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The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon
Latin American Series  — "Brazil: To Succeed in Latin America's Biggest Economy...
Resilience Pays"

Date:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time:  12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Welcome – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas

Mr. Cisneros is committed to economic empowerment and justice and is the driving force of the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) in its mission to build and cultivate strong relationships among member and nonmember individuals and organizations. COTA seeks to facilitate trade and investments that strengthen local economies and foster a spirit of harmony, social and economic justice, and cohesiveness globally, with particular emphasis in the Western Hemisphere.

Guest Speaker – Jim Chamness, Executive Director, Denver Sister Cities International

Jim Chamness has been doing business in Brazil since the late 1990s. In 2011 he moved to Rio de Janeiro and established an office for 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC, an international investment banking and advisory firm. As Managing Partner for Brazil Jim moved to Sao Paulo, where he led successful marketing and business efforts, bringing on new clients with a strong focus on the environmental consulting and engineering (C&E) space. Jim continues to offer business and environmental consulting services to US companies entering or expanding in Brazil, to Brazilian companies in the US, and mergers & acquisitions advisory services focused on the environmental consulting and engineering space.

Moderator – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA

Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.

MC & Moderator – Tony Bottagaro, COO, COTA

Tony is special advisor to COTA on national and international affairs. He is also a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright and stage performer as "Mario the Peddler." For over 35 years, he has taken his message of "a world more human and more divine" across diverse ideologies, including the United Nations and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Parking:  Complimentary valet parking
Participation fee:  $35.00.
Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.
Cancellation Policy:  24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.

Hosted by:  Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Global Chamber of Denver,
Grupo Cisneros Internacional, United Airlines, Wells Fargo

Hosting opportunities available.