Message from ABAG

Luiz Carlos Correa Carvalho ABAG Due to the outstanding performance of Brazilian agribusiness, which for more than a decade has sustained high growth rates, the country now has hundreds of big events such as trade fairs, exhibitions, conferences, forums, seminars and alike aimed to this market. By becoming one of the leaders of the agricultural world, Brazil also ended up developing a special competence in organizing assembly and promotion of events focused on farming activities in general.
Thus, business opportunities have emerged around these events which have been moving billions anually. In addition to the exhibitor who has the opportunity to offer the quality of their products or services directly to the participants of these events, they opened business spaces for architects and booths builders, equipment leasing firms, furniture and fixtures, specialists in logistics for trade fairs, promoters and event organizers, publications, communicators and service providers in different areas, and input suppliers in general, from food, hospitality, information technology support, electricity, hydraulics, decorating, carpentry, transportation, and other needs generated by promoters, exhibitors and visitors of these fairs that spread across the country.
The initiative increating the trade fair, exhibitions and agribusiness events yearbookhas already constituted an urgent need to facilitate businesses and professionals working with events for our important segment as well as those who need to select dates and places where they are held for visitation or placement of their products and services on display.
ABAG broadly supports this editorial projectand wish full success to their creators.

Luiz Carlos Correa Carvalho
President of ABAG

Message from Banco do Brasil

Dr. Osmar Dias Banco do Brasil The Brazilian economy growth in 2013 has presented a significant contribution of the agricultural sector. In this sense, Banco do Brasil partnership with agribusiness is becoming an important inducer for the sustainable growth of the sector, with direct and positive impact on job creation, gross domestic product and trade balance.
The Agri-Business Trade Fairs are girded in great opportunities for promoting effective business for the segment, relying on the significant participation of various Market players. In line with the company's strategy for growth in the loan portfolio, disbursements and partnership with the Brazilian agribusiness, Banco do Brazil is present in the main agribusiness trade fairs in the country.
Banco do Brasil supports the Brazilian rural producer growth and development. In order to be always at the forefront, it seeks to innovate in each event, offering new financing lines with the clear objective of bringing the field to incorporate new technologies for effective management of hosted business. These transactions have helped the country to grow in terms of agribusiness, since BB has been funding from agricultural machinery and implements, to projects aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases arising from agricultural activities (Low-Carbon Agriculture).
BB has developed customized, comfortable and functional business environments, working with skilled staffs in agribusiness. Its main goal is to be meeting customers and partners and promote the development of Brazilian agribusiness. The pioneering of BB led it reap good fruits with respect to the institutional image to the public at largethrough adjectives sush as: Partner, reliable and innovative.

Dr. Osmar Dias
Vice-president of Banco do Brasil

Message from Roberto Rodrigues

Roberto Rodrigues SNA FAO FGV The economic results of Brazil in 2013 showed the importance of the rural sector and the agribusiness: the country grew by 2.3% and the agriculture increased by 7%, while services and industry progress were 2.0% and 1.3 %, respectively. It has been consistent over the past few years. The balance of national exports in 2013 totaled 2.6 billion dollars while only the agribusiness reached 83 billion dollars. So, if it were not for the agribusiness, the country would have a higher deficit of 80 billion dollars, which it would eventually erode our foreign currency reserves.
It is known that a large part of the grain sector: In 20 years the area planted increased by 40% and the production by 220%. With higher productivity per hectare it was possible to preserve more than 60 million hectares, which has made our tropical technology the most sustainable in the planet.
It is essential to continue investing in technology and innovation, They are the levers of our competitiveness.
But it is also essential to disseminate these technologies, só that every producer knows them and can use them.
To disseminate these technologies more widely the role of agricultural trade fairs and exhibitions is absolutely necessary: they are the showcases of the latest technologies, and the simple fact of going to a trade fair opens up the horizons of the rural producer.
Thus, This yearbook shall be prominent role in rural extension, inasmuch as it informs where the agricultural trade fairs of all products will happen, throughout the national territory.
This yearbook is a true "come with me" for those who want to upgrade in several technologies developed for Brazilian agriculture.

Roberto Rodrigues
Coordinator of the Center of Agribusiness of FGV | Special Ambassador of FAO | President of SNA

Message from IBCE

IBCE Getúlio José Manoel Lopes The Brazilian Agribusiness has succeeded in achieving huge productivity gains, as the contributor to future growth in Brazil. The innovation brought a real green revolution to Brazil, creating one of the most productive agriculture in the world. In less than four decades, we moved from the category of net food importer and we have disputed with the big players like the United States, the leadership in supplying agricultural and bioenergy products. Today the country leads the world production of sugar, soy, coffee and orange juice. We have a highlighting position on the export of these and other agribusiness products such as meat, corn, soybeans, coffee, fruits and cotton. The agribusiness trade fairs were the responsible for the development because it drew together the producers and consumers, creating opportunities for relationships and exchanges of experiences. We are more competitive and true world champions. IBCE, fully supports the production of the calendar, a publication that was missing in the market that will really help the companies.

Getúlio José Manoel Lopes
President of IBCE

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