NATI invites expressions of interest from eligible NL companies to participate in the upcoming mission to Navalshore 2013 Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13 – 15, 2013.At this time funding for the mission is pending

Navalshore is the strategic event for the maritime value chain in Brazil and provides opportunities for companies to drive new revenue with a highly qualified audience.

Navalshore 2012 attracted more than 16,000 highly qualified professional visitors, five international pavilions and business opportunities presented by 350 Brazilian and international exhibitors from 17 different territories, as well as professionals who came in from more than 40 countries.  Navalshore 2012 attracted more than 40 shipyards and participation from 86% of Brazil’s most important shipyards, representing 10 different Brazilian states.

Navalshore 2013 also offers a technical workshops’ series, Workboat South America Conference and Brazilian Shipyard Pavilion. The Technical Workshop Series features presentations from industry-leading experts on essential topics targeting the continual improvement of management and production strategies for shipyards and ship owners. The WorkBoat South America conference will present case studies and market perspectives for the workboat and support vessel industry. Finally, the Brazilian Shipyard Pavilion will be supported from the top two industry associations Abenav and Sinaval.

Eligible NL firms will be offered graduated levels of participation based on their requirements. The base project will offer booth space on the exhibition floor and access to the conference.

Additional add-on services include an in-market consultant to assist with arranging meetings during the conference, and eligible companies may also apply to avail of longer term after care support from an in-market consultant, for up to 6 months after the conference. This after care will be designed to capitalize on the opportunities identified during attendance at Navalshore, and beyond.

To indicate interest in this proposed initiative, please contact Natasha Hudson, Business Development Executive at NATI, by March 22, 2013.

CONTACT: Natasha Hudson, Business Development Executive, NATI–Accelerating the Business of Technology, p:709.757.3253, e:

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