AGRO,AgTech | Can Brazil feed the Earth?

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CAN BRAZIL FEED THE EARTH?

Planet Earth_7.568 billion people_A Challenge_To feed all of them

Brazil has an outstanding agricultural production and plays as key global supplier:

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However, where does Brazil stand in terms of economic and social progress nowadays?

Brazil Recent Years´ Overview and Current Status

Factual Data:

Brazil’s economic and social progress between 2003 and 2014 lifted 29 million people out of poverty and inequality dropped significantly (the Gini coefficient fell by 6.6 percentage points in the same period, from 58.1 down to 51.5). The income level of the poorest 40% of the population rose, on average, 7.1% (in real terms) between 2003 and 2014, compared to a 4.4% income growth for the population as a whole. However, the rate of reduction of poverty and inequality appears to have stagnated since 2015.

But, regardless of hard factual data, what is going on in Brazil economically and socially?

Brazil is currently going through a deep recession! The country’s growth rate has decelerated steadily since the beginning of this decade, from an average annual growth of 4.5% between 2006 and 2010 to 2.1% between 2011 and 2014. GDP contracted by 3.8% in 2015, and is expected to fall at least 3% more in 2016.

The economic crisis, as a result of the fall in commodity prices and an inability to make the necessary policy adjustments, – coupled with the political crisis faced by the country – has contributed to undermining the confidence of consumers and investors.

Please find the complete article here, sourced from The World Bank in Brazil.

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But, for now, what´s the medium-term outlook for Brazil?

Brazil’s medium-term outlook will depend on the success of the current adjustments and the enactment of growth-enhancing reforms.

Raising productivity and competitiveness is the main challenge for the country to achieve higher growth in the medium-term.

With the recession of growth drivers over the past decade — credit-fueled consumption, labor expansion and the commodity boom — growth will need to be based on higher investment and productivity gains.

And how does the political scenario affect the chances for Brazil to adjust its checks and balances, in order to grow and compete globally? (Needless to say: voting counsciously!)

Following the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff on August 31st (2016), former Vice President Michel Temer took office as the new President of Brazil. He announced that his government would pursue several fiscal adjustment measures and a reform agenda to reestablish confidence and to restore a favorable investment environment. However, implementation of the reform program has proven difficult and faces opposition in Congress.

Fiscal adjustment is undermined by budget rigidities and a difficult political environment. Less than 15% of expenditure in Brazil is discretionary. Most public spending is rigidly determined (by rules in the Constitution or other legislation) and cannot legally be reduced. Budget rigidities and pension liabilities have imposed significant burdens on subnational governments, some of which have had to delay payments and may face the risk of insolvency.

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HOW CAN AGRO (& TECH) PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE GLOBAL AGENDA?

This video shows Brazil´s agricultural vocation and the technological gap to be faced:

Case IH and New Holland harvesters as they raise the curtain on the 2018 soybean harvest in Brazil’s rural Midwest region of Mato Grosso.

Presentation on Slideshare

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HOW WILL BRAZIL UPDATE ITS OWN TECHNOLOGY                                                          (and keep up with innovation) ?

How can technology help Latin America (and Brazil as a key player) to feed the world?

“If you want to invest in global food security, in preventing hunger in all corners of the world, then invest in Latin America agriculture,” states Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in a report highlighting Latin America’s potential to “feed the world”. According to the document, addressing humanity’s great challenge (basically, to feed a rapidly growing global population without expanding farming into sensitive areas or compromising on quality) is going to be the continent’s great opportunity. And technology has a lot to offer Latin America in its crusade.

“The potential of AgTech (agricultural technology) is absolute. We won’t be able to produce the food we need in a sustainable way without using these new technologies. It is going to be unfeasible,” says Professor Mateus Mondin, researcher at Esalq, a Brazilian college of agriculture founded in 1901 and ranked recently as the fifth best college of its kind in the world.

Latin America has a third of the world’s fresh water resources and more than a quarter of the world’s medium-to-high potential farmland. As a whole, Latin America is already the largest net food exporting region in the world. Brazil alone is the world’s largest exporter of different commodities, like sugar, coffee, orange juice, soybean and chicken meat according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.

“Brazil can take the lead,” says Mondum when I ask about the impact of technology adoption in a country where agribusiness represents 20 per cent of GDP and half of exports.

“We will have a competitive advantage in the commercialisation of commodities. We are going to be able to offer a commodity with better quality, lower cost and, above all, with appeal on the issue of sustainability.”

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So what´s the improvement prognostics and most desirable wishlist for AgTech in Brazil?

