PRESENTATION

Seminar


On the fiftieth anniversary of the Department of Trade and Investment Promotion (DPR), the Ministry of External Relations (MRE), in partnership with the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG), organized an international seminar on October 14th, to discuss perspectives and best practices for trade promotion and investment attraction.

DPR was created fifty years ago to give the Ministry trade promotion responsibilities abroad, through its diplomatic missions and consular offices. It brings professionalism to an important service for the Brazilian entrepreneur through its many diplomatic missions, close to target markets, gathering relevant information for the domestic private sector and promoting products and services abroad.

Map of SECOMs in the world (DPR)



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PROGRAM / LECTURES DPR 50 YEARS

OCTOBER 14, 2015
ITAMARATY PALACE, BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL

9h – 9h45
Opening ceremony
  • Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Minister of External Relations (Itamaraty)
  • Armando Monteiro Neto, Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC)
  • Ambassador Sergio Eduardo Moreira Lima, President, Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG)
  • David Barioni Neto, President, Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)
  • Antonio Carlos Ferreira, Corporative Vice-President, Caixa
9h45 – 10h30
Presentation DPR. Historical overview.
  • Minister Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos, Director, Department of Trade Promotion and Investment - Ministry of External Relations (Itamaraty)
    - Lecture available in Portuguese (2015, pdf format , 1.8MB)
  • Marcio de Moraes Senne, Director of External Relations, Vale S.A.
  • Nelson Salgado, Vice President, Institutional Relations and Sustainability, Embraer S.A.
  • André Clark Juliano, Advisory Counselor, Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (ABDIB)
10h30 – 12h30
First panel: Investment promotion in the context of global value chains. Promoting innovation and internationalization of Brazilian companies
  • Renato Baumann, Professor and Economist, Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea)
  • Jorge Arbache, Economist and Professor, University of Brasilia (UnB)
  • Susan Elizabeth Martins Cesar de Oliveira, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia (UNB)
    - Lecture available in Portuguese (2015, pdf format , 253KB)
  • Henrique de Azevedo Ávila, Head of Operations Support in Africa, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
  • Klaus Curt Müller, Executive Director of Foreign Trade, Brazilian Machinery and Equipment Industry Association (ABIMAQ)
  • Eoin Gahan, Senior Fellow no Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School - Ireland
    - Lecture available in English (2015, pdf format , 338KB)
12h30 – 13h45
Lunch
13h45 – 15h45
Second panel: The contributions of business intelligence and country image to export promotion
15h45 – 17h30
Third panel: Networks, partnerships and coordination among public and private trade promotion and investment attraction organizations
17h30 - 18h30
Closing ceremony
  • Ambassador Sergio Eduardo Moreira Lima, President, Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG)
  • Ambassador Hadil da Rocha Vianna, Under Secretary General of Cooperation, Culture and Trade Promotion – Ministry of External Relations (Itamaraty)
  • Daniel Godinho, Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC)
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VIDEOS DPR 50 YEARS

DPR 50 YEARS - Part I


Presentation DPR: Historical overview.

  • Minister Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos, Director, Department of Trade Promotion and Investment - Ministry of External Relations (Itamaraty) 06:10
  • Marcio de Moraes Senne, Director of External Relations, Vale S.A. 25:30
  • Nelson Salgado, Vice President, Institutional Relations and Sustainability, Embraer S.A. 36:30
  • André Clark Juliano, Advisory Counselor, Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (ABDIB) 45:26

First panel: Investment promotion in the context of global value chains. Promoting innovation and internationalization of Brazilian companies 01:01:45

  • Renato Baumann, Professor and Economist, Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) 01:03:54
  • Susan Elizabeth Martins Cesar de Oliveira, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia (UNB) 1:13:30
  • Klaus Curt Müller, Executive Director of Foreign Trade, Brazilian Machinery and Equipment Industry Association (ABIMAQ) 01:30:25
  • Henrique de Azevedo Ávila, Head of Operations Support in Africa, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) 01:42:20
  • Jorge Arbache, Economist and Professor, University of Brasilia (UnB) 01:59:23
  • Eoin Gahan, Senior Fellow no Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School - Ireland 02:17:05

DPR 50 YEARS - Part II


Presentation DPR: Historical overview.

Second panel: The contributions of business intelligence and country image to export promotion.

  • Ana Repezza, Market Strategies Manager, Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) 02:04
  • José Augusto Coelho Fernandes, Director of Policy and Strategy, National Confederation of Industry (CNI) 05:00
  • Wilhelm H. Berg, Project Director, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry/Deutscher Industrie und Handelskammertag (DIHK) - Germany 19:40
  • Marcelo Elizondo, Economic and Commercial Advisor, International Business Development/ Desarrollo de Negocios Internacionales (DNI) – Argentina 01:02:40
  • Angela Tamiko Hirata, President, Suriana Ideas into Business 01:23:52
  • Sherban Cretoiu, Professor, Dom Cabral Fundation (FDC) 01:33:38

Third panel: Networks, partnerships and coordination among public and private trade promotion and investment attraction organizations 02:03:18

  • Anamelia Soccal Seyffarth, Executive Secretary, Chamber of Foreign Trade – Presidency of the Republic (PR) 02:05:15
  • Ambassador Rubens Barbosa, President, Superior Council of Foreign Trade - Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Coscex/FIESP) 02:06:34
  • José Augusto de Castro, President, Brazilian Foreign Trade Association (AEB) 02:26:01
  • Daryl Swanepoel, National Coordinator of Corporate Affairs, African National Congress (ANC) – South Africa 02:49:53
  • Tim Harcourt, J.W. Neville Fellow in Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School- Australia 03:08:23

Closing ceremony

  • Ambassador Hadil da Rocha Vianna, Under Secretary General of Cooperation, Culture and Trade Promotion – Ministry of External Relations (Itamaraty) 03:35:08
  • Daniel Godinho, Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) 03:40:47
  • Ambassador Sergio Eduardo Moreira Lima, President, Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG) 03:46:13

ABOUT BRAZIL

Brazil Balance of Trade 1959-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Brazil posted a USD 2.69 billion trade surplus in August of 2015, up from last year’s USD 1.17 billion surplus but below market expectations. Exports fell at a slower pace than imports. Balance of Trade in Brazil averaged 648.47 USD Million from 1959 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 5659.37 USD Million in July of 2006 and a record low of -4058.14 USD Million in January of 2014. Balance of Trade in Brazil is reported by the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior.


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Brazil Balance of Trade Forecast

Balance of Trade in Brazil is expected to be 1812.71 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Brazil to stand at 1571.86 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 2411.64 in 2020, 2596.94 in 2030 and 2120.11 USD Million in 2050, according to our econometric models.


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