Brazil: Brazil-China Chamber for Economic Development opens event venue

17 January 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17 Jan – The Brazil-China Chamber for Economic Development (CBCDE) Tuesday in Sao Paulo opened an events venue to host training session and talks to businesspeople interested in doing business in China.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Brazilian businesspeople, Chinese consular officials and representatives of business associations.

Before the venue was set up, the Chamber rented conference rooms in hotels to hold its meetings.

“Last year, we gave up a lot of events due to a lack of space to do them. The Chamber is growing, due to the work it did last year, in terms of the quantity of services and requests,” chairman of the CBCDE, Paul Liu told macauhub.

The chamber, according to Liu, had around 100 new associates in 2007, and attendance levels were high. Amongst the events already scheduled for 2008 are courses on business etiquette, finance and economics.

In his speech at the inauguration ceremony of the CBCDE venue, the Chinese consul-general in Sao Paulo, Sun Rongmao, praised the trade relationship between China and Brazil, saying that the two countries could provide each other with mutual support as they are developing countries.

The CBCDE was founded in 2001 and, in 2005, with the aim supporting the projects of Brazilian and Chinese businesspeople interested in investing in China and Brazil, respectively, became a member of China’s Council for Promotion of Foreign Trade and the China International Chamber of Commerce. (macauhub)