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CLEANTECH OPPORTUNITIES IN BRAZIL Belgian-Brazilian Business Seminar

4th of June 2015. From 5pm to 8pm.

Target audience: Companies interested in developing activities or already active in Brazil

                             Companies interested in opportunities in the Cleantech sector in Brazil


Abstract: Brazil is facing serious problems due to climate changes, but also has to deal with consequences of the long-term neglect of fundamental issues such as waste management and air pollution. Because of the current drought and sudden accumulation of problems, the government, private companies and population are finally changing their mindset towards sustainability. Without a doubt, 2015 is a year full of opportunities - and considerable government investments - for companies in the Clean Tech Sector. In addition, actions such as the international Cleantech fair BW Expo are taking place in Brazil to attract innovative technologies to Brazil.


17h00               Registrations and welcome

17h15               Market opportunities in the Cleantech sector

By Mrs. Grace Keli de Aguilar Gomes, Managing Director of Belofloripa. Grace moved from Brazil to Belgium in 2000 and started in 2010, with her experience as an advisor for the European Commission and as Export & Quality manager for Katoen Natie, her own import & export consulting company. She has been rewarded for her entrepreneurship by De Tijd as one of the 50’s most daring entrepreneurs, as well as with a Den Jonge Brugschen Beer (Award from Bruges) and as Belofte West-Vlaanderen by Markant and Unizo.


17h55               Financial support for investments by the BNDES

By Mr. Vinicius Vidal, Manager at BNDES PLC, London. Vinicius works for over 6 years in the London Office of the BNDES, attracting foreign investments to Brazil and developing strategic partnerships. The BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank, is the leading financing agent for development in Brazil. At the moment, infrastructure is their main focus. They have recently invested in Cleantech projects such as wind farms, the first solar cell manufacturing company and sanitation.

18h20               Testimony: Cleantech project in Brazil

                         By Mr. Bob Vandedrinck, Sales Manager at Vyncke. Vyncke is a 4th generation global family business that                              designs and builds green and clean energy plants burning biomass and solid recovered fuel to produce thermal                            energy and electrical power. Vyncke has been active in the Brazilian cleantech sector for almost 20 years having                          installed a first energy plant in ‘96 and started a local office in ‘99. Today, Vyncke has sales, engineering, project                          management and customer support capabilities based locally in Brazil.

18h40               Q&A

19h00               Networking drink

20h00               End

Organization: Belgian-Brazilian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce the Chamber of Commerce of Brussels and AGORIA.

                        With the support of Belofloripa, AWEX, FIT Agency and AWEX.

Venue:            BRASCAM, Avenue Louise 500, 1050 Brussels

Time:               17h00 - 20h00

Registration:   Complete the registration form and send it to

Fees:               Members of BRASCAM, BECI and AGORIA : €40 + VAT*8,4 = €48,40

                        Non members: €80 + VAT*16,8 = €96,80

Program in pdf here.

* VAT is applicable only for Belgian residents and Belgian companies

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