By Luis Aparício & Leila Monteiro Lins
The mission, organized by Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC), included a delegation of more than 30 Brazilians, government officials and entrepreneurs.
Brazil-Canada PDAC 2017
For the first time in 13 years a Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy participated in Brazil-Canada PDAC 2017, one of the largest mining events that take place annually in Toronto. The PDAC gathered about 900 exhibitors and received more than 24 thousand visitors from 125 countries.
This year, the Brazilian goal was clear: to reaffirm the Brazilian commitment to revitalize the mining industry in the country not only by encouraging companies that are currently investing in the country, but also to attract new investments.
Journalists Luis Aparício and Leila Monteiro Lins interviewed the minister Fernando Coelho Filho during the PDAC 2017 in Toronto.
During the 11th edition of the Brazil-Canada events at the PDAC 2017, organized by the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), the minister Fernando Coelho Filho participated in debates and exhibitions with various contributors in the mining sector with the intention of stimulating and attracting future investments and to initiate a productive dialogue with the private sector.
Coelho Filho (photo) presented the country’s mineral potential, highlighting government plans to encourage foreign investment in the sector. As a whole, ten measures will be implemented in the upcoming months in the hope that the participation of mining activity in the Brazilian economy increases from 4% to 6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), taking advantage of the rising of prices in the international environment.
“With the changes to be implemented, I believe we can lay the foundations for growth,” said Minister Fernando Coelho Filho.
Mission to Canada results in potential business for Mato Grosso
The participants from Mato Grosso, Brazil, returned with four potential business opportunities in progress, which should result in future international visits to the State. The mission, organized by the CCBC and the State Department of Economic Development (Sedec), through Desarrolla MT, resulted in the creation of a Regional Block formed by 17 municipalities in Mato Grosso.