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Sunday, 30 January 2011

ABCC - Feed Back on Events

Feed Back on FIFA World Cup 2014 and Rio Olympics 2016 Business Mission

The ABCC in conjunction with the Australia-Latin America Business Council , AISES (Australian International Sporting Events Secretariat) and Austrade has conducted a business mission to Brazil in November 2010 to explore opportunities for Australian companies with the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016 in Brazil.

Under the auspices of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR), the mission included visits to major cities as Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo Brasilia and Belo Horizonte and participation at Soccerex Global Convention, the global leader for the business of football.

The group was composed of companies covering sectors of architecture and engineering, event management, water treatment, education and training, athlete performance measurement devices and risk management who met up with key representatives within CBF, Rio’s Olympic Committee, Federal and State Governments, Councils and companies involved in the infrastructure processes.

The result of the visit was far more fruitful than envisaged. Usually, a first trip to Brazil by companies that have not been there or done business with Brazil before has the objective to build awareness of the opportunities and educate them about the potential market, economic stability and how to do business with Brazilians. However, this visit has gone further than that and a number of the delegate companies are already entering into contracts and partnerships, which shows that Brazil is looking for foreign expertise and inward investment to be able to conduct these two events successfully. It also witnesses the fact that Australia is regarded as an important contributor in the international arena by Brazilians.

The Brazilian government representatives and business community were extremely receptive of the group and highly impressed with the offerings. With SBS journalist and COALAR director Craig Foster as the mission advisor, due to his football background and vast media experience, the delegates gained the respect and attention of the Brazilian counterparts through the mutual love of football. As well as creating important business links, the delegation was able to consolidate relationships which are highly important to the countries and will open doors to further business interaction.

The FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Rio Olympics 2016 present huge opportunities for Australian companies as there is a need to remodel stadiums and build new high standard venues. The infrastructure required is not only directed to sporting venues, but also towards improvement of public transport, airports, hotels and temporary accommodation. Opportunities lie also in areas of training of staff and managing the volunteers that will assist in both events. In summary, the opportunities cover a diverse area from supply of stadiums with grass to building major new structures, as well as offering logistic and transport solutions, urban planning, green energy, waste and management etc.

The ABCC is planning on conducting a second mission this year to consolidate the objectives of the first visit and attract other companies that were not able to join us the first time.

For further information, contact the ABCC secretariat on: abcc@australiabrazil.com.au

Cristina Talacko
President – Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce

Briefing by Olympic Committee in Rio:
Ronaldo Veirano (Honorary Consul of Australia in Rio and Senior Partner,
Veirano Advogados), Roger Frankel (Honorary Consul of Brazil in Victoria),
Cristina Talacko (ABCC President, COALAR director), Pedro Nascimento (Rio
Coucil), Ricardo Cardoso (Olympic Committee Rio 2016), Craig Foster (AISES
mission advisor, COALAR director)

Zico and Craig Foster at Zico's Football Center, Rio

Briefing by Dr Marcelo de Andrade (Pro-Natural Foundation) at Rio
de Janeiro Chamber of Commerce

Meetings with Brazilian Ministry for External Affairs (Brasilia)

Cocktail at Australian Embassy in Brasilia with His Excellency
Ambassador Neil Mules, Paulo Araujo ( President, Brasilia's Federation of
Football), Craig Foster and Weber Magalhães (Vice-President, CBF)

Seminar and networking session at Mello Campos Attorneys (Belo

Meeting and interviews at Sao Paulo Football Federation (Sao

Business Round Table at Sao Paulo Chamber of Commerce (Sao Paulo)

International Chambers of Commerce Beach Football Tournament - 10th December

2010 Maroubra Beach
Once again the ABCC took part at the International Chambers of Commerce
Football Tournament with a top class team coming 3rd.

