Published On: June 18, 2013

Interbusiness Curitiba Conference

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Interbusiness Curitiba will begin on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The event is associated with the United Nations Sister Cities program. It is made possible through a partnership between FESP (Paraná University of Higher Education) and FCU (Florida Christian University).

Interbusiness is one of the largest international events held in Curitiba and regularly hosts internationally renowned speakers. This year Mayor Gustavo Fruet will deliver the opening address and welcome participants. The opening ceremony will take place in the FESP auditorium at 7:00 pm and registration starts at 6:00 pm.

Conference Speakers:

Prof. Anthony B. Portigliatti, Ph.D.

President and Chancellor of Florida Christian University and President of Soar Global Institute, an international coaching and mentoring association and the Soar Company. International speaker in the fields of behavior and human development, communication, marketing and diversity.


Professor Cristina Samuels

International speaker and coach. Founder and President of the Institute of International Training. Master of Education and graduate in international relations from Kansas University. She has conducted training programs with focus on diversity in more than 40 countries in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. She has trained officers and employees of Marriott hotels, Darden restaurants, Office Depot, Lucent Technologies, AT&T, and Texaco, among others.


Dr. Benny Rodriguez

Clinical psychologist, coach and trainer. Doctor of clinical psychology from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Master of coaching at FCU. Specialist in negotiation and persuasion strategies and neurolinguistics. He has spoken at conferences on “quality of life” and the “art of living, applied to coaching and leadership.”


Jackie Colon

President and CEO of JC Consulting LLC. She was the first Latin American to serve as president of the board of commissioners of the county. She was councilwoman of Palm Bay and acted as lawmaker to the Children’s Defense Council.


Dr. Ricardo Monteiro

President of Unifuturo. Doctor of Education, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. Bachelor of Theology, Humboldt University, Germany. Master of Arts in German literature.

Dr. Augusto Cury

Psychiatrist, author, researcher and international lecturer. He developed one of the few theories in the world about the functioning of the mind and thought construction called “multifocal intelligence”. He is the author of over 30 renowned literary titles such as “Never Give Up on Your Dreams” with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.

Karel Hilversum, MA, Ph.D.

Educator, coach and international speaker. Founder and president of the Outside Group. He has lectured in several countries, conducted research in development teams, and is a specialist in neurolinguistics. He has trained employees in over 250 companies including Walmart, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson.


Thursday, July 4

6 pm to 7 pm: Welcome Breakfast and Registration

7 pm: Opening Session: Mayor of Curitiba, Gustavo Fruet.   FESP President, Dr. Carlos Eduardo Guimarães Athayde.     FCU President, Dr. Anthony Portigliatti

Friday, July 5

7 pm: Mini Lecture: Real Estate Market, Process Agility in USA

Speaker: Sam J. Sebaali

7:30 pm: Plenary Lecture: Shortening Paths for International Institutions

Speaker: Jackie Colon

8:30 pm: Coffee Break

8:45 pm: Mini Lecture: Education for New Skills in the Labor Market

Speaker: Hamilton Silva

9:15 pm – Main Lecture: Forming a New Generation of Thinkers

Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Monteiro

Saturday, July 6

9 am: Mini Lecture: Organizational Acupuncture

Speaker: Dr. Fernando Leocádio Pianaro

9:30 am: Plenary Lecture: Training and Team Integration

Speaker: Karel Hilversum

10:45 am: Coffee break

11am: Mini Lecture: Financial Coaching

Speaker: Dr. Carlos Eduardo Guimarães Athayde

11:30 am: Plenary Lecture: Understanding the WIFI Model in Relational Leadership

Speaker: Dr. Benny Rodriguez

12:30 pm: Lunch

2 pm: Plenary Lecture: Multifocal Intelligence

Speaker: Dr. Augusto Cury

4:30 pm: Closing Remarks: Dr. Anthony Portigliatti

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