TRANSFER newsletter Southern-Europe & Latin America (November 2011)


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  • Latin America's pet care rage
  • Peru: International airport Jorge Chavez leading in South America
  • French food service sector growing at a steady pace
  • Brazil business interest for Portugal
  • Barcelona and Madrid leading cities for Business
  • Brazilian beauty from coffee Bean
  • Former participant wins FME's Frequent Flyer Award 2011

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Latin America’s pet care rage

Latin America has proved itself as a star performer on the global pet care market, especially in the last decade. According to market research firm ‘Euromonitor International Data’, sales of pet food and pet care products has risen from 7,6 % in 2005 up to 10,2 % in 2010. In this review period value sales of pet food and pet care products rose from US$ 4,8 billion to US$ 8,3 billion.

Peru: International Airport Jorge Chavez leading in South America

Lima Airport Partners (LAP) reports that The World Travel Awards has chosen Peru’s prime gateway, the International Airport Terminal Jorge Chavez, for the third consecutive year. The award is declared as the most complete and prestigious award in tourism according to The Wall Street Journal and is based on 213.000 votes from more than 160 countries.

French food service sector growing at a steady pace

The French hotel, restaurant and institution food service market is one of the largest sectors of the French economy. The country ranks first in Europe, and third worldwide after the United States and Japan, in overall expenditures on food and related items. France accounts for 17,6% of the European foodservice industry's value, with a total value of US$47,2 billion.

Brazil business interest for Portugal

In 2006 Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that it was looking for a partner in Europe for the construction of large metallic parts for aircraft, such as wings, and composite materials for tailpieces. The manufacturer chose Portugal and decided to build two plants in Évora (100 km east of Lisbon), worth € 148 million. Embraer CEO Luiz Fernando Fuchs concluded that “Portugal is the right place to develop new aircraft projects”, which fits perfectly within Embraer's globalization strategy. The industrial expansion seems to be logical because Europe represents one of the most important industrial markets.

Barcelona and Madrid leading cities for Business!

Research by private real estate company Cushman & Wakefield shows that Madrid and Barcelona belong to the top-10 major business cities again.

Brazilian Beauty from coffee Bean

Brazilian scientists from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro claim that skin paste made from finely crushed coffee gives girls a well toned, nicely tanned and glowing skin. They noticed that Brazilian women almost do not suffer from cellulite and most of them appear to have slender, healthy figures. Most likely this is caused by the caffeine in the coffee ground, that stimulates the metabolism, which is responsible for burning fat.

Former participant wins FME’s Frequent Flyer Award 2011

During October’s FME Conecta 2011 one of TRANSFER’s former clients mister Jeroen van Ruitenbeek of Bronswerk Heat Transfer B.V. received the Frequent Flyer Award. Bronswerk participated in the Cleantech trade mission to Spain last year and judging from this Award the company appears to be successful abroad already.