Maria Beatriz BLEY-COSTA
Green Rio, Brazil
Brazilian green business entrepreneur, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since 2012, Founder and CEO of GREEN RIO, Brazil’s annual Green Business Trade Fair, with focus in promoting Bioeconomy /Circular Economy stakeholders. Organizer and participant in Green Business events related to sustainability in Brazil, South America countries, USA and Germany. Member of the German Brazilian Agribusiness Innovation Group / German Brazilian Economic Meetings. Member of CEAL - Entrepreneurs Council in Latin America. Represented the CEAL’s Brazilian Chapter during the XXIX ASAMBLEA PLENARIA CEAL in Mexico, Strategy and marketing consultant, coordinated the SEBRAE Project “Amazonia Forest Based Cosmetics” marketing and communication. September 2018, awarded with the Tiradentes Medal, the highest award granted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro, for outstanding services to public causes. Since 2017 Green Rio hosts the German-Brazilian Bioeconomy Workshop, where bilateral meetings promote bioeconomy cooperation initiatives and where agreements and letter of intentions between German and Brazilian Governments and Research institutions are signed.