DUBAI – June 27, 2022: Brazil will continue creating influence in
the global marketplace in line with the results the nation created with its participation
at the recently concluded Expo 2020 Dubai.
About 1,030 Brazilian
companies that became part of their pavilion at the Expo, secured business
deals of USD 648 million during the event and are expecting additional deals
worth USD 3.4 billion in the next 12 months in food, cosmetics, furniture,
aerospace, leather, oil and gas sectors, according to an official statement.
“The Brazil pavilion, being
positioned among the five most visited pavilions of the Expo 2020, hosted 2.1
million visitors with an average of 11,700 visitors daily during the six-month-long
event. We are determined to enhance the impact of the results created at the
Expo Dubai with excellent opportunities for Expo 2025 Osaka-Kansai,” said Elias
Martins Filho, Commissioner General of Brazil Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
“The pavilion conducted 20
educational, cultural, and gastronomy exhibitions including 270 music shows,
460 dance performances, six cooking shows, 32 partner presentations, and 12
cultural and gastronomic exchanges with other pavilions offering visitors
interactive experiences,” he added.
“The pavilion presented 150
business agendas, signing six Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the participation
of 805 business leaders, out of which 59 percent were from Brazil and the rest
from other 39 countries. The Brazil Investment Forum held in Dubai by
APEAX-Basil is expecting more than USD 1 billion worth of investments in
several projects of global relevance,” Filho further said.
The Expo participation,
spearheaded by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil),
has been a full-spectrum affair for Brazil for half a year marked by the visit
of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, senior ministers, business and trade
delegates and other high-level dignitaries.
During the Presidential
visit, Brazil also conferred the country’s highest honour, the National Order
of the Southern Cross on HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice
President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Mr. Filho said, “Being a
hub for innovation and sustainability for all six months of its stay at the
Expo in Dubai, our pavilion created an innovative, immersive, and unforgettable
experience for the world with every aspect of the Brazilian life. Expo 2020,
being an incredible opportunity for the exchange of cultures from all over the
world, the Brazil pavilion showcased the world a myriad of possibilities that a
platform like Expo could offer.”
During the expo, the Brazil Pavilion also celebrated the achievement of being
chosen as a country which houses three of the seven world wonders and nature
attractions– the Iguacu waterfalls, the Amazon, and Christ the Redeemer statue
in Rio de Janeiro, built in 1931. New7Wonders, the organization that leads the
selection of the new seven wonders of the world and nature also unveiled Wonder
Markers at the Brazil pavilion.