BRAZIL Day in Stavanger organized by Greater Stavanger
On April 22nd more than 50 business representatives from the south-west region of Norway gathered in Stavanger to listen to a number of speakers sharing their experiences in setting up business in Brazil. The one-day seminar was opened by the mayor of Stavanger, who recently led a delegation to Brazil to promote Stavanger as the sister-city of Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian ambassador and DnBNor gave presentations of the economic situation in Brazil, focusing on the promising development over the next years and the
potential for Norwegian expertise. Companies like Teekay shared with the audience how they had succeeded in Brazil and Erik Hannisdal introduced how his long experience with Innovation Norway could help new comers getting into the Brazilian market. BNCC President Terje Staalstrøm talked about the importance of networking and the two chambers of commerce – BNCC and NBCC – at the disposal of the industry.
A large delegation from Stavanger is expected to attend the Rio Oil&Gas show in September. At ONS in Stavanger in August, a special session on Brazil is planned.
The BNCC presentation is found below.
All presentations, including those not given due to speakers inability to
attend, will be available at the website of Greater Stavanger. See
www.greaterstavanger.com on “Arrangement”.
On November 10th a Brazilian delegation visited the port of Risavika outside Stavanger to learn about Norwegian competence in developing and operating commercial ports. The background for the visit is the planned investments in ports and related infrastructure both for general cargo and offshore support services. The visit was organized by Greater Stavanger with BNCC as support.
The delegation comprised officials from federal and state governments, port companies, Petrobras and agents. Following an orientation by the port of Risavika and the NorSea Group, a workshop chaired by the President of BNCC focused on Petrobras’ needs for supply base facilities and the experiences Norwegian companies like Teekay, DOF, Bergen Group and K.Lund Offshore have with port operations and custom clearance in Brazil. The present bureaucracy and complex documentation processes were highlighted.
In response the Brazilian Secretariat of Ports gave a presentation of status and plans for port developments. See presentation below. BNCC will follow the development of the efficiency project “Portos sem papel” and keep you posted.