Toronto (November 2, 2022) – Today the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC)
announces the opening of four new Chapters in Canada. The international business association
is broadening its presence in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, and Ottawa. With a
head office in Toronto, the BCCC currently has five Chapters, including Winnipeg in Manitoba
and has plans for more in the works.
“We rely on our chapters to better serve our members and give access to players around
Canada”, states Peter Hawkins, co-chair of the BCCC. This initiative reinforces BCCC’s role as
a connector and catalyst for business between Brazil and Canada.
“Everyone is looking for business opportunities and I am excited that all of these regions have
absolutely been in the forefront of international development”, remarks Hawkins.
The new Chapter co-chairs have a deep knowledge of Canadian and Brazilian business and
will reinforce BCCC’s mission to support the identification and promotion of investment
opportunities between both countries, linking players from Brazilian and Canadian private and
Co-Chair: Patrícia Garcia da Rosa, Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Brasportsul Foreign Trade Advisory,
DDR Advogados and the Pampa Steakhouse chain. She is also the Western Director of the CCBC.
Co-Chair: Bernadette Fernandes, Founder and CEO at Varanda Network.
Co-Chair: Peter Shaw, Container Development Specialist at Port Saint John.
Co-Chair: Ingrid Polini, CEO of Safety Doc Global.
Co-Chair: Fernanda Whittaker, Director, Partnerships of Innovate BC.
Co-Chair: Laila Hawrylyshyn Senior Consultant, Crestview Strategy.
Co-Chair: Inês Gomes, Market Director for Europe & Brazil at Invest Ottawa.