Brazil Program

Destination Overview

Brazil is is the largest and most populous country in South America and the fifth biggest in the world in both area and population. Possessing abundant and well developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors as well as a significant labour pool, Brazil's GDP outweighs that of any other Latin American country. Brazil is now faced with the challenge of slowing economic growth and will be cast on the global stage with the hosting on the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

The  Brazil program takes participants on an exploration of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and focuses on the key sectors that have driven Brazil's economic emergence and have positioned the country as a leading global economy.  A typical program will explore themes such as the country’s macroeconomic status and its rising ambitions in the global context, doing business in Brazil in terms of talent, infrastructure and investment, innovation from entrepreneurs who are seeking to bridge the country’s gaps in wealth and privilege, the the impact of Brazil’s economic rise on its global trading and foreign policy ambitions and the interplay between the private sector, non-profit and state systems.  At the end of the program, participants will have a better understanding of doing business in Brazil and the opportunities this countries offers.