Gulf Coast Trade Alliance To Host ‘Doing Business With Brazil’ Conference

NEW ORLEANS – The “Gulf Coast Trade Alliance 2017: Doing Business in Brazil,” a unique business development conference hosted by the Gulf Coast Trade Alliance, will bring multiple Brazilian delegations from strategic organizations and locales to New Orleans’ UMC’s Conference Center, 2000 Canal St., April 3-6, and convene a dynamic program focusing on three program tracks, in addition to one-on-one networking and meeting opportunities.

         The Gulf Coast Trade Alliance (GCTA), consisting of members from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, will convene business leaders from the region to its annual World Trade Conference, the Gulf Coast’s marquee trade event, which serves as the region’s platform to promote international trade and investment, provide high quality B2B networking opportunities, foster relationships with international business partners and delegations and educate and inform U.S. firms on doing business internationally, event reps said.

         This year’s theme will be “Doing Business with Brazil” with a spotlight on the port and maritime infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences sectors. As part of this focus, the GCTA is planning to host a delegation from Brazil to discuss trends in these industries and opportunities for collaboration with Gulf Coast companies:


• U.S.-Brazil: Topics will include U.S. and Brazilian trade and economic policy, insights into Brazilian and U.S. political trends and development at the national, regional and state level. The program will also highlight and promote U.S.-Brazil trade and investment cooperation from the nation-to-nation to the EDO-to-EDO level.

• Ports and Maritime Infrastructure: Topics will include state of the industry in Brazil and the Gulf Coast region, inland and costal port development, proposed changes in Brazil’s legal and policy framework, best practices in investment and financial models, procurement, services operations and partnership opportunities. The event will be held in conjunction with the Cargo Connections Conference, which focuses on transportation of energy products, steel, raw materials and containerized cargo.

• Healthcare/Life Sciences: Topics will include digital healthcare transformation, healthcare technology and business innovation, medical tourism, telehealth, translational research, precision medicine, tropical disease clinical research and care and international strategic cooperation.


         The U.S. Gulf Coast region is home to cutting edge technology and innovation, with unprecedented opportunity in Brazil – the largest economy of Latin America, event reps said. Attendees will:

• Build competitive edge globally

• Explore market opportunities in Brazil

• Meet face-to-face with potential Brazilian partners and industry thought leaders

• Learn about U.S. government resources and advocacy


         Registration costs $245.

         Register here


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