News Updates

Cristina Cortes to chair ABS

At the Anglo-Brazilian Society’s AGM on Monday 15 May 2023 a new board of Trustees was elected or re-elected for 2023-24 with Cristina Cortes (photo), who will be known to many for her time as CEO of Canning House, being unanimously elected by the board on 22 May to serve as the new chair of the ABS. Christopher Pickard having decided to stand down after completing his four-year term as chair. 

The new board of the ABS for 2023-24 is Luciana Berry, Cristina Cortes (Chair), Graça Fish (Vice Chair), Sir Peter Heap KCMG, James O’Keefe, Charles Pelham, Christopher Pickard, Marcio da Silva and Peter Van Veen (Hon Treasurer). Other board members are expected to be appointed in the coming months.

The ABS will shortly be announcing a series of events for 2023 including a re-launch summer reception for members in July, and a gala event later in the year to mark the 80th anniversary of the ABS. 

Brazilian Chamber of Commerce: Gala Dinner and ‘Personality of the Year Awards’ 2023

The Gala Dinner and ‘Personality of the Year Awards’ is the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain’s popular black-tie event that traditionally recognises the achievements of business leaders who have been instrumental in forging closer commercial ties between Brazil and the UK.

The Gala Dinner is an occasion to entertain clients and network with people from the international business, financial, legal, academic and diplomatic communities, many of whom play important roles in the Brazil-UK economic and political relationship.

The 2023 event will take place at Drapers’ Hall, London on 13th June 2023 from  6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. The chamber will anounce this year’s awardees and further details about the event soon.

Clélia Iruzun returns to London and the Cadogan Hall

With her unique combination of colourful Brazilian spirit and insightful musicianship, Clélia Iruzun returns to London to present a spirited programme of virtuoso works for solo piano at the Cadogan Hall on 17 May 2023.

Clélia has a highly acclaimed discography; her busy life embraces performances across Europe, the Americas and Asia, and on television and radio all over the world, including frequent broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information CLICK HERE

2023 – An Anniversary Year for the Anglo-Brazilian Society

2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Anglo-Brazilian Society in London in 1943. 

2023 also marks the 60th anniversary since the Anglo-Brazilian Society registered with the UK Charity Commission (212861) on 26 August 1963.