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2017 Gulf Coast Trade Alliance World Trade Conference:
Doing Business in Brazil

April 3-6, 2017 in New Orleans, LA

Industry Focus:

  • Port & Maritime Infrastructure
  • Port & Inland Waterway Services
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Hosted by the Louisiana District Export Council with support from the U.S. Commercial Service

  • Build your competitive edge globally
  • Explore market opportunities in Brazil
  • Meet face-to-face with potential Brazilian partners and industry thought leaders
  • Learn about US Government resources and advocacy

17th Annual Gulf Coast Trade Alliance World Trade Conference

The Gulf Coast Trade Alliance (GCTA), consisting of members from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, convenes business leaders from the region to its annual World Trade Conference. This is the Gulf Coast’s marquee trade event, which serves as the region’s platform to promote international trade and investment, provide high quality B2B networking opportunities, foster relationships with international business partners and delegations, and educate and inform U.S. firms on doing business internationally.

The theme of the 17th annual conference was “Doing Business with Brazil” with a spotlight on the port and maritime infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences sectors.  As part of this focus, the GCTA hosted a delegation of 40 Brazilian government and private sector officials to discuss trends in these industries and opportunities for collaboration with Gulf Coast companies.

U.S.-Brazil: Topics included U.S. and Brazilian trade and economic policy, insights into Brazilian and U.S. political trends and development at the national, regional and state level.  The program also highlighted and promoted U.S.-Brazil trade and investment cooperation from the nation-to-nation to the EDO-to-EDO level. 

Ports and Maritime Infrastructure: Topics included state of the industry in Brazil and the Gulf Coast region, inland and costal port development, proposed changes in Brazil’s legal and policy framework, best practices in investment and financial models, procurement, services operations and partnership opportunities.

Healthcare/Life Sciences: Topics included digital healthcare transformation, healthcare technology and business innovation, medical tourism, telehealth, translational research, precision medicine, tropical disease clinical research and care and international strategic cooperation.  

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