The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has announced that a high-profile delegation from Dubai visited Sao Paulo recently to participate in various seminars and attends business meetings. Organized with the support of the ABCC, the visit aims to seek new suppliers and establish fresh partnerships to give a boost to an already bustling trade between the South American country and the UAE.
The agenda included a seminar on ‘Business in Dubai’ for delegates from Dubai on the first day at the Administrative Head Office of the State of Sao Paulo Trade Federation (FECOMERCIO). The forum threw the spotlight on Dubai as a business hub for Brazilian companies as well as a gateway to the Middle East. On the second day, a closed panel discussion was held at the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP), where Brazilian lawyers and accounting officers enlightened firms from Dubai about local laws and methods of conducting methods. On the same day and venue, Dubai-based companies had a business meeting with Brazilian companies.
Dr. Michel Alaby, Secretary General and CEO, Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, said: “The visit of a senior level delegation from Dubai to Sao Paulo underlines ABCC’s agenda to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Brazil and Arab countries in general and Dubai in particular. The seminar and business meetings to promote Dubai as the Middle East’s trade and investment hub and a major importer and exporter of goods. We foresee Dubai as a highly developed city with tremendous economic opportunities and establishing good business relations and partnership with the emirate will bode well for Brazil’s economy.”
The delegation from Dubai consisted of leading companies including ports operator DP World; Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), Dubai Government’s strategic initiative to promote commodities trade in the emirate; Module Engineering Consultants, provider of innovative architectural solutions; Alpha Sky, an integrated trading development and hospitality company seeking suppliers of photocopy paper, sugar, and ground coffee; Selkar, a trading company with interests in construction materials, chemicals, food stuff and commodity products, and electrical powers and materials; and Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a global merchandiser of commodities and processor of agricultural goods.