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CEA to lead trade mission to Brazil

CEA to lead trade mission to Brazil

UKTI appoints Construction Equipment Association to deliver week-long trade mission to Brazil in December

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has appointed the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) to run a trade mission, in partnership with the British Consulate in Sao Paulo, to showcase the best of UK construction and mining equipment, together with safety equipment and environmental technologies, to a Brazilian audience from 2–6 December 2013.

With China and India experiencing slowdowns, Brazil continues to offer excellent opportunities in the mining and construction equipment sectors, but can be a difficult market for companies to access on their own.

Joanna Oliver MBE, director of global programmes at the CEA and trade mission organizer, said: ‘This is another exciting opportunity for UK manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and experts in the mining and construction equipment sectors to present themselves to key decision-makers in a country that has the sixth biggest and fastest growing economy in the world.

‘The December trade mission is supported by UKTI and will be organized in market by the British Embassy team. Being part of this government-supported mission will open doors for your company that are difficult to open alone.’

Mrs Oliver continued: ‘We will be accompanied by highly experienced UKTI officers throughout the week who can help you get the most out of your visit and arrange any extra meetings, transport and interpreters you might need. You can participate in all or some of the meetings – it’s up to you to pick the ones most relevant for your company.

‘We will make the arrangements on your behalf – flights to and hotels in Brazil, and all ground transportation to mission meetings. We’ll even provide interpreters for the meetings. A £600 travel grant is available to eligible companies,’ said Mrs Oliver.

UK companies that already have representation in Brazil can appoint their Brazilian distributor, agent etc to attend the mission on their behalf, provided that they only represent the company while attending official meetings.

For further details about the trade mission, email: [email protected]

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