ABCC New Members

  • Latin Pacific Trading

  • Fusion Sport Pty Ltd

  • Exporters Club SA

Special Article from ABCC Member

Accendo Education

Accendo Education is at the forefront of language and professional education resources. Beyond languages education we assist through every step of the way as educational agent and training provider. Since opening our door in July 2010, Accendo Education has been delivering successful Portuguese and English courses as well as specific professional training programs.

All our language training program are tailored and customised to suit the particular needs of our customers both individuals and corporate. Accendo Education is about assisting its partners and clients to reach their goals, whether they are for work or professional development, travel or simply personal interest.

Accendo offers an extensive suite of tailored training programs, some of which are outlined below:
  • Individuals and/or companies who are moving or setting businesses up in Brazil,

  • Those willing to further their studies abroad into, for example, a masters degree or other business and professional related type of study.

  • Businessmen or businesswomen who are about to take on expat roles within their organisations in Brazil. Imagine arriving at this exotic place and being able to communicate in the native language from the moment the plane lands.

If you are in one of the categories above, Accendo caters for language specific proficiency and exams such as CELPE-BRS.
  • Grandparents and other family relatives who want to communicate with grandchildren and or family members who are native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese

  • Life partners, girlfriends/boyfriends, husbands / wives who want to be able to better communicate with their other half in ways that the difference of cultural background can be minimised. Imagine the possibilities here...

Our training programs are of the highest quality and delivered in a stimulating classroom (of deliberately small groups) or one-on-one environment (as private lessons). Our teachers and instructors are highly experienced and qualified. Our approach is based on an atmosphere of trust,enjoyment and success. Our staff is well aware that we don’t all learn at the same pace so, all our programs are fully monitored at individuals level to ensure your success. This is our drive!

For further details on our products, services and class schedules, please look us up at www.accendo-edu.com or contact us at info@accendo-edu.com.


Vale open to investing in power generation in Chile

Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE: VALE) is open to investing in power generation in Chile if it is needed to cover demand from potential mining projects in the country, executive director for exploration, energy and projects, Eduardo Ledsham, told BNamericas.

"Our priority in Chile is developing mining projects. If we develop a copper project big enough to need a significant amount of power, we would consider investing in generation, but only to secure supply for our own mining projects," Ledsham said at the inauguration of the company's Tres Valles red metal operation in the country's northern region IV.

The executive said power is a sensitive issue in Chile due to the imbalance between supply and demand. "I think the country is looking for investments to secure future supply."

Vale is Brazil's biggest energy consumer, accounting for 4% of total demand in the country. The company's global strategy includes investing in power generation to meet the demands of its operations, Vale's country manager for Chile Gilberto Schubert told BNamericas.

The miner has stakes in seven existing hydroelectric power plants in Brazil with a total generation capacity of 1,232MW, and in one that is being built and will add 1,087MW to total capacity. It also fully owns four more small plants that provide an additional 58MW.

The company sees no need to invest in power generation in Chile at present, Schubert said, considering Tres Valles is a small operation with a designed output capacity of 18,500t/y and a power demand of 16MW, which is already covered.

Tres Valles is Vale's first copper operation in Chile, the world's largest red metal producer, and the company plans to expand operations in the country. "We have come here to stay," executive director for base metals Tito Martins said. Therefore, the option of securing power supply for its own projects needs to be considered, according to Schubert.

The company aims to have at least three or four copper projects in Chile, plus some others that are being evaluated in Peru and Brazil, Martins said.

Vale is carrying out an intensive exploration program in Chile. "We are already investing close to US$30mn in exploration campaigns in our concessions in the country," Ledsham said.

Tres Valles is not meant to increase the company's profits, according to Ledsham, but rather to generate working capital to be spent on other mining opportunities in the country.

