Curitiba is a city and municipality in the southeastern region of Brazil. Located at an altitude of 934 meters, it is the capital of the state of Paraná and has approximately 1.8 million inhabitants, making it the largest city in the south. Curitiba is one of the few Brazilian cities with a very high Human Development Index (0.856) and was awarded the Global Sustainable City Award in 2010, given to cities and towns that excel in sustainable urban development.
Cidade Industrial de Curitiba, the industrial district, is home to many multinational industries, such as Nissan , Renault , Volkswagen , Philip Morris , Audi , Volvo , HSBC , Siemens , ExxonMobil , Electrolux and Kraft Foods , as well as many well -known national industries, such as Sadia, O Boticário and Positivo Informática.
Brasil is the sixth largest economy in the world and is well connected to other Latin American countries. It is an interesting market for European companies and an agricultural superpower. The country is the world’s largest producer of coffee, sugar cane, and oranges. In addition, Brasil is one of the world’s largest producers of soy. In the field of innovation, there are already many collaborations between the Netherlands and Brasil. There are many opportunities in ICT, the application of big data and blockchain and the biological raw materials economy (bio-based).
16:00 Intro Webinar Evert Jan Schouwstra -WTC Leeuwarden
16:05 Video introducing the region
16:10 Introduction by Honorary Consul Robert de Ruijter
16:20 WTC Curitiba: Presenting the region by Daniella Abreu
- 16:35 Interview with Jarno Broeze – DAF Trucks & John Dortmans – Royal Agrifirm Group
- 16:50 Q&A