By Richard Mann – Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is scheduled to participate in The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), a foreign direct investment event taking place from April 8-10 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Brazilian Pavillion will feature eleven agribusiness companies. The space is organized by the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). “The projects we are taking for fundraising reach 500 million dollars,” said MAPA Foreign Investments and Cooperation Department acting director Rodrigo Da Matta in an interview to ANBA.
Activities of the participating Brazilian companies include aviculture, pisciculture, coffee-growing, trading, beverages, telecommunications, certification, organic agriculture, and general agriculture.
The stand will have two rooms for B2B and meetings between companies. The first one includes six tables for meetings that will occur throughout the 3-day event. “We’ve worked with them (companies) to understand their main interests. We’ve told Brazilian companies that there are potential partners and contacts being made for the B2Bs,” said Matta.
According to Matta, Brazilians will use the events’ workshops to learn about the investment sector. Among the supporters of the event are the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil). Other exhibiting countries include Saudi Arabia, China, the UAE, and Egypt.
There will also be a Brazilian speaker in the AIM program. Artur Coimbra de Oliveira, director of the Department of Broadband of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication will present at the “Invest in Latin America and the Caribbean” panel.
The theme of the conference this year will be “Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization.”
Created by the UAE Ministry of Economy, the global event will have participants from 140 countries, including investors and authorities from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.