In an initiative promoted by the AIP Foundation and with CESO's collaboration, several seminars on "How to do Business" in the CPLP countries - Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries have recently been held in Lisbon.
These seminars were attended by speakers who presented the CPLP markets, the economy and the business opportunities that exist in those countries.
A New Phase in the Development Process of Angola, A Changing Market (Equatorial Guinea), Cape Verde and A Country Affirming on the Continent, Opportunities in a Changing Context (Mozambique) and Do you Want to invest in Brazil? are among the communications that CESO presented in this event.
At the occasion, the seminar participants were able to know the experience of Portuguese companies in these countries, as well as how to expand and develop their network.
Know more about these Seminars and the respective program HERE (Portuguese version).
Rui Miguel Santos, Vice President of CESO considered, last July 3rd, that the future of economic relations between Portugal and Angola will pass to increased local investment and less to trade, arguing that the focus should be in local production and not in exports.
Find more information about this subject in the article (portuguese version) published by Dinheiro Vivo
Regarding Mozambique, the CESO's Vice-President pointed out that the commitment to the development and growth of Mozambique goes through the development of human capital, with the training of the Mozambican population, but also for research investment in research, innovation, technologies and infrastructures. Infrastructures are of extreme importance because of the extent that separates the main Mozambican cities.
Finally and closing CESO’s participation in the event, Helena Valente (Member of the Board) highlighted Brazil's relevance in the world economy - 8th in the ranking - just after the United States, China, Japan, Germany, UK, India and France.
Regarding the commercial relations with Portugal, Helena Valente mentioned that Brazil is the 10th destination of Portuguese Exports and the 10th supplier of Portugal, adding that data from 2016 showed that about 1,450 Portuguese companies exported that year to Brazil about 1600 different products.
Visit the Intelligence on our website where you can find several Market Studies on the PALOP countries.
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