On November 24 the ABCC was delighted to host a webinar on Brazil’s landscape for investment with the Honorary Consul of Australia in Rio de Janeiro and founding member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) Mr Ronaldo Veirano and Mr Marcos Ludwig, partner at Veirano Advogados. The webinar focussed on the opportunities for PPPs in infrastructure projects as ports & airports, roads, energy, waste and water management and more.
We thank the speakers, attendees and special guests Brazil’s Ambassador His Exc Sergio Moreira Lima, Australia’s Ambassador His Exc Tim Kane, Senior Trade Commissioner Greg Wallis, former Ambassador to Australia His Exc Fernando Mello Barreto, Deputy Consul of Brazil Joaquim Penna, Honorary Consul of Brazil in QLD valeria Noleto and Honorary Consul of Brazil in VIC Roger Frankel.
Watch the full webinar here. The main presentation from Marcos Ludwig is here.
The Brazilian Development Bank (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES) launches, on November 18, its Projects Hub. This is a new internet platform to facilitate the connection between national and international long-term capital investors and give direct access to information about the projects conducted by BNDES.
Read more HERE or visit the new hub HERE
COALAR (The Council on Australia Latin America Relations) has opened a new round of grants, with a closing date of 18:00 ADST, 23 December. Visit the grant page HERE.
The Special Grant Round has the theme of ‘Economic Recovery’ and will support innovative activities that use digital technologies to strengthen relationships between Australia and Latin America and contribute to COVID-19 economic recovery. A shorter period of 1 April to 30 September 2021 is available to undertake activities. Click HERE for the guidelines and how to apply.
Australia’s Latin America business community came together for the first time in many months at the Australia-Latin America Business Luncheon held in Perth last Thursday, November 19 at Uma Restaurant. The luncheon, which was organised by the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) in collaboration with the ABCC and the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce (APCCI), featured a noteworthy speech by Vanessa Torres, CTO of mining and metals company South 32, who provided a comprehensive overview of her distinguished career in the global mining industry and several of the opportunities that have led to her current role in Perth.
"Investors from all corners of the world will present their bets during a Brazilian electric power transmission auction on December 17 amid high expectations and anxiety on the part of local authorities. It will be the first of five auctions in the energy sector scheduled until late 2022 that together should inject a total of $5.2 billion direct investment into the country's infrastructure." Read the full article HERE / Source: Global Finance
"STI Norland has manufacturing facilities in Spain and Brazil, and will be looking to complement these facilities and its well-established global supply chains by collaborating with Australian steel manufacturers to develop as much local content as possible." Read the full article HERE / Source: PV Magazine
"Profit soared in the third quarter from a year earlier as the weaker Brazilian real boosted revenue in that currency." Read the full article HERE / Source: Morningstar
BR 101 International Trades, an ABCC member, is seeking partners to sell and distribute Brazilian products in Australia. The aim is to create a connection between supplier and buyer to generate a unique experience of taste for its customers. For more information please contact Edson Silva on +61 488 663 614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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