Vale to Invest $4.6 Billion in Malaysia Distribution

Vale SA, the world’s largest iron- ore producer, will invest about 14 billion ringgit ($4.6 billion) in a distribution center in Malaysia, a government official said.
"They have already completed the land acquisition and are expected to start construction work around July," said Zambry Abdul Kadir, chief minister of Perak state, where the center will be located. "The entire project will be done in phases," with the investment spanning up to 10 years, he said today by telephone.
Vale said in an October presentation that it would spend $148 million in 2011 as part of the first phase of the project. The distribution center will be able to receive cargo ships carrying 400,000 deadweight tons and have the initial capacity to stockpile as much as 30 million metric tons, Vale said.
A Vale official in Rio de Janeiro, who declined to be named because of corporate policy, said the company still doesn’t have an investment figure for the entire project as it has yet to be approved by Vale’s board.


CAF wins US$128mn Recife train tender

Consortium Guararapes, made up of Spain's CAF and its local branch CAF Brasil, has won a tender to supply electric trains for Brazil's Pernambuco state capital Recife, a spokesperson for urban rail company CBTU's tenders committee told BNamericas.

CAF won the contract with a bid of some 217mn reais (US$128mn), the spokesperson said. The ceiling price set for the competition was 276mn reais.

The only other competitor, Alstom Brasil, was disqualified for failing to meet the project's technical requirements. The company submitted an appeal that was later rejected by CBTU, according to the official.

CAF will provide 15 electric-driven trains to operate on Recife's metro system. Worth some 18.4mn reais each, the trains will be made up of four cars running on the 3,000V DC system with a 1,600mm gauge.

The project should take 45 months, which includes testing the trains. Once a service order is signed, the first train is scheduled to be delivered after 20 months, and the last one after 31 months, the CBTU spokesperson said.

The new trains are part of improvements to Recife's metro system as the city prepares to host the 2014 World Cup. The city is planning transport projects worth 1.3bn reais in preparation for the event.

Odebrecht due to complete Rio’s US$287 million cable car system by Feb 2011

The Rio Melhor consortium led by Brazilian engineering firm Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) should finish its 493mn-real (US$287mn) Complexo do Alemao cable car system in Rio de Janeiro by February, the city's engineering council (Crea-RJ) reported in a release.

After a brief halt in work due to Brazil's armed forces stand-off against local drug dealers, CNO, along with associated construction firms Construtora OAS and Delta Construçoes, have resumed work which originally started in April 2008.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to attend an inauguration ceremony at the work site on December 21, ten days before he leaves office, news service Agencia Estado reported.


The 3.5km Complexo do Alemao cable car system is designed to transport some 30,000 passengers a day. It will consist of six stations - Bonsucesso, Morro do Adeus, Baiana, Alemao, Itarare/Alvorada and Fazendinha.

The initiative also includes roadworks, the implementation of a water supply and sewerage collection system and the deployment of a drainage system for Canitar street, according to a Rio de Janeiro state government release.

Font: Latin America Daily Posted: December 13.

Maceio to receive US$59mn for PAC II urban infrastructure

Brazil's Alagoas state capital Maceio has obtained 99mn reais (US$58.7mn) in federal funding for urban infrastructure under phase II of the country's PAC growth acceleration plan, the city's planning secretary, Marzio Delmoni, told BNamericas.

"The investments approved by the cities ministry will be used for work such as paving, road embankment improvements and sanitation," Delmoni said.

One of the main projects will involve first-stage urbanization work near the coast between the neighborhoods of Bom Parto and Riacho do Silva. It is budgeted at 55.4mn reais.

At the same time, 3.5mn reais has been approved to carry out studies for stage III urbanization work in the Vale do Reginaldo neighborhood between Moenda and Rotary avenues, according to the official.

The project will cost 120mn reais overall, of which 60mn reais corresponds to infrastructure works.

Maceio will draw up more projects to be included in PAC II, as this is only the first set of works that have been approved, said Delmoni.

The cities ministry's selection process involves analyzing project studies, prioritizing proposals and carrying out technical interviews. Selected works will be coordinated by the state infrastructure and planning departments.

The projects will be financed through the federal budget, federal unemployment insurance fund FGTS and workers' support fund FAT.

