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Broward Center for the Performing Arts Hosts Focus Brazil

Published: May 3, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts will host Focus Brazil from Wednesday, May 4 – Saturday, May 7 featuring panels with business leaders, musicians, educators and journalists before culminating in the Brazilian International Press Awards U.S.A. All panels will offer simultaneous translation.

More than 20,000 people have participated in the annual event since the press awards first were held at the Broward Center in 1997, followed by the inaugural business and cultural forum in 2005. More than one-third of those attending over the years came from 14 countries and 31 different U.S. States. The annual economic impact is estimated around to be $10 million, spent on air travel, lodging, food, transportation and shopping.

“Brazil is Florida’s top trading partner and a large Brazilian population contributes so much to South Florida’s vibrant community and strong economy,” said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley. “The Broward Center is proud to have been part of this energizing multi-cultural exchange of ideas between business and cultural leaders since its inception. Focus Brazil’s impact is demonstrated by the fact it has inspired similar annual events in London and Japan.”

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