Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

3rd “Let’s Talk About Business Workshop” is Held in New Bedford

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) is holding its third Let’s Talk About Business workshop on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Waypoint Event Center, Fairfield Inn and Suites 185 MacArthur Drive in New Bedford, Mass.

The Let’s Talk About Business program was created by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) to empower Luso-Americans with the needed skills and networking to succeed in business, and to strengthen the ties between Portugal and the USA!

The workshop theme will be “Business and Innovation: Adding Value to Your Business” The seminar will focus on the social and economic development of Portugal and the local economy through cooperation and partnerships between the business communities in Portugal and the United States.


9:00 am – Welcome Remarks
Moderator: Rick Kidder, President and CEO of South Coast Chamber of Commerce
Carmen Monereo, Program Coordinator of the Let’s Talk about Business, a Luso-American Development Foundation Sponsored Program.

9:30 am – The Powerteam Speakers
Shelley Pires, Consul of Portugal in New Bedford – “Office for the Investor of the Portuguese Diaspora: What it is and how it works”
James DeMello, Demello International Center. “Education as added value for Business”
Rose Jardim, JMR & Company LLC in New Bedford, MA “Your company Your investment: Things your accountant should be telling you”
Olga Benquerença, Head of Investment – USA and Canada Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency, AICEP Portugal Global. “Invest in Portugal: The Right Choice. The Right Time”

10:30 – Successful Business Experiences: Storytelling and Discussion Panel
Michael Tavares, CEO of Horacio’s, Stainless Steel Fabricators
Paulina Arruda, Vice President of RADIO, wjfd 97.3 FM
James DeMello, Founder of Demello International Center

11:25 am – Final Remarks

11:30 am to Noon – Networking moment

The workshop is free and open to the public – Register today  

Register for the workshop: talkbusiness@flad.pt | For more information call (202) 733-8208


October 19, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Waypoint Event Center
185 MacArthur Dr
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States