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Green Building Conference & Expo September 2012

In September 2012, a group of Swedish companies participated in a Green Building Expo in São Paulo and a meeting program with relevant associations such as ABESCO and ABRAVA and other important stakeholders such as Fundacao Vanzolini and the Swedish construction group Skanska.

The program consisted of a four-day visit to Brazil including a three day participation in the Green Building Brazil Conference & Expo with a joint Swedish stand and one day business delegation program. The participating companies met two associations: ABESCO (for energy efficiency) and ABRAVA (for air conditioning); other important stakeholders such as Fundacao Vanzolini (responsible for certifications) and the Swedish construction group Skanska.

The four Swedish companies that participated - PQR, Regin, MMA and Systemair - were able to present their products and services under the Sweden brand and meet potential partners and clients. Furthermore, Business Sweden arranged for the companies to hold a joint presentation at the conference during which they presented an integrated solution for energy efficiency in shopping centers and hotels. These sectors are particularly interesting in Brazil since they consume a lot of energy for air conditioning and many new projects are plenned in the near future.

“A very well organized event. I was impressed by the quality of contacts that was arranged by Business Sweden. The local organizations we met were quite interesting for us and it is my impression that this served as ‘door openers’ for our local distributor. Who otherwise would not have been able to gain access to some of these contacts” Peter Stenlund, Export Manager, MMA

As a follow-up activity, Business Sweden plans to hold a half-day seminar to make technical presentations to planners and constructions companies active in the field. Business Sweden and the participating companies learned a lot during this project, especially with regards to the Green Building sector in Brazil and we would love to share it will all those interested in exploring the possibilities for exporting Swedish solutions in this growing industry. For more information, please contact us.