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TheCapitol.Net Forms International Alliance with PATRI/EDUCARE Brazilian Training Organization; World-Wide Organization a Future Possibility

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PATRI: Brazilian Government Relations and Training



Chug Roberts, Publisher
Phone: (703) 739-3790
Fax: (703) 739-1195
Email: registrar -at-
Eduardo Carlos Ricardo, President and CEO
Phone: (202) 822-6420 / (61) 3327-2606
Fax: (202) 822-6423 / (61) 3327-1619
Email: patrielgov -at-

TheCapitol.Net Forms International Alliance with PATRI/EDUCARE
Brazilian Training Organization;
World-Wide Organization a Future Possibility

ALEXANDRIA, VA – September 16, 2009 – For over 30 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been training professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs on the dynamics and operations of the legislative and executive branches and how to work with them.

Now, TheCapitol.Net has formed a working relationship with PATRI/EDUCARE, a firm that specializes in advising and training Fortune 1000 clients in the workings of the Brazilian government, and has offices in Brasilia, São Paulo and Washington, DC.

The two companies expect to share resources, collaborate on educational materials, training materials and publications, refer clients as appropriate, and learn from each other's best practices.

"This first-of-its-kind alliance reflects each organization's commitment to a better informed, engaged, and represented population through training and education, and allows us to better serve multinational clients with interests in either or both capitals," said Chug Roberts, President and Publisher of TheCapitol.Net.

As a first collaboration, TheCapitol.Net is assisting PATRI in broadening its scope of training programs offered in Brasilia.

Roberts and his Brazilian counterpart Eduardo Carlos Ricardo, President and CEO of PATRI, see this alliance as an umbrella that could be big enough to span the globe.

"To the corporation or NGO that wants to have an impact around the world, understanding how each government works is crucial. We hope to eventually create partnerships around the world with other non-partisan firms that explain the often non transparent workings of government to their citizens and businesses—we can all learn from each other's experience, and all of our clients will benefit," Ricardo said.

TheCapitol.Net is a non-partisan, privately held U.S. firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. TheCapitol.Net each year helps thousands of government and business leaders understand how Washington and Congress work through its media, legislative, budget and advocacy training and publications.

PATRI is a non-partisan, privately held Brazilian government relations firm that assists international clients in developing strategies for effective government and institutional relations. PATRI has offices in Brasilia, São Paulo - Brazil, and Washington, DC.


September 16, 2009 11:17 AM   Link    Comments (0)

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    6) In each case, I receive far too many promotional emails from the association proper. They almost always get deleted right away. As a result, I know that I have missed out on programs that would have been beneficial to me. Yet I feel no regret.

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Read the whole thing and ask yourself, "Am I a bad member? Or a typical member?"

"I’m a Bad Member … Or Am I?" The Association Blog, October 12, 2005

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