15th BRASIL SEMINAR:

Adress:
CERTHON GREENHOUSE SOLUTIONS
ABC WESTLAND 555 – 2685 DG POELDIJK

Brazil Seminar:
from 13:00 till 17:00

Brazil Business Club Cocktail:
from 17:00 till 19:30

PROGRAMME
SEMINAR “LOCOMOTIVE FOR BRAZIL

Developments in Brazilian Agribusiness and its spin-offs of opportunities

 

DRAFT PROGRAM: (subject to alterations)
13:00 – 13:20

13:20 -13:30

Reception and Handing over of Identification Badges

Director Rabobank Westland, Ruud vd Vliet
Opening

13:30 – 13:45 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN BRAZIL

H.E. Ambassador of Brazil for The Netherlands – Mrs. Regina Cordeiro Dunlop

13:45 – 14:05 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TRIGGERED BY AGRIBUSINESS

Mr. Carlos Marco Esteves Alves – MD of the Economic Development Agency of the State of Pernambuco AD DIPER

14:05 – 14:25 FISCAL ASPECTS IN DOING BUSINESS WITH BRAZIL

Mrs. Martha Formenti – Atlas Tax Lawyers / Fiscalists

14:25 – 14:45  TENDENCIES AND TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS IN BRAZILIAN HORTICULTURE

Mr. Richard vd Sande – Sales Certhon Greenhouse Solutions

14:45 – 15:05 SECTORIAL AND GEOGRAFIC OVERVIEWS OF DEVELOPMENTS IN BRAZIL AND SUBSEQUENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND INVESTMENTS

Maarten Beelen – Associate Director –Rabobank

15:05 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:50  THE EXPERIENCE OF INVESTING IN THE BRAZILIAN POULTRY INDUSTRY

Mr. Bouke Hamminga – Director International Sales and Business Development

PasReform Hatchery Technologies

15:50 – 16:10 BILATERAL AGRICULTURAL TRADE AND A VIEW ON RELEVANT AGREEMENTS

Mr. Jochem Porte – Senior Policy Advisor Agri Business International – Ministry

of Economic Affairs

16:10 – 16:30 LEGAL, FISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL

Mrs. Dr. Luciana Queiroz Pereira – DEQ ADVOGADOS

16:30 – 17:00 DISCUSSION PANEL AND S.W.O.T. ANALYSES OF THE BRAZILIAN OPPORTUNITIES FOR DUTCH ENTREPRENEURS

Specialist Panel Members interacting with the audience – Coordinated by

Mr. Hans Mulder – MD of the Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

17:00 – 19:30 COCKTAIL “BRAZILIAN BUSINESS CLUB”

2016 was not an easy year for Brazil, and optimism is still modest for 2017. With the exception of a few sectors, however, whereof AGRIBUSINESS is the most important. Record crops and production numbers, a new focus on internationalization and the search for new technologies to improve productivity all trigger excellent business opportunities.

Would these opportunities be limited to direct suppliers of products and services for agriculture itself they would already cover a wide range, from irrigation to harvest equipment, and from horticulture to animal breeding and everything in between.

But they are not. Indirect opportunities are formed by an expanding and modernizing industry for the processing of agricultural products, as well as the infrastructure for logistics, apart from many “side-line items” which may include energy supplies, water treatment installations, drone observation technologies, security, special software, communications, pharmaceuticals, academic research, and so on and so forth. In fact, agricultural developments spread benefits to nearly all other sectors of the economy. In Brazil that is the more so because it also helps to develop cities and states outside the previously important hubs, triggering true economic miracles in different locations.

It is for all those reasons that we may with certainty classify agribusiness as the true locomotive for the Brazilian economy in 2017 and beyond.

 

TRADE MISSIONS AROUND TECHNICAL SEMINAR

It is with the above in mind that DUTCHAM, and BRADUTCH, decided to Focus its 15th. Technical Brazil Seminar, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, May 11th. 2017, on Agribusiness in the widest sense, including all the above mentioned sectors.

This initiative has already triggered requests from participating parties and guest speakers to organize parallel programs and company visits in the same week. These may split up into smaller groups to visit the sites, companies and institutes of their specific interest. Participation is also possible in the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture GFIA on May 9-10, see www.gfiaeurope.com .