Export Green Brazil Business Forum: San Jose, CA

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:00pm


You know that 1 out of every 5 workers in Santa Clara County is employed in manufacturing.
But did you know that, just in 2010, California exported
$2.8 billion in manufactured goods to Brazil,
now the 6th largest economy in the world? 

The San Jose Metropolitan Area, with one of the highest education level in the U.S
is home to over 4,505 high technology companies employing over 182,300 people and uniquely qualified to export to Brazil.

The potential is there – we can help you achieve it.

Join the City of San Jose, America’s no.2 CleanTech city, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, BayBrazil, Commercial Service-Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center, the California Center for International Trade Development (CITD), the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, and local green technology companies for a Business Forum on:

Export Opportunities in Brazil for California Green Companies

February 13, 2012
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
101 W. Santa Clara Street
 San Jose, CA 

Event presentations:

Keynote presentation:

Carlos de Senna Figueiredo, Economist, National Confederation of Industry for Brazil (CNI), Lead expert in the Brazilian energy sector
Click here for additional information about the Brazilian energy sector prepared by Carlos de Senna Figueiredo.

Panel I: "Doing Business in Brazil"

Kathleen McInerney, Director, Brazil-U.S. Business Council 
Shannon Fraser, Clean Tech Trade Specialist, Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Natalie Kehle, Analyst , International, Infrastructure Department, Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP)
Panel II "Local Resources and Success Stories"
Calvin Lam, Commercial Banking Officer, GBC International Bank
Rob Guthrie, Business Initiatives Specialist, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, Export-Import Bank
Jeff Lund, Vice President of Business Development, Echelon

Our panels of experts will help you learn how to take advantage of the opportunities 
in the Brazilian market and export your green technology to Brazil!  - and learn about our upcoming Trade Mission to Brazil!

For more information please contact Shannon Fraser at (408) 535-2757, ext. 106 or via email
or Margarise Correa at