Over 70 Brazilian companies to take part in Portuguese fairs in May

17 April 2007

Brasilia, Brazil, 17 April – Over 70 Brazilian companies from 12 sectors are due to take part in May in two Portuguese meetings to boost bilateral trade and create business opportunities, Brazilian export promotion agency, Apex, said Monday in Brasilia.

According to Apex, the companies will take part in the “InternationalBusiness Meeting in Portugal,” on May 23 and 24 and in “Alimentaria Lisboa 2007,” from May 27.

“Lisbon is a potential market because it economic policy is propitious for commercial exchange with other European Union countries and also a doorway to other Portuguese-language markets such as Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde,” said Apex president Juan Quirós.

The launch in Brazil of the “International Business Meeting” will take place at the Brazilian Supermarket Association, in Sao Paulo, on May 4, when talks will be given about retail opportunities.

For “Alimentaria Lisboa 2007” 25 companies have already confirmed their attendance and will exhibit their products on the Brazilian stand during the four days the event will be held.

This fair, which is expected to generate business deals worth over 175 million euros, will have 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries, distributed over 42,000 square meters of exposition area.

Figures from the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade showed that trade between Brazil and Portugal in 2006 totaled US$1.773 billion. (macauhub)