March 19, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST: Recife - Opportunities in NE Brazil’s Emerging Technology Hub – Free Webinar
This webinar will provide an introduction to institutions involved in the development of Recife’s growing technology sector, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. businesses, investors and research institutions. Guest speakers will describe the local technology ecosystem, factors promoting development, as well as local incentives. Over the past decade the northeastern city of Recife has developed into one of Brazil’s leading technology centers, hosting an increasingly dense cluster of firms specializing in software application development, information and communications technology, media production services and other related industries. At the core of this cluster are the Porto Digital office park/incubator and the CESAR research institute, together comprising one of the largest technology parks in Latin America. The complex is home to hundreds of firms (including several familiar U.S. names) and thousands of highly qualified workers in the city’s rapidly revitalizing historic district. Consul General Usha Pitts will host this webinar with special guest speakers Sérgio Cavalcante, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Advanced Studies and Systems of Recife (CESAR); and Guilherme Cavalcanti, Founder, The Impact Hub Recife. Deadline for RSVPs: Monday, March 17, 2014. Please RSVP by clicking here.
April 9, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Oman's Downstream Industrial Development – Free Teleconference
Hosted by U.S. Ambassador Greta Holtz, this call will discuss opportunities in petrochemical greenfield projects in the magnitude of $300M-$1BN, along with value-adding projects for steel, copper, and aluminum. Guest speakers from Takamul Investment Company (the industrial downstream arm of the Omani Government’s main energy-related investment vehicle) will share plans for major upcoming projects. Takamul is particularly interested in seeking American partners for developing Polypropylene, Methanol, Benzene and other petrochemical downstream projects, along with Steel, Copper, and Aluminum value-adding projects. While Takamul’s focus is on local joint ventures, the company can invest outside Oman if an opportunity directly complements a project in Oman. Beyond investment partnerships, cooperation with Takamul can include selling equipment, technology, and consulting and engineering services. Please RSVP by clicking here.
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