You know that 1 out of every 5 workers in Santa Clara County is employed in manufacturing. But did you know that, just in 2010, California exported $2.8 billion in manufactured goods to Brazil, now the 6th largest economy in the world?
The San Jose Metropolitan Area, with one of the highest education level in the U.S is home to over 4,505 high technology companies employing over 182,300 people and uniquely qualified to export to Brazil.
The potential is there – we can help you achieve it.
On Feb 13 of 2012, the City of San Jose, America’s no.2 CleanTech city, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, BayBrazil, Commercial Service-Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center, the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, and local green technology companies got together for a Business Forum on:
Export Opportunities in Brazil for California Green Companies
When: February 13, 2012, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: San Jose SV Chamber of Commerce, 101 West Santa Clara, San Jose
8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome remarks by
Joanne Vliet, Director, SV Export Assistance Center, U.S. Dep. of Commerce,
Matthew Mahood, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and
The Honorable Eduardo Prisco Ramos, Consul General of Brazil in San Francisco
8:45 a.m. Doing Business in Brazil
Natalie Kehle, Analyst , Intl. Department, Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP)
Shannon Fraser, Clean Tech Trade Specialist, Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Kathleen McInerney, Director, Brazil-U.S. Business Council
Professor Michael Conniff, San Jose State University
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 a.m. Local Resources and Success Stories
Calvin Lam, Commercial Banking Officer, GBC International Bank
Rob Guthrie, Business Initiatives Specialist, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, Export-Import Bank
Jeff Lund, Vice President of Business Development, Echelon
Margarise Correa, Founder & CEO of BayBrazil
11:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Carlos Eduardo de Senna Figueiredo, Economist, National Confederation of Industry for Brazil (CNI)
11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Q&A