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1 Photo by Alexandre Lopes AUGUST, 2013 Everest Rio Hotel Ipanema. Brazil Dialogues for creating a collective platform of business cooperation between Brazil and Nigeria.

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3 PRESENTATION The Nigeria-Brazil Business Summit is on the way again! This year s theme is Brazil Nigeria: Dialogues for Creating a Collective Platform for Business Cooperation The 2 nd Nigeria-Brazil Business Summit is organized to create the necessary platform for mutual investments and sustainable bilateral economic relationship between Brazilian and Nigerian business leaders. The Summit is also an avenue to enable a collective Business Interaction for the implementation of agreements recently signed between the Nigeria-Brazil Federal Governments. It will also complement the efforts of the Nigerian Federal Government to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Brazil and Nigeria government are putting in progressive efforts to better foster every ties between both nations Economic, Political and Education and Culture. This is evident in the recent signing of Bilateral Agreements between both countries covering areas such as Agriculture and Food Security, Petroleum, Power, Bio-fuel, Mining, Culture and Education, Trade and Investment and Aviation. The recent visit of the Brazilian President in February, 2013 to Nigeria established a mechanism of strategic dialogue between both countries, and it is Brazil's intention to boost not only bilateral trade, but also partnerships in the area of technology, science, and to strengthen and stimulate industrial productivity Brazil also wants to establish partnership in the area of electricity given her ability in hydroelectric generation and construction of transmission system. Brazil is also considering new financing instruments, investment in infrastructure and wants to expand the country's presence in all areas of development in Nigeria. According to President Dilma Rouseff of Brazil Our exchange has actually outgrown significantly between 2009 and 2013 and now stands in the region of $9 billion. Trade relations between Brazil and Nigeria have been impressive of late; trade statistics show that Nigeria s merchandise exports to Brazil have risen sharply in recent time.

4 Brazil has shifted outwardly in position as Nigeria s fourth main export destination after the US, EU27, and India. The total trade between the two countries recorded growth of 381.0% between 2003 and Brazil s exports grew by 153.8% and 451.1% imports during the period. This Summit will hence bring Nigerian entrepreneurs and public officers who manage trade and investments policies to intermingle with their Brazilian counterparts and search for reliable partners. The Brazilian investors who are interested in investing in the Nigerian market but lack the knowledge and reliable partners will equally utilize the forum to meet serious businessmen and government from Nigeria as potential reliable partners. The Nigerian Businessmen will also meet with their Brazilian counterparts to dialogue and exchange knowledge and expertise. Background Information Nigeria with a population of over 160 million inhabitants and its tropical climate remains indisputably the largest market in Africa, with a double digit investment dividend. Nigeria is well blessed with abundant human and mineral resources: Gas, oil, solid minerals deposits, tourism and fertile land for agriculture are largely unexploited. Social infrastructure including power sector, road networks, railway, health and education facilities as well as security is still developing under Public Private Partnership (PPP). These are the huge investment opportunities awaiting the Brazilian investors. The Economy of Brazil is the world's fifth largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth largest by purchasing power parity. Its economy is

5 the largest among all South American nations and the second largest in the western hemisphere. Brazil is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world with an average annual GDP growth rate of over 7 percent. In Reais (Brazilian currency), its GDP was estimated at R$ trillion in The Brazilian economy has been predicted to become one of the five largest economies in the world in the decades to come. Brazil s diverse industries range from Automobiles, Steel and Petrochemicals to Computers, Aircraft and Consumer durables. In the Energy industry, Brazil is one of the world's leading producers of hydroelectric power, with a current capacity of about 108,000 megawatts. Existing hydroelectric power provides 80 percent of the nation's electricity. Agriculture also plays an important role in Brazil s economy. The country s agriculture industry has outperformed those of many developed countries. A performance that puts agribusiness in a position of distinction in terms of Brazil s trade balance. Given this background, one easily considers Brazil-Nigeria Business Summit one that will benefit both Africa and the South America. Nigerian and Brazilian markets are experiencing a process of expansion and growth owing to the pioneering initiatives of the private sector and supported by the willingness of the government of both countries to establish a long lasting business partnership. Both countries enjoy a huge amount of labour and manpower resources and by utilizing them optimally; they stand the chance to gain, most especially the Brazilian Investors. Nigeria is the biggest commercial partner of Brazil in Africa. The commercial transactions between both countries have grown significantly since 2002, and today they boast of over US$ 9 billion.

6 Objectives: The Nigeria-Brazil Business Summit will enable a Collective Business Platform for the Implementation of Agreements recently signed between the Nigeria-Brazil Federal Governments. It will also complement the efforts of the Nigerian Federal Government to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). It therefore has the following objectives: 1. Promotion of Foreign Direct Investments in Nigeria and Africa through a sustainable partnership with the Brazilian Corporate bodies and Government. 2. Provision of opportunity for foreign investors to meet and dialogue with Nigerian entrepreneurs and vice versa. 3. To foster a strong south-south relationship between Brazil and Nigeria. 4. To stimulate and encourage international competition in Nigerian and African Markets. 5. Provision of the terrain for exchange of expertise between Brazil and Nigeria. 6. Promotion of Intra-African trade and expertise exchange. 7. Assist the Nigeria and Brazil government to create a working document that will bring to fruition the agreement recently signed.