“In a business where decisions are still often made on intuition, past experiences or even by watching the behaviour of other farmers, collection and analysis of Big Data promises to revolutionise production.”

“Agriculturists do like technology. But yes, there is a cultural issue when adopting technology because the agribusiness is marked by risk; you are at the mercy of the environment. So if the farmer doesn’t feel safe, doesn’t realise an immediate monetary return, he will probably take some time to adopt this technology,” Mondin says.

“You have to test this technology, sometimes in different agricultural cycles. And depending on which crop we are talking about, the cycle can take up to a year.”

In short, conclusions associated to LIN capabilities to support business expansion:

1. Brazil agribusiness competencies and learning-from-experience over long periods of time represents a very competitive asset to play a global feeder role;

2. More and more technology is needed and put to use to monitor, prevent and predict natural or (un)planned developments;

3. Brazil has excellent conditions to increase productivity in the fields by training and exposing people to new technologies;

4. Brazilian average working population is eager to keep itself abreast from technical & technological advancements;

5. Both leadership commitment to growing SMEs and the advent of advisors and investors that can leapfrog globalization are expected in the 4th. Industrial Revolution;

6. LIN can provide local business owners and consulting partners the access to international markets they either wish to connect with or expand to – and …

7. … generate global communication, knowledge-sharing and teamwork to create mutually beneficial opportunities, as well as …

8. … provide a well-proven business framework to assist all the involved parties in all stages of the opportunity, from proposal design to project implementation.

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What´s the next step? 

Question #1: Are you vocationed towards Agribusiness and AgTech and either have or are willing to structure and offer products and/or solutions in this area?

Question #2: Are you willing to explore international business opportunities and/or connect with experienced advisors to develop a global network that can support you?

What do we suggest in regards to your possible interest in obtaining LIN support?

For both questions, the answer is: if you are based anywhere in Brazil or in any Central / South American country, connect with the LRD (LIN Regional Director) that can assist you at any and stages of your opportunity mapping and solution-focused networking:

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Please, take some time to navigate through our websitewww.lin4you.com and let me know what attracted you the most.

Meanwhile, please, make sure you put some questions and/or doubts aside to share them with me.

Once we schedule a conversation, I will answer all your questions within my reach, get any additional clarification needed and give you valuable suggestions.

There are no costs involved, of course.

However, the potential for business will be a natural consequence of well-identified opportunities that require creative solutions and can generate customized proposals and profitable projects for all of us.

 Sincerely,

 Luiz.-

Skype ID: lubashivaya

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#WSD2018 Brazil | Preparing for 2019

WORLD SPEECH DAY

March 15th., 2018 

Here it comes: the day that will eventually become a global celebration in everyone´s calendar, year after year!

Good luck to everyone involved with this project all over the world!

May it shine and prosper, uncovering #unexpectedvoices from anonymity and giving them momentum to express their ideas and go after their dreams… and connecting with likewise minds along the way!

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Founder Simon Gibson´s message for #WSD2018 :


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Our message to Brazil, raising the necessary level of awareness required to understand  the magnitude of this project — and hoping that next year we may be sufficiently aware, prepared and able to join this worldwide family celebrating World Speech Day.

English:

 

Portuguese: 

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Carpe Diem

Enjoy the Day !

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WSD Ambassadors Worldwide: http://www.worldspeechday.com/ambassadors1

wsd_unexpected voices

 

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On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 11:13 AM, Luiz Fernando Contatori Romano Meneses Botelho <lubashivaya@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Jason, thanks for the Twitter follow!
I need as much help as possible to divulge and implement the #WSD2019 (World Speech Day) in Brazil.
Here´s what´s about:
My video on this challenge:
I do appreciate any help you may offer via https://www.firestory.com
Thanks!
Luiz.-

 

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#WSD2018 | World Speech Day

WORLD SPEECH DAY

March 15th., 2018  

In just 3 years, World Speech Day has grown from an idea,to live public speaking events in over 90 nations across the globe.We celebrate the simple power of a speech to change our lives.

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Our new WSD 2018 Video

Watch and share!

 

 

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What are we planning for Brazil ? 

[ 2018 => 2019 ]

#WSD2018_BRASIL_Preparation

Brazil is huge and its population very diversified from one state of the federation to another. People may tend to behave more businesslike in the Southeast and South,         more relaxed up the Northeast and North and somewhat more political in the Center.

But, regardless, one thing that makes Brazilians interested in any idea or event is the value-added outcome (*) they should drive from their direct involvement to make it well worthwhile to the point of leaving home and/or business to head towards a venue.

(*) even if the result of their participation should be altruistic enough to a valid cause!

