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Join us and Brazil's Minister of Culture, the Consul-General of Brazil in Los Angeles and Executives from LiveNation, Opus Produções, Shots Studios and more for a discussion and presentation about the Live Entertainment Industry in Brazil.

Tickets Available.
Non-BCCC Members: U$30.00
BCCC Members: U$10.00


“Live Entertainment in Brazil: Economic Outlook and New Opportunities”

8:00 – 8:20 am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:20 – 8:30 am: Opening Ceremony
Marcia Loureiro, Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles
Patrick Benedek, President of the Brazil California Chamber of Commerce
Felipe Cusnir and Fabio Cesnik, Co-Chairs of the Media and Entertainment Committee at BCCC

8:30 – 9:15 am: Keynote Speaker
Sérgio Sá Leitão, Minister of Culture of Brazil

9:15 – 9:40 am: Brazil beyond Rio and São Paulo – New venues and opportunities in other parts of the country
Carlos Konrath, CEO of Opus Produções
Lawrence Magrath, CEO of Muller and Botelho (TBC)
Moderator – Patricia Leão, Brazilian Nites Productions

09:40 – 10:25am: Legal and Financing Issues in Brazil:
* Tax incentives in Brazil for live entertainment – how to access money from the Rouanet Law
* Students discount
* Performing rights organization: addressing revenue loss between Brazil and the U.S.
* Tax issues and money transfer between Brazil and US
Fabio de Sa Cesnik, BCCC
Fernando Quintino, partner of Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas Law Firm
Flavio Schafirovitch, Pontual Money Transfer
Moderator – Brent Bradley, Cypress LLP

10:25 – 10:45 am: Networking Break

10:45 – 11:00: Brazilian e-visas: now available to U.S. business people, artists and tourists
Marcia Loureiro, Consul General - Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles
Moderator – Patrick Benedeck, BCCC

11:00 – 11:40: Festivals in Brazil – Lollapalooza, Rock in Rio - Opportunities and Concerns (agents’ perspective)
Rob Markus, WME
Laurence Laeder, ICM (TBC)
Chris Dalston, CAA
Moderator - Robert Muller, Cypress LLP

11:40 – 12:15: New business between Brazil and the US and New Arenas in Brazil
Sam Shahidi, Shots Studio (Anitta)
Raj Saha (TBC)
Rafael Lazarini, Live Nation
Moderator – Conor Sheldon, WME

12:15 – 12:25pm: Closing remarks (Patrick Benedeck and Fabio Cesnik)

12:25 – 12:30 pm: Final considerations from the Minister of Culture of Brazil, Sérgio Sá Leitão