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Focus on Brazil - Challenges and Opportunities
About the event
Home to Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and has a population of approximately 185 million. Brazil is also the UK’s most important trading partner in South America and bilateral trade between the countries increased 38% to over £4 billion last year.
Realise Brazil’s potential and how you could develop your business in one of the world’s fastest growing economies by joining emita, supported by UKTI, for a morning seminar on Friday 25 September.
We have arranged for a number of experts to share their knowledge and uncover:
- How the Brazilian economy is faring and the current trading conditions;
- The key opportunities this market offers, including the development of infrastructure for the 2014 FIFA World Cup;
- Practical advice on accessing the market and overcoming the challenges it poses;
- How companies in the region can capitalise on the opportunities arising from Brazil’s fiscal stimulus package;
- A local company’s experiences of successfully entering the Brazilian market.
In addition, we will be launching UKTI’s March 2010 market visit to Brazil and joining forces with the Commercial Section of the British Consulate-General São Paulo via live video link, giving you the chance to have all your burning questions answered.
The morning will come to a close with lunch at 1.00 pm. After lunch, there will be the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with our market experts, Martin Raven, HM Consul-General São Paulo and Chris Wall, Brazilian Business Specialist.
09h30 Registration and refreshments
10h00 Welcome and introduction
Ian Morrison, Deputy International Trade Director, UK Trade and Investment East Midlands
10h05 Why Brazil?
Martin Raven, HM Consul-General São Paulo and Director of UK Trade and Investment Brazil
10h30 Brazil’s fiscal stimulus plan and opportunities for the UK
Chris Wall, Business Specialist, UK Trade and Investment
10h50 Case study of success in the Brazilian market
Nigel Theobald, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford NutraScience Ltd
11h10 Review of Brazil’s economy and trading conditions
Duncan Ruffle, Trade Director, Barclays Commercial Bank
11h30 Question and answer session
12h00 Interaction via video link with the Commercial Section of the British Consulate-General
12h50 Details of the UKTI market visit to Brazil
13h00 Lunch and close