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SPONSORS

BNDES

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) is the main financing agent for development in Brazil. Since its foundation, in 1952, the BNDES has played a fundamental role in stimulating the expansion of industry and infrastructure in the country. Over the course of the Bank’s history, its operations have evolved in accordance with the Brazilian socio-economic challenges, and now they include support for exports, technological innovation, sustainable socio-environmental development and the modernization of public administration.


Bradesco

The incentive to agribusiness is an important chapter in Bradesco’s history. The bank’s support to the sector comes from a long date, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit of various productive sectors of the country.

This history is being built since 1943, when Bradesco was founded. Together also came the decision to narrow the relations with farmers that, at that time, were already part of Brazil’s main economic force.

Not by chance, to the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Bank was supporting and following the strengthening of the coffee culture as economic pillar and opened in northern Paraná the first branches outside of São Paulo.

Today, in Brazil which is present throughout the world, agribusiness assumes the role of protagonist, international reference of quality and efficiency. And Bradesco is proud of being part of this history.


FMC

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products.  In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion.  The company employs approximately 5,500 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.  For more information, visit www.fmc.com.


Deag

DEAG is one of DATAGRO’s business units, which provides services to exporters and importers in their business operations analysis, customs clearance and other customs procedures of agricultural products.

DEAG has a strong presence among governmental agencies, which allows a fast customs clearance, providing reduced deadlines and operating costs, in addition to full advice on the issuance of appropriate documents to customs rules of each country.

Backed by over 20 years of experience in customs sector, DEAG has experience in managing shipments of sugar, ethanol (import and export), coffee, soybeans, orange juice, cotton, and other agricultural products.

Services:

• Export registry and import declaration
• Scheduling with shipowners
• Obtaining import licenses
• Customs clearance
• Registration controls and submission
• Export and UE Merchant Certificate
• Survey follow-up
• Sampling
• Management of export documents issued in the shortest term in accordance with the documentation instructions

Primer Services:

• Analysis of commercial export contracts
• Pricing advice


 

Special Participation


With a history of innovation in agricultural equipment, New Holland has been serving the needs of farmers and ranchers across North America for more than 110 years.

New Holland manufactures a wide range of equipment, including a full line of tractors; hay and forage equipment; and harvesting, crop production and materials handling equipment. New Holland also manufactures a compact tractor line equipped with the same comfort and easy-to-use features designed for larger tractors.


The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer.

Dealing direct and working through brokers, our global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients.

From standard products to tailor-made coverage across all lines of business, we deploy our capital strength, expertise and innovation power to enable the risk-taking upon which enterprise and progress in society depend.


 

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Demarest Advogados is one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. Founded in 1948, the firm’s goal is to provide legal services with the highest standard of quality and excellence in the most different areas of Business Law.

With offices in the major cities of Brazil and in New York, Demarest has also an attorney exchange program with Marval, O” Farrel e Mairal, an associates law firm in Argentina. The firm also deals with national and international transactions, and assists clients in all continents, especially in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Its client portfolio includes as many as three thousand clients, 15% of which listed in Fortune 500.


GEO Energética is a 100% Brazilian company that, after ten years of research, has developed a unique and innovative biotechnological process for biogas production from reusing agro-industry waste.

Today, it is the national leader in biogas production from sugar-alcohol industry waste, with industrial-scale operation in Paraná.

GEO Energética develops customized and economically viable solutions for implementing projects on agro-industry waste reuse, with great economic, social and environmental benefits.


 

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Founded in 1980, AD Corretora de Seguros is one of the largest private owned insurance brokers in Brazil with offices in São Paulo, Bauru, Araçatuba and Ribeirão Preto.

Even shortly after its foundation, AD was recognized for its unique pioneering work in the commercialization of insurance, such as Engineering Risks and Machinery Breakdown for Alcohol Distilleries and Sugar Cane Mills. Our work has always been carried out with creativity, credibility and competence.

For 33 years a reliable relationship was built with insureds, insurers and reinsures deserving of an extensive knowledge in all types of insurance products and polices. Due to the ethical and transparent way of conducting its business, AD has gained respect and maintained a sound relationship in the insurance market.


“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to select clients.

These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Each DTTL member firm provides services in particular geographic areas and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates.


ICM, Inc., puts its energy into sustaining agriculture through innovation and developing new technologies that will support the renewable fuels industry. Their proprietary, ethanol process technology is behind more than 102 iorefineries in North America and several across the globe. ICM, Inc. is a full-service provider that offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make renewable energy technologies more efficient and more profitable. A state-of-the-art research facility in St. Joseph, Missouri accommodates bench-to-pilot scale testing to ultimately enable biofuel commercialization technologies. In conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners across multiple industries, ICM continues to engage stakeholder support for the advancement of renewable energy. For more information, visit icminc.com.


International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy. We spearhead the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and promote international trade. Our vision is a thriving business hub in Singapore with Globally Competitive Companies (GCCs) and leading international traders.


KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

Member firms’ clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

KPMG member firms can be found in 155 countries. Collectively they employ more than 155,000 people across a range of disciplines.


Tereos Internacional is a global company that processes sugarcane, cereals and tubers into sugar, starch, ethanol and alcohol. The company produces also energy and others co-products that are derived from sugarcane, cereals and tubers processing.

The group manages sugarcane plants in Brazil, Reunion Island and Mozambique and cereals and tubers plants in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil and China.

Tereos Internacional is the 2nd largest wheat starch producer in Europe and the 3rd largest sugar producer in Brazil.


 

International Organizations:


The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and cocoa consuming member countries. Located in London, ICCO was established in 1973 to put into effect the first International Cocoa Agreement, which was negotiated in Geneva at a United Nations International Cocoa Conference.


The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. Its Member Governments represent 94% of world coffee production and over 75% of world consumption.

