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Trade mission to Brazil 17-21 May 2010

This will be the very first chance for UK contractors, consultants, architects and suppliers to get in front of the Brazilian version of the Olympic Delivery Authority for Rio 2016.

The organising committee will be only few months old when the construction trade mission visits the country but the opportunities are massive, not just in work directly on Olympic venues but in providing infrastructure and tourism projects.

As ODA chairman John Armitt told CN at the end of last year, if he was running a UK company he’d be on the first plane out there.

The mission will visit Rio, Sao Paulo and Brasilia in association with partners at British Expertise and UKTI.

The programme will include the following:

  • A pre-mission briefing in the UK
  • UKTI and government ‘construction opportunities’ briefing
  • Meetings with developers, local contractors and clients
  • An evening business networking reception
  • Briefing from UK firms already working in Brazil
  • Site visit or group visits to developers of a major site

Your mission group will be allocated a dedicated mission manager who will be available at all times while you are in the country.

As specialists in the construction and related sectors, we ensure our partners and in-country contacts deliver to a brief based on your business objectives.

Our partners, British Expertise, are specialists in mission logistics and work with UKTI and others within host countries to ensure each mission is delivered to brief. The mission is accompanied by a country specialist from British Expertise who ensures everything goes smoothly.

UKTI contacts at the British embassy arrange meetings and events with clients, developers, major contracting organisations and the appropriate government and public authorities to ensure you are in a position to move your business forward in the country.

Tickets for the mission cost £2,750 if you book before 19 March.

For more details about how we can make the trade mission work for you email or call 0207 728 4628.

Emap Inform, publishers of Constuction News, New Civil Engineer and Architect’s Journal, organises a unique set of trade missions to international markets where UK companies have big opportunities to win business.

In association with British Expertise and UKTI, the events are designed to introduce you to leading clients, developers and politicians and identify contract bids. Successful missions in 2009 included Saudi Arabia, Libya, Jordon and the Lebanon.