Legacy advisors on the cards

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Rio de Janeiro's mayor Eduardo Paes is to form a new group of 20 advisors to analyse projects for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics in the city and make suggestions as to possible improvements. The full make–up of the body is yet to be announced.

The City Legacy Council, of which Paes will be president, will meet three times a year to discuss the heritage the two major events will leave for the city. Initial members include Felipe GÃes (municipal development secretary of Rio); Bernardo Carvalho (president of the Rio 2014/2016 company), Sergio Besserman Vianna (president of the Council's Sustainable Development Chamber); SÉrgio Magalháes (president of the Rio chapter of the Brazilian Institute of Architects); JosÉ Luiz AlquÉres (president of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro); RogÉrio Chor (president of the Association of Directors of the Real Estate Industry); Rosiska Darcy (president of the NPO 'Rio Como Vamos'); and businessmen Joáo Paulo Diniz and Paulo Ferraz. About Simon TarmoA journalist from Sydney, Australia, and co–founder of industry journal Australian Sponsorship News, Simon Tarmo now lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having worked on a range of writing, research and trade projects across a number of industries including sport, entertainment and wine, he is currently focusing on business opportunities involving the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 in Brazil. With fluent Portuguese language skills, he has an extensive network of contacts throughout Brazil and can advise and assist foreign groups doing business in the country. More details http://simontarmo. blogspot. com/ ~ Simon Tarmo+55 31 9196 0069simon@pando. com. auhttp://simontarmo. blogspot. com/

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