BCCC Workshop: "Doing Business in Brazil"

The Brazil – Canada Chamber of Commerce

 Invites you to the workshop


Brazil is the sixth biggest economy in the world and the biggest Latin American market. With strong mining, manufacturing, and agro-industry Brazil is an attractive destination for trade and investment.

The Brazilian market requires innovative machinery, equipment, electronics, chemicals, automotive parts, and a number of products and services that Canadians can supply. The economy has opportunities for investment in infrastructure, mining, oil, telecommunications, science, technology and more.

The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce invites you to a day-long workshop with experts that will provide: 

ü      Guidance with the most frequently asked questions about trade and investment in Brazil

ü      Practical suggestions to find a local partners

ü      Tips regarding mergers and acquisitions

ü      Expert insights regarding Brazilian legal, financial, taxation and logistics systems

ü      Opportunity for one-to-one meetings with the experts and advisors

Participating in a one-day workshop will offer you substantial information regarding Brazil trade and investment climate and equip you with the insights to enhance your success.


 Thursday, June 4, 2009
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7

Fee (Including breakfast and lunch)
Students and BCCC Members $105.00
Non-members: $150.00




 Tentative Program


08:00a.m. - 08:30a.m.  Registration and Networking 

08: 30a.m. - 08:40a.m.  Opening Remarks by Hon. Ambassador Américo Dyott Fontenelle, Consul General of Brazil in Toronto

08:40a.m. - 09:30a.mand Country Presentation by Wanja Campos da Nobrega, Brazilian Trade Commissioner


FIRST TRACK: Exporting to Brazil

09:30a.m. - 09:50a.m.Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá in Sao Paulo by James Mohr-Bell (Teleconference)

09:50a.m.   – 10:50a.m.  Overview of the Brazilian market support by Brent Court, Ontario Trade Commission Service, DFAIT

Key sectors for Canadians doing business in Brazil by Hilary Esmonde White. Latin American and the Caribbean Commercial Relations, DFAIT 

10:50a.m - 11:05a.m. Coffee Break 

11:05a.m - 11:35p.m. Preparing for the Brazilian market  How do successful companies succeed in Brazil? by Richard Gould. Ontario Ministry of International Trade and Investment

11:35p.m. – 12:00p.m.Success story: Great Lakes Food Trading Inc. by Jose Zlatar

12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m. Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel presentation with export advisors. Moderated by Anthony Eyton, President of Trade Commissioner Consulting Service.

-  EDC: Financing
- Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados: Legal (Tele-conference)
-  Mellohawk Logistics: Customs, logistics and import taxes

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One-to-one meetings
Attendees may register for the one-to-one meetings the day of the event

SECOND TRACK: Investing in Brazil

09:30a.m.   – 10:00a.m Overview of the investment climate by Ernesto Araujo, Deputy Consul of Brazil in Ottawa

10:00a.m.   – 10:30a.m.
Investment Legal System by Cintia Panucci Zanellato, Vaaldiam Resources Ltd.

- Entities that regulate FDI (Conselho Monetario Nacional, Banco Central do Brasil)
- Exemptions
- Registration of foreign capital with BACEN and foreign investors with Federal Revenue
- Restrictions on foreign capital

10:30a.m - 10:45a.m Coffee Break

10:45a.m - 11:30 a.m. Foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions or joint ventures by Frederico Marques, Heenan Blaikie
- Forms of corporations and partnership
-  Mergers and acquisitions

11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. Success stories
- Brookfield: Power generation business
- SNC-Lavalin

12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel Presentation. Moderated by Eric Bonnor, Brookfield Asset Management.

HSBC: Financial services
Heenan Blaikie: Legal advise
-  Deloitte: Taxation

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One-to-one meetings
Attendees may register for the one-to-one meetings the day of the event

For more information, please e-mail us at bccc@iecanada.com





 logo         ONTARIO GOV LOGO

Name Sales End Price Fee
BCCC Members - Exporting Track   Ended $105 $2.62
BCCC Members - Investment Track   Ended $105 $2.62
Non-Members - Exporting Track   Ended $150 $3.75
Non-Members - Investment Track   Ended $150 $3.75

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