Brazil: Obama on a Business Trip

Post on March 17, 2011, 9:10 am by admin 0 Comments

Brazil is Florida’s largest trading partner with two-way of $4.7 billion last year. When President Barack Obama arrives in Brasilia on Saturday for the opening leg of his Latin American trip, the emphasis will be on the economic relationship between Brazil and the United States and the potential business opportunities the world’s seventh largest economy offers. Obama will begin the day Saturday with conversations with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at her Planalto office and is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the U.S.-Brazil Business Summit at a Brasilia hotel in the afternoon. Rousseff, who took office Jan. 1, also has been invited to speak. The invitation-only event will bring together 300 top executives from corporations such as Exxon Mobil, GE, Coca Cola, Bank of America and Comcast on the U.S side and Brazilian giants Odebrecht, Embraer, JBS and Vale.

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