, Excellence Award, and Road Show in Brazil have gained even more drive and visibility.

Membership Demographics

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Mission

The mission of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida is to foster business relations and partnerships in order to increase trade and investments between Brazil and South Florida.

Objectives

The main objectives of the BACCF are to keep its members and the community at large informed and up-to-date on political, social, economic and technological developments that may affect trade and investments in both countries.

History

The growing establishment of Brazilian businesses in South Florida that commenced in the late 1970s rapidly brought about the need for a business exchange forum between Brazilian and US firms. During the 1980s, the Chamber initiated a series of monthly luncheons featuring prominent speakers involved in Brazilian-American business issues. The luncheons quickly became popular venues for the exchange of ideas within the Brazilian-American business community. Throughout its years of operation, the BACCF expanded its range of activities to breakfasts for new members, business card exchanges, timely seminars and workshops, receptions to honor visiting dignitaries, and social events.

Since its founding, the BACCF has grown from a few companies to over 300 members, ranging from multinationals to individuals involved in Brazil-US relations.