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Brazil 2014 (Archive)

November 4-11, 2014

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Governor Herbert is leading a trade mission to Brazil November 4-11, 2014. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with the World Trade Center Utah and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, invite all Utah businesses interested in growing their global markets in Brazil to apply to join the Governor on the Brazil Trade Mission 2014.

With a large diversified economy, Brazil offers excellent business opportunities. In recent years, the nation has maintained macroeconomic policies that have boosted investment and economic growth, resulting in historically low unemployment and interest rates.

The main focus of the trade mission is to help Utah companies find potential business partners in Brazil. The Governor will also promote Utah’s diverse and thriving world-class economy to Brazilian investors interested in making inward business investments in Utah.


Reasons to attend the trade mission

  • One-to-one meetings with pre-qualified distributors and potential business partners
  • Networking opportunities with chambers of commerce and U.S. companies doing business in-country
  • Appointments with key government officials and industry experts
  • Pre-arranged logistics including hotels, ground transportation, interpreters, and daily itinerary


  • Sao Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro

Participants will have flexibility to visit other Brazilian markets before, during, and after the trade mission dates. Business-to-business matchmaking meetings utilizing Gold Key Service through the U.S. Commercial Service is available in the cities listed below. Please direct inquiries regarding alternate travel plans and business-to-business matchmaking options to Nathan Lambson (801) 538-8737.

  • Sao Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brasilia
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Recife

Estimated Costs

  • Flight $1,800
  • Hotel $300 per night (for negotiated rates please contact Nathan Lambson)
  • Transportation $300
  • Meals $300
  • Gold Key Service ($700 per day)
  • Participation fee $400

Please note that a travel Visa is required to participate in this trade mission. Due to the long processing time for Brazilian Visas we recommend that all participants apply as soon as possible. For more information about travel Visas you may contact one of the Visa agencies below or speak with Nathan Lambson.

Travel Broker:



Preliminary Itinerary (subject to change)

11/4/14 – Tuesday

– Depart Salt Lake City

11/5/14 – Wednesday

– Arrive in Sao Paulo

11/6/14 – Thursday

– Gold Key Service business meetings

11/7/14 – Friday

– Gold Key Service business meetings
– Doing business in Brazil seminar
– Networking reception

11/8/14 – Saturday

– Travel to Rio de Janeiro

11/9/14 – Sunday

– Free day

11/10/14 – Monday

– Gold Key Service business meetings
– Networking reception
– Depart from Rio de Janeiro

11/11/14 – Tuesday

– Arrive in Salt Lake City

Information Contact

Nathan Lambson
(801) 538-8737

Trade Mission Applications

Applications are due September 29, 2014. Please complete one of the three online applications below if you would like to be considered to participate on the Brazil Trade Mission 2014.


Quotes from Brazil Trade Mission 2013 participants

“The Utah trade mission to Brazil was a highlight of my professional career and an important milestone in helping our educational agency meet its future goals. We are indebted to the GOED office for walking us through the process step-by-step and helping us meet our objectives in Brazil.”
Jamie Leiti
Utah State Office of Education

“Well coordinated with great information on the states visited in Brazil. Great experience and would highly recommend for those without established customers in regions being visited by the Trade Mission.”
Mark Slemons
Kennecott Molybdenum Company

“The Utah Governors Trade Mission to Brazil was very well planned and executed. Being a small family owned business here in Salt Lake City, Kaddas Enterprises is grateful for the incredible opportunity to meet with so many Brazilian businesses that would otherwise never happen!”
Patrick Scott
Kaddas Enterprises, Inc.

“The trade mission really makes the exporting business effective and efficient. Encourage Utah companies to join if exporting business is in the road map.”
Densen Cao
CAO Group, Inc.

“We at Pixio will reach our revenue goal this year largely because of our participation in the Brazil Trade Mission. The GOED was critical in this growth opportunity. We plan to make future trade missions with the GOED a priority!”
Matthew Stoker

“Overall the trip was very beneficial for us. We not only met some very good potential partners in Brazil we also made some very useful contacts amongst the other participants.”
Chris Boyle
Access Technology Solutions

“It’s vital to have trust and strong relationships with your international business partners. The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will help you find those relationships so your business can develop faster and better in international markets. The trade mission in Brazil was truly a trip of a lifetime. If you want to grow your business globally, I would highly recommend going on a trade mission with GOED and then continuing to work closely with them after.”
Cody Broderick

“Participating in the 2013 Brazil Trade Mission opened our company to international expansion opportunities that we never would have discovered on our own. The Trade Mission co-arranged networking events in several cities through which we gained local business contacts and developed relationships to engage our company in new directions and increased profitability.”
Mike Collier
Lithium Storage Inc.

“Great value and great people to work with. Definitely worth every minute.”
Timothy Goalen
Rockwell Time

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