By Daniel Bland / Business News Americas

Rio-Sao Paulo bullet train may cost US$24bn - expert – Brazil

Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 16:14 (GMT -0400)
Brazil's Rio-Sao Paulo-Campinas bullet train project could end up costing at least 40bn reais (US$24bn), the president of Sao Paulo's association of public works contractors (Apeop) Luciano Amadio Filho told BNamericas.

Apeop and a group of companies interested in building the high-speed train are planning to present a study to the federal government by the end of February, questioning the price of the project.

The group includes engineering firms such as Cartellone, Barbosa Mello, Encalso, Tejofran, CCI, Enterpa, Equipav, Aterpa, Cerpal, Estrutural, Construbase and Azevedo & Travessos. Apeop is also in talks with Spanish and French firms interested in joining the group.

The study, carried out by consultancy firm Deloitte in association with Apeop, reveals that the project could cost 30-40% more than the 33.1bn reais stipulated in the tender, according to Amadio Filho.

The report also calls into question the projected passenger demand of the project, which has been "overrated," Amadio Filho said. The group estimates demand could be up to 50% less than projected by the government.

The group has scheduled a meeting with national development bank BNDES in February to discuss the financial aspects of the bullet train. It is also in close contact with national ground transport agency ANTT, which is overseeing the tender.

Despite technical and financial concerns about the project, the Apeop president reiterated the association's support for the bullet train, adding that the country "cannot do without" a new means of transportation.

The train project involves building a 511km railroad, including 90.9km of tunnels and 103km of bridges and overpasses. ANTT will receive bids on April 11 and is due to award the project on April 29.

Oil & Gas

BG Group: Well confirms light oil offshore Brazil

BG Group PLC (UK:BG. 1,307, 0.00, 0.00%) said Thursday that a new well has confirmed light oil in the western Tupi area, offshore Brazil. The well, informally known as the Tupi W, is the eleventh on the BM-S-11 concession in the Santos Basin, roughly 275 kilometers off the cost of Rio de Janeiro State. Further testing on the well will be conducted and if those tests confirm the initial productivity data, BG Group said they will consider allocating a floating production, storage and offloading vessel to the west area of Tupi.

Petrobras needs to tap into financial markets to fund pre-salt in 2011 - analyst – Brazil

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 16:10 (GMT -0400)
Brazilian state-run energy major Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) will need to tap into financial markets in 2011 to raise around US$35bn to fund E&P of Brazil's prolific offshore pre-salt oil cluster, Fausto Gouveia, an economist at Legan Asset Management, told BNamericas.

"Petrobras needs extra funding for its planned investments this year. It will issue bonds and perhaps even offer shares again."

The energy giant aims to invest US$224bn over the next five years to double oil output to 3.9Mb/d by 2014, making Brazil the world's fifth largest oil producer and likely placing it among the top 10 oil exporters.

According to press reports, Petrobras launched a US$6bn bond issue on January 20. The offering includes US$2.5bn in five-year notes, US$2.5bn in 10-year notes, and US$1bn in notes maturing in 30 years.

The five-year notes were launched at 190 basis points over comparable treasuries, the 10-year notes at 195 basis points over the benchmark treasuries, and the 30-year notes at 220 basis points over treasuries, according to the reports.

BTG Pactual, Citigroup, HSBC Holdings, Itau Unibanco Holding, JP Morgan and Banco Santander are joint book runners on the deal.

In September last year, the Rio de Janeiro-based company sold some US$70bn in stocks, making the capitalization the biggest in world history.

"The risk in another share offering is to put further pressure on Petrobras' stock price. That is why I see a bond issue in a very positive way," Gouveia added.


MVNOs to come onboard in 2011, former communications minister says – Brazil

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:11 (GMT -0400)
Brazil could see a rise in mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) throughout 2011, with airlines, supermarkets and sports associations potentially entering the mobile phone arena, former communications minister Juarez Quadros do Nascimento told BNamericas.

