Trade mission sustainable port development Brazil
3 March - 7 March
Are you active in port development? And are you curious about your opportunities in Brazil? Consider taking part in the sustainable port development trade mission to Brazil from March 3-7, 2024. The trade mission is led by Robert Simons, deputy mayor and alderman in Rotterdam.
The trade mission will visit the largest Latin American exhibition for the logistics sector, the Intermodal in Sao Paulo. In addition, the port of Rio Grande will be visited. Furthermore, this mission offers a unique opportunity to get in touch with interested parties from the port sector.
Port development in Brazil
For the Brazilian economy, ports are extremely important. Almost all cargo (95%) flows through the Brazilian port system. An annual increase of 5-10% more cargo is expected in the coming years. Ports in Brazil are struggling to keep up with this growth, especially in logistics.
Additionally, Brazilian ports need to become sustainable, also to meet the increasing energy demand. The construction of offshore wind farms is an important part of this. A part of the power generated by these wind farms will be used to produce green hydrogen.
Opportunities for Dutch companies
Brazil is looking for solutions that can combine these different challenges. The Netherlands has a lot of knowledge and experience in ports, logistics, innovation and sustainability. This offers opportunities for Dutch companies.
For this trade mission, we invite Dutch companies involved in:
- innovative and sustainable port development, digitalisation, port logistics and hinterland connectivity;
- renewable energy projects for near- and offshore wind and the production of (green) hydrogen;
- port infrastructure, including cargo terminals, pipelines, storage facilities, electricity infrastructure and electrolyzers; air treatment plants, desalination and other water facilities;
- master planning and consultancy for ports; and
- development of employees’ knowledge, skills and experience (human capital development).
Participation in this mission offers you:
- a complete program with access to exclusive activities;
- introductions with the most important Brazilian port sector organisations;
- more insight about your market opportunities in Brazil;
- contact with an international network and meetings with potential business partners;
- opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience;
- opportunity to increase your company’s brand awareness.
Saturday March 2
• Departure from Amsterdam to São Paulo and from São Paulo to Pelotas
Sunday March 3
• Official kick-off at hotel in Rio Grande do Sul
Monday March 4
Visit to the port of Rio Grande
Cocktails with stakeholders from the region
Tuesday March 5
• Departure to São Paulo for official kick-off trade fair Intermodal guided tour of the exhibition floor
• Special program for Paranaguá: meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Rotterdam and the Governor of Paraná + a business session
Wednesday March 6
Meeting with the consul general of São Paulo
Seminar on the Intermodal exhibition floor + matchmaking session (for Green Port Partnership members only)
Thursday March 7
• Company visits São Paulo (to be confirmed) and closing lunch
Friday March 8
• Departure from São Paulo to Amsterdam
Participation and costs
Sign up for this trade mission via the registration form here.
Participation is free for participants in the Green Ports Partnership program, a public-private partnership between Dutch and Brazilian port partners.
Non-affiliated companies pay a contribution of €750 excluding VAT. Travel and accommodation costs are at your own expense. Meals and other activities are also at your own expense, unless otherwise stated in the program.
After selection, you will receive information about the hotel where the delegation will stay. It is not compulsory to book overnight stays in the same hotel, but participants from previous missions indicated that they found it useful to stay in the same hotel.
Want to know more?
More information on the Green Ports Partnership (GPP) program can be found on the Rotterdam Partners website. Wondering what the GPP program can do for your business?
Then contact: Diana Bossman, advisor at RVO, via email@example.com.
Corporate Social Responsibility
The Dutch government considers Corporate Social Responsibility (including human rights) important and endorses the OECD Guidelines, in which the CSR standards for internationally active entrepreneurs are agreed on. One of the conditions for joining this mission is that you adhere to these OECD guidelines.
RVO is organising this mission with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Embassy in Brasilia, the Dutch Consulate General in São Paulo, NBSO Porto Alegre and Rotterdam Partners.
Commissioned by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs