Successful End-of-the-year Reception

On December 5th more than 50 members and supporters of BNCC attended the end-of-the-year reception hosted by BNCC at the residence of the Brazilian ambassador to Norway. The crowd enjoyed Brazilian inspired food and Brazilian wines with Claudio Latini and João Lobo setting the mood with their Brazilian rhythms.

Minister Counselor Paulo Guimaraes spoke on behalf of the embassy and BNCC President Terje Staalstrøm gave a brief review of the year now drawing to an end. 2011 has been another year of strong growth in the relations between Brazil and Norway. Highlights such as the Norwegian government’s Brazil Strategy, Hydro’s acquisition of Vale’s bauxite mines with Vale then becoming a major shareholder in Hydro and STATOIL’s production start on the Peregrino field were mentioned, but the steady growth of Norwegian companies entering the Brazilian market both through Rio and São Paulo, is equally important.
The attendance ranged from Norwegian government officials through representatives of Norwegian private business to Brazilian students now attending Norwegian universities. It was a good event for networking and socializing.