After a year of deliberation, telecom regulator Anatel approved in December 2010 "flexible rules" that allow the industry to self-police on the issue of MVNOs, said Nascimento, now a partner at Brazilian consultancy Orion Consultores Associados.

MVNOs essentially lease spectrum from licensed mobile operators to provide service. After arising with the 1999 launch of Virgin Mobile in the UK, MVNOs spread to other countries from the US to India. Of the 602 MVNOs active globally at end-1Q10, 65% operated in Europe, according to consultancy Wireless Intelligence.

"The reasons for failure or success globally are distinct and depend on specifics, since MVNOs focus marketing activities on clients already within their portfolio, taking advantage of their brands and existing relationships, instead of new consumers," he said. "In Brazil, corporations with successful brands ... can be niches for MVNOs."

Nascimento mentioned airlines Gol and TAM, as well as supermarket chains Carrefour, Extra and Pao de Acucar, as potential MVNO targets. The market could ultimately yield 9.5mn clients and 1.8bn reais (US$1.08bn) in the next five years, he noted, citing a study from consultancy Signals Telecom Consulting.

"Certainly, MVNOs will be an opportunity for national carriers ceding their networks, and new virtual operators targeting specific niches," Nascimento said.

With respect to Nextel, the former minister said MVNO partners could play part of the company's business strategy as it prepares to enter the 3G market this year.

"The new mobile operator is seeking to differentiate itself in the market and win over customers from other operators, since service penetration is already very high," he said.

The success of MVNOs in Brazil could determine the sector's future in the region, Nascimento added.

"Brazil, with somewhere around 200mn cell phones at the end of 2010 and explosive demand for broadband, [and] 3G networks in more than 1,300 cities, is surely a ramp up to launching MNVOs in other Latin American countries," he said.

MVNOs to come onboard in 2011, former communications minister says - Brazil
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:11 (GMT -0400)


New Fiat Plant Coming to Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Fiat of Brazil will build a new plant in the country's northeast region, the automaker announced this week. The new plant, near Recife in the state of Pernambuco, will cost about $1.8 billion to build, will be complete in three years and will produce 200,000 units per year, Fiat said.
Planned for the plant is a new, yet-to-be-announced low-cost model designed in Brazil. The car will be aimed at both local and Latin American markets. Some 3,500 direct jobs will be created by the time the plant goes into full operation.
A cornerstone ceremony will be held later this month with the participation of outgoing Brazil President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who turns over his post on January 1 to President-Elect Dilma Rouseff.
Fiat Group's CEO Sergio Marchionne said: "The project to be realized in Pernambuco represents a truly important step for the strategy of Fiat's international reinforcement. Brazil, where we intend to a sales volume of over 1 million vehicles yearly, is a strategic region for our expansion. Our group is also seeking to contribute to Brazil's economic, technological and industrial development, where we are present with auto making for nearly 40 years."
As an initiative of the Pernambuco state government, a training center will be built within the 1.7-square-mile site to provide human resources for the new plant.
The state of Pernambuco had a Willys-Overland/Jeep assembly plant during the 1960s. Ford also has a manufacturing plant in the northeast, where the all-terrain Troller is manufactured. The Jeep-like model was first made by Troller, all-Brazilian automaker since 1997, and then by Ford of Brazil starting in 2007.
Fiat already has a Brazilian manufacturing plant in Betim, built in 1975, and has announced investments in its Brazil facilities totaling $5.9 billion over the next five years, with the Betim plant getting $4.1 billion of that. The Betim plant will get a production boost of 150,000 vehicles per year to total nearly a million units.
The Italian automaker has been on top of the 3.4-million-plus Brazil market for the past eight years, including this year.


Portuguese Course at School of Languages

The School of Languages is a specialist government school. Since 1986 the school has been teaching languages to a growing number of students from both government and non-government schools and adult learners.

