Candex on the News

February 22, 2016
Participation in the IFA - Franchise Convention and Show in San Antonio, Texas. The event had a mission of Brazilian Francisors visiting. This was a successful event!






October 28, 2015
Mr. Clovis Lemes participate in the San Antonio, Texas, International Business Forum this October. He spoke about Brazil's market for international companies, mainly from Texas, using the Free Trade Alliance San Antonio's IBDC Program. In this important business development event, Mr. Lemes spoke about Candex's expansion in Texas, and its assistance to the Brazilian companies, and the 2016 Franchise Show in San Antonio, as mentioned in this link.



November 6, 2014
In a very busy end of year, Mr. Clovis Lemes met the Governor of Utah, Mr. Gary Herbert on November 6, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Governor brought to Brazil an entreprenurial mission, which was discussed back in 2011, when Mr. Lemes took Minister Edson Lobao to Utah. It was a joyful occasion to meet the Governor of a U.S. State so dear to us at Candex, and one which brings a lot of business as well!



October 30, 2014
This October Mr. Clovis Lemes was invited to participate in the San Antonio, Texas, International Business Forum. The event was promoted by the Free Trade Alliance San Antonio, with the participation of the City of San Antonio and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Free Trade Alliance is represented in Brazil by Candex, since 2004. This was an important business development event, and technical visits to local companies (healthcare, education and agriculture equipment). Question and Answer period and one-on-one sessions focussed on political aspects and business entry strategies in South America. Some joint City of San Antonio and the Free Trade Alliance's events are being discussed for 2015.



October 31, 2014
Clovis Lemes was invited by the U.S. Department of Commerce to be a Speaker at the DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: The Americas, 2014 Conference in Charlotte, NC. Presentation and questions focussed on the latin American countries (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay). The invitation, came just after Mr. Lemes was appointed Executive Director for Brazil of the Chamber of the Americas (Denver, Colorado)in October, 2014. This was a major event celebrating business with THE AMERICAS countries of: NORTH AMERICA (Canada and Mexico) CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama) and SOUTH AMERICA (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru). The Minister Counselor for the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, Mr. Brian Brisson, can be seen on the far right in the picture. Question and Answer period and one-on-one sessions focussed on political aspects and business entry strategies in South America. As a former U.S. Department of Commerce Business Development Specialist in Brazil, Mr. Lemes has been invited to such other events in the Americas.



Sept 28, 2011
Candex Team worked on the program and accompanied Mr. Edison Lobao, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy to Utah. The Minister received an UVU - Utah Valley University Honorary Professor Award, and discussed with the Government of Utah (on this picture, Lt. Governor Mr. Greg Bell, Brazilian Honorary Consul Mr. Gary & Mrs. Rose Neeleman, Governor's Office of Economic Development's Executive Director Mr. Spencer Eccles, and others) future trade actions with Brazil.



Sept 23, 2010
Mr. Clovis Lemes and wife delivers presentation and debate on "Commercial Diplomacy" at the Brazilian Bar in Campinas, SP, Brazil.

The Brazilian Bar recently inaugurated its International Relations Department to increase awareness of lawyers in Brazil related to several areas of Diplomacy and trade. Mr. and Mrs. Lemes were invited to be their speaker of the month on this subject in September.


Sept 13-20, 2010
Team Candex, including Mr. Marcos Lira, travel through Austin, Houston and Dallas, in conversation with energy investors.

In Austin we met several members of the Texas Legislature, including Ms. Margie Moore and Senator Karl Parker, among other senior officials.



March 8-12, 2010
Mr. Clovis Lemes debates on the "Doing Business with Brazil" Seminar in San Antonio and Austin, Texas.

This event was put together by the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance, as part of our representation of this entity in Brazil.

This is the location of Candex's office at:
Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
203 S.St. Mary's St., Ste. 160
San Antonio, TX 78205

This is Candex's office in partnership with the Global Marketeer Group, founded by Margie Moore, Assistant to Senator Carl Parker (DEM).

Margie has been a partner of Candex for a few years, and worked with Mr. Lemes in formulating the MOU on business expansion, signed by the former Texas SOS, Geoffrey Connor.




February 8-10, 2010
Mr. Clovis Lemes participated by invitation of the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and the Pentagon Fuel Research Division as speaker on the ( 4th Alternative Energy NOW Conference to discuss the South American developments on biofuels. Prior to this invitation, Mr. Lemes was with the Brazilian Minsitry of Mines and Energy to discuss the Brazilian views on this sector.

This is a Department of Defense event, focusing on all sorts of biofuels sources.


October, 2009

Mr. Clovis Lemes was invited by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and in Dayton, Ohio to debate the Brazilian ethanol program with local scientists at the Lab and the Dayton University. This resulted in Mr. lemes being invited to the 4th Alternative Energy NOW Conference in February 2010.


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