Brazilian industry agency attends competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia

A delegation of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development(ABDI) participated in the Global Competitiveness Forum, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), the largest business event in North Africa and the Middle East. Main theme this year was entrepreneurship.

Among the Forum participants are representatives from companies such as Volkswagen, Gensler, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers International, Boston Consulting Group, British Airways, Bayer, KPMG, Pirelli, Unilever, GlobalMedic, DuPont, among others.


This is good news. Brazilian entities are poised to promote Brazil abroad.  “It is necessary to pay attention to global best practices on these issues to achieve the goals of the Brazilian industrial policy, “says ABDI president’s Roberto Borges Lemos in an interview on Portal Fator. 

ABDI has developed a plan to boost competitiveness in Brazil – Plano Brasil Maior.  Its goals is promote the expansion of fixed investment, research and development, training human resources, the number of micro, small and medium-sized exporters, participation in international trade and export diversification.


About Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She is a fellow researcher of the Centre Roland Mousnier at the Sorbonne University and a member of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC-Rio), where she served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board. Hildete advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.
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1 Response to Brazilian industry agency attends competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia

  1. Garrett says:

    This is good news.

    From some shared experiences that I have discussed with others, innovation – particularly thinking outside the box – needs to be promoted by both the government and private sectors. This is not unique to Brazil but is part of the growth process of any sovereignty finding itself with new ‘muscle’ resulting from other sovereignties and foreign businesses wanting to be of assistance.

    The support any entrepreneur, young or old, receives from his own country always goes a very long way in just how much innovation will be created.


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