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Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011/04/08 - A strong delegation of local and international trade and commodity finance experts will be in attendance for Exporta’s first Brazil & Latin America Trade & Commodity Finance Conference in Sao Paulo next week, which takes place on April 12-13th.
Proceedings will focus on the strong growth levels that have seen Brazil and its Latin American neighbours stand firm in the face of global recession, along with fellow ‘Bric’ member states such as India and China, taking advantage of the high levels of liquidity and access to credit enjoyed previously. Shrewd monetary policies and stimulus packages have kept federal reserves high and the region ‘open for business’, with particular success enjoyed within the lucrative commodity market.
The conference is the only event specifically focused on trade and commodity finance opportunities within the wider Latin American region, covering challenges faced and opportunities available in markets such as Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.
Drawing on Exporta’s established reputation of holding high level global events and strong coverage of the region in Global Trade Review (GTR), the event has attracted sponsor support from a number of leading institutions, including BBVA, ABN Amro, Fimbank, Gallagher London, Ace Global Markets, Latin American Underwriters and Misys.
Leading issues to be covered over the course of the two days include challenges between local and international banks, comparisons in performance between soft commodities and the oil and metals sectors, cross-border financing, pricing concerns, political risk priorities and infrastructure opportunities generated as a result of forthcoming events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Full details on the programme for the two days can be viewed here.
Delegates will be in attendance from some of the pre-eminent companies in the market, including Alstom, Electrobras, Odebrecht, Petrobras, Siemens Brasil, Vale, Volvo Brazil and Votorantim, crucial in establishing dialogue between exporters and importers of goods and services and the institutions responsible for financing them.
Following the conclusion of Day One, a special evening reception will take place at the conference venue, enabling delegates to continue their discussions and networking within a more informal setting.
For more information about the conference, please visit exportagroup.com/.