“Brazil’s economy, and the wider Latin America region, has fluctuated of late with concern growing in many sectors regarding the impact of global economic conditions, ” says the producer of the conference, Paul Greetham. “This conference brought together the people that make a difference in the market to discuss new strategies, address industry concerns and to create an action plan from which the region can return to enviable growth that has been the norm in recent years.”
With so many high-level delegates in attendance, networking was a key feature throughout the day. With networking lunches, an evening drinks reception and specific networking platforms, there was ample opportunity for anyone serious about doing business in Latin America to create new business contacts and build relationships with the market’s main players.
“The annual Latin America trade and commodity finance conference has rightly become a flagship event within the GTR calendar, ” says Peter Gubbins, Managing Director of GTR. “Many delegates and supporters return year after year and have helped develop this key industry gathering into a hotbed of contemporary discussion and unrivalled networking. We look forward to facilitating business in the region for many years to come.”
“Very dynamic format, well prepared panellists. Very satisfied with the knowledge share, it was a mind opener.”
K. Chavelas, Ericsson
“Excellent networking opportunity! On top of that, the issues discussed throughout the conference are relevant to our day-to-day challenges.”
Cap and trade. Right.
Old news but worth repeating because the politicians keep talking this shit. Remember dotcoms? Remember weekly refinancing for 125% of home equity? Meet the next game called cap and trade. $7B USD magically disappears and no one is accountable.
Flying below the American radar, a tax scandal has been rocking the global carbon markets. Ironically, it is emanating from Copenhagen, the city that six months ago hosted the world's largest climate summit
Aluminium prices hit beer can costs
The soaring cost of making beer cans has forced the London-listed SABMiller on to the back foot in its long-running US price war with Anheuser-Busch, the company behind America's most popular beer, Budweiser.
Aluminium prices have almost doubled in the last year to about $3,000 (Â£1,586) a tonne, mirroring other commodity price rises. SABMiller, which brews the number-two US beer, Miller, admitted that, unlike some rivals, it had not hedged against this rising cost and would not start doing so at current aluminium price levels.Miller sales to the US drinks trade dropped 1%, with operating profit down 7%