The ICO’s mission is to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion in a market-based environment for the betterment of all participants in the coffee sector.


IFIF is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations, and corporate members from around the globe. IFIF provides a unified leadership and coordinating role to promote the global feed industry in order to contribute to the sustainable supply of safe, healthy feed and therefore food. Given the anticipated growth of the world’s population to around 9 billion people by 2050, and the associated higher demand for animal proteins like beef, poultry and fish, it is vital that we can meet this challenge in a sustainable and safe way.


The IGC consists of all parties to the Grains Trade Convention.  It holds two regular sessions each year, usually in June and December.  Its functions are to oversee the implementation of the GTC; to discuss current and prospective world grain market developments; and to monitor changes in national grain policies and their market implications. The GTC’s definition of grains was expanded to include rice and oilseeds, with effect from 1 July 2009 and 1 July 2013, respectively. It may develop and sponsor grains-related projects in member countries for financing by the Common Fund for Commodities.


FAO creates and shares critical information about food, agriculture and natural resources in the form of global public goods. But this is not a one-way flow. We play a connector role, through identifying and working with different partners with established expertise, and facilitating a dialogue between those who have the knowledge and those who need it. By turning knowledge into action, FAO links the field to national, regional and global initiatives in a mutually reinforcing cycle. By joining forces, we facilitate partnerships for food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development between governments, development partners, civil society and the private sector.


The ISO is the world’s largest think tank on sugar/ethanol and the unique intergovernmental forum for sugar/ethanol policy and market analysis. With 86 member countries, the ISO has developed an unrivaled expertise on market statistics as well as a wide range of in-depth studies and regular publications on the world sugar/ethanol economy. The ISO is also an organizer of annual Seminars, Workshops and joint Conferences with some of the world’s leading players from both the government  as well as the private sector across the 5 continents. Beyond that, the ISO sponsors projects for developing countries in co-operation with the Common Fund for Commodities, to improve efficiency, productivity and diversification.”


 

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Sociedade Rural Barsileira

Sociedade Rural Brasileira – 93 years in Brazilian History

The Sociedade Rural Brasileira ( SRB), Brazilian Rural Society, is an associative entity representative character of the rural class, founded on May 19, 1919, in São Paulo, completed in 2012, 93 years.
The membership of SRB is comprised mostly of farmers, professionals, executives and leaders of agriculture. Also make part of the membership, financial agents, entities and business.

The organization works as a political negotiator of agribusiness, bringing to the attention of the public, the reality of the sector, its challenges and results . Acts as a pole of knowledge dissemination and works as a service center for generate opportunities of business for the rural  chain. And this has been done consistently, based on technical studies, which has given to the leaders, condition to become a rural consultant of the government, parliament and the media itself.

To reach this mission, it has 21 tutorials departments and integrates the most important Brazilian and worldwide agribusiness forums. Among them:

- Conselho Nacional de Política Agrícola (CNPC)- National Council for Agricultural Policy
- Comitê Estratégico do Agronegócio (MAPA)- Agribusiness Strategy Committee
- Federação das Associações Rurais do Mercosul (FARM)- Federation of Rural Associations of Mercosul
- Fórum Mercosul da Carne – Mercosul Forum of Meat
- Câmaras setoriais e temáticas do Ministério da Agricultura-
Sectoral and thematic chambers of the Ministry of Agriculture-
- Comitê Nacional de Agroenergia- National Commite of Agroenergy
- Comitê de Agronegócios da Fiesp- Committee of Agribusiness  of FIESP
- Ares (Instituto para o Agronegócio Responsável)- Institute for Responsible Agribusiness
- Ipas (Instituto Pró-Alimento Sustentável)- Institute Sustainable Pro-Food
- Presença nas Comissões de Agricultura da Câmara e do Senado- Presence in the House Agriculture Committee and Senate
- Conselho Administrativo da Agrishow- Board of Agrishow
- Criação do Consecitrus- Creation of Consecitrus

Their victories are recorded in numerous episodes, which include:

- Effective participation in the Constituent Assembly of 1988, as one of the strongest defenders of the right of productive property;
- In the 90s, he anticipated the campaigns against FMD, and improvements in health protection as a condition for Brazil to act with positive results in international markets;
- The litigation against U.S. subsidies for cotton and EU sugar appeared in the SRB
- Outstanding performance in the debates on the adequacy of the Forest Code and maintain levels of productivity in Brazilian agriculture.

Of its leaders emerged names like the ex-ministers of Agriculture Renato Costa Lima and Roberto Rodrigues, beyond leaderships like Pedro de Camargo Neto and João de Almeida Sampaio Filho, that stood firmly in defense of the rural class when it came to Secretary of Agriculture of the State of Sao Paulo.

And so, Cesario Ramalho da Silva came to the front in the discussion of environmental issues, certification and traceability, in complex and controversial issues of the agrarian question.

Looking forward, the SRB believes that the biggest challenge of agribusiness is to achieve sustainable growth, providing income to their main agent: the farmer.


 

Organization/Curator


Datagro

Curator Company of the Global Agribusiness Forum, it is considered the world’s largest sugar and ethanol consultancy. It produces innovative and differentiated analyses, providing tools for a better understanding of the market, adding value to the commercial and strategic positioning of its customers, such as producers, large consumers, fuel distributors, banks, trading companies, investors, and governments. It has over 55 supporters working in the head office, in Alphaville (SP), and in other five units – São Paulo-Capital, New York (USA), Recife, Santos and Ribeirão Preto. Datagro has been advising Governments and private companies in initiatives related to energy planning, industry deregulation, integration and trade disputes. In addition, it has continuously taken part in the development of innovative projects, assuming the position of a world center of excellence in the provision of services for the sugar and biofuel industry.


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