The classes are held in 18 teaching centres across the Adelaide metropolitan area. All lessons are delivered after hours, usually in the 5 to 8 time slot.

Enrollments for 2011 have already started and Portuguese lessons will be held either on Mondays or Tuesdays evenings.

Events – Australia

2011 Business Clean Up Day

Join the 2011 Business Clean Up Day!

When it comes to rubbish, Clean Up Australia means business. You and your staff can join the crusade against waste by registering for the 2011 Business Clean Up Day. The day is held in the same week as Clean Up Australia Day, the nation’s largest community participation event.

In 2010, over 500 businesses donned their Clean Up gloves and removed hundreds of tonnes of rubbish, fighting waste in their workplaces and beyond. The date for the 2011 Business Clean Up Day is Tuesday, 1st March 2011 and we are hoping to make this the biggest event yet!

Businesses can either organise their own Clean Up Site or demonstrate their commitment to the Cleaning Up the environment by becoming a Business Supporter. Also, Clean Up Australia is collecting mobile phones for recycling, so if you have any old phones, let us know!

Please visit our website for more information cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or contact Annie Thompson, Business Project Officer, annie@cleanup.org.au or call 02 8197 3413


Brazil’s legendary psychedelic band, founding members of 1960’s Tropicália movement and godfathers of indie music, have today announced that they will be bringing their highly influential, genre bending collage of sounds to Australia for the very first time in March 2011.

Wednesday, March 9

Sydney - Enmore Theatre
Also with Richard In Your Mind

Tix via ticketek.com

Friday, March 11

Melbourne The Forum

Also with Otouto

Tix via ticketmaster.com.au

For enquiries contact:

Jo Gray | Popfrenzy Tours & Events Manager | jo@popfrenzy.com.au


Jan 31 to Feb 02 | Rio de Janeiro | SulAmérica
Convention Center

The Wind Energy LatAm 2010 is the first regional meeting to put the market for wind power generation in parallel to other sources of power generation on the continent. Only here you will find the top Generation, Engineering and Construction of the wind market alongside government and the main representatives of the energy supply of Latin America.
Why join the Wind Energy LatAm 2011?
  • Solve the regulatory issues and dissolve government barriers of wind generation in Latin America;

  • Update yourself on private investment, fundraising and financing for wind power on the continent;

  • Check out the cutting edge of engineering technology, construction and projects for wind power generation;

  • Interact with key government officials and executives from Latin American wind power chain.

By participating in the Wind Energy LatAm 2011, you'll be face to face with key decision makers in the Latin American market of wind power and participate in business roundtables focused on building partnerships and opportunities for the development of wind power generation on the continent.
Event website: windenergylatam.com

Australian Shoe Fair - Sydney

Date: 11-FEB-11 to 13-FEB-11
Australian Shoe Fair - Sydney is Australia's newest independent trade fair for the footwear industry. The Australian Shoe Fair has been developed as a result of demand from suppliers and industry stakeholders for a high quality, industry operated and truly independent footwear fair for the Australian market.
Venue: Sydney Trade Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Urban Transport World Australia

Date: 22-FEB-11 to 24-FEB-11
Urban Transport World Australia conference is scheduled for 22nd-24th February, 2011 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia. The 3rd Annual Urban Transport World Australia summit is a perfect platform for transport sector of Australian market, the summit will focus on rail projects, road projects and urban transport strategies.
The three day conference will focus on areas like transport policies & strategies, future perspectives of rail sector and other associated areas.
Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition

Date: 23-FEB-11 to 25-FEB-11
The Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG), has been the major Australasian oil and gas industry event staged in the wealthy petroleum city of Perth, Western Australia every two years for over a quarter of a century.
Venue: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Australian Construction Equipment Expo

Date: 24-FEB-11 to 26-FEB-11
Australian Construction Equipment Expo is the leading trade event in the country for the earthmoving, civil contracting and quarry industries. It is held biennially in Victoria and showcases the latest equipment, services and technology for these industries. It also attracts visitors from the demolition, farming, forestry, mining, road construction, hire & rental and government sectors.
Venue: Sandown Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Events – Brazil