The other important component to a successful involvement is the impeccable planning and its marketing. Brazilians are not culturally afficionados to doing great planning themselves, but they can appreciate one when they perceive it!

This goes from the careful “harmonization” of all “ingredients” that should be taken into account in order to “concoct“+deliver a great event experience to every detail considered to impress and surpass their expectations (timeliness, comfortable access to event venue, good quality of food & beverage, creative soundtrack and decoration, the use of up-to-date technology, open/free networking opportunities and unmistakable presentation of the intended cause and its framework and impact).

Unfortunately, we have not been able to pull it all together with enough time to provide participants an outstanding experience… originally we thought about focusing on the 3 major capitals of the country: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, but the proximity of top holidays (coming out from Christmas to Réveillon into Carnival) considerably shrunk the time and mobility we needed to deepen the contact with the elligible partners, collaborators and likely sponsors in each geographical area we had been initially shooting for.

Here is a sample of the key-players, sponsors and collaborators we have been looking to close with in each of the aforementioned capitals:

São Paulo

#WSD2018_BRASIL_Preparation_Likely Sponsors for 2019_in São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro

#WSD2018_BRASIL_Preparation_Likely Sponsors for 2019_in Rio de Janeiro

Belo Horizonte

#WSD2018_BRASIL_Preparation_Likely Sponsors for 2019_in Belo Horizonte

 

Naturally, our goal is to spread the practice in such a way that this energy can take up the whole country and not only happen at the state capitals, but everywhere people feel inspired and committed to raise #unexpectedvoices and, by doing so, take charge of their dreams, strive to pursue their goals and develop a team-work atmosphere in their communities.

That environment should ultimately actualize their potential, raise brand new ideas to solve their problems, empower people and include opinions from any walks of life.

We are positive that 2018 will be an excellent year to design a successful event in 2019, considering that (according to a colleague´s remark who happens to be WSD National Ambassador in Italy, Armando Cristofori), “our WSD work starts right after March 15th. and goes on throughout the whole year until next year (except for one single day, March 16th., that we take off to celebrate the accomplishments and enjoy the company of the team in charge of it all).”

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What WSD benchmark are we taking as reference to shoot for in 2019?

In token of that very clever remark from Armando Cristofori, we are taking our inspiration from the fantastic program that he and his Tuscan team put together in Florence that we are sharing down below.

His suggestion for 2018-preparation for #WSD2019:

Armando Cristofari

“We as WSD Ambassadors and Event Organizers need to pool all our ideas together and get WSD 2019 started on March 17th (the 16th can be a day of rest 😎).

WSD offers an unprecedented platform for reaching out, it is just that most of the world doesn’t yet know.

This is also why reaching out to Toastmasters (16,000 clubs in some 141 countries) and AIESEC (in 126 countries) is a strategy worth following; even if the road is not an easy one to travel!”

Tante grazie per l´ispirazione, amico!

#WSD2018_BRASIL_Benchmarking_Florence_Italy_for_2019

FLORENCE – ITALY flying high in 2018!

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FLORENCE PROGRAM | March 15th., 2018

WSD – YOUTH

To be held in the Sala D’Arme of Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence on March 15, from 09:00 to 12:00.

Palazzo Vecchio

Young people from primary to university, will share their thoughts for a better world as we move towards Tuscany in 2058. Among the partecipating schools are: Elementary School San Pier Martire, High School: Liceo Scientifico Da Vinci, Liceo dei Colli, Scuola Walford, Liceo Classico Michelangelo and International School of Florence. Some university students also take part in the event.

The event will be open by the University Councillor and Research Department of the City of Florence, Cristina Giachi.

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WSD – BUSINESS

To be held at the Consiglio Regionale della Toscana on March 15th, from 13:00 to 16:00.

Consiglio Regionale della Toscana

Speakers and guests at this event will be some of Tuscany’s top business owners, scientists, architects, politicians and opinion leaders. Speakers include: Aldo Cursano – President FIPE Toscana; Francesco Miari Fulcis – President Confagricoltura Toscana; Cristiano Coppi – President CNA Giovani Imprenditori Toscana; @Franco Bagnoli – President Caffè-Scienza; Cristina Giachi – Deputy Mayor of Florence and Assessor of education; @Alessandro Tortelli – Director “Centro Studi Turistici Fiorentini”; Carlotta Ferrari – Director Firenze Convention Bureau President Convention Bureau Italia Vice President Federcongressi & Eventi.

The ceremonies will be opened by Eugenio Giani – President of the Regional Counsel of Tuscany.

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WSD – GOURMET

The event will be held between 17:00 and 20:00 at the Zeffirelli Museum.

