Companies in Handicrafts/Home Décor/Fashion Accessories - Opportunities in Brazil
Nov 23, 2016
The Embassy of Brazil in Ireland, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE) are encouraging international artisan and handcraft importers to participate in a Buyers Program to take place in Brazil in November.
The initiative intends to bring together Brazilian craftsmen and international buyers and promote business partnerships as part of the fourth edition of the SEBRAE TOP 100 Handicraft Award (Prêmio SEBRAE TOP 100 de Artesanato). The Award is an important action that aims to identify and reward the most competitive, innovative, socially and environmentally sustainable handicraft producers of Brazil.
Brazilian handcraft is one of the richest in the world and ensures the livelihood of many families and communities in a sustainable way. Typical material from the country and traditional techniques are used to create objects of extraordinary beauty and quality. In order to appreciate the value of Brazilian handicraft, please find in the last edition catalogue at this link.
The Program will take place in Rio de Janeiro, between 23 and 25 November, at the CRAB (Sebrae Handicraft Reference Center www.crab.sebrae.com.br ), a great showcase of the production and marketing of Brazilian handicrafts.
The organisers of the Program are currently short-listing buyers to take part in the Program and will cover the costs of air ticket (economy class), accommodation, shuttle and business matchmaking for selected companies.
If you would like to participate in the selection process, you may show your interest by filling this form, no later than 6th October 2016. Selected companies will be informed by 17th October 2016, along with more details about the program.