TRANSFER Newsletter Southern-Europe and Latin America (December 2012)
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Dutch Royal family accompanies biggest trade mission to Brazil everFrom 19-23 November 2012, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have paid an official visit to Brazil.They were accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen. TRANSFER organzied the matchmaking during this economic mission.
Latin America: spectacular growth new middle class up to 50 MillionThe middle class of Latin America experienced a spectacular growth of 50% in the last decade and now represents 30% of the population. According to a World Bank’s study the rise of the middle class was exploded by the dashing economic growth per capita regional between 2000 and 2010.
Spanish aquaculture promising for Dutch fishing industryIn 2009 and 2011, Transfer Consultancy organized trade missions for the fishing and aquaculture industry between Spain and the Netherlands. As these missions turned out to be a great success, another mission to Vigo, Galicia, was held from 6 – 8 November 2012. The event was funded by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), which promotes and supports collaboration between SMEs within Europe.
Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale market feeds 20 million people
Spread over an area of 304 hectares, Mexico City’s Central Wholesale Produce Market deals in just about everything from fruit and vegetables, flowers, birds and meat, fish and seafood to dairy products, groceries, sweets, seeds, cereals, tinned products, raw materials and cleaning products – and countless more! In all, it generates more than eight billion dollars annually and supplies the daily needs of 20 million people.
France: Dutch entrepeneurs blown away by opportunities French wind sectorThe European offshore wind market is visibly booming; the coast lines of the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany are being transformed into profitable green energy sources. Despite its 3.500 km coastline France does not have any operational offshore wind parks. With the publication of the first tender in April 2012 of almost 2GW also France took the step to increase its offshore sustainable energy production.
Brazil: Promising plastic packaging industryMister Graham Wallis, CEO of São Paulo-based consultancy Datamark, confirmed that the Brazilian plastic packaging market will grow at a compound annual rate of 4.9% to 2015. A substantial growth is expected in the beverage and personal care markets. Datamark specified the rising demand in Brazil for plastic packaging in the period between 2011 and 2015: for personal care about 7.1%, for drink packaging about 5.7% and for food about 5.0%.
The open waters of Brazil
As wealth bestows the Brazilian society and poverty makes way to progress, the more than 7km of coastline must not, shall not, and will not be left unused. At least, that is a plausible conclusion to why Beneteau, Brunswick, Azimut and Ferretti have just installed themselves in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Santa Catarina, to share a small market that is dominated by a few established brands.
Chilean Minister of Social Development Joaquin Lavín invites Santa Claus
Minister Lavín invited Santa Claus, or ”Viejito Pascuero” as Chilieans call him, to visit the most vulnerable districts of Santiago. With his magic sleigh he will not only bring presents, but will also entertain the audience with performances & music from Rim Bam Bum. Until December 23th.