Brazil US Green Tech trade Association

Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association

The principal objectives of the Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association are to

  • Build cooperation between Brazil and the U.S.A. in the fields of green technology and green energy
  • Assist businesses with interests in green technology and energy to find and develop promising technologies and relationships
  • Enhance relationships between universities, research organizations, and businesses in both countries and thereby to increase the pace of innovation
  • Help technologists and capital providers to find each other
  • Increase governmental, business and public interactions in order to improve green policy development and policy consonance across jurisdictions.

The means to accomplish these objectives will include conferences, facilitated networking opportunities, vetted database resources, working groups to develop industry standards, and educational programming that enhances diffusion and adoption of conservation practices and green technologies. The Association’s great breadth of membership is likely to stimulate other creative activities as well.

The Association’s membership structure will reflect its commitment both to its members and to the larger world. Like most trade associations, its principal members will be businesses; unlike those others, however, research organizations and universities will be formal members, and government officials will participate ex officio. The result will be fruitful cross-fertilization and collaboration, and greater progress in developing synergies between private goals and public needs.

The Association will bring into its ranks companies and organizations of the highest caliber, some of which are already leaders in their fields, and others that are poised, because of their intellectual properties, to become technology leaders. Membership dues will vary by member organization size and ability to pay; startup companies, small research organizations, and local governments are encouraged to join.

BrasilInvest Group,  Mario Garnero family  in Sao Paulo, will kick off the Association’s American membership drive in 2012 The Institute of the Americas at UCSD will host both public and private meetings, and similar events will be arranged in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Austin, Miami  and NY , Morrison & Foerster LLP is legal counsel to the Association.

The Association cordially invites organizations involved in any way with green technology to join as Founding Members. Founding Members will receive special benefits in exchange for their early commitment.

The Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association is more than a business association among business associations. It is a practical means to help meet the challenges presented to us by the world we have made and that our children will inherit.




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About Julio Ferreira, Director, International Business adviser and Strategic Partnership Facilitator with strong Background in Marketing and Customer service and Green Tech Business . Julio Ferreira is the driving force behind Green Kids Austin and its sister project, Green Kids Brazil, an innovative “sustainable mall” and ecological education resource for young people. Born Brazil to an American mother from New York and a father from Portugal, he lives as an American citizen with his family in Austin, Texas. His global perspective and talent for cutting-edge commercial strategies, com¬bined with his passion for protecting the environment through sustainable development solutions, has earned him an international reputation as an enthusiastic visionary and business pioneer. Mr. Ferreira born inside a family dealership in Brazil and served in politics for 12 years in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he helped to consolidate the Democratic process. He co-founded the PMDB with Tancredo Neves, Ulysses Guimaraes, Pedro Simon and others. His courageous stance in seeking a new direction away from environmentally harmful development and toward a new, sustainable global order elevated him to the legislative House of Volta Redonda. There he built a relation¬ship with the steel factory CSN, persuading that company to improve the quality of life for Volta Redonda citizens. His deep understanding of envi¬ronmental and educational challenges led to his directorship of BBC Bra¬zil Business Connect, a venture that helps international business leaders identify global opportunities for sustainable economic development in the green field and brow field. Throughout his career as an ecological pioneer in Brazil, Mr. Ferreira has held fast to his passions, values and love of life, bringing the warmth and humor of his Brazilian upbringing to his everyday interactions. A devoted Family man and loyal friend, he remains a true student of the world, treating each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. In addition to his work with Green Kids Austin and Green Kids Brazil, Mr. Ferreira also serves as part¬ner adviser to BrasilInvest in Sao Paulo, ( ) Green Sources Partners CA , Rainmaker CRM , Yun Capital adviser in NY ( ) , ODEBRECHT, UEC Uranium Energy Corp in Vancouver , Brazil Research Inc in Vancouver , PETROBRAS , BOVESPA , Lavor e Lopes Consulting in Brazil, Governor of State Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais . He has also co-founded the Brazil-US Green Technology Trade Association, building connections with leading thinkers such as Harvard attorney Daniel Wolf , Jorge Geisel, Jung Yun, Tad Simmons and others . Julio belongs to the Brazil US Green tech Trade Association Please contact me at 512 636 2001 - "Obstacles are those dangers that you see when you take the eyes of your goal." (Henry Ford)