(VEE) ITALY-BRAZIL: ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANIES MEET

(VELINO) Roma, 12 Sep - Brasilia will host a two day-event (Sept. 28-29) focusin...

(VELINO) Roma, 12 Sep - Brasilia will host a two day-event (Sept. 28-29) focusing on Italian investments in Brazil's infrastructure and energy sectors. The forum, promoted by the Italian Embassy in Brazil, in collaboration with Brazil's Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management and its largest public bank, Banco do Brasil, will place Italian companies - some of which are world leaders in the fields of energy and construction - in direct contact with local businesses and professional associations operating in the sectors of ports, logistics, and public works contracts. The aim of the meeting is to foster collaboration on concession and privatisation projects that the Brazilian federal government considers of primary importance, and which will be the object of public bids in the medium to long term. Italian investors will also be able to learn of opportunities to buy stakes in Brazilian companies, and to understand what the Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE) and the banking sector may be interested in financing. The two-day event is part of an agreement between the Farnesina and the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management designed to encourage the participation of Italian businesses in concessions and privatisations that Brazil is about to launch for public works and assets. With a view to illustrating the initiative to Italian companies wishing to invest in Brazil, the Italian Association of private construction contractors (ANCE) on Sept. 15 will host a presentation by Banco do Brasil officials on the opportunities offered by Brazil's infrastructure and energy sectors. vel
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