Fondazione Zeffirelli

Participants will include some of the most important exponents of the Tuscan culinary scenario who will, through their dishes, express their ideas for a better future. Among others, participants include famous chefs: Marco Stabile, Silvia Baracchi, Beatrice Segoni, Andrea Bianchini and Gabriele Andreoni. During the event, the acting school La Stanza dell’Attore, under the direction of Giovanni Micoli, will entertain the audience with its young actors reading speeches about politics, art, education, religion, and other topics. Linda Falcone from Advancing Women Artist Foundation will also speak of a painting currently under restoration called ‘The Last Supper’.

All events are strictly by invitation only.

Events in Italy are also rolling out in:

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–  Roma :

http://www.comunicati-stampa.net/com/world-speech-day-2018-toastmasters-open-house-roma.html

–  Siena… GenovaBolognaVenezia

First year for Italy as a participant, but doing so with style!

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Outline Italy Skyline with Blue Landmarks.

Best of luck on all WSD events throughout Italy this year and even better next year!

Tanti auguri!

Best wishes to all WSD delegations throughout the world as well, carrying out the same message and goals with lots of commitment and creativity!

Namaste

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN WSD (WORLD SPEECH DAY) BRAZIL!

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Please, let us know your thoughts and how we might start collaborating.

Let´s make #WSD2019 outstanding, amazing and affascinante!

 

Luiz Botelho                          Cleber Fernando de Assis Xavier

    WSD Ambassador in charge of Brazil:                       WSD Brazil Event Coordinator:
    Luiz Botelho                                                                    Cleber Fernando de Assis Xavier

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WSD Ambassadors Worldwide: http://www.worldspeechday.com/ambassadors1

 

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LIN | Next Generation Business Development

LIN : The B2B Network for SMEs in Emerging Markets, headquartered in Dubai, UAE.


LIN empowers Management Consultants in Emerging Countries to scale up their businesses.

We connect like-minded professionals internationally and provide them with business opportunities.

Our methodology is unparalleled and we are expanding rapidly.

Right now, we are looking out for partners in many countries around the world.

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I am honored to have been invited by LIN CEO (Mr. Reinhard Wind) to take charge as LIN Regional Director (LRD) for South America, located in São Paulo, Brazil as of March 1st, 2018.

I can assist Management Consultants, Business Development Managers and SMEs to develop their international reach and to upscale their personal value-proposition.

I am looking forward to hearing from you while I develop this brand-new workstream, as well as conciliate it with ongoing consulting and coaching projects.

At LIN, you may reach out to me via: lub@lin4you.com

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LIN Enterprises is part of the Antares Group DWC LLC

P.O. Box 390667 | Dubai South, Business Park

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

ONE WORLD – NO BOUNDARIES

www.lin4you.com

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Luiz Botelho_LIN South America_Footnote

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Acknowledgments :

Video designed by Rob Whitworth

Website: http://www.robwhitworth.co.uk

Sound Design: Slava Pogorelsky

Email: kultenyeuk@walla.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kultenyeuk

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Intercultural Workshop | Cancun

M&A process (undisclosed client).

#Intercultural #workshop #delivery in Cancun, Mexico : 06-10 Feb. 2018 — at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, in partnership with:

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Thanks to Don Thierry (Marquis) de Beyssac for this amazing, multicultural and international teamwork!

 

Aligned minds are so hard to find!

¡Mentes alineadas son muy dificiles de encontrar! 

Mentes alinhadas são muito difíceis de achar!

Esprits alignés sont très durs à trouver !

Gebonden geesten zijn zo moeilijk te vinden!

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Luiz F. C. R. M. BOTELHO

Senior Corporate-Career-Life Coach & Mentor

International Facilitator & Speaker

Organizational Excellence Specialist

 

WhatsApp: (+5511) 99214-2020

Skype: lubashivaya

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/luizbotelho

 

Personal e-mail: lfcrmbotelho@hotmail.com

Calendar e-mail: lubashivaya@gmail.com

About.me: https://about.me/luiz.botelho

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Links:

