Friday, October 11th
from 20:00 onward
Dress code : Black Tie / Formal Attire / National Dress
Avenida Atlântica 1702 – Copacabana, 22021-001 Rio de Janeiro RJ
2013 Gala Dinner will be hosted in Copacabana Palace, superbly positioned overlooking Copacabana beach
This glamorous Orient-Express landmark is pre-eminent among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, it has been welcoming the rich and famous: from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the Rolling Stones and Nelson Mandela.
Step inside the hotel’s marble and granite foyers and the stage is set for a truly special treat. The traditional ambience continues in its stylish salons, many with original 1920s features.
The Copacabana Palace ballrooms will open their glamorous doors to host the FBN Gala evening. We invite you to enjoy with us this unforgettable night.
Cocktail will be the exact time you need to join your friends and appreciate the location and the view. Go smoothly through the photos of the renowned artists. Delight yourself!
You will then be invited to dinner. Fashioned and contemporary menu will feed your senses and eyes. Experience delicacies carefully prepared for you. Of course, you will always find a Brazilian touch.
The splendour and plurality of Rio’s Carnival will upside-down you into an unexpected whirl of emotions. You will be enchanted with the creativity, plasticity, colours, and sounds, beauty of the handmade costumes especially made for the Samba School performance at the Carnival parade.
We hope you not only watch, but also party !
Thursday, October 10th
from 19:30 onward
Dress code : Smart Casual
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85 / Parque do Flamengo / 20021-140 / Rio de Janeiro RJ
MAM - Museum of Modern Art
Family Hosted Dinner
The Museum of Modern Art in Rio was created during the ’40s and ’50s when hundreds of artists, businessmen and official institutions donated art works to create a great national collection.
The Host Committee has the great pleasure to welcome all participants at MAM – Rio de Janeiro, one of the most important cultural institutions in Brazil.
Entering the museum, you will be surrounded by modern and contemporary national culture. After this visit, dinner will be served in a wide space surrounded by the beach of Flamengo and with a marvelous garden designed by the famous landscape architect Burle Marx. A delicious Brazilian menu reflecting cuisines of many states will be offered. Not to forget our joyful music, full of rhythm.
And, not leaving our NxG out of program, a DJ will animate the already promising night, from 10:30 pm onwards.
The Museum was founded in 1948 by a group of art enthusiasts lead by Raimundo Castro Maia. Ten years later, in 1958, it was transferred to its current location in the Flamengo Park. The main building of the popular MAM is an example of a modern architecture design, which consists of a horizontal form made of concrete with an open structure that connects the building to the sea, surrounded by beautiful gardens. In 1978 a tragic fire damaged the building and burned most of the museum’s collection. Some of the unrecoverable paintings were by Picasso, Miró, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Ivan Serpa, Manabu Mabe, Joaquín Torres Garcia, among others. It took many years to reconstruct the building and an enormous effort to gather a new collection.
Nowadays MAM has over 11,000 pieces by Brazilian and foreign artists, and is considered one of the country’s most important collections of twentieth century art. This collection shows an impressive process that starts in Cubism and goes through Futurism, Surrealism, Dadaism and other historic vanguard styles. The Museum of Modern Art of Rio is also home to a unique film archive of more than 12,000 films, considered one of the best in Latin America. Some of the films are extremely rare and were never shown in the commercial theater. The museum holds shows and festivals for the general public.
Wednesday, October 9th
from 20:00 onward
Dress code : Smart Casual ---- !!Ladies: Kindly note that the Welcome Reception will be held outside on a paved path!!
Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco nº 1 – Posto 6 – Copacabana, 22070-020 Rio de Janeiro RJ
Forte de Copacabana
In 1908 the Brazilian army started to build a modern coastal defence fort on the headland to protect both the beach of Copacabana and the entrance to the harbour of Rio de Janeiro. The Copacabana Fort opened in 1914. The fortifications still retain their original features, with walls 12 feet thick facing the sea, and weapons made by Krupp.
Nowadays the fort is still under the care of the army but visitors are welcomed for civil and cultural programs: music, events, parties, outstanding sunsets or simple walks smelling the sea breeze…
Come and join us for the Welcome Reception. Experience the ‘cariocas’, Rio de Janeiro inhabitants, relaxing way of life while meeting old friends and making new ones. Guests will have exclusive access to the fort for this night.
A selection of drinks and canapés with a mix of Brazilian and international flavors will be served in a lounge area. For this perfect get-together live music will bring you the sounds of ‘chorinho’, (‘little cry’ in Portuguese – an ironic name for music that is often so joyous and celebratory).
Welcome to Rio !