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March 24, 2010, 12:14 am
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Agenda of FOCUS–BRAZIL 2010
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Focus Brazil schedule for 2010

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Overcoming the tough economic scenario for sponsorships and cultural supports, the Focus-Brazil Seminar rose to the highest level of overall attendance, which fills out the seats in most of its panels and parallel events.
 
Among the many attractions at last year’s Focus-Brazil the highlight was the presence of Ambassador Oto Agri-pino Maia and his team at the Sub-Secretary for Brazilian Communities Abroad of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Maia was at the center of the "Brazilians in the World" panel, which attracted Brazilian community leaders and media outlets from 8 countries and 17 U.S. States.

Enthusiastic about the entire event’s agenda, Ambassador Maia went over his original schedule to take part in almost every panel during the three days of event. He left South Florida naming FOCUS-BRAZIL “the biggest and most relevant Brazilian community and cultural event abroad”, in his own words.

Another big hit for Focus-Brazil was the first edition of “Focus-Brazil Video Fest”, a show case for new video makers. 14 works showed a wide variety of interpretations of the theme “Brazilian views outside Brazil”, and the big winner was “The Cleansing of Bonfim, from Bahia to New York”, directed by Ivy Goulart.

Focus-Brazil had 76 accredited media and individual press representatives from 11 countries, a record, with 51 media outlets present to the event. For the first time the registration on-line surpasses the other alternatives, with 472 out of 811 registered participants.

Focus-Brazil was sponsored by Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, Dish Network, TV Globo International with special partnership with the   South Florida Point of Culture / Broward Center and Vamos Falar Português Foundation.

 
The 5th Annual FOCUS-BRAZIL/Brazilian International Culture & Media Seminar  is already set for April 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th, 2010, at The Broward Center for The Performing Arts.

SCHEDULE

 

 

 

SPECIAL OPENING EVENT • April 12th • Monday

CINEMA PARADISO 

 

SPECIAL EVENT with “XUXA” – Opening of the movie “XUXA em O FANTÁSTICO MISTÉRIO DE FEIURINHA”  

 

 

09:00 AM – Students arrive at Cinema Paradiso 

09:30 AM – Luncheon
10:00 AM - Students go to the exhibition hall

10:15 AM – Screening of the movie

11:45 AM – XUXA arrives
11:50 AM - BRAZILIAN VOICES KIDS singing "Doce Mel" 
12:00 PM - XUXA chat with the students
12:20 PM - XUXA receives Special Award from two children of Brazilian Voices Kids
12:30 PM - The students leave
 12:45 PM – Press Conference

01:15 PM – Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

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DAY 1 • April 14th • Wednesday

ABDO NEW RIVER ROOM or AMATURO THEATER*

Broward Center 

 

09:00 AM – OPENING CEREMONIES 

Welcome speech by: CARLOS BORGES (Focus-Brazil Director)

Welcome speech by: KELLEY SHANLEY (CEO Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

Special Guest Speaker: Ambassador LUIZ AUGUSTO DE ARAUJO CASTRO

                

09:30 AM – BRAZILIAN STUDENTS CONTEST & WORKSHOPS

Presented by: American Association of Teachers of Portuguese and Vamos Falar Português Foundation

Special Video Presentation

Key Note Speaker: ANETE ARSLANIAN (President of AATP)

Workshop Guests: EDUARDO MENDONÇA (Seattle) & AUGUSTO SOLEDADE (Brazzdance/Flórida)

 

12:30 PM – Lunch Break

 

02:30 PM – FOCUS VIDEO FEST / Official Competition

 

CINEMA PARADISO

 

07:00 PM – FOCUS VIDEO FEST / Official Competition

 

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DAY 2 • April 15th • Thursday

ABDO NEW RIVER ROOM

Broward Center

 

09:00 AM – BUSINESS PANEL 1

                          Presented by: Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida

                          Key Note Speaker: CLAUDIO ALMEIDA (President of BACCF)

                          Guest Speaker: TBA

 

09:45 AM – BUSINESS PANEL 2

                          Presented by: TV Globo International

                          Key Note Speaker: LUIZ MARCELO PINHEIRO CHAVES (Commercial Director TV Globo)

                       

10:15 AM – Breakfast @ “Veranda”

                    Sponsored by: Brazilian American Advertising Association

 

11:15 AM – ADVERTISING & MARKETING PANEL

                          Presented by: Brazilian American Advertising Association

                          Opening remarks: LINEU VITALE (President of BAAA)

                          Key Note Speaker: WASHINGTON OLIVETTO

 

12:30 PM – Lunch Break

 

02:00 PM – BRASILEIROS NO MUNDO PANEL

                          Presented by: Consulado Geral do Brasil em Miami / Ministério das Relações Exteriores

                          Mediator: MILA BURNS (Planeta Brasil)

                   Key Note Speakers: Ambassadors OTO AGRIPINO MAIA and EDUARDO GRADILONE

                         Video Presentation: Brasileiros no Mundo 2009 by MARIA FULFARO & FERNANDO VASCONCELLOS

                         Guests Speakers: ÁLVARO LIMA (Boston), THAYS BELL (San Francisco) & SILAIR ALMEIDA (Flórida)

 

EINSTEIN ROOM

Broward Center

 

10:00 AM – SPECIAL PANEL ON EDUCATION

                          Presented by: Catholic University of Brasilia

                         Special Guest: ILMA PAIXÃO– (CUB Manager in the U.S.)

 

 

AMATURO THEATER LOWER LOBBY

 

05:00 PM –COCKTAIL RECEPTION - In honor of the Ambassadors

                         Oto Maia and Eduardo Gradilone   

                         Hosted by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida

                         Opening Remarks :     Claudio Almeida (BACCF President)

                                                                 Ambassador LUIZ AUGUSTO DE ARAUJO CASTRO

                                                                 Ambassador OTO AGRIPINO MAIA

                               

CINEMA PARADISO

 

08:30 PM – “BRASILEIROS NO MUNDO” - DEBATE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Candidates and Brazilian community leaders
in the United States debate issues related to the upcoming election for Brazilian community representatives.

Mediator: LUIZ FERNANDO SILVA PINTO (TV Globo Correspondent in Washington DC)

Guests: ÁLVARO LIMA ( Boston), SILAIR ALMEIDA (Flórida), FRANCISCO SAMPA (Newark/New York), ESTER SANCHES (Connecticut), ANA LÚCIA LICO (Washington DC), MATILDE WOSNJUK (Salt Lake City), SÉRGIO LIMA (Houston), THAYS BELL (Califórnia) and JOSIVALDO RODRIGUES (Canadá).

 

 

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DAY 3 • April 16th • Friday

ABDO NEW RIVER ROOM

Broward Center

 

09:00 AM – BRAZILIAN LANGUAGE

                    Our Portuguese language: heritage and the future of our children in America”

                          Presented by: CCBU – Brazilian Cultural Center

                    Mediator: CÁSSIA SILVA

                           Guests Speakers: FLORIANA MARTINEZ (President of Portuguese International Parents Association-PIPA)

                                                            Dr. LOURDES ROVIRA

                                                            Dr. ROSANE WECHSLER (Psychologist)

                                                            Dr. CRISTINA REINHARDT, PhD (Psychologist)

                                                            Prof. LENITA O’ROURKE (Bilingual Program at Ada Merritt School)

 

10:30 AM – EXPORTING BRAZILIAN MUSIC

                    "The new face of Brazilian Music for the international market"

                    Presented by: Green Music

                          Key Note Speaker: GENE DE SOUZA (Brazilian Music & Radio Personality)

                          Guest Speaker: JASON STANYEK (Researcher and Author of the book “Music of Brazil”)

                          Special Guests: LUIZ CALDAS & LUCIANO HUCK

 

 

11:30 PM – BRAZILIAN DAY IN THE WORLD

                    "A Brazilian celebration goes global"

                    Presented by: TV Globo International

                          Key Note Speaker: AMAURI SOARES (Director of TV Globo Special Projects)

                          Guest Speaker: ARTHUR MURANAGA (Tókio)

                                                       TÂNIA NUTALL (Toronto)

                                                       DANIEL RODRIGUES (Londres)

                                                       DÉBORA CHRISTINA (Miami)

 

12:30 PM – Lunch Break

 

02:00 PM – COMMUNITY PRESS & MEDIA

                          Presented by:  ABI-Inter / Associação Brasileira de Imprensa Internacional

                    Opening remarks: ROBERTO LIMA (President of ABI-INTER)

                          Key Note Speaker: CACO BARCELOS

                          Special Guests: MÁRCIA  CURVO (Netherlands)

                                                       TANIA NUTALL (Canada)

                                    &

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