Exploring Business with Brazil: Projects and OpportunitiesTuesday, May 13th, 2014
3:30 pm Registration Opens 4:00 pm Program Begins 6:30 pm Program Concludes 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500 Downtown Seattle $15 for Members $25 for Non-Members rsvp here Join the Trade Development Alliance and AmCham Brazil to meet with a delegation of innovation and technology advisors and companies from Brazil, get first-hand information about how Brazil is fostering its own “innovation economy”, and explore opportunities for partnership and collaboration.Brazil is an important business partner for Greater Seattle and Washington state, importing over $2.6 billion in merchandise from Washington state in 2013. Brazil also recognizes the importance of entrepreneurialism, as seen with PRIME, a project launched by Brazil’s Financing Agency for Projects & Studies (FINEP) which supports startups.About the DelegationThe main purpose is to introduce Brazil and its opportunities to American companies interested in foreign trade in order to foster business and strengthen relationship between both countries. It will be also a great moment to meet American executives to know more about the regulation and opportunities in the visited states, as well as its best practices and success cases, aiming to promote and establish business partnerships.
The State of Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest state with some 40 million inhabitants. The state is a major driver of Brazil’s economy and home to a highly skilled labor force.
Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil. It is the largest wine producing center in Brazil, known for its vinticulture and industrial output.
Renato de Barros Silva – Business Development Manager, Investe São Paulo
Hélio Moraes – Partner, Pinhão & Koiffman Advogados
Mariana Pfitzner – Director of Economic Development, Campinas City Hall (to be confirmed)
Representative from the State of Rio Grande do Sul
Camila Galvão – Partner, Machado Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados (to be confirmed)
Charleen Baumgart – Head of International Product, Santander (to be confirmed)
Sérgio Pessoa – General Manager, Apex Brasil (to be confirmed)
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