TRANSFER Newsletter Southern-Europe & Latin America (March 2014)

Tables of content

  • Matchmaking trip Retail (non)food Frankrijk + visit MDD Expo (April 8-10,  2014)
  • Trade mission to Colombia officially launched with kick-off meeting at the RVO
  • Other trade missions 2014
  • TRANSFER accredited SIB consultant of RVO
  • TRANSFER wins new LIFE+ projects
  • Mexico puts its state monopoly on oil to an end
  • Central America offers a strategic location connecting the Northern and Southern American Continents
  • Latin America to grow by 3.2% in 2014
  • Air France-KLM to buy stake in Brazil’s GOL

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TRANSFER in the media

Also the last few months Transfer was topic in several Dutch media items:

'TRANSFER directeur Sven Kallen in Telegraaf' Read

'Ook TRANSFER directeur Gerald Baal interview in Telegraaf' Read

'TRANSFER's mening gevraagd bij overname nationaal kindje KPN in EenVandaag' Read

TRANSFER on stage

Participation of TRANSFER LBC in the I Technical Seminar BIOVEGEN. Read

March 5th 2014 at the Brazil Network Day event TRANSFER Managing Director Gerald Baal will take care of the presentation 'How to do business in Brazil' at the ADO in The Hague

March 6th 2014
TRANSFER Director Sven Kallen will share his expertise at the Verover Nieuwe Markten! event in Nieuwegein. Read

Furthermore TRANSFER worked in close collaboration with ProEcuador organizing several events (agrifood, horticulture, nanotechnology and oil/gas & petro chemistry) in 2013.

TRANSFER was also active as a guest panel member or as a guest speaker at events of
Fenedex, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Crossing Border, Crossing e-commerce, etc.


Matchmaking trip Retail (non)food France + visit MDD Expo (April 8-10, 2014)

NEC organizes a matchmaking trip to one of the most promising markets in the food and non-food sectors: France! Transfer LBC is going to be its partner. The retail sector in France is still growing and selling over the internet is exploding, with is a good reason to enter this market or expand existing activities. During this trip you will get to know various retailers through collective and individual company visits and matchmaking appointments. The trip is scheduled around the big and important retail private label show in Paris, the MDD Expo. Read more.

Trade mission to Colombia officially launched with kick-off meeting at the RVO

On thursday February 27th 2014 the kick-off meeting of the trade mission to Colombia (that will take place March 10th-14th) was held at the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) in the Hague. With this kick-off the mission was officially launched. The ambassador of Colombia, Mr. Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez, briefed the participants of the trade mission on the attractive business aspects of his country. Read more

Other trade missions 2014

- Offshore wind / EK football 2016 / Agro technology France
- Retail / Environmental technology Spain
- Infrastructure / Shipbuilding / Retail Brazil
- Metal / Automotive Mexico
- Multisectoral Colombia, Peru en Chili

Are you interested? Inform us about your wishes/conditions through our contactform, so we are able to include these in our trade mission programmes.

TRANSFER accredited SIB consultant of RVO

RVO (former Agentschap NL) accredited TRANSFER  as official SIB (Starting international business) consultant for this subsidary.
This means that we - after application of a voucher - can help you identifying promising international markets, free of charge.
Read more

TRANSFER wins new LIFE+ projects

For the fifth consecutive year TRANSFER has been successful within the LIFE+ program, this year winning 2 projects! If you have any environmental technology or concept that you wish to pilot in an European demonstration project, LIFE+ can be a very interesting instrument. Not only does it give financial support but it also provides an excellent promotion tool. Transfer Consultancy is specialised in creating the partnership, conceptualising the core idea, and writing the proposal. All follow-up actions with the European authorities are taken care of as well. For 2014, the new LIFE+ programme will be extended and the percentage of subsidy raised. If you are interested you can take a look at our current EU projects, contact us for more information, or search for more details on the LIFE+ program.

Mexico puts its state monopoly on oil to an end

After 75 years Mexico is about to end the state monopoly on oil production. Last Thursday, a proposal to that effect has been submitted with 353 against 134 votes in the lower house of the Mexican Congress. Read more

Central America offers a strategic location connecting the Northern and Southern American Continents

Central America together is comparable in size (area & population) with Spain and the region has been one of the most proactive in terms of negotiating trade agreements with other regions around the world. Despite the global economic crisis, trade has grown at a constant rate. Read more

Latin America to grow by 3.2% in 2014

The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 3.2% in 2014, which is higher than the 2.6% performance of 2013, according to a new ECLAC report launched today at a press conference in Santiago, Chile. Panama will lead the pack with a growth rate of 7% in 2014, while powerhouses like Brazil and Mexico are predicted to grow at 2,6% and 3,5% respectively. Read more

Air France-KLM to buy stake in Brazil’s GOL

Air France-KLM is to buy a stake in Brazil’s second-largest airline to improve its long-haul business as the flag carrier struggles with continued weakness in Europe and looks to branch out further into emerging markets. The Franco-Dutch carrier said it would invest $100m in Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes and take a 1.5 per cent equity stake, also increasing the number of flights and routes to Latin America later this year. Read more

Latin Americans in Forbes top 100

Seven Latin American billionaires have made it into the top 100 on Forbes Magazine's 2014 billionaire list, down from 10 on last year's list. All seven billionaires came from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile.