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Sep 27, 2022

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  • Brazil’s initial 2023 federal budget proposal for the defense sector is approximately US$22 billion.
  • The strong relationship developed between Brazil and the U.S. in recent years has contributed for the development of strategic sectors such as defense and space.
  • According to the National Defense Strategy, Brazil must continue strengthen three sectors of strategic importance: space, cyber and nuclear.
  • Some of the key subsectors in the Brazil defense market are military fixed wing aircraft, military infrastructure and logistics, submarine, military land vehicles, and naval vessels.


Please join us to learn about business opportunities in Brazil. This webinar will provide you with in-depth insights on current and future requirements, where to find procurement opportunities, and how to bid on available contracts.

Speakers Include

  • U.S. Embassy Commercial Briefing
    Alex Holmgren, Commercial Attaché
  • Military Liaison Office, U.S. Embassy – Brazil
    Navy Captain Mathew Turner, Chief of MLO
  • Brazilian Ministry of Defense – Department of Trade
    Air Force General Antonio Ferreira de LIMA Junior, Director
  • Powerpack Representações
    João de Souza Dantas, Partner
  • LAAD 2023 Organizers
    Peter McKenna, VP, Kallman Worldwide

Register here:

Direct Questions:
Chris Petersen
International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date and Time:
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
  02:00 PM Brasilia, Brazil
  01:00 PM Washington, DC
  10:00 AM Los Angeles, CA

Location: Virtual – Your Computer!

Cost: Free


Brought to you in collaboration with…

Kallman Worldwide

Join the USA Partnership  Pavilion at  the LAAD 2023

Contact Brian Keller
 at [email protected] for more information.