Monday, January 12, 2015


Infoplus Business Services (IBG Nigeria) in collaboration with Nigeria Brazil Centre for Business plan a business mission to four cities in Brazil namely Rio de Janeiro, Porto Allegre, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo for May 24-31, 2015.

The choice of Brazil is timely as Nigeria grapples with the reality of falling oil price, rising unemployment and increasing rate of poverty and as the Federal Government continues in its efforts to re-jig its key sectors especially agriculture, a country like Brazil comes in handy.

Brazil has been nicknamed the food basket of the world and has earned global recognition as a result of its agricultural technology for tropical weather, heavy investment in innovation and sophisticated service industry among others that qualified its membership in the BRICS countries. Its model of sustainable development based on robust economic growth with income distribution, social inclusion and job creation has transformed the country into an economic powerhouse with a forecast by the World Bank to become the fifth largest economy in the world.

Brazil's success in agriculture and agribusiness, its premiership in deep sea oil drilling technology, its capacity and creativity in information technology and software services, affordable housing program, robust market for retail franchising in clothing and cosmetics are good reasons to join the trade mission to Brazil this year.  These sectors form the areas of focus for the business mission. It provides an opportunity for discerning Nigerian business people interested in developing joint venture partnerships in retail business, economic housing development, agribusiness, and for those looking to take advantage of the local content policy in the oil and gas sector to develop technical and strategic alliances etc. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend.

On the opening day at Rio de Janeiro, the president of Rio de Janeiro Industrial Federation (FIRJAN) would deliver a speech on Brazil's action plans for Nigerian market. A group discussion on unlocking the opportunities in Brazil for the Nigerian market will follow. On the same day, there would be conference papers to be presented on Sustaining the principles of international trade, the Nigerian market, and its challenges, way forward for Brazilian investors'.

Other papers to be presented on the day include Opportunities in Technology for Oil and Gas, Innovation and Development in the Brazilian Equipment and Information Technology Industry and lastly, Facilities for Import and Export-Funding projects in Nigeria'.  Business to business matching would be arranged for participants while in-company visits would be organized on the second and third day to Porto Alegre and Minas Gerais respectively.

Dignitaries expected at the four-day event include the Nigerian Ambassador to Brazil, HE Adamu Emezozo, the President, Rio de Janeiro Industrial Federation, the President, Apex Brazil (the Brazilian Investment and Export Promotion Council), the President, Cotrijal-Expodireto (Agriculture and Agro Allied), and the Managing Director, Softex, an oil and gas company, BNDES (the Brazilian Import Export Bank), Petrobras, Brazilian Association of Franchising amongst others.

To precede the mission to Brazil, a seminar will be held on our Open for Business' series tagged Showcase Brazil slated for March 25, 2015 at the Resource Place, Ikeja, Lagos. The seminar highlights the economy, travel and culture of the people of Brazil. Interested participants may take advantage of the workshop to register for the Mission as it would be the last date for the submission of registration forms.

Our firm, Infoplus Business Services is a market research, international business facilitation and investment attraction consultancy that started off in 2003 with the representation of the US states of Missouri and California offices of International Marketing, East Mediterranean Regional Office. Our services include market investigations, trade advisory, and in-country business representation, etc.

For more information on the business mission to Brazil, email or call Ndudi Osakwe on 0813 453 6545. You may also email | or call the Centre on +55-31-3785-9519.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Happy New Year. In collaboration with Nigeria-Brazil Centre for Business, we propose a private sector led business visit to Brazil, May 24-31, 2015.

Areas of focus for the mission include the following: Agribusiness, Information and Communication Technology, Housing and Retail Franchising (clothing, cosmetics and leather).

In addition, a seminar to SHOWCASE Brazil economy, trade and culture would hold March 25, 2015 in Lagos. Get information on the prospects that Brazil presents to discerning business people from Nigeria. Place your business on a sound footing. In 2015, the mission to Brazil is possible.
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