7 Goals: The Summit pursues the following goals: - The Summit brings Nigerian entrepreneurs and public officers who manage trade and investments policies to intermingle with their Brazilian counterparts and search for reliable partners. - The Brazilian investors who are interested in investing in the Nigerian market but lack the knowledge and reliable partners will equally utilize the forum to meet some serious businessmen and government from Nigeria as potential reliable partners. - The Nigerian Businessmen will also meet with their Brazilian counterparts to dialogue and exchange knowledge and expertise. - The Summit will help to create the necessary platform for mutual investments and sustainable bilateral economic relationship. Major Targeted Sectors: The targeted sectors of the Nigeria-Brazil Business Summit include, but not limited to: Energy: Generation and Distribution of electricity, renewable energy, including supplier industry, production of Ethanol Mining and Minerals Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Healthcare Possibilities for Private- Public partnerships (PPP) in diverse sectors, such as Infrastructure: construction and renovation of railway line and road networks, projects in public transport, airport construction and management. Agribusiness (farming and farm produce processing)

8 Water Industry: treatment, engineering and chemicals Waste Management Tourism Transportation Banking and Financial Services; Funding Agencies. Maritime Telecoms and Services Other sectors include industries specialized in Semi-manufactured and Manufactured products such as: Printing machines and Accessories Burnt bricks or Clay and Roofing accessories and Machines Tiles Marbles Furniture and Fittings: Door/Frame/Lockset. Glass Paper: Cellulose Who are participating in the Nigeria-Brazil Business Summit We are expecting the following government and corporate bodies to attend the forum. Ministry of oil and gas Ministry Power and Energy Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission Ministry of works, housing and infrastructure Ministry of Agriculture Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

9 Ministry of Trade and Investment The Nigerian High Commission in Brasília, Brazil. Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture ( NACCIMA) Manufacturer Association of Nigeria [MAN] Nigeria Communication Commission The Brazilian business community will also be pleased to welcome their Nigerian counterparts in these areas: Industries: Manufactures, Small and Medium Scale industries. Construction companies and agencies. Mining Energy Agriculture Transport Tourism and Hospitality Finance and Funding Agencies. Health and Pharmaceuticals Food processing

10 Who should participate? Government bodies and policy makers Business development managers Export managers Individual investors Investment advisors Sector specialists from business and research institutions Fund or trust managers holding portfolios of clients with an interest in investment projects in Nigeria The Nigeria-Brazil Centre for Business will enable you to discover the latest trends that will impact business from the local to the global stage. Also, you will have the opportunity to connect with other business executives from Brazil and with business people from the Mercosul. The Nigeria-Brazil Centre for Business invites you to be part of this International Business and Trade Summit. This is a truly networking opportunity like no other. You will have serious Government Officials, Investors and Businessmen willing to partner on Energy, Mining, Agro Processing, Waste Management, Renewable Energy, Civil Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Estate Development, Banking & Finance to mention a few.

11 The Future is Africa Investment and Business Network like no other Investors and consumers throughout the world are getting to know Brazil. This vast country also offers various opportunities for business. Nigeria is the fifth highest exporter of goods to Brazil after the US, Germany, Argentina and China, ahead of neighbours like Chile and Mexico. In the area of energy for example, Brazil has developed its bio-fossils and the use of ethanol as an alternative to fuel. Nigeria with a population of over 160 million inhabitants and its tropical climate remains indisputably the largest market in Africa. Gas, oil, solid minerals deposits, tourism and fertile land for agriculture are largely unexploited in Nigeria. The Forum will help to create the necessary platform for mutual investments and sustainable bilateral economic relationship. The Government of Nigeria offers a wide range of Incentives to Foreign Investors; such as Tax Holiday. There is also 100% repatriation of Profits to home countries. The Nigeria-Brazil Centre for Business is simply the Gateway to Success REGISTER NOW! Please click here to register online OR visit THE NIGERIA-BRAZIL CENTRE FOR BUSINESS CULTURE AND COOPERRATION INC. Rua Cambuquira 178, bairro Carlos Prates. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais - Brazil. Tel.: Mobile: Nigeria:

12 THE NIGERIA- BRAZIL CENTRE FOR BUSINESS, CULTURE AND COOPERATION The NBCBCC is largest, the most active and the most representative of Nigeria and Brazil. It was founded in 2008 and boasts of a vast database of members and business opportunities. It is a Chamber of Commerce founded in Brazil with the primary purpose of fostering and promoting the Economic, Political and Cultural relations between the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the basis of mutual interest. The Chamber facilitates Investment, Bilateral trade; promote Entrepreneurship and Fortification of business between Nigeria and Brazil. Our commitment is to guide organizations, entrepreneurs and investors on best way to go about their investment contracts in Nigeria and Brazil. We work closely with the Brazilian government, Trade and Investment Agencies and the Nigerian High Commission in Brazil. We work with professionalism offering high quality services and benefits to our members and the entire business community. Our activities also include Education, Sport and Culture. For more information visit

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