Understanding Rio as an investment case. Notes on demographics

Rio got the attention of French business community. Multinationals joined start-ups, lawyers and strategy consultants in a rainy Parisian morning at the sumptuous Brazilian Embassy to listen to Rio Negocios and Ernst & Young talk about the next Olympic city. Upcoming events proxy investment The sequence of events helps understand why from 2008 to 2012, Rio is the thirdContinue reading “Understanding Rio as an investment case. Notes on demographics”

What has to be done for Rio to top London Olympics?

London was considered for some one of the best olympic games ever for its smooth delivery. Rio de Janeiro received  the olympic flag and is officially the Olympic city… in other words: it is already under scrutiny. Both cities are metropolitan areas of over 12 million people. While in London, the Department of Transport expected 500,000Continue reading “What has to be done for Rio to top London Olympics?”

Business opportunities in Rio unveiled

London Olympic Games. Rio Conferences will present opportunities in strategic sectors of the city from July 25th to August 12th for more than 540 companies.    Organized by Rio Negocios, the conferences are supported by companies like the Brazilian bank Bradesco and the German airline Lufthansa. Audiovisual, High Tech, Energy and Business of Sports will be the topicsContinue reading “Business opportunities in Rio unveiled”

Rio set to attract international investors during London Olympics

Or should we say: Rio takes off? The city of Rio de Janeiro’s investment promotion agency – Rio Negocios – will hold events to attract global investments to the region during the London 2012 Olympics. The agenda in London includes a series of sector-based panels and networking events followed by a roadshow in some European cities. IContinue reading “Rio set to attract international investors during London Olympics”

Rio+20 flashes

The Rio Earth Summit of 1992 was a landmark in Latin America in terms of institutional changes towards sustainability goals. For now, we don’t know much on what impact will have Rio+20 in the debate. But we can try to interpret the headlines. Here is my take. World leaders – not present Absences of Obama (US),Continue reading “Rio+20 flashes”