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FASTENER FAIR BRASIL


Looking forward to São Paulo


Well, who wouldn’t? Putting aside the fairly obvious attractions of visiting São Paulo in November, Fastener Fair Brasil shows all the signs of another exciting launch show - in one of the world’s still fastest growing economies.


president Dilma Rousseff faces challenges in her fi rst year, domestic consumer demand remains strong, not least because of record employment levels and wage growth. The relative strength of the Brazilian Real has sucked in imports. Not surprisingly, in a distinctly protective business culture, that has led to strident calls for stronger tariffs and regulations – rewarded recently by anti-dumping duties on steel pipe from China, unlikely to be the last such measure. On the other hand, and despite continued risks of high infl ation, the government has been radical in cutting interest rates, albeit to a still hefty 12%, and announcing a major programme of tax breaks and stimulus to encourage capital investment by local manufacturers. Not just local either – the intention is clear to entice, or rather accelerate, inward investment for electronic and other product manufacturing: most prized jewel the potential for a new iPad plant in São Paulo. That’s the thing to recognise about Brazil’s largest city, with getting on for 20 million people in its metropolitan area: it is the


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hile European growth expectations have downgraded to little better than one percent, Brazil has also seen a downward revision – but that still means four percent. Last year GDP grew 7.5% and while


country’s most important commercial and manufacturing centre. Sorry to say this, São Paulo is actually about 70 kilometres from and about 750 meters above the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The weather can also be a mite unreliable: when it rains in São Paulo, it cascades. Warmth, though, is guaranteed from a sub-tropical climate and from many Paulistas. So while the food is great, the nightlife starts at midnight,


and the shopping is spectacular, this is really the Brazilian city to do business – and for the fastener industry this November that means the Expo Center Norte. At last count, 150 exhibitors have signed up for the Fastener Fair, including many of Brazil’s leading fastener manufacturers. It is defi nitely a show for the Brazilian market, and while Fastener Fair’s now familiar international fl avour is assured, the primary visitor base will unquestionably be Brazilian, particularly from São Paulo’s extraordinary spectrum of industry, infrastructure and services. Fastener + Fixing Magazine will be there to bring you a


special report in November. Meantime read on for our preview of Fastener Fair Brasil.


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