BRATECC | Number 30 - March 2022
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Featured Member: OceanPact
BRATECC’s Patron member and prestigious member of the chamber since 2017, OceanPact, is a Brazilian company that develops and implements safe, efficient, and innovative solutions in three segments: environmental, subsea and logistics and engineering. The company offers services for the study, protection, monitoring and sustainable use of the sea, the coast and marine resources for customers from different sectors of the economy, such as oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, port and navigation. The experience and capacity in emergency response and crisis management – part of its culture and the corporate “DNA” – leaves OceanPact in a different position to support its customers safely and efficiently in all activities related to the sea. As a reference in knowledge and services at sea, the company actively participates in the main entities and events in the sector, and maintains close contact with all centers for the development of new technologies worldwide, in addition to constantly investing in research and innovation.
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Monthly News
Facebook parent company to invest $800 million in Central Texas
"Meta, Facebook’s parent company, announced March 31 that it will invest $800 million in Temple to create a Hyperscale Data Center, according to a press release from the Temple Economic Development Corporation."

BRATECC President and Board members' meeting with the Texas Secretary of State, John Scott, in Austin
"On March 16, 2022, BRATECC President Ulisses Sperandio; Executive Director Cid Silveira; and Chairperson of the Membership Committee and member of the board John Moseley from Port Houston went to Austin, TX in order to have strategic meetings with the Texas Secretary of State John Scott at the The Office of the Texas Secretary of State, and a business lunch with Mauricio Abadi, Chief Operating Officer of InvestSP USA, the investment attraction agency of the state of São Paulo.

BRATECC Diversity Talks
On March 10th, 2022; the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce had its first “BRATECC Diversity Talks” introducing a new initiative on our Chamber. The BRATECC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was pleased to invite women from several prestigious companies/entities from different sectors to have a discussion regarding the essential journey to create workplaces committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2021 BRATECC Person of the Year & Company of the Year Awards
On March 9th, 2022; the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce had their third annual ceremony celebrating the “Person of the Year and Company of the Year Award” which pays tribute to the person and the company that have shown outstanding performance in economic, scientific, trading, educational, and social relations between Brazil and the United States, and have promoted and achieved great benefit between the two nations.

Houston Dynamo FC sign 21-year-old attacker Thiago from Flamengo
"Houston Dynamo FC signed forward Thiago using the new MLS U-22 Initiative on a year-long loan from Flamengo, the largest club in Brazil, the clubs announced today. The loan includes an option to purchase the left-footed wide attacking player..."

Ministro do MCTI recebe homenagem e realiza visita técnica a instituições de pesquisa em Houston, no Texas
"Marcos Pontes recebeu homenagem como “pessoa do ano” da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Texas, em reconhecimento a personalidades de destaque na área econômica, científica e educacional que promoveram a melhoria do relacionamento entre os dois países."

Radix US CEO, Flávio Niemeyer Guimarães, was invited to speak during the BRATECC’s Person of the Year ceremony to award Marcos Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation for Brazil
"BRATECC is the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce, devoted to fostering business and friendship among American and Brazilian companies. Also pictured is Natalia Klafke, Radix’s Upstream Program Manager."

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