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Trade delegation prepares for mission to Brazil November 2012
By Sandra McDonough
In just a couple of days, I will be leaving for Brazil with a group of business and government representatives from Portland. We have a busy agenda planned for the seven-day trade mission, filled with visits with government officials, recruitment prospects, and representatives of American companies doing business in Brazil. We hope to strengthen connections between businesses in the Portland region and Brazil.

We’ll kick off the trip in São Paulo with an embassy briefing on Brazil’s economy. We will then visit with representatives from Nike, Wieden + Kennedy, and Sustainable Hub, a Brazilian consulting firm. Our last stop in São Paulo will be at the Port of Santos, Latin America’s largest container port, where we will hear all about Brazil’s primary exports. Next, we’ll head to Curitiba to visit with representatives from Blount Industrial. Lastly, we’ll arrive in Belo Horizonte to meet with ESCO Corp.

I’ll be joined on this trade mission with representatives from:
  • Business Oregon
  • Century 3
  • ESCO Corp.
  • Glumac
  • Greater Portland Inc.
  • Metro
  • Melvin Mark Properties
  • Pacific NW International Trade Association
  • Port of Portland
  • Portland State University
  • Portland Development Commission
  • State of Oregon
I’ll be posting about our progress throughout the trip, so stay tuned for updates!
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