BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, April 24, 5 pm



Monthly Zoom Meeting

Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Catch Up

Time:  Saturday, April 24, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for a Catch Up.  Sorry about the last minute notice.  If you can be at the Zoom meeting, it would be so good to see you.  Share what you’ve been doing, plans you have, things you have watched, things you have read, things you plan to read. 

Next month we will have a game to play together put together by BAIN members, so be sure to hold May 29 free for that.

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, March 27, 5 pm


Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  The Magic of Peninsula Valdés

Time:  Saturday, March 27, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for an engaging discussion about the magic of Peninsula Valdés, and the excitement and challenges of developing projects in countries like Argentina. Sharilyn Amy (bio below) will share what inspires her to invest and the floor will be open to any and all questions about the region or the projects underway!

Sharilyn will share drone footage of the orcas in their element.  She will give us an insider’s view of this unique wildlife reserve in Patagonia, Argentina.  Your best opportunity to ask questions before you travel to this amazing province.

Sharilyn Amy, MBA

Sharilyn is the developer, co-owner and operator of an award-wining eco-hotel in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site and wildlife reserve in Patagonia, Argentina, Océano Patagonia: Wild Coast Residence. She spent the first years of her career working in communications for the oil and gas sector before transitioning to the Red Cross, where she managed disaster response communications, publicity and government relations strategies around the globe. She then founded Go-To Group, a strategic planning, research and facilitation consultancy. Among other leading-and-learning-edge strategic leadership offers, her team specialized in community economic development (CED), social enterprise, and M&A in the social services, charity, education and NGO sectors. In 2012, Sharilyn took a leave of absence from her work to spend some time in Argentina, where she quickly fell in love with the culture and the challenges of doing business and making a difference within this complex society. After supporting the development of a CED tourism project in the mountains of Patagonia, she joined her Argentine business partner to develop socially and environmentally responsible luxury accommodation in Peninsula Valdés, Chubut, Argentina. Most recently, Sharilyn and another Argentine business associate have created ElementPatagonia, an initiative to help Argentine artisans reach broader markets. She has been awarded the Women of Inspiration – Humanitarian award in Canada and recognized with an Alumni Achievement award from Mount Royal University. Sharilyn often speaks to groups interested in development and social enterprise. She also enjoys coaching young entrepreneurs. For more information, you can contact her directly via: LinkedIn,, or on WhatsApp at +54 9 11 51586125.

Walking tour of Recoleta — Sunday March 21 — 4 pm


Recoleta Neighborhood

Walking Tour

Join us for this walking tour in the neighbourhood of Recoleta. We will walk through the surroundings of the Cemetery of Recoleta and learn about the National Library, The cathedral of Las Heras Avenue, the parks and famous monuments and sculptures.

date: Sunday, 21st, March 2021
time: 4 p.m.
cost: 600 pesos per person (with bank transfer) or 650 pesos paid with Mercado Pago.
payment: in advanceduration: 2 hours

language: English

*participants will be asked to wear masks and keep social distance during the tour.

information/sign up: please contact

meeting point: at the exit of Las Heras Station, subway line H (corner of Avenida Las Heras and Avenida Pueyrredón)

Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up. No exceptions, please

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Virtual Tour of Centro Cultural Kirchner — Saturday, May 2, 6 pm

Centro Cultural Kirchner
An Example of Republican Monumental Architecture in Argentina

BAIN member Ezequiel Cerioni invites you to join an online tour to discover one of the most beautiful buildings in the City of Buenos Aires. Learn about the history of the building and see the changes it has gone through.

Presentation mode: The presentation will be given via Skype where the participants will be asked to keep their microphones off during the presentation. Questions can be written in the chat section of Skype and they will be read and answered at the end of the presentation by the speaker, orally .

Payment can be done via a) Bank Transfer (the speaker will give you the bank information for the transfer upon sign up) or b) Mercado Pago (you will receive a Mercado Pago link to make the payment using your credit card information).

Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up . No exceptions, please. In the event that you miss the presentation for any reason (including technical problems on your end) the speaker will be happy to share with you a video of the presentation.

date: Saturday, 2nd of May, 2020

time: 06 p.m. Buenos Aires time

cost: 500 pesos

payment: bank transfer or Mercado Pago

type of course: online presentation via Skype

duration: 90 minutes

language: English

information/sign up: please contact

Date Change!! Palacio Barolo and Lunch — Wedesday, February 12 — 11 am

We’d love you to join us for a visit to one of the oldest and still most spectacular views of Buenos Aires and lunch.

WHERE: Palacio Barolo & Salon 1923, Avenida de Mayo 1370

WHEN: Wedesday, February 12, from 11-14 [1.5 h tour + lunch]
MEETING POINT & TIME: 10:50 in the center of Palacio Barolo lobby
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 60, 39, Metro A Saenz Peña
RSVP: +5491136782558 or
PRICE: ARS 1600 to include guided tour in English, lunch with sharing plates at Salon 1923 with a glass of wine, fresh lemonade or soft drink including tip & a Trivia Quiz about this fascinating building.

Designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti for the businessman Luigi Barolo with many allegorical architectural references to classical poet Dante Alighieri´s Divine Comedy, Palacio Barolo is divided into three sections, heaven, hell and purgatory. Departing from hell, we’ll take the stairway to heaven, reaching the dome, which was inspired  by the indian temples Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and Rajarani in Bhubaneswar.

Inaugurated in 1923, the building was the tallest in South America until the construction of the Kavanagh building in 1935. It was also the first reinforced concrete building measuring more than 100 m and is topped by a searchlight which originally was able to communicate with a twin building, the Palacio Salvo, over the other side of the Río de la Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay.The Buenos Aires City Government undertook a restoration of the building in 2010, which included making the searchlight operational again, for the celebration of Argentina’s bicentenary.

Note there is some walking at the end of the tour up to the lighthouse via a spiral staircase.

SALON 1923

Situated on the 16th floor of Palacio Barolo, decorated to recreate a 1920s ambiance, the Salon has two terraces and a lovely lounge.

Tour and Merienda — Palacio San Martin — Thursday, May 16 — 2:45 pm

A last minute chance has opened up to tour the Palacio San Martin.  Their schedule of official events makes it difficult to secure a tour opportunity, and we have gotten their attention!

This sumptuous mansion was designed by the architect Alejandro Christophersen, who was also responsible for the facade of Café Tortoni and for the Russian Orthodox Church in San Telmo. He was commissioned by Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, whose family would live in the house until the 1930s.

This tour in English promises insights and a close up view of an iconic building.

Where: English tour at Palacio San Martin, Esmeralda 1231.
When: Thursday May 16th, 2:45.
Merienda to follow for those interested.

Please RSVP to Joanna Graf,

Museum and Lunch — April 18 — Fundacion PROA

WHEN 18 April
WHERE Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca
WHAT DISEÑO EN ACCIÓN – Design in Action
TIME 1pm

A fantastic look at Argentine design since the turn of the 20th century leads us
to where we are today, and looks at the multiplicity, aesthetics, points of view
and vital issues that are revealed to us about the objects with which we coexist.
Lunch inside the PROA cafe or on the beautiful terrace weather permitting

PRICE 100 pesos museum entrance + 350 pesos menu incl. tip
CONFIRM via WHATSAPP to +54 91136782558 or

Tour and Lunch – Wednesday, January 23


MICROCENTRO – CASA ROSADA MUSEUM, museum located in the remains of the Fort of Buenos Aires
WHERE: Hipolito Yrigoyen just to the right and behind Casa Rosada.
WHEN: meeting time is 11:45 for the self-guided tour, you decide how much time you want to spend.
COST: free


CHINO CENTRAL, great food with some spicy options.
WHERE: Rivadavia 656 near Plaza de Mayo ( between Florida and Maipu. )
WHEN: 13:00
COST: 500 pesos cash to be paid to Joanna, includes cover, tip, drink, appetizer, main, desert or coffee.

Joanna Graf, by Monday, Jan. 21.

Museum and Lunch — November 7 — Palacio de Aguas Corrientes and Edelweiss

RSVP to Joanna Graf,  jsharpegraf

When: Wednesday, Nov. 7th

Lunch: Meeting time  11:50 am,  Zum Edelweiss, Libertad 431. For a total of 600 pesos (including tip and cover charge) we get appetizer, main course (choice of 4), dessert and 1 drink (water, wine, beer or gaseosa). Extra glass of wine is 100 pesos.

Museum: Meeting time 14:15, Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Riobamba 750,  inside the doors. The free  guided tour in English.  A quirky little museum with pipes and plumbing fixtures — very highly rated.

You can attend the lunch or museum or both. If you wish to do the museum tour you have to respond by Nov. 1 with your document number (DNI or passport  and country of issue) because this is a museum requirement.  For the lunch RSVP on or before Nov. 5th.

RSVP to Joanna Graf,  jsharpegraf

Museum Tour and/or Lunch, October 2, in San Telmo


When: Tuesday, October 2, 11:45 am

Where: San Telmo

What: Museum tour in English & Indian restaurant for lunch

MUSEUM: El Zanjon, San Telmo

Tour meeting time and place: 11:45 am, Defensa 755

Cost: 400 pesos without DNI, 200 pesos with DNI

El Zanjon is a beautifully restored tenement house from the late 1800’s with a network of tunnels underneath

LUNCH: Delhi Masala

Lunch meeting time and Place: 13:00, Defensa 714

Cost: 440 pesos cash. Exact change is appreciated.

Tip, appetizer, rice, naan (butter or garlic), 1 main dish from a choice of 4, 1 drink (water, wine, gaseosa) and a choice of either dessert or tea included. Each person can specify mild or spicy as they wish.


RSVP: to Joanna Graf, or 11 5629 6908

by September 30 and specify whether museum, lunch or both.