Brazil Attractive for German Businesses

By Germany Trade And Invest, PRNE
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Germany Trade & Invest Holds Symposium in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JENEIRO, April 28, 2010 - Brazil has recovered quicker than any other country from the
effects of the economic crisis. In the coming years, the country will make
massive investments in infrastructure, security technologies and sustainable
development. The impetus is provided by the approaching 2014 World Cup and
2016 Olympics. Opportunities for German companies will be the topic of a
joint German-Brazilian Symposium on April 29 in Rio de Janeiro. Under the
moniker "Starting Shot-Sporting Events", Germany Trade & Invest and the
German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Rio de Janeiro are
hosting the symposium to mark the visit to Brazil by Rainer Bruderle, Federal
Minister of Economics and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Since the beginning of the year, the eighth-largest economy in
the world has returned to stable economic growth. Forecasts place the
country's GDP growth rate between five and seven percent for the year. The
approaching large-scale sporting events are growth drivers. In total, EUR 40
is expected to be invested for the World Cup and Olympics. The
emphasis will be on local public transportation, stadiums, security and
environmental technologies, in addition to the tourism infrastructure. Small
and medium German businesses (SMEs), known as the Mittelstand, face
especially attractive market entry conditions for the sporting events due to
their expertise in areas like sustainable development, water management,
sanitation, as well as in information technology, logistics, transportation
security or efficient traffic management. The "Starting Shot Sporting Events
- German-Brazilian Cooperation for Security, Sustainability, and
Infrastructure" event will present the pending investment plans. Rainer
, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Dr. Guilherme
Stussi Neves
, President of the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and
Industry in Rio de Janeiro, will open the event. Speakers will include Julio
, State Secretary for Economic Development, Energy, Industry and
Services of Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Mariani Bittencourt, First Vice President
of the Industry Association FIRJAN (Federation of Rio de Janeiro's
Industries), Wanderley Mariz, Undersecretary for International Relations in
the Communal Government of Rio de Janeiro, as well as Dr. Stefan Zoller,
Member of the EADS Executive Committee in Germany.

In the ensuing discussion forums on sustainable planning and
stadium operations, on infrastructure and mobility, as well as on security,
representatives will speak on behalf of the federal state of Rio de Janeiro
as well as various German companies, including gmp - Architekten von Gerkan,
Marg und Partner, Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs-GmbH, Deutsche Flugsicherung and
Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH. Dr. Jurgen Friedrich, Chief Executive
of Germany Trade & Invest, will moderate the symposium.

Journalists are cordially invited to the symposium on:

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (Doors open at 9:00
). The event is expected to finish at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Firjan, Av. Graca Aranha, 3rd Floor, Centro, Rio de

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward
investment promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The
organization advises foreign companies looking to expand their business
activities to the German market. It provides information on foreign trade to
German companies that seek to enter foreign markets.

    Germany Trade & Invest
    Eva Henkel
    T: +49(0)30-200099-173
    F: +49(0)30-200099-111

Germany Trade & Invest, Eva Henkel, Email: eva.henkel at, T: +49(0)30-200099-173, F: +49(0)30-200099-111

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