President of Bradutch Goias' Advisory Board takes office
On August 28, Bradutch Goiás Advisory Board met its new president. Mr. William Leyser O’Dwyer, Executive Superintendent of Foreign Trade of the Government of Goiás and Member of the Thematic Council of Foreign Trade and International Business of the Federation of Industries of the State of Goiás (FIEG) officially took office after meeting with the Executive Director of Bradutch Goiás and founding partner of SIAL, Fernanda Siqueira, held at the headquarters of the State Secretariat of Science and Technology in Goiânia.
Bradutch Goiás Advisory Board aims to ensure a successful strategic planning for its operations, in addition to effectively bringing the entity closer to the business community of the State, leveraging future actions and projects to be developed by the Chamber. In addition to Goiás, the other six representative offices of Bradutch in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Ceará, Brasília and Tocantins) will also establish their own Advisory Boards.
According to Mr. O’Dwyer, who also serves as Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Goiás, “The moment is very appropriate to the installation of Bradutch in Goiás, and now as president of the Advisory Board, we can value even more the very important participation of the Netherlands in the context of the Brazilian Midwest region,” he said.
The state of Goiás, which has been presenting one of the country’s highest growth rates, a thriving economy and an increasing interest of businessmen in international business, has been prominent in the international scenario as a commodity exporter and receiver of foreign technology. “It is worth noting that the Netherlands is now Goias’s second largest partner in foreign trade. We have partnerships directly with the Port of Rotterdam, and several businessmen from the State are involved in this process. I think it is very important to consolidate and formalize our participation to work together with Bradutch in all these projects and partnerships, and certainly the result will be very good for both the Netherlands and Goiás,” concluded the new president.
Thus, Bradutch Goiás seeks to strengthen the already existing relationship between the State and the Netherlands through actions aimed at bringing together businesses from both countries. To do so, one of the first actions should be the organization of an event to introduce Bradutch Goiás to local entrepreneurs, with a date to be confirmed.