About LIDE


LIDE is a private organisation that connects business leaders to help strengthen free trade and stimulate economic and social development. It first began in 2003 in Brazil and it is now based in more than 17 countries and 6 continents.

LIDE’s focus is on executives from national and international companies. It promotes the connection of ideas and corporations through programs and forums, supporting initiatives dedicated to sustainability, education and social responsibility. It is guided by ethical principles and corporate management practices from the public and private sectors.

LIDE Australia focuses on important areas of strength for Australia including the tourism, international education, technology, logistics, infrastructure, sustainability, agribusiness, mining and retail sectors.

LIDE Australia is part of Zapala Company.

Carlos Ferri, founder and Ceo of Zapala Company, is a passionate leader and strategist and he does really give a good chance for new challenges. After arriving in Australia over a decade ago unable to speak English, Carlos has since learned the language fluently and has used his global knowledge to empower his businesses success.

He was awarded Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 and was included among Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in 2020 and 2021.

Carlos today runs successfully 2 powerhouses, Shipeezi and Maple Bear Australia

Carlos Ferri
President of LIDE Australia