Botelho & Global Associates : https://goo.gl/LmbXMP

Blog: https://bgcoaching.wordpress.com

Online profile: https://remote.com/luiz-botelho

SlideShare: http://pt.slideshare.net/LuizBotelhoMJCSMA

Papers for Download: https://espm.academia.edu/LuizBotelho

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Major Clients in Brazil | Principales Clientes en Brasil | Principaux Clients au Brésil | Belangrijke klanten in Brazilië | Principais Clientes no Brasil : Bayer CH; Makro Brasil; Supermercados DIA%; Alcatel; Nokia, Minsur Mineração Taboca; NEC; Grupo Randon; Votorantim; Vale; Goodyear Brasil; Banco Itaú S/A; MasterCard Latin América, Stern Stewart, Grupo Dibens-Unibanco, Orbitall/ Credicard, PANAMCO Brasil e NORSA (Coca-Cola); Telefónica; Elektro; CPFL; Cia. Suzano de Papel e Celulose; Grupo Accor (Ticket/GR); Klabin Papel & Celulose; Grupo Saint-Gobain (Sta.Marina); Volkswagen; Motorola (Divisão de Paging); Mannesmann; Cremer Têxtil; Jornal do Brasil; Timken Rolamentos; Unibanco S/A; Digital Eletrônica; Aços Finos Piratini; Banco Meridional.

Major International Clients | Principales Clientes Internacionales | Grands Clients Internationaux | Grootste Internationale Cliënten  | Principais Clientes Internacionais :
 Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico); Makro (Lima, Peru); Alcatel (Argentina and Colombia); Grupo Minsur (Lima, Peru); Nextel/Nii Holdings (Latam: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mexico); Goodyear America Latina (Latam: Argentina, Brazil; Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Jamaica and Mexico); Boral Bricks (Augusta-GA.); McCarthy Construction (St.Louis-MO., Irvine-CA. and Phoenix-AZ.); Interagrovial (Uruguay); Supermercados Disco (Argentina and Uruguay).

 

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Intercultural Workshop | Argentina

BR-AR

M&A process (undisclosed client).

#Intercultural #workshop #preparation in Argentina : 15-19 Jan. 2018 — at Hilton Buenos Aires | Pre-Cancún #workshop #delivery with Transition Team in Feb, 2018.

Thanks to Don Thierry (Marquis) de Beyssac for this amazing, multicultural #partnership.

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Mentes alinhadas são muito difíceis de achar!

¡Mentes alineadas son muy dificiles de encontrar! 

Aligned minds are so hard to find!

Gebonden geesten zijn zo moeilijk te vinden!

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Luiz F. C. R. M. BOTELHO

Senior Corporate-Career-Life Coach & Mentor

International Facilitator & Speaker

Organizational Excellence Specialist

 

WhatsApp: (+5511) 99214-2020

Skype: lubashivaya

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/luizbotelho

 

Personal e-mail: lfcrmbotelho@hotmail.com

Calendar e-mail: lubashivaya@gmail.com

About.me: https://about.me/luiz.botelho

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Links:

Botelho & Global Associates : https://goo.gl/LmbXMP

Blog: https://bgcoaching.wordpress.com

Online profile: https://remote.com/luiz-botelho

SlideShare: http://pt.slideshare.net/LuizBotelhoMJCSMA

Papers for Download: https://espm.academia.edu/LuizBotelho

 

Major Clients in Brazil | Belangrijke klanten in Brazilië | Principais Clientes no Brasil : Bayer CH; Makro Brasil; Supermercados DIA%; Alcatel; Nokia, Minsur Mineração Taboca; Bayer; NEC; Grupo Randon; Votorantim; Vale; Goodyear Brasil; Banco Itaú S/A; MasterCard Latin América, Stern Stewart, Grupo Dibens-Unibanco, Orbitall/ Credicard, PANAMCO Brasil e NORSA (Coca-Cola); Telefónica; Elektro; CPFL; Cia. Suzano de Papel e Celulose; Grupo Accor (Ticket/GR); Klabin Papel & Celulose; Grupo Saint-Gobain (Sta.Marina); Volkswagen; Motorola (Divisão de Paging); Mannesmann; Cremer Têxtil; Jornal do Brasil; Timken Rolamentos; Unibanco S/A; Digital Eletrônica; Aços Finos Piratini; Banco Meridional.

Major International Clients | Grootste internationale cliënten | Principais Clientes Internacionais : 
Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico); Makro (Lima, Peru); Alcatel (Argentina and Colombia); Grupo Minsur (Lima, Peru); Nextel/Nii Holdings (Latam: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Mexico); Goodyear America Latina (Latam: Argentina, Brazil; Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Jamaica and Mexico); Boral Bricks (Augusta-GA.); McCarthy Construction (St.Louis-MO., Irvine-CA. and Phoenix-AZ.); Interagrovial (Uruguay); Supermercados Disco (Argentina and Uruguay).

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Just sharing for the sake of incrementing Brazil-Argentina business relations :

Los hermanos y nosotros – Brasil e Argentina além do futebol

http://missaomulheresdoagro.com.br/los-hermanos-brasil-argentina

 

 

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