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Zero Carbon Trade Mission to Brazil

2019-06-10
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Zero Carbon Trade Mission to Brazil

Target Audience: Canadian companies with innovative solutions related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), emissions reduction and emissions measurement/monitoring.
Sector: Clean Technologies

As the largest economy in South America and the 6th largest global emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), Brazil is a key global actor in the fight against climate change. As part of the Paris Agreement, Brazil established ambitious emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030 which will require substantial investments (including through climate finance) and innovative technologies, providing significant opportunities for Canadian clean tech companies. 

The Trade Commissioner Service has therefore decided to organize a trade mission to Brazil and is inviting Canadian companies with innovative solutions related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), emissions reduction and emissions measurement/monitoring to participate. 

This trade mission will be linked to the Zero Carbon Connection conference and business fair (www.conexaocarbonozero.com.br/en/). This event is being co-organized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which will provide participating Canadian companies access to its clients (large companies, governments and investors) who are already globally engaged in climate change issues. 

What will this trade mission include? 

  • A briefing session on doing business in Brazil and on opportunities available in this area
  • Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings organized between your company and key Brazilian contacts (private companies, government authorities, investors, potential local partners, etc.)
  • The opportunity to “pitch” your company’s products/technologies/services to a targeted Brazilian audience (translation will be provided)
  • A workshop on climate finance opportunities in Brazil, with participation from major climate funds  
  • Participation in the Canada Booth at the Zero Carbon Connection Conference and Business Fair
  • Various networking opportunities, including a reception at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada in Sao Paulo

Register to attend

Note: All of these activities are free of charge, but companies will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. The Government of Canada’s CanExport program (www.international.gc.ca/canexport) can assist by paying up to 50% of your market development expenses (travel costs, translation, consultant/legal fees, etc.). 

Contact Patrick Courcelles, patrick.courcelles@international.gc.ca, to participate.


Why your organization should participate:

  • Compare your product/service with international competitors
  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Meet key regulatory bodies
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Pitch your product /service to selected audiences
  • Receive mentoring and coaching
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Pavilion/exhibit
  • Product pitch to select audiences
  • Seminar

 

Companies who are interested in taking part in this mission should contact Patrick Courcelles (patrick.courcelles@international.gc.ca), the Trade Commissioner responsible for the Clean Tech sector in Brazil. He can provide additional information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

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