17th Latin Upstream Oil week 2011Rio de Janeiro

A key event for the Latin American Continent, focused on the exploration industry, gas-LNG and GTL

Hosted By Global Pacific Partners
Date 25-27 May 2011
Venue Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

17th Annual Latin Oil & Gas Week 2010 Conference, takes place 25th – 27th May 2011 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Latin Oil & Gas Week will bring together key Super-Majors, Independents, Government and National Oil Company senior executives to interface, network and negotiate deals, whilst showcasing leading State players worldwide.

Latin Oil Week 2011 is a key event for the Latin American Continent, focused on the exploration industry, gas-LNG and GTL - with Speakers from Latin America and worldwide on competition, National Oil Companies, strategy and portfolio, new ventures, new hydrocarbon potential, regional risks and management issues, integration in energy markets, domestic and cross-border oil and gas ventures, Independents, basins and acreage, new Bid Rounds, competitor strategies, and the future of Latin American and Caribbean hydrocarbons.

Program Focus

Latin American Landscapes: Upstream & Exploration Game
Key Influences In Latin Hydrocarbons
Latin Gas-LNG and GTL Ventures
Government Strategies, Acreage & Assets
Licensing Agencies
Reserve & Production Outlook
Mature Exploration Zones
Heavy Oil & EOR Potential
Deepwater Potential & New Frontiers
Caribbean States & Central Latin America
Southern Cone Gas
Hydrocarbon Frontier States: New Plays & Opportunities
Latin Giants: Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico
Minnows, Independents & Super-Majors Active In The Region
Foreign State Players Taking Acreage & Joint Venture Positioning
Emerging Players â?? Local and Global Players

Confirmed Speakers

Carlos Delius
President, Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons
Carlos Morales Gil
Chief Executive Officer, E, Pemex E
Christopher Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil Natural Gas, US Department of Energy
Daniel Saba
Chairman of The Board, Perupetro
Dr Armando Zamora
Director General, ANH, Colombia
Dr Duncan Clarke
Chairman CEO, Global Pacific Partners
Eloi Fernandez y Fernandez
Executive Director, ONIP
Gonzalez Neuman
Executive Secretary. ARPEL
Hugo Repsold Jr
E Strategy Portfolio Manager, Petrobras
James Deckelman
Director, Latin America Exloration, ConocoPhillips**
Jeff Collins
Director, Corporate Development, Gran Tierra Energy
Kjetil Solbraekke
Chief Executive Officer, Panoro Energy
Magda de Regina Chambriard
Director, Agencia Nacional de Petroleo, Brasil
Marcio Rocha Mello
Chief Executive Officer, HRT Oil Gas Ltd
Max Brouwers
Exploration Manager Brazil, Shell
Max Rolla
Vice President, Exploration, Petrodorado
Oswaldo Antunes Pedrosa
President, ABPIP
Richard Gonzalez
President CEO, Petro-Victory LLC
Steven J. Benedetti
Vice President, South America, PetroVista Energy
Thore Kristiansen
Senior Vice President, Atlantic, Statoil
Wim Dwarkasing
Deputy Director Exploration Petroleum Contracts, Staatsolie

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17th Latin Upstream
26th -27th May 2011
Sheraton Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7th Latin Petroleum: Strategy Briefing
25th May 2011
Sheraton Rio Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




Babette van Gessel

Sonika Greyvenstein


iro.nl arpel.org
desenvolvimento.rj.gov.br onip.org.br

Real Estate Investment World Brazil

Date: 02-FEB-11 to 04-FEB-11
Real Estate Investment World Brazil annual trade exhibition for the International & Middle East property market, offers buyers and investors a unique platform to screen, evaluate and finalize some of the best deals available in this booming city.
Venue: TBA, Sao Paulo, Brazil