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FDU GEN Breakfast seminar: Doing business in Brazil
The Global Enterprise Network with support of the Office of Global Learning, FedEx and Kompass hosted its third breakfast seminar, the topic this time: “Doing Business in Brazil”.

Brazil is one of the most dynamic markets in the world and many US companies, export, import and manufacture in Brazil. The seminar provided information about the variety of government programs designed to help grow businesses by the US Foreign Commercial Officer in Brazil and the International Trade Administration. Experienced exporters to Brazil shared their knowledge and the seminar break was a great opportunity for people to network. The attendance of the seminar was almost double than expected and many people showed interest in the upcoming seminar on China (November 14th). The seminar was a great opportunity to learn how to export and build business in this South American country.

Joel Reynoso, United State Foreign Commercial Officer in Brazil, provided participants with an overview of the economic situation in Brazil, emphasizing how well prepared Brazil has become to do business with foreign countries. 
Susan Widmer from the NJ Export Assistance Center highlighted the resources available through the International Trade Administration. 
Elio Zebinato from Santos Bay Logistica explained the challenges for an importer, while Christopher Almonte, Export Manager for Spectra Colors, showed the exporter side.

The seminar was co-sponsored by FedEx; Rose Geissler, International Sales Manager, explained the full range of services the company provides in Brazil. The seminar ended with a demonstration of Rufiya Blank, a Kompass (B2B database) representative, on how to find detailed information on various companies all over the world.



Thursday, September 20, 2012