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Direct Line: Recife: Opportunities in Northeastern Brazil's Emerging Technology Hub

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
March 19, 2014


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Topic: Recife: Opportunities in Northeastern Brazil’s Emerging Technology Hub

Host: Consul General Usha Pitts

Date, time, time zone for call: Wednesday, March 19, 2014; 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PST, Recife 3:00 p.m.)

Special Guest(s):

  • Sérgio Cavalcante, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Advanced Studies and Systems of Recife (CESAR)
  • Guilherme Cavalcanti, Founder, The Impact Hub Recife

Brief Description of call: This webinar will provide an introduction to institutions involved in the development of Recife’s growing technology sector, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. businesses, investors and research institutions. Guest speakers will describe the local technology ecosystem, factors promoting development, as well as local incentives. Over the past decade the northeastern city of Recife has developed into one of Brazil’s leading technology centers, hosting an increasingly dense cluster of firms specializing in software application development, information and communications technology, media production services and other related industries. At the core of this cluster are the Porto Digital office park/incubator and the CESAR research institute, together comprising one of the largest technology parks in Latin America. The complex is home to hundreds of firms (including several familiar U.S. names) and thousands of highly qualified workers in the city’s rapidly revitalizing historic district.

Deadline for RSVPs: Monday, March 17, 2014

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