Artists and concurrent panel announced for the 2019 Florida International Trade and Culture Expo (FITCE)
Orange Economy Panel at FITCE
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10 am – noon
Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Room 222
Event is free; RSVP required. Register here >
Panelists include Ana Maria Sena Ribeiro Pasiani, Deputy Consul – Head of the Cultural Department, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami; Marielle Barrow Maignan, Ph.D., Social Entrepreneur, Arts Management Consultant and Visual Artist ; and Javier Hernández-Acosta, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Business Administration Department at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Cultural and Creative Industries Researcher and Consultant and Entrepreneurship Project Coordinator.
This free to attend panel will highlight Creative and Cultural Industries – The Future of the Latin American, Caribbean & South Florida Economies – to focus on the contribution of creativity as a key element of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the impact to the arts economy of South Florida.
Social Entrepreneur, Arts Management Consultant and Visual Artist
Dr. Marielle Barrow Maignan is a Fulbright Scholar, Social Entrepreneur, Arts Management Consultant and Visual Artist. Her passion and vocation is to realize real social transformation through arts-based socio-economic interventions within high-risk communities.
She has worked across the Caribbean, in the US and Africa in cultural programming and as a consultant in the Creative Industries the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Development Bank, CARICOM and Broward County Florida. She founded Caribbean InTransit in 2010, a non-profit with a volunteer team of more than 33 professionals operating across 13 countries spearheading the production of an open-access peer-reviewed journal, arts festivals, research projects and the This is ME program.
She is currently the Founder/Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief at Caribbean InTransit – a nonprofit, and global education and community development enterprise.
Visit mariellestudios.com for more information about Marielle.
Director of Business Administration Department at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Cultural and Creative Industries Researcher and Consultant and Entrepreneurship Project Coordinator
A self-taught musician (percussionist), Javier Hernández has a PhD in Business and Management Development with a concentration in International Business from the Interamerican University, Metro Campus. His master’s degree in International Business and Commerce completed it at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. In addition, he completed a postgraduate degree in Management and Cultural Policies at the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico. His academic preparation and extensive knowledge in the business world have allowed him to develop local businesses and offer professional services to Puerto Rican companies and government offices. He is founder of Cultural Investment, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop cultural and creative companies in Puerto Rico. This same line pursues Creative Entrepreneurship, a book he published in 2016.
Founder of Inversión Cultural – a non-profit organization that promotes the development of cultural and creative companies in Puerto Rico, and business education for arts entrepreneurs.
In recent years, Dr. Hernández has stood out as an assistant professor and lecturer, so he has taught courses in his discipline at different universities in the country. He is currently the director of the Department of Business Administration at the University of the Sacred Heart.
Deputy Consul – Head of the Cultural Department, Consulate General of Brazil in Miami
Deputy Consul Ana Maria Pasiani is the new head of the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami. She is originally from Brasilia, capital of Brazil, and graduated from the University of Brasilia with a degree in International Relations in 2009.
Mrs. Pasiani initiated her studies in the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy (Instituto Rio Branco) in 2012, and became an Advisor for the Trade Promotion and Investment Department in Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013. She held the position until 2016, when was appointed the head of the Trade Promotion Section of the Brazilian Embassy in Tehran, Iran, from 2017 to 2019.
Since last August, Deputy Consul Ana Maria Pasiani has been working in the Cultural Department of Brazil’s Consulate in Miami and looks forward to strengthening the cultural ties between Brazil and the State of Florida.
The Consulate General of Brazil’s Cultural Sector pursues two priorities: promoting Brazilian culture and the valorization of the Portuguese language by supporting the spread of its learning. The Consulate-General of Brazil concluded successfully the negotiations with the organizations responsible for the administration of the public schools network in Broward County.
Broward County is the biggest in the USA in terms of licensed schools, with 234, as follows: 138 elementary schools, 41 middle schools, 31 high schools, 16 colleges/special technical centers and 38 chartered schools. The main characteristic of Broward County is the cultural diversity of its students. About 230 countries and 55 languages are represented in Broward.
The Portuguese language, spoken almost exclusively by Brazilian students, is the third most common language in the county. Among students born outside the USA, Brazilians constitute one of the biggest groups, ahead of Mexicans and Cubans.
For more information, visit the Consulate here.