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O presidente do recém-criado AUBRBC/Conselho Empresarial Brasil-Austrália, Júlio de Laffitte, disse à Rádio SBS que nunca um evento tão importante foi realizado pelos brasileiros na Austrália como a festa “Brazil at the Harbour”, no dia 9 de setembro, na Ópera de Sydney.

A semana foi agitada para os brasileiros em Sydney, celebrando o Dia Nacional e também os 70 anos das relações diplomáticas entre Brasil e Austrália.

Na festa da Ópera, promoção do Consulado Geral do Brasil em Sydney e do AUBRBC, entrevistamos também os empresários Eduardo Damasceno Ferreira e Milton da Rocha.

Teve festa na Ópera de Sydney, eventos empresariais e celebrações nas Universidades de Sydney e de Nova Gales do Sul (UNSW).

O mês do Brasil em Sydney encerra com o Festival Brasileiro Ritmo, do BraCCA, em Darling Harbour, no domingo, 20 de setembro.








After two years of training and national competition, TAFE NSW’s best students will

join their interstate colleagues in the 2015 Skillaroos team at the 43rd WorldSkills

Competition this August.

Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said the

talented young team showcases how TAFE NSW is providing the future skilled

workforce that continues to power local economies.

“Trades and skills competitions provide an opportunity for students to advocate the

sensational quality of technical and vocational education in NSW,” he said.

The NSW apprentices, trainees and students, who have won the right to represent

Australia, come from all across the state and represent a range of skills including

patisserie, web design, manufacturing, bricklaying and car painting among others.

The group has triumphed in the inaugural WorldSkills Oceania Competition,

competing against New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, China, India and Canada.

The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational

education and skills showcase in the world. This year’s competition will see 59

countries represented by 1,176 experts and over 1,200 competitors competing in 50

skill categories.

Held at Anhembi Exhibition Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, the competition will utilise

213,000m2 of competition space – equivalent to the size of 17 Olympic-sized

swimming pools.

The Skillaroos will compete in 23 skills categories in the hope of taking home a gold

medal for their country.

The Skillaroos will continue their training regimes over the coming months before

WorldSkills Australia sends the team off to Brazil in style at a Farewell event on 4

August 2015 at TAFE NSW Ultimo College.

Bilateral trade between Brazil and Australia will triple in the next 4 years, so says Carlos de Abreu, Ambassador Consul General of Brazil. To ensure this happens, it was announced today the Australia Brazil Business Council (AUBRBC) will be inaugurated, marking 70 years of successful trading between the allied nations. With a combined GDP of almost $4 trillion and a mere $1.7 billion being traded between the two countries in 2014, there is much room for growth according to the Consul General.

“There is so much untapped potential between our two countries, I am confident growth, competitiveness, and job creation will result,” said Carlos de Abreu, Ambassador Consul General of Brazil. “Last year alone there was $15 billion worth of investment between Australia and Brazil and this is picking up fast for 2015 with an expected $20 billion, so with the AUBRBC’s guidance, the future is looking very bright.”

The AUBRBC is made up of prominent Brazilian/Australians who embody an entrepreneurial mindset within Australia’s private business sector. Julio De Laffitte, the President of the ABBC and Founder of the entrepreneurial group, Unstoppables, states; “The Australia Brazil Business Council will bring together executives and companies with a strong interest in strengthening one of the major pillars of the partnership—mutual direct investment. I will be joined by other leading members of Australia’s Brazilian business community, including Marcelo Bussacarini, President of BRACCA (Brazilian Community Council of Australia), Rodrigo de Luca, President of Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce, Gleuto Serafim, Tecala’s CEO, and Carlos Ferri, Zapala Group MD.”

Both Australia and Brazil share many similarities; both offer vibrant democracies with multicultural societies,and both have strong private sectors with open gateways to trade and investment. It’s the differences between the two economies that present the most exciting opportunities however, opening the way for increased cooperation and partnerships in business.

“Australia is a highly specialized economy whereas Brazil’s economy is highly diversified. These differences allow many economic opportunities to arise,” said Julio De Laffitte.

According to Carlos de Abreu, the number of Brazilian companies trading in Australia is set to increase rapidly. “Brazilian companies already with investments in Australia include JBS, Marcopolo, Tramontina, and WEG.” “More companies from Brazil will soon follow, in sectors such as information technology, finance, and other notable companies trading with Australia include Alpargatas (Havaianas sandals manufacturer), Embraer (third largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the world).

In September, the Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney and the Australian Brazil Business Council we will host an array of events in Sydney to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Australia, including a business event titled ‘Brazil in the City’ on 9 September 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. This event will host over 30 major Brazillian and Australian multi-nationals, many of them Fortune 500 companies. Business roundtables will be organized for the participants.

Continuing the bilateral trade relations, a group of 150 Australian entrepreneurs from Unstoppables group will head to Brazil in February 2016 for a business forum like no other. Held in the deepest depths of the Amazon, the intrepid group will be inspired and challenged by one of earth’s most remote environments.

And then taking into account the timing of the 2016 Rio Olympics Games, an envoy of 100 Australian CEOs will visit Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for a trade mission to further cement the two nation’s bilateral trade relations.

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