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Rio and Niteroi Negócios

Thursday, 2 August 2012 from 15:00 to 20:00 (BST)


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Rio Conferences - HighTech @ Rio Ended Free  

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Rio is creating a unique platform for the local high tech entrepreneur community that has already resulted in successful cases and attracted initiatives of the main big high tech companies which want to engage with this community.

  • Rio, the Tech HUB of Brazil: Investment is pouring into the city both from entrepreneurs and large tech companies focusing on High Tech business development

  • The biggest talent pool in Brazil: Rio produces more engineers and IT professionals from leading universities than any other Brazilian city

  • The independent asset management center of Brazil and the headquarters of the majority ofrelevant pension funds:  approximately 60% of assets under management of both Brazilian Private Equity firms and Pension Funds are managed through Rio


Members of the panels

1st panel

Mauricio Guedes – Executive Director, Federal University of Rio’s Tech Park and Incubator

Marco de Mello-  Founder and CEO Xango Startups Holding 

Joao Rangel – Founder and CEO Hotel Urbano Startup

2nd panel 

Claudia Fan Munce – Managing Director Venture Capital Group and VP Corporate Strategy, IBM

Franklin Luzes – Innovation Director Microsoft Brazil

Rodrigo Abreu ­– President Cisco Brazil


During the London 2012 Olympics, Rio Negócios the international promotion agency for the City of Rio de Janeiro will host a series of high level business to business events in London. The events will engage international C-level executives and media either based in London or visiting London for the Games to tell the Rio story and highlight how to access the many opportunities that exist.

Rio Negócios is the international promotion agency for the City of Rio de Janeiro. The agency connects international and Brazilian businesses to Rio de Janeiro, helping them set up, succeed and grow. Rio Negócios is a not-for-profit private-public partnership delivering advice and practical assistance to international businesses offering comprehensive services which are confidential and fully funded and therefore at no cost to investors. Rio Negócios are experts on doing business in Rio and work with all levels of government and the business community to help companies access the best opportunities, people and locations in the city.


Date: August 2nd, 2012 – 3:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Location: UK - London - Casa Brasil (Somerset House – Screening Room)

                  Embankment Entrance, London, WC2R 1LA


For more information contact:

UK - Pamela Martin -

Brazil – Thiago Silveira –


Do you have questions about HIGHTECH @ RIO? Contact Rio and Niteroi Negócios

When & Where

Casa Brazil - Somerset House
WC2R 1LA London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 2 August 2012 from 15:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Rio and Niteroi Negócios

Rio and Niteroi Negócios - The Investment Promotion Agency for the City of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi

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