Rio Grande do Sul is one of the strongest Brazilian economies and is at the center of a market of US$ 2.1 trillion.
Its ICT sector, technology parks, highly skilled workforce, significant field of research and development, top ranked universities and the companies already established in the area (SAP, Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM) make Rio Grande do Sul to be known as the Brazilian Southern Silicon Valley.
With an increasing number of local companies, start-ups and a very specialized supply chain, Rio Grande do Sul is also growing as a hub for business in the Mercosur market.
Join us to hear about the business opportunities in the state in sectors such as ITC, semiconductors, infrastructure, housing, airport expansion, subway, wind farms, automotive and offshore industry.
5:30pm-6:30pm Registration & cocktail
Rio Grande do Sul, the Southern Brazilian powerhouse
Speaker: Marcus Coester – President, Rio Grande do Sul Development Agency
ICT Industry and Supply Chain in Rio Grande do Sul
Speaker: Ricardo Felizzola – Vice-President, Federation of Industries
ICT Policy in Rio Grande do Sul
Speaker: Marcelo Lopes – President, Badesul Southern Development Bank
7:30pm-8:30pm Q & A and Networking
A complimentary cocktail with appetizers and drinks will be served.