Mario Garnero Hosts Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral at the Harvard Club, New York

Dec 13, 2010, 09:00 ET from Forum das Americas

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Brasilinvest, Forum das Americas and the United Nations Association-Brazil, chaired by Brazilian entrepreneur Mario Garnero, will host a luncheon-conference featuring Sergio Cabral, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It takes place Friday, December 17th, 12:30-2:30 pm at the Harvard Club (Harvard Hall), 27 West 44th street, New York.

As Rio prepares to host mega sports events such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Governor Cabral is leading his State through unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Governor Cabral will address the audience on "Rio de Janeiro as a business partner".

Cabral will be joined by a group of speakers that include US Senator Christopher Dodd; Marcello Hallake, partner at Thompson & Knight; Corrado Clini, Chairman of the Global Bionergy Partnership; Georgette Mosbacher, CEO of Borghese Cosmetics, and Marcos Troyjo, Brazil CEO of Wisekey. The conference takes place at Harvard Hall, the Club's premier room. Former speakers at the historic site include Winston Churchill, John Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle.

Elected for a second term in last October elections, Sergio Cabral caught the world's attention by taking a no-compromise approach to fighting organized crime in Rio and ridding the state of drug gangs. He also champions infrastructure investment towards exploring recent oil-rich pre-salt discoveries that sit mostly off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A maximum of 150 guests will be admitted. Registration closes December 16th, at 12:00 pm. Registration can be made at or

The Harvard Club of New York City, founded in 1865, gathers a community of scholars, professors and Harvard alumni and reflects the spirit of Harvard University (Founded in 1636).  

Brasilinvest, founded in 1976, is Brazil's pioneer merchant bank.

Forum das Americas, founded in 1965, is a not-for-profit independent think-tank concentrating on issues of hemispheric cooperation and development.

United Nations Association-Brazil, founded in 1998, is a not-for-profit institution that shares the vision of the United Nations as a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

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