Each year, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce hosts the US-Brazil Business Forum & Cultural Exchange to continue to build a strong relationship with Brazil, a country with a rapidly expanding market offering a variety of business and investment opportunities.

This year’s installment of the event, held at Baker & McKenzie on September 22, featured a highly informative keynote presentation from Professor Paulo Vicente dos Santos Alves of the Dom Cabral Foundation, who shared his strategies for breaking into the Brazilian market.

Two panel discussions followed the keynote presentation, covering tools and mechanisms for doing business in Brazil and opportunities and issues concerning cross-border transactions between the two countries. The panels featured international experts from Chamber member companies and Brazilian business organizations.

The Chamber’s partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago on programs like this forum has facilitated connections with firms and government organizations that can assist Chicagoland organizations in developing business relationships with their counterparts in Brazil.

Click here to view photos from the event.