7th Portuguese-Language Business Meeting held Monday and Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

22 April 2013

The 7th Portuguese-language Business Meeting is due to be held Monday and Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and to be attended by 1,200 businesspeople and representatives of the eight member states of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP).

The event, according to its organisers, is intended to boost ties amongst businesspeople and public and private entities from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor.

Cape Verde, for example, is represented at the meeting by state investment agency Cabo Verde Investimentos, the chairman of which, José Armando Duarte, is due Tuesday to take part in a conference on investment promotion agencies and the legal environment for investments in CPLP countries, along with representatives from Mozambique, Portugal and Brazil.

The 7th Portuguese-language Business Meeting is intended to discuss the political and economic realities of the eight countries, in order to improve investment strategies and to optimise the application of resources, and will also look into the challenges of internationalisation of small and medium sized companies.

As 2013 is the year for Brazil to be celebrated in Portugal and for Portugal to be celebrated in Brazil, the chairman of the Federation of Portuguese Chambers of Commerce in Brazil, Raúl Penna, noted the importance of links between the two countries, which are gateways into the European and African markets as well as to the Latin American market. (macauhub)