Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2020

The Brazilian entrepreneurs eye the U.S.

Five amazing weeks of commercial knowledge promotes foreign investment

During the past 5 weeks, the Oxford Group had held a series of amazing seminars for entrepreneurs from São Paulo – Brazil, where we were able to confirm the significant interest of Brazilians in investing, doing business, or moving to the US. We saw a huge interest increasing, especially within the themes:


  • Importing and Exporting
  • The American Economy
  • Funding a business in the United States
  • Investing in the United States
  • Immigration

Importance of the event:

742 participants went online to hear what the Oxford Group had to say about the topics. It was a true audience record, which had never been achieved for the public and subject matter.

We are sure that these events will result in a lot of new investment in Florida, and a lot of business to be developed and new residents in the United States. With more qualified Brazilian entrepreneurs doing business in the U.S, we will see a ripple effect, contributing to the local economy. International investment is critical to American jobs and competitiveness. Foreign investment can enable the growth of businesses and jobs that wouldn’t occur if reliant on domestic investment alone. In economic terms, FDI encourages efficiency by allowing resources to be directed to their most valuable use.

Just to give you a round perspective of how significant foreign investment in the U.S can be, we’ve copulated some numbers:

7.4 million of U.S. workers employed by U.S. affiliates of foreign-owned firms.

2.5 million is Number of U.S. workers employed in manufacturing jobs with foreign-owned firms

5.9 million Additional jobs attributable to sourcing, increased incomes, productivity gains, and other economic effects of foreign-owned firms in 2018

US$81,000 is the Average yearly compensation of U.S. workers at foreign-owned firms in 2018

That’s what we aimed to promote in the webinar, and with great success, in fact, the series of educational online events were the results of numerous press reports, radio interviews and major Brazilian TVs covering the webinar’s significance presence.


The event was supported and greeted by different representatives of the business sector and politicians such as

  • Vice President of INVESTSP Torquato Jardim
  • State Secretary of International Relations of the State of São Paulo Julio Serson
  • Congressman Marco Aurélio Bertaioli
  • President of CACB George Teixeira Pinheiro
  • President of RA 19 of FACESP
  • Supervisor of Investe SP Elisabete Carvalho
  • Coordinator of FACESP Luis Carlos Ferreira de Oliveira

Also the greeting messages of

  • Ambassador João Mendes Pereira
  • Rodrigo Fonseca Head of SECON of the Brazilian Consulate in Florida
  • Mauro Cid President of APEX USA
  • Jamal Sowell Secretary of Commerce of Florida
  • Manny Mencia Executive Vice President of Enterprise Florida.

The partnership of

  • FACESP (Chamber of Commerce of the State of São Paulo representing its major cities)
  • INVESTSP – (São Paulo’s Investment Promotion Agency)
  • State of São Paulo

The support and motivation of

The kind and welcoming and words of was Secretary of Commerce of Florida, Jamal Sowell, and the rich information given by Executive Vice President of Enterprise Florida,Manny Mencia, had a great impact on the almost 800 Brazilian business owners and led them with great enthusiast to do business with the U.S, especially Florida.

There is no shortage of reasons why Brazilian business investors choose the United States, and we are sure that this demand in interest and execution will increase from now on. As Oxford Group is situated in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton in particular, we anticipate that a substantial amount of these investments will occur in this region of South Florida.

From top left:Mauro Cid President of APEX USA;Congressman Marco Aurélio Bertaioli; Rodrigo Fonseca Head of SECON of the Brazilian Consulate in Florida; Ambassador João Mendes Pereira; Manny Mencia Executive Vice President of Enterprise Florida and Jamal Sowell Secretary of Commerce of Florida
From top left:Coordinator of FACESP Luis Carlos Ferreira de Oliveira ; Farid Murad Vice President of FACESP and Carlo Barbieri President of Oxford Group

About the Author

- My name is Carlo Barbieri, an entrepreneur, civic activist and a leader of many organizations associated with Brazil. A native of Brazil myself, I am currently the CEO of Oxford Group, a firm composed of many international consulting and trading companies. I am also a founding member of the Brazilian Business Group and founding member and Past President of the Brazil Club. In addition, I serve as a Board member of the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce. I have served as a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Brazil Partnership. Past President of the Rotary Club – Boca Raton West for the 2014-2015 term, I have also been Vice President and Professor of 2Grow – Human Development. An Ambassador of Barry University in Brazil, I am the former President of the Black Fire Bull Steak House. I have also presided over a number of organizations such as the Brazilian Association of Trading Companies (ABECE), Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil-Australia Chamber of Commerce, Brazil-Dominican Republican Chamber of Commerce; director of the Trade Center of the State of São Paulo, Brazilian Association of Freight Forwarders and Brazilian Association of Banks. I was also a local Council member for the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, for the 2013-2017 term.

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