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Webinar: RIO 2016 – Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies

FREE WEBINAR on U.S. Business Opportunities for RIO 2016
December 16, 2014 – 10:00am Central Time

Brazil is experiencing major growth in the ACE industry.  The country has captured global attention as its major cities undergo a construction boom related to the just-completed 2014 Soccer World Cup and, specifically for Rio de Janeiro, for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

  • Learn about procurement opportunities related to RIO 2016.
  • Opportunities in the ACE sectors can be found in areas such as real estate, airports, ports, hospitality, oil and gas, hospitals, etc.
  • Despite aggressive competition in ACE, many U.S. firms have been competing and winning projects.
  • U.S. engineering firms are also active int he market.  There are opportunities in all areas of ACE design services.
  • Brazil’s infrastructure procurement requirements are strict and many Brazilian ACE firms seek partners with foreign firms that have niche expertise.

Tentative Agenda:

10:00am          General Introductions
Moderator: Matt Baker, Design & Construction Global Team Leader – U.S. Commercial Service

10:05am          Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies for RIO 2016
Speaker: Jay Carreiro, Commerical Officer – U.S. Commercial Service Brazil

10:25am          What RIO 2016 Represents for U.S. Companies’ Bottom Line
Speaker: U.S. company with experience in the Brazilian market

10:45am         Q&A




For more information, contact Mr. Diego Gattesco, Director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Wheeling, WV, at 304.243.5493, or by email at

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