Brazil and Portugal want to expand partnership in software and IT

11 September 2009

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 Sept – Partnerships between Portuguese and Brazilian companies in the areas of software and information technology (IT) may make it easier for companies from the sector in Brazil to export to Europe the director of the Portuguese National Association of Information Technology and Electronics Companies (Anetie), Fernando Fernandez said at Rio Info – 7th National Meeting of Technology and Business.

Fernandez said that Brazil knows little about Portuguese companies in the software and It sector and this was why a Portuguese delegation was taking part in the event.

“The aim is to publicize the sector, to show how it operates. There are an increasing number of Portuguese companies that are turning to the European and African markets. We want to grow beyond the Portuguese market. But we also need to boost ourselves, because there are only a few of us. And we can’t move into Europe alone. That is why a partnership with Brazilian companies could be so interesting as a way of complementing what we know how to do,” said Fernandez.

There are currently around 4,000 IT companies in Portugal, whilst in Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro alone, there are approximately 5,000 companies in the sector. (macauhub)