- The Event
- Program Tuesday, April 13th
- Program Wednesday, April 14th
- Partners and Sponsors
- WATCH SESSION 1 ON DEMAND
- WATCH SESSION 2 ON DEMAND
- Speaker's bio
Canada 101 - Investing in Canada for Brazilian Companies
The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Trade Commissioner Service in Brazil are pleased to announce the 3rd Edition of Canada 101: Investing in Canada for Brazilian Companies, which will take place on April 13th and 14th in light of the Collision Conference 2021 - that once again will take place virtually.
Canada is home to the world’s largest tech hubs, growing and attracting innovative talent from across the globe. It's highly educated and growing tech talent pool continuously attracts investments from global businesses, including the world’s 10 largest technology companies. Canada’s commitment to talent development and attraction, strong support for innovation, and low business costs make it easy for tech companies to succeed.
Canada has experienced ten years of growth in its technology ecosystem. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, VC investment in 2020 reachedCAD $4.4B across 509 deals, second only to 2019. Additionally, tech jobs have grown at an unprecedented rate across Canadian cities. The need for talent is supported through Canada’s streamlined immigration process for skilled workers, allowing global companies the flexibility to scale up rapidly.
The two-day program will include an overview of the benefits of bringing your company to Canada, legal aspects of doing business here and immigration paths. We will also present the Toronto and Montreal tech ecosystems and a panel discussion featuring Brazilian entrepreneurs succeeding in Canada.
Don't miss it! We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, April 13th
09:00 AM - WELCOMING REMARKS
CAROLINA ALBERNAZ, CEO at Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
09:05 AM - OPENING REMARKS
AMBASSADOR JENNIFER MAY, Ambassador of Canada in Brazil
09:15 AM - INTERNATIONALIZING YOUR BUSINESS in CANADA
MARCELO TAVARES & MONICA MCDONOUGH, Senior Investment Officers at the Canadian Consulate in São Paulo
09:45 AM - LEGAL ASPECTS OF DOING BUSINESS IN CANADA
THASSIANE GOSSLER, Associate at Oziel Law
10:15 AM - IMMIGRATING TO CANADA
SONIA MIRHABA, Principal at Mirbaha Schachnow LLP
10:45 AM - Q&A
10:55 AM - CLOSING REMARKS
AMBASSADOR PEDRO BORIO, Ambassador of Brazil to Canada
11:00 AM - END OF EVENT
Wednesday, April 14th
9:00 AM - WELCOMING REMARKS
CAROLINA ALBERNAZ, CEO at Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
9:05 AM - OPENING REMARKS
DR. HEATHER CAMERON, Consul General of Canada in Sao Paulo
9:15 PM CANADIAN CITIES SHOWCASE
ELLEN MITCHELL, Advisor, Investment Attraction at Toronto Global
ELIZA FIUZA, Project Manager, Foreign Investments – Americas at Montreal International
CÉDRIC TAWIL, Director Business Development, Entrepreneurship at Montreal International
10:15 AM - LESSONS LEARNED: PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: ELISE RACICOT, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner-Brazil at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo
EVANDRO BARROS, Founder & CEO at DATA H
RUBENS MEDRONE, COO at Linda
FELIPE PEIXOTO, CEO at Safetest
10:55 PM - CLOSING REMARKS
ELISE RACICOT, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner-Brazil at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo
WATCH SESSION 1 ON DEMAND
WATCH SESSION 1 ON DEMAND
Ambassador Pedro Borio - Ambassador of Brazil to Canada
20 years of combined tax and management experience in assisting foreign and Brazilian multinational companies with their domestic and cross border transactions in Brazil, Latin America, Europe and set-up of international tax structure (financing, IP, trading, holding), along with technical expertise in Planning for regional (Latam) and global structuring (tax treaty, profit repatriation strategies, etc.); inbound and outbound international acquisitions and dispositions; corporate restructuring; transfer pricing review/optimization (Brazil / OECD Model); domestic indirect taxes/customs optimization (Supply chain review); individual international tax planning (family offices).
Ambassador Jennifer May - Ambassador of Canada to Brazil
Ambassador Jennifer May joined Global Affairs Canada in 1990 following Master’s studies in International Relations at the University of Vienna, Austria. She arrived in Brasilia in August 2019 following 4 years as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Canada to Germany, in Berlin. At Headquarters, her assignments have focused on Europe and security issues, serving as Executive Director of Defense and Relations, Director of Eastern Europe and Eurasia Relations and in various positions in the Directorates of Southern and Northern Europe Relations. Abroad, she has served in Bonn, Hong Kong, Beijing, Vienna, and Bangkok, and most recently in Berlin. She is accompanied in Brasilia by her husband Markus Streibel and two teenage children; her oldest son is currently studying at university in Vienna.
Dr. Heather Cameron - Consul-General of Canada in Sao Paulo
Heather Cameron (BA Hons [Political Science], Carleton University, 1987; MA [Public Policy], King’s College London, 2009; PhD [Public Policy], King’s College London, 2018) joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1990 and the Canadian International Development Agency in 1992. During her career, she has had a number of assignments in the Africa and Middle East Bureaus, including as director of the Pan-African and La Francophonie programs. She served as director of Strategic Initiatives from 2009 to 2012 and director of the Human Development and Gender Equality Division from 2012 to 2013. She has also served as the senior director of the Haiti and Dominican Republic Division. Overseas, she served in Zimbabwe from 1992 to 1996, where she was responsible for regional humanitarian affairs, and in Mozambique from 2004 to 2007, where she was counsellor and director of development. She served as High Commissioner in Ghana, with concurrent accreditation to Sierra Leone and Togo.
Elise Racicot - Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner-Brazil at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo
Elise Racicot (BA Communications Public Relations, the University of Quebec at Montreal, 2001, MAP in International Administration, National School of Public Administration, 2018) joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 2002. Ms. Racicot has already been posted three times in Brazil, first as Consul and Manager of the Commercial Program at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo; then as Head of Mission and Director of the Quebec Office in Sao Paulo, with a mandate to develop commercial, cultural, political and financial relations on behalf of the provincial government; and finally, as Senior Trade Commissioner for Brazil, leading the Canadian Trade Program with its 6 Canadian offices throughout Brazil. She also currently sits on the Global Board of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Recently, Ms. Racicot developed, launched and managed CanExport, Global Affairs Canada’s unique contribution program to directly support small and medium-sized Canadian businesses to diversify their exports. Her first diplomatic assignment in 2004 had made her the first Canadian woman to be a Trade Commissioner and Vice-Consul posted to the Islamic Republic of Iran. She also worked as a visa officer for almost two years while in Tehran. Ms. Racicot has been involved in the integration of the regional offices into the Department’s domestic network and has held a variety of positions at headquarters, including with responsibilities related to climate change and clean development, development finance and intergovernmental relations. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she worked in communications with a variety of mandates for inter-American Non- Governmental Organizations, including in the fields of development, education promotion, women’s rights, inclusion, diversity and gender issues.
Eliza Fiuza - Project Manager, Foreign Investments - Americas at Montreal International
Eliza Fiuza is a Project Manager at Montréal International, the economic promotion agency for the Greater Montréal area. Her role is to promote the Montréal business environment by supporting the set up and expansion of international companies in the city. She joined the Montréal International’s FDI team in February 2019 and since then she has worked on multiple projects involving international corporations from the United States and Latin America. Fluent in four languages and holder of a Master's degree in International Studies from the Université de Montréal as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Eliza has numerous professional and academic experiences in Canada, Japan, France and Brazil.
Ellen Mitchell - Advisor, Investment Attraction Team at Toronto Global
In this role, Ellen is responsible for the Brazilian market; promoting the Toronto Region as a major hub for innovation and an excellent place to do business. Ellen holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Project Management from Humber College.
Marcelo Tavares - Senior Investment Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo
Marcelo has over 15 years of experience in International Business Development, with projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas. At his current position, he supports Brazilian companies to internationalize to Canada, being the main sectors of focus fintech, biotech, pharma, digital media, games & e-sports and software development. Previously he worked for the Department of Trade and Industry of the United Kingdom and at Bank of America. Marcelo holds an MBA in Foreign Trade from Fundacao Getulio Vargas and an MBA in International Business from the London School of Economics.
Monica McDonough Fortino - Senior Investment Officers at the Canadian Consulate in São Paulo
As Senior Investment Officer for Global Affairs Canada in Brazil, Monica supports Brazilian businesses with potential for international expansion understand the advantages of investing in Canada and take advantage of Canadian innovation ecosystems. Monica covers the agriculture, mining, oil and gas and cleantech sectors for assisting Brazilian businesses set up in Canada. As Cleantech Trade Commissioner, Monica also helps Canadian cleantech companies export to the Brazilian market.
Rubens Fernando Mendrone
COO e Co-Founder da LINDA, startup que apoia o sistema de saúde público e privado no diagnóstico precoce do câncer de mama. Possui 20 anos de experiência em teccnologia e atuou quase a vida toda em gigantes como IBM e Oracle. Trabalha na área de saude desde 2017 e com Inteligência Artificial desde 2011. Em 2020 decidiu expandir os negócios para o Canadá especificamente na cidade de Montreal.
Thassiane Gossler - Associate at Oziel Law
Thassiane Gossler is a Brazilian lawyer in the process of getting accredited in Ontario. She qualified as a lawyer in Brazil in 2013 and is currently completing a Master of Laws degree in Canadian Common Law at Osgoode University. Thassiane joined Oziel Law in 2018, where she provides assistance to the firm’s clients on a broad array of corporate/commercial law matters, business transactions and trademark issues. Before joining the firm, Thassiane served as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Court of Appeal of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she was routinely engaged in all aspects of appeal proceedings, working on wide-ranging civil and commercial disputes. She obtained her LL.B. from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos in Brazil, and also earned an LL.M. from the University of Western Ontario, where she researched international transfer pricing rules.
Evandro Barros - CEO da DATA H
Fundador e Presidente do I2A2 - Instituto de inteligência Artificial Aplicada com sede em Toronto e que hoje conta com mais de 300 alunos em todo o mundo. CEO da DATA H - Artificial Intelligence inc.e co-founder de diversas startups como Noleak defence, Synkar Autonomous and Mr. Turing.
- Do Business with Canada by MARCELO TAVARES & MONICA MCDONOUGH, Senior Investment Officers at the Canadian Consulate in São Paulo (on 2021-04-13)
- YOUR REGION FOR BUSINESS by ELLEN MITCHELL, Advisor, Investment Attraction at Toronto Global (on 2021-04-14)
- Greater Montréal: A Leading Tech Hub by ELIZA FIUZA, Project Manager, Foreign Investments – Americas at Montreal International